Our Members

Beagle Bay Community Aboriginal Corporation
Beagle Bay community has a population of around 360 people and is located on the west coast of the Dampier Peninsula around 120 kilometres north of Broome in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia.

Clinical services at Beagle Bay Health Centre have been provided by KAMS on behalf of the community of Beagle Bay since 1985. The Beagle Bay Community Aboriginal Corporation is a member of KAMS and has representation on the KAMS governing committee.

Beagle Bay Health Centre is a comprehensive Primary Health Care service staffed by General Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.

Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community La Grange Inc
Bidyadanga community is located approximately 190 kilometres south of Broome in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. It is one of the largest remote aboriginal communities in Western Australia.

Bidyadanga Aboriginal Community La Grange Inc (BACLG) was incorporated in 1975 as a not-for-profit organisation to administer government-funded programs such as the Day care service, Municipal services, and agencies of Centrelink and Australia Post, for the community. A Council of community representatives governs the organisation.

The Council is comprised of two members of each of the five language groups that reside in Bidyadanga. Council elections are held every three years.

Clinical services at Bidyadanga Health Centre have been provided by KAMS on behalf of the community of Bidyadanga since 1985. The Bidyadanga Community Council is a member of KAMS and has representation on the KAMS governing committee.

Bidyadanga Health Centre is a comprehensive Primary Health Care service staffed by General Practitioners, Registered Nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.

Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS)
BRAMS, established in 1978, was the first Aboriginal community controlled health service in the Kimberley region. It is an Aboriginal community owned and controlled health service that provides holistic, culturally appropriate curative service as well as integrated preventative programs.

BRAMS provides a comprehensive range of curative and public health services. These include clinic consultations by doctors and AHW’s, field orientated public health programs (women’s health, sexual health, chronic disease, under five) and provision of transport to those in need. BRAMS manage specialist appointment notification and transport needs to facilitate access to specialist services.

Derby Aboriginal Health Service (DAHS)
DAHS was opened in December 1998. Preventative and public health programs include maternal and child health, women’s health, chronic disease and sexual health. Specific health program management is integrated with curative clinic based work through the application of the MMEx data base.

Transport is available for those people in need and is part of the outreach function. DAHS manage specialist appointment notification and transport needs to facilitate access to specialist services. A regular visiting service is conducted to Jarlmadangah Buru, Pandanus Park and the Gibb River communities of Kupungarri, Imintji, Ngallagunda, Dodnum and Kandiwal.

Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation (Broome)
Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation (NAC) is a Broome based aboriginal community controlled and managed organisation driven by an aboriginal membership, derived from predominantly the Dampier Peninsular Region, North of Broome. The organisation’s primary objectives are to build the capacity of the aboriginal community and individuals of the region. Established in 1993 NAC is registered as an Australian Public Benevolent Institution and not for profit organisation. The NAC membership is driven in building the capacity of our community.

Nirrumbuk has partnered with the Health Department of Western Australia to offer an Environmental Health Program which educates the Kimberley’s communities about environmental health issues and promotes sustainable environmental health practices.

Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS)
OVAHS is a Community Controlled Aboriginal health service which operates out of Kununurra.

The fledgling service ran out of a fibro cottage in the town and employed 4 Aboriginal health workers, a nurse and later a doctor. BRAMS provided a support role for the EKAMS governing committee during this early period of establishment. East Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service changed its name to Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS) in 2001.

Today, OVAHS provides a comprehensive primary health care service to Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley region. Preventative and public health programs include maternal and child health, women’s health, chronic disease, sexual health and an 11 person Social Support Unit.

Specific health program management is integrated with curative clinic based work through the application of the MMEx computer data base. Staff include Doctors, Aboriginal Health Workers, Registered Nurses, an Audiologist, Councillors and Social Support Staff.

Outstation clinic visits by a doctor and AHW are conducted to Doon Doon, Glen Hill and Molly Springs. First aid kits and basic pharmaceuticals are provided to many of the outstations. OVAHS manage specialist appointment notification and transport needs to facilitate access to specialist services.

Yura Yungi Medical Service (YYMS)
Yura Yungi in Halls Creek is a primary health care service. It is an Aboriginal community controlled health service that provides holistic, culturally appropriate curative services with integrated preventative programs.

Yura Yungi was established in 1987 and provides a clinic service with preventative and public health programs including maternal and child health, women’s health, chronic disease and sexual health. Specific health program management is integrated with curative clinic based work through the application of the MMEx data base. Transport is available for those people in need and is part of the outreach function. First aid kits and basic pharmaceuticals are provided to many of the outstations. Yura Yungi manage specialist appointment notification and transport needs to facilitate access to specialist services. A regular visiting service is conducted to Ringer Soak, Redhill, Nicholson Block, and Mardiwah Loop.