About the Moranbah and District Support Service

Moranbah and District Support Services (MDSS) is a small not for profit organisation that is funded through the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services which serve the communities of Moranbah, Dysart, Clermont, Coppabella, Middlemount, Nebo and Glenden.  MDSS services are provided by a professional staff and volunteers. The professional staff consists of a Neighbourhood Centre Program Worker, Rural Family Support Workers, Connecting Communities Coordinator and BMA Settlement Officer, which are overseen and supported by a Voluntary Management Committee.  We strive to support and assist all individuals, families, groups and organisations who seek assistance through the rural family support service, community support service or the settlement officer program.

Our Services Include:

  • Neighbourhood Centre Program
  • Rural Family Support Program
  • BMA Settlement Program
  • Connecting Communities Program

Other Available Services:

  • Video Conferencing;
  • Submission writing and strategic support for clubs and groups;
  • Assistance to complete Legal and other Government forms;
  • Photocopying, faxing, laminating and scanning service;
  • Health and Wellness Events and Activities including:
    • Welcome to Moranbah Morning Teas
    • Welcome Packs for New Residents to Town
    • International Woman’s Day
    • National Seniors Week
    • Youth Action Week
    • National Family and Domestic Violence Prevention Month
    • National Child Protection Week
    • Christmas Hamper and Gift Appeal
    • Isaac Community Connect App
    • And much more...

Management Committee

Moranbah and District Support Services (MDSS) is managed by a Voluntary Management Committee to ensure that community needs are met.  The primary role of the MDSS Management Committee is to provide guidance, identify, support and oversee effective governance of the organisation.  The committee ensures that approved projects, programs and resources align with the organisation's objectives and provide appropriate due diligence.

The MDSS Management Committee is a representative body made up of key community representatives with an interest or skills and expertise in community development.

  •  Bernice Crompton - President
  •  Merryl Gee - Secretary
  •  Desley Kerr - Treasurer
  •  Judy Scotton - Committee Member
  •  Judith Browne - Committee Member