About Us

About Wurli

A message from our Chief Executive Officer

Peter Gazey, CEO, is proud to lead Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service.

 Our Membership

All Aboriginal people over the age of 18 who are permanent residents in one of the Aboriginal living areas are encouraged to become members of Wurli and to vote in Board elections.

Our Clients

The central objective ow Wurli is to relieve poverty,  sickness, destitution, distress, suffering, misfortune and helplessness of the Aboriginal people of the Katherine Region.

Our History

Wurli has its origins in the Kalano Health
Service, which itself was part of an Australia-wide surge in the
development of Aboriginal community-controlled health services in the
early 1980s.

 Our Resources

Wurli publishes Annual Reports, Strategic Plans and regular newsletters.

 Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation

Wurli is an Aboriginal community controlled organisation governed by a Board of Directors elected by our members who live in Katherine and the surrounding community living areas.

Our Communities

Wurli clients live in Katherine, Kalano (Myalli Brumby), Rockhole, Binjari, Walpiri (Geyulkgan Ngurro) and Gorge Camp (Jodetluk).

Our Board

We are governed by a Board of 14 Directors elected by our members who live in Katherine and the surrounding community living areas we service.

Our Future

Over the years Wurli has moved to a greater focus on the underlying determinants of health, establishing specialised programs for men’s health, mental health and family wellbeing, alcohol and other drugs, tobacco control and others.

Our Privacy Statement

Wurli takes the privacy and confidentiality of client records and information seriously.

Our Vision:

The Board of Wurli-Wurlinjang has a strong vision:

“To move forward as one, to heal our people and improve our health.”


Our Values:

Our values lie underneath all our work. They are the rock on which we build Wurli-Wurlinjang and help us turn our vision into reality. 

  • To build respect for our elders and our culture
  • To empower people to take responsibility for their health
  • To ensure good governance and take responsibility for our
  • To recognise the diversity among Aboriginal people in Katherine,
    and the importance of a variety of approaches
  • To understand and acknowledge that health and healing is not
    only a job for health professionals but for everyone
  • To foster respect between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people
  • Strive to achieve equitable health outcomes for all clients.