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Who is WARATAH for?

WARATAH was created to support people living in the Riverina, Border, Western/Wagga Wagga communities. The program is for people who are more at risk in the community and may benefit from more support.

That includes:

  • People with a low socio-economic status
  • First Nations people
  • Mothers, children and babies
  • Young people
  • People aged 65 and over
  • Refugees

Who have one or more of the following health conditions:

  • Obesity (or at risk of obesity – particularly in youth)
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Frailty
  • Respiratory disease
  • Physical inactivity

How do I refer into the program?

Referrals into WARATAH need to come from your GP following a clinical assessment and review against the eligibility criteria. You can access a maximum of six sessions per referral, per allied health professional.

WARATAH services are available in the following areas:

Service Location
Dietetics Riverina: Temora, Tumut, West Wyalong

Border: Berrigan, Corowa, Finley, Henty, Holbrook, Jerilderie, Lockhart, Tocumwal, Urana

Western: Hay, Leeton, Narrandera

Diabetes Education Riverina: Batlow, Cootamundra, Tumbarumba, Young

Border: Corowa, Holbrook, Lockhart, Tocumwal

Western: Culcairn, Griffith, Narrandera

Podiatry Riverina: Cootamundra, Gundagai, Temora, Tumbarumba, Tumut

Border: Moulamein, Tocumwal, Tooleybuc

Western: Griffith, Hay, Hillston, Leeton

Physiotherapy Border: Berrigan, Finley, Jerilderie, Urana

WARATAH Health Linker

Our professionally trained WARATAH Health Linker works alongside allied health professionals and GPs to provide support to people with complex needs impacting their ability to meet their healthcare goals. Any patient eligible for the WARATAH program is also eligible for support from our Health Linker.

This service is supported by funding through the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network as part of the Australian Government’s PHN program.


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Page last updated: 21 November 2023