Community Services

Community Services

Aged Care Hostel

Hope Vale Aged Care Hostel

The Aged Care Hostel provides accommodation and care for the elderly. 

Art & Culture Centre

Hope Vale Arts & Culture Centre

The Hope Vale Arts & Cultural Centre is at the heart of Guguu Yimithirr culture and actively involves Aboriginal people of all ages in passing on the cultural traditions and promoting the use and teaching of the Guguu Yimithirr language, which is alive and spoken daily by many local people. The Centre offers a space to learn ancient skills, such as gathering and weaving of local fibres and dyeing them with bush dyes, and modern skills such as printing, etching and contempory art techniques.The long and strong tradition of Aboriginal Artists born of this country and of the Guguu Yimithirr, include Ben McGreen, John Allums, Godfrey Gordon, Ken Walsh, Tulo Gordon, Sid McIvor, Walter Jack and Roy McIvor. With many talented, younger artists emerging, Hope Vale envisions a bright future for it’s culture.

Visitors are welcome to visit the Centre weekdays,
between the hours of 9am and 4.30pm, at Flierl Street, Hope Vale. Website:


Hope Vale Library

At the Hope Vale Library locals can access library books, magazines and DVDs, and music, games and the Internet on 12 computers also Hope Vale History.  There is an after-high school homework club, reading programs for young children and school holiday programs. Around 50 to 60 community members visit every day and after-school activities engage about 30–50 children at a time. Open weekly  Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm. Closed weekends.


Hope Vale PCYC


Post Office

The Post office is open 5 days a week Monday to Friday. Trading hours 8:15am to 5:00pm. Pick-up and delivers mail to Cooktown Post Office daily.

Health Centre 

Hope Vale has a Health Centre which provides basic primary health care services, support services are privided through visiting doctors and specialists. Open Monday-Wendnesday 9:00am-5:00pm, not open on Thursday (Emergencies only)

Community Justice

Butcher shop


Thuuwan Disability Services

Mechanical Workshop


Hope Vale State School

Wellbeing Centre




Service Station



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