Children and Family Services Children and Family Services


Programs run through this service are directed to families with children 0 – 8 years of age, most particularly those children in the early childhood years.  The activities offered aim to provide support to parents raising children in isolation, and facilitate the social interaction of both parents and children with others at similar stages and ages. 


Both Bedourie and Birdsville have well equipped playgroups, which are available to accompanied children in the early childhood years. These groups meet several times a week in the shire hall of each town.  A facilitator is employed to coordinate the program in each town.

School Holiday Activities

Activites aimed at children and youth are periodically offered in the school holiday periods depending on demand.  

For further information, please contact:

For more information about Diamantina Shire Council Children's Services contact the Council.

Phone:  07 4746 1600  Email: 



Both Bedourie and Birdsville have excellent State Schools offering modern education for children from Prep to Year 6. Children on properties within the Shire use the services of the School of the Air or a Governess.  After Year 6, children typically go to Boarding Schools in Townsville, Longreach, Charters Towers, Toowoomba, Warwick, Brisbane or Adelaide.


Both of the Shire's schools are currently part of the kindergarten pilot program. Kindy is offered 5 day a fortnight. 

For further information, please contact:

Bedourie State School - Phone: 07 4746 1224

Email:  / Web: Bedourie State School

Birdsville State School - Phone: 07 4656 3233

Email: / Web: Birdsville State School