Derby Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation is run by MercyCare in partneship with Centacare Kimberley



From left to right: Front entrance, Internal walkways, Typical Family Unit,


New Derby Aboriginal Short Stay Hostel:


MercyCare in partnership with Centacare Kimberley is now providing short stay accommodation to people visiting Derby. This service is being run from a custom built hostel located at 26 Ashley Street. This brand new centre can accommodate up to 54 adults and children and has rooms that can sleep single people, couples and families.

If you are thinking of going to Derby for a sporting event, shopping, health, legal, family or law business you can stay at the new centre. MercyCare is offering safe and affordable accommodation for up to 4 weeks that includes daily breakfast and dinner. We have tried to keep the costs as low as possible and an adult on Centrelink income can stay for as little as $13 a night. Please remember that children are cheaper.

MercyCare and Centacare Kimberley are excited about being given the opportunity to provide this fantastic new service to the people of the Kimberley. It is our aim to offer people an opportunity to stay in a comfortable and culturally sensitive hostel while they are visiting Derby. We have Aboriginal Support Workers onsite to make sure that people have a good stay and that the needs of different people are met.

If you want to contact us concerning staying at the new hostel you can call our Admin or email Jody. This new visitor centre has been built using Royalties for Regions funding and is the first custom built short stay visitor hostel for Aboriginal people in Western Australia.


Prices (as of March 2017) Adults $30per night $195 per week

Children $15per night $83 per week

Discounts apply for health care card holders

Adults $15per night $98 per week

Children $10per night $55 per week

Children under 3yrs stay free.

Please note, discounts apply for families with more than three children.


Contact Monday – Sunday, 8am – 9pm

Telephone: 08 6228 1570

Address: 26 Ashley Street, Derby WA 6728



Aboriginal Support Workers: Patricia Spencer and Teena Taylor