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Safe Communities

Nurturing safe and supported families and communities.

Program overview

Safe, healthy, respectful, and progressive communities, based on cultural, Ailan Kastom and Aboriginal traditions.

legal services agreement secured to 2028
in grants and sponsorships in 2022–23
for Mura Kosker Sorority Inc in 2022–23


  • Contributing to safe communities policy and grant delivery in the region.

  • Shaping regional planning and service delivery, including supporting social services, to address community and domestic safety issues.

  • Supporting safe and accessible community infrastructure.

  • Supporting the delivery of non-mainstream community and social support services, including capacity building in communities.


Key Activities

Social support services

TSRA Safe Communities provides operational funding for locally based community organisations to deliver social support services in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area:

Legal services

TSRA’s investment in core legal services – as well as prevention, intervention, and community legal services – remains an important contribution to the region’s legal structure through the funding of service providers in the Torres Strait region, including Northern Peninsula Area.

  • Core Legal Services provider: E&H Law
  • Prevention, Intervention and Community Legal Education Services provider: Lena Passi Women’s Shelter
Safety and wellbeing

TSRA provides one-off grant opportunities to community organisations and groups to support programs towards improving safety and wellbeing of families and communities, including:

  • Torres Strait Aged Care Association
  • Thursday Island Justice Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal Corporation
  • Salty Monkeys
  • Iama Mura Garkazil Men’s Group

We maintain partnerships with key stakeholders to support, monitor and address the region’s ongoing challenges and opportunities that contribute to the safety and well-being of communities, families and individuals.

Torres Strait Islanders and Aboriginal people are advised this website may contain names, images and recordings of people who have passed.