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Western Australia - Organisation

Yirra Hostel (1986 - 1993)

Adolescent Care, Home, Temporary Care and Youth Welfare Service
Alternative Names
  • Mt Lawley Hostel (also known as)

Yirra Hostel, also known as the Mount Lawley Hostel, was established in 1986 by the Jesus People for up to 17 young Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men, through referrals from child welfare authorities or by self-referral. It aimed to provide medium-term support and accommodation in a family-type environment, and residents could stay until they felt ready to leave. Yirra closed in 1993.



1986 - 1993
Address - Yirra Hostel was located at 696 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley. Location: Mount Lawley


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, 'p.345', Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004,

Prepared by: Debra Rosser