The Derby Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation (DASSA) is:
We offer a great place to stay in Derby, when you or your family are visiting whether it be for health or training reasons, or perhaps big family gatherings or cultural events.
You can stay with us for up to 28 days (4 weeks) at a time. When you stay with us, you get
Prices (as of January 2020)
Discounts apply for health care card holders:
Children under 3yrs stay free. Family discounts and capped weekly rates apply.
During your stay with us, we can connect you with Aboriginal Support Workers, who can help you set-up appointments with services such as Money Management Services, Department of Child Protection, Centrelink, Winun Ngari Employment Services, Derby Aboriginal Health Service, Derby District High School etc. Support Workers are also available to assist with forms and guide you through the booking/check-in process.
We can provide transport for guests to appointments with outside services (Centrelink, etc), but we do not provide a shuttle service.
While DASSA is Aboriginal-specific accommodation service, certain non-Aboriginal family members or carers may be eligible to stay.
We are accessible to people with disabilities, with family, double bed and single bed units available. If required, carers can be accommodated in the unit next door (subject to availability).
DASSA stands for Derby Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation. DASSA caters for Aboriginal people living in or visiting Derby for a short period of time. They may be visiting Derby for business, medical, cultural, judicial or family reasons, or simply need some respite. The DASSA service is a short stay (maximum of 28 days) facility and not a long-term accommodation option.
Short-term (maximum of 28 days) accommodation is available.
DASSA can accommodate up to 54 guests. It has 30 units with 60 beds in total.
DASSA is an Aboriginal specific service. Non-Aboriginal guests who are accompanying an immediate family member, or who are providing direct support to the Aboriginal clients, are eligible to stay at the facility.
Yes, there are 6 accessible units. Family, double bed and single bed units are available. If required and subject to availability, carers can be accommodated in the unit next door.
DASSA staff are able to provide transport for guests traveling to appointments with outside services (i.e. Centrelink, Money Management etc.) when practical. However, we do not provide a shuttle service.
In person, by telephone, through email or via referral from an agency.
8am – 9pm, Monday to Sunday. An after hours Night Porter is on site after 9pm to assist with enquiries.
DASSA is managed by MercyCare in partnership with Centacare and the Department of Communities.
We also offer short-term accommodation services in Broome.
To make a booking, organise a site tour, or find out more information about DASSA, please contact us to find out more:
Phone: 1300 735 148 or (08) 6228 1570
Address: 26 Ashley Street, Derby