What is Mirnutharntu Maya

Mirnutharntu Maya is a 52-bed facility offering guests a safe, affordable, drug and alcohol free environment. Supporting Western Australian Aboriginal apprentices, trainees, employees, and people on work ready programs. These are main clientele; however, this does not restrict other indigenous and non-indigenous are welcome.  We also offer accommodation for “prac” students.

If you fall into this category, we invite you to call us for more information.

How much does a room cost?

Room rates are as follows.

Short stay- $400 per week including all meals.

Long stay- $25% of your gross income plus $140 for meals. (Capped at $460 + meals)

How do I pay my rent?

Rent is due one week in advance and can be paid at the office or by direct credit to our account. For those working we suggest your employer pays it from your salary.  We offer credit card facilities.

If I stop my studies or apprenticeship/work can I stay?

If you stop work or study, you will no longer be eligible to stay.

What happens if I go on holiday?

You continue to pay rent like normal. You must advise us if you are going to be away from your room for more than 7 nights.

Can I bring alcohol into the facility?

NO, this facility is Drug and Alcohol free. You will be removed from site immediately.

Can I bring my vehicle?

Yes, we have car parking onsite, vehicles must be registered.

Can I wash my vehicle onsite?

No, we recommend you take your vehicle to the local car wash.

Do you allow pets?

No pets are allowed, we suggest you leave them with family.

Do I need insurance?

We are not responsible for any theft, loss or damage to your personal belongs, vehicles or other items. We recommend you seek your own insurance cover.

Who operates this facility?

Pilbara Meta Maya Regional Aboriginal Corporation has a contract with the Department of Communities to manage Mirnutharntu Maya.

Pilbara Meta Maya Regional Aboriginal Corporation (PMMRAC) was established in 1994 to primarily service the housing requirements of the Aboriginal communities throughout the Pilbara.  Over the years, PMMRAC developed, securing further contracts to include the Environmental Health and Municipal Services contracts servicing those same remote Aboriginal communities across the Pilbara.

Mirnutharntu Maya

51 Roberts Street South Hedland

08 91724351


Office Hrs: Mon-Friday 9am to 5pm

Mirnutharntu Maya has been designed to assist trainees and apprentices to focus on the training and work requirements needed to gain their respective qualification.

To find out more or to make a booking please call us on:
(08) 9172 4351

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    Send us an enquiry and our team will get back to you as soon as possible.


    Business hours

    Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm