Yoorana Gunya means “Loving Home”

Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Yoorana Gunya is to provide Aboriginal people with the opportunity to maintain a high standard of health & mental well-being, access to specialist services provided in a culturally appropriate manner and to strengthen families and the community through cultural re-connection.

Who We Are

Yoorana Gunya means “Loving Home” in Wiradjuri language. Yoorana Gunya has been delivering holistic family wellbeing services to the Forbes Aboriginal Community since opening its doors in 1997. Yoorana Gunya Family Healing Centre Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service. We are proud and committed to offering high quality health services and evidence based health promotion activities to both the Aboriginal and non–Aboriginal community to improve their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

At Yoorana Gunya Family Healing Centre we are committed to providing a range of health, education and family support programs to both Aboriginal peoples and non-Indigenous people. Our dedicated team of health practitioners have the skills and resources to manage all of your health needs. Schedule an appointment today to experience how our professional team can guide you and your family every step on the way.

We aim to create a pathway for our communities to access our culturally safe services – this means to remove the barriers to accessing affordable health care and preventative medicine so that we can live long, happy and healthy. Yoorana Gunya tailors services to meet our community’s needs and characteristic of our service provision include:

  • Self-determination and empowerment
  • Community control and community participation
  • Culturally competent and skilled workforce
  • Holistic health care
  • Accessible health services
  • Flexible and responsive approach to care
  • Relationship building and advocacy
  • Comprehensive health promotion
  • Continuous quality improvement

Featured Artwork

Titled: Awaken

Wildflowers by Campsite

This is my depiction of the absolute explosion that our native wildflowers bloom with. Inspired by the rain of late and how things are coming to life after being stagnate so long in the dry earth. The colours our native flora comes in is like a magic sweep over a once barren landscape. Country is illuminated – showing us all out of times that look almost desolate, opportunity to bloom is just around the corner. The start of new beginnings.


Allan McKenzie is a proud Gamilaroi/Wiradjuri man who possesses a powerful combination of strong cultural knowledge, respect and experience. Allan, possesses through life skills acquired in many Nations from Custodians and Elders a high level of cultural knowledge based on traditional methods and applies them in today’s society to ensure that Aboriginal culture continues to be alive and practiced. From a young age Allan has been slowly gathering knowledge and skills and applying them to his craft. Over that time, sales of his work have proudly reached all parts of the world.  

Allan is known for his vibrant and contemporary colour palette that pulsates his then use of traditional symbols and representation. A modern time, story-teller, educator through optic engagement and protector of culture, Allan has taken the social media world by storm both in Australia and Internationally. Allan captivates his audience with his vibrant aesthetics and then moves them in a narration across, land, water and language, into a pool of cultural immersion. 

Allan McKenzie is the new age of contemporary Aboriginal Art in Australia.