CREST (Community Re-Entry Services Team) Townsville

CREST (Community Re-Entry Services Team) Townsville

Following release from prison, our CREST team is based in Townsville and helps with re-entry into the community and to find stable accommodation.

We work alongside men and women on parole in the Townsville Correctional Centre, to help make re-entering the community a success. When you've made some bad life-decisions, turning your life around can be difficult. We provide assistance for those who need to go to rehab and those who need either urgent or long term accommodation.


  • Assistance with your release
  • Accessing rehab
  • Accessing accommodation
  • Connecting you to community organisations to progress your career
  • Connecting you to organisations to get ID needed for housing
  • Funding for essential household items
  • Funding for push bikes to travel around the local area
  • Guidance and support to work towards your goals
  • Recommending avenues of health support


  • Avoid re-offending
  • Be successful whilst on parole
  • Take control of your choices
  • Personal independence
  • Increased confidence
  • Increased participation in the community


  • Townsville based
  • Over 18 years of age
  • On parole from Townsville Correctional Centres

“Open Minds CREST Team have assisted me in gaining documents and navigating the processes needed for every day needs such as setting up a bank account, obtaining ID, and more. This allowed me to apply for my own accommodation where I can live independently and start to build a future for myself. My future now looks very positive!”

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