The Warilda Receiving and Assessment Centre was a government-run facility in Wooloowin. Previously, it was known as the Warilda Children's Home and Warilda Infants' Home. It closed in 1989.
From 1962 through to 1972 more buildings were erected on the Warilda site at Kedron Park Road, Wooloowin. The new administration building retained the façade of the home formerly known as the Diamantina Receiving Depot and Infants' Home.
1865 - 1910 Diamantina Orphanage
1910 - 1962 Diamantina Receiving Depot and Infants' Home
1962 - 1964 Diamantina Receiving Home
1964 - 1967 Warilda Children's Home and Warilda Infants' Home
1967 - 1989 Warilda Receiving and Assessment Centre
Sources used to compile this entry: Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions, Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions, Queensland. Department of Families, Youth and Community Care, Brisbane, 1999. p.65, 90.; Department of Families, Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001. pp.19-21..
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 1 June 2011, Last modified: 26 March 2015