Sunrise Way Rehab ABOUT US


Our Vision

Sunrise Way is supporting stronger, healthier communities through rebuilding individual lives affected by addiction.

Our Mission

To establish a homely environment of learning for the individual, to nourish them to find the inner strength for a balanced lifestyle.

About Us

Located in Toowoomba, we are a community based, non-denominational, independent, not for profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation service.

The goal of the Sunrise Way residential programme is to enable clients to understand their addiction, manage their mental health, develop skills and strategies to maintain sobriety and rebuild their lives.

Our History

The establishment of Sunrise Way Rehab was driven by the commitment and passion of the extended Toowoomba Community in response to the growing need for local, accessible, quality rehabilitation services.

Prompted by the closure of the Toowoomba Base Hospital’s withdrawal and rehabilitation unit almost 15 years ago, it took over 12 years of community donations and volunteering to renovate the facilitates at Tourist Road and secure local philanthropic support as an initial funding source for the fledgling organization.

Our Team

Wendy Agar – CEO

Nicolle Baker – Clinical Coordinator

Errol Maurer – Peer Support Worker (nights)

Trevor – Art Therapist / Counsellor

Kate Nelle – Case Manager

Carla Canning – Counsellor

Ben Wheatley – Peer Support Worker

Janet Chivers – Admissions / Intake Officer

James Dutton  – Peer Support Worker

Meet our board

Sunrise Way is a registered charity, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who generously provide their time, expertise and guidance to ensure the optimal operation of the facility.

Shane Charles (Chairman)

Chairman, Toowoomba & Surat Basin Enterprise; Commissioner, GasFields Commission Queensland; Director, Energy Resources of Australia Limited

Kent Burling (Treasurer)

Principal, Essic Advisory

Michelle Cherry

AOD registered nurse, Queensland Health

Dr Maree Toombs

Director Indigenous Health, UQ; Chair, Carbal Medical Centre

Take the first step by contacting us. REBUILDING LIVES

We give you the support needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle on your journey to recovery.