Dead or Deadly
Yila Murnawar Gunyah

(Bring/Come Daughters (of the Mother) Strength & Resilience).

Aboriginal Women’s Health & Wellbeing Program

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Dead Or Deadly

The Dead or Deadly program is specifically designed to enhance the health, wellbeing and cultural connection of local First Nations women. The Dead or Deadly program has been carried out in community for over 10 years, creating healthy foundations of self-confidence, breaking down barriers and supporting the notion of a healthy existence.  Our team helps to navigate opportunities for the betterment of holistic health through advocating, leadership and to work from a strength-based approach.

The Dead or Deadly team emphasises and facilitates the importance of healthy lifestyles choices, chronic disease management and prevention, exercise, and smoking cessation. We also practice the benefits of healthy nutritional food. We aim to normalise healthy living and empower women to take control of mind, body and soul. Positive health leads to positive futures.


Please self-isolate if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including a sore throat, coughing or sneezing, or flu-like symptoms. Call our reception to make a telehealth appointment with one of our doctors.

Dead, or Deadly is a holistic health program encompassing but not limited to these components:

  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Wellness
  • Yarning groups
  • Holistic Health
  • Physical activity / exercise

Nyully Cooking Alive

Nyully Cooking Alive makes delicious, nourishing food with local ingredients for Koori women and their families to thrive. Situated at Yila Murnawar Gunyah, Nyully is a social enterprise that focuses on nutrition, food as medicine, self-care and wholefood knowledge.

Nully has partnered with DRAW (Diabetes Remission in Aboriginal Women), to create a meal program for those who have (or are at risk of developing) Type II Diabetes.

The aim of the program is to improve glycaemic control using Continuous Glucose Monitors to see in real time the affects of blood glucose levels as a result of lifestyle habits such as food, sleep , exercise and stress.

We are creating an 8 week program using Shared medical Appointments (essentially an open GP appointment incorporated into an education yarning group). Nyully cooking will be provide meals and recipes aiming to help decolonise the diet. If T2D can be put into remission then we need to rethink the way we provide care for people with type 2 diabetes.

Results will be written up and hopefully published to improved Type 2 Diabetes management for Aboriginal Communities across Australia.

Dead Or Deadly FAQ’s

What Is The Dead Or Deadly Schedule?

The open Dead or Deadly program runs 9am-midday every weekday except Wednesday. There are 3 separate training slots on these mornings from 9am, 10am and 11am. You may put your name down for any of these slots.

On Wednesdays, we run a Mums and Bubs exercise program at 9:30am. This includes pregnancy exercises and post partum. Outside of these hours, we run early morning and late afternoon sessions. Wecurrently do weekly outreach sessions at Coomaditchie and Ulladulla. Please see our schedule attached here for times. Jerrinja and Wallaga Lake sessions are coming again soon.

How Can I Contact Dead Or Deadly?

Phone Waminda: 4421 7400 (you will be transferred to us from here)

Email Dead or Deadly:

In person: 79 Plunket St, Nowra

Instagram: @deadordeadly

To get on our contact list, you will have completed an induction at the gym with us. Come in to Yila, give us a call, or send us a message on our Instagram and we will schedule a time for your induction and put you on the regular contact list.

Can I Get Transport?

Yes. You can get transport between the hours of 9am and 3:30pm. We arrange transports at least one day in advance wherever possible. We normally give a window of time in which we will pick you up, as we may be doing multiple pickups in one trip.

Can I Bring My Kids To The Gym?

Yes. You can bring your kids into the gym but we do not offer childcare while you are working out. All child is your responsibility. There is a creche directly next to the gym floor where your bubs can play in your full view. There is room for you to leave prams in the space as well. When booking in for a gym slot or for transport, you will need to tell us how many kids you will have with you so we can account for numbers.

Do You Do Online Exercise Sessions?

We were running online Zoom sessions through the COVID lockdown, but are currently focusing on face to face. If there was enough interest, we could prioritise running some online sessions – let us know if this is of interest to you. We offer health coaching via zoom – so it doesn’t matter where you are we can phone or zoom to give you a free health coaching session. Just let us know if this interests you.

We have online workouts on our Instagram page. Each workout goes for 20-40 minutes, the majority of which require no equipment to participate. If you would like to yarn to one of the DOD team on the phone to talk through any questions or queries about the exercises, we are available for that. 

Contact Dead Or Deadly

79 Plunkett Street, Nowra NSW 2541

Program operating hours are between
9:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday.

For more information, including appointment times and transport availability, please call;

Waminda Reception: (02) 4421 7400

Free Call: 1800 997 330

Prevent The Spread

Please click here to find out more information about COVID-19 and how it has affected Waminda services. Please self-isolate if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including a sore throat, coughing or sneezing, or flu-like symptoms. Call our reception to make a telehealth appointment with one of our doctors.

Our practice has an appointment booking system for all consultations, we can accommodate walk in consultations with the clinical team, but it is encouraged to make a booked appointment. On arrival you will be triaged by an Aboriginal health worker prior to seeing the Doctor. If you are unable to attend face to face due to symptoms, we have the option of a telehealth appointment.