A program of Communify Qld Ltd.
In July 2014 the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre merged with Communify, a community organisation serving Brisbane’s inner north and west since 1978.
This merger brings improved community service delivery across Brisbane’s inner-northern suburbs.
The Patrons of New Farm are a group of socially conscious individuals and businesses who are committed to lending a hand to the vulnerable people within our diverse community.
Use of Patrons’ funds
Patrons’ funds are used on a case-by-case basis to pay for individuals’ specific and immediate needs through the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre (located opposite New Farm Park). This is done in a variety of ways such as:
- Assisting with one-off low cost rent shortfalls to prevent people losing their home and entering the cycle of homelessness
- Buying an essential item such as a fridge for homeless people moving into accommodation
- Funding emergency accommodation
“The Cart”, the socially inclusive coffee hub at the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre is a Patrons’ initiative provided with the generous support of Communify. The Cart provides a place for people from different walks of life in our community to mingle amidst fabulous Merlo coffee.
Patrons of New Farm Steering Committee
|Ken Pattemore||Patrons Convenor|
|Dr Jennifer Egan||Patrons committee member|
|Kris Webb||Director spenditwell.com|
|Debra Fallon||Workplace 365 Brisbane|
|Michael Hawke||Editor, My Village News|
Patrons of New Farm
|Dean & Kath Merlo||Merlo Coffee|
|Hon. Grace Grace MP||Minister for Education|
Minister for Industrial Relations
Member for McConnel
|Alison Menzies||Nursing professional|
|Erica Williams||Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist|
|Stephen Webb||Partner, DLA Piper|
|Councillor Vicki Howard||Councillor for Central Ward, Brisbane|
|Marina McMinn||McMinn Lawyers|
|Brett Greensill||McGrath Real Estate, New Farm|
|Dr. Clare Nourse||Paediatric Infection Specialist, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital|
|Dr. Brendan Moore||Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist|
|Lili Dyer||Diabetes Queensland|
|Tony & Jenny O'Reilly||Quest Breakfast Creek|
|Rachel Heysen & Paul Maloney||JOF Holdings Pty Ltd|
|Andrew Marjason||Marjason Consulting|
|Margaret O'Donnell AO||Chair Breast Cancer Network Australia/ Chair Visiting Committee, Griffith University Law School|
|Dr Brad Jones||Dermatologist|
|Dr. Azlina Din||Medical Doctor|
|Dr Jo Marjason||Medical Practitioner|
|Susie Scoles & Michael Sly||Two Tenneriffians|
|John O'Byrne||Principal Solicitor, Hodgson lawyers|
|Claire Moore||Community member|
|Alan Marthick||Community Member|
|Hon. Trevor Evans MP||Federal Member for Brisbane|
|Dr Carol McPhail||Medical Practitioner|
|Sarah Hancock||Local resident|
|Rob Hugall||Community Member|
|Meg Hinchliffe||Community Member|
|Val & Errol Ferdinands||Errol’s Plumbing Service|
|Fiona Caniglia||Community Member|
|David & Beth Leach||Owner - New Farm Chiropractic; Principal - Beth Leach New Farm|
|Jacky Marr||New Farm resident|
|Mike Emerson||Advice Only Family Law|
|Denise Britton||Psychologist, Brisbane Mediations|
|Dr Debra |
|Visiting General Practitioner – |
New Farm Neighbourhood Centre
|Eric and Susan Chang||Directors (Humbro Investments) and part time NF residents|
|Mark & Martin||Newfarm Locals|
|Neil Stebbing||NGS Structural Engineers|
|Ridout family||Community Member|
|Margaret and Michael Williams||New Farm Residents|
|Col Loise||Long term New Farm resident|
|Tara Lancashire||TML Advisory|
|Marian Hegarty||Community member|
|Carmel and Stuart Wallace||New Farm residents|
|Robi Scott||A New Farmer|
|St. Michaels and All Angels|
|New Farm Bowls Club|
|Ray White New Farm|
|Balfour Spicers Hotel, New Farm|
Your fully tax deductible donation of $1000 will directly support vulnerable people in your community.
- Meet and network with interesting and like minded individuals and business people from your community at relaxed functions twice a year
- Your contribution will be acknowledged on our website and through our networks.
If you’d like to learn more about becoming a Patron of New Farm please contact Jenny Egan on 0407 296 815.
Patrons of New Farm thank Communify for its support and partnership with the Cart and other programs within the community.
Become a Patron Now or Renew your Membership
Select your desired Payment Option below and then click “Become a Patron” to proceed to Paypal to make your payment. Please note payment amounts are recurring, but you can cancel any time by cancelling the recurring payment via your Paypal account. We also accept payment via Direct Deposit (details below).
Paypal Payment: Monthly/Yearly Ongoing Membership
Paypal Payment: Yearly One-off Membership – $1,000.00
We only accept annual Patron fees ($1,000.00) via direct deposit. Please use the following details to make a direct deposit payment:
- Account name: Communify Qld Gift Fund
- Account details: BSB 064-123 / Account number 1012 3138
- Reference: NFP – your surname
For New Patrons only – at the time of payment, please send an email to with details of your deposit along with your postal address, contact phone number and how you would like your name and professional details to appear on the website.
New Farm Neighbourhood Centre also acknowledges the various funding bodies who support us:
- Queensland Government; Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
- Patrons of New Farm
- Brisbane City Council
- Gambling Community Benefit Fund
- Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund
Corporate Partners and Supporters
- Merlo Coffee
- Brisbane Powerhouse
- The Village News
- New Farm Bowls Club
- Ray White New Farm
- Banneton Bakery
- Coles New Farm
- Anju Designs
- Optus Electrical
- Raynors Meats New Farm
- Lumen 8 Architectural Lighting
- Alfred & Constance
- The Cove
- McPhee Lawyers
- IGA New Farm
- Second Bite
- Maida Lilley
- Colin Collins
- Under 1 Roof
- Footprints Inc
- 139 Club
- Brisbane Youth Service
- Mission Australia
- Brisbane Housing Company
- Bric Housing Inc
- Fortitude Valley Rotary
- New Farm Rotary
- St Michaels and All Angels Church
- Micah Projects
- Street Swags
- New Farm State School
- Holy Spirit School New Farm
- Indigenous Sexual Health
- Fortitude Valley Police
The New Farm Neighbourhood Centre acknowledges the tireless effort of all our supporters and volunteers.
Thanks also to the local residents who go out of their way to do something special for the centre.
Gamblers support group.
When: Tuesday 6.45 -8.15pm
Drug and Alcohol support group.
When: Thursday 7.30pm – 9p,, Friday and Saturday 6.30 to 7.30pm
Brisbane Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support Group
Obsessive compulsive disorder support group.
When: 1st Saturday of each month 1pm to 6pm.
Mother support group.
When: 1st Friday of each month
860 Brunswick St is a light and airy converted Queenslander, with a large carpeted room for hire on the lower level of the building with retractable glass doors, hidden from the bustle of the street by a green front garden.
Please note, during centre open hours the space for hire is connected to the main activities of the neighbourhood centre, and some foot traffic may pass through. Centre hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 1pm. All other times this space offers complete privacy.
- Close to public transport
- Central location
- Coffee cart onsite
Currently used for:
- Self-help programs
A socially inclusive coffee hub, at which people from within the wonderfully diverse community that is the New Farm peninsula can come together over an excellent cup of coffee.
The New Farm Neighbourhood Centre has always provided a welcoming and relaxing place for people to meet and tap into local support services. The Cart Community Coffee extends that welcome by providing somewhere where people can pass time with friends in a safe and relaxing environment. It also creates employment opportunities for those without work by training them to work as baristas.
Neighbours, commuters, passers-by and other members of the community are invited to stop and share a coffee in the gardens or to pick up a take-away on their way past.
When you buy a cup of coffee you have the choice of spending a little extra to pay a coffee forward for someone who is unable to buy one.
The Cart is open every day 6am-12pm, New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, 967 Brunswick St New Farm.
View the menu and price list here.
The Cart Community Coffee is an initiative of the Patrons of New Farm and made possible with the generous support of Merlo Coffee and Communify.