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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.

Opening hours

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays:–1.00pm.

Please note the Centre is closed on Wednesdays.


Buses 196 and 199 stop nearby the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre at 860 Brunswick St.

There is some street parking nearby, although be advised there is no onsite parking. See also: Translink

Get Involved

We are always looking for more people, businesses and organisations to get involved in the community in whatever capacity they can.

Various options to be a part of the Centre are listed on this page, though we welcome all enquiries, please contact us to learn more. Current volunteering opportunities at both the Neighbourhood Centre and within the larger area serviced by Communify are listed here.


Our volunteers perform a variety of jobs and are a big part of what makes the centre tick; we cannot survive without them. The Centre holds insurance covering people signed on as volunteers.

Volunteers assist with: Reception, gardening, computer support, event planning, marketing and promotions, shopping and more.

To find out more please ring the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre on 3358 5600.

What’s On

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Online Yoga with Chris Lloyd
Online Yoga with Chris Lloyd

Join Chris Lloyd for online yoga classes designed for beginners and intermediate levels.

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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 PattemorePatrons Convenor
Dr Jennifer EganPatrons committee member
Kris WebbDirector
Debra FallonWorkplace 365 Brisbane
Michael HawkeEditor, My Village News
Patrons of New Farm
Dean & Kath MerloMerlo Coffee
Hon. Grace Grace MPMinister for Education
Minister for Industrial Relations
Member for McConnel
Alison MenziesNursing professional
Erica WilliamsSpecialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Stephen WebbPartner, DLA Piper
Councillor Vicki HowardCouncillor for Central Ward, Brisbane
Marina McMinnMcMinn Lawyers
Brett GreensillMcGrath Real Estate, New Farm
Dr. Clare NoursePaediatric Infection Specialist, Lady Cilento Children's Hospital
Dr. Brendan MooreAnaesthetist and Pain Specialist
Lili DyerDiabetes Queensland
Tony & Jenny O'ReillyQuest Breakfast Creek
Rachel Heysen & Paul MaloneyJOF Holdings Pty Ltd
Andrew MarjasonMarjason Consulting
Margaret O'Donnell AOChair Breast Cancer Network Australia/ Chair Visiting Committee, Griffith University Law School
Dr Brad JonesDermatologist
Dr. Azlina DinMedical Doctor
Dr Jo MarjasonMedical Practitioner
Susie Scoles & Michael Sly Two Tenneriffians
John O'ByrnePrincipal Solicitor, Hodgson lawyers
Claire MooreCommunity member
Alan MarthickCommunity Member
Hon. Trevor Evans MPFederal Member for Brisbane
Dr Carol McPhailMedical Practitioner
Sarah HancockLocal resident
Rob HugallCommunity Member
Meg HinchliffeCommunity Member
Val & Errol FerdinandsErrol’s Plumbing Service
Fiona CanigliaCommunity Member
David & Beth LeachOwner - New Farm Chiropractic; Principal - Beth Leach New Farm
Christine RoneyMagistrate
Jacky MarrNew Farm resident
Mike EmersonAdvice Only Family Law
Denise BrittonPsychologist, Brisbane Mediations
Dr Debra
Visiting General Practitioner –
New Farm Neighbourhood Centre
Eric and Susan ChangDirectors (Humbro Investments) and part time NF residents
Mark & MartinNewfarm Locals
Neil StebbingNGS Structural Engineers
Ridout familyCommunity Member
Margaret and Michael WilliamsNew Farm Residents
Col LoiseLong term New Farm resident
Tara LancashireTML Advisory
Marian HegartyCommunity member
Carmel and Stuart WallaceNew Farm residents
Robi ScottA 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

Payment Options

Paypal Payment: Yearly One-off Membership – $1,000.00

Direct Deposit

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.

Funding Bodies

New Farm Neighbourhood Centre also acknowledges the various funding bodies who support us:

Corporate Partners and Supporters
Life Members
  • Maida Lilley
  • Colin Collins
Community Partners

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.

Other organisations call our centre home. If you are an organisation looking for office space, browse our facilities or contact us.

The Pantry

Gamblers Anonymous
Gamblers support group.
When: Tuesday 6.45 -8.15pm

Narcotics Anonymous
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.

Village Communities
Mother support group.
When: 1st Friday of each month
10am -1.30pm

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.

Please email to discuss whether your activity would suit this unique space.

Key features:

  • Close to public transport
  • Central location
  • Coffee cart onsite

Currently used for:

  • Self-help programs
  • Workshops

Check availability and book this venue here

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.

Opening hours

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.

Our Location

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