Acacia Ridge Community Centre

Phone: (07) 3277 4893
Email: belong@communify.org.au
Location: 21 Hanify St, Acacia Ridge, Qld  4110

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    Our Location


    Buses 110, 115 and 117 stop within 5 minutes walk of the community centre.

    We have on-site parking and street parking available around the community centre.

    See also: Translink

    Opening Hours 

    Monday to Thursday: 9.00am – 1.00pm
    or 4.30 pm by appointment

    Our Mission

    • To provide a safe and welcoming centre where the community feels comfortable to come and access the assistance they need.
    • To provide comprehensive, relevant and easy-to-access community services to Acacia Ridge and districts via direct service provision or partnerships.
    • To build the capacity of First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse, and all local communities.
    • To provide opportunities for community members to grow and engage in the broader community.
    • To have happy, healthy and harmonious staff, volunteers, management committee and members.

    Our services

    Our food relief initiatives provide low income earners on Brisbane’s Southside a variety of general groceries every week. These range from general groceries to personal care items at a much lower cost than big chain supermarkets charge.

    Affording basic food staples is not easy for many in our community. Our Food Co-op helps ease the pressure by providing low cost and high-quality food to people struggling with rising costs and low incomes.

    Simply pay an annual membership fee to have access all year round.

    Opening Hours: Tuesday to Thursday 9:00am – 12:00pm

    Annual Membership Cost: $5.00

    Contact us for assistance

    Our Emergency Relief program aims to help individuals and families who are experiencing acute financial crisis due to unexpected circumstances. We are currently able to deliver Emergency Relief support through providing fixed value vouchers for groceries and fuel.

    Opening Hours
    Tuesday to Thursday
    9.00am – 1.00pm

    Contact us for assistance

    Communify’s community worker is here to help you find the supports you need to address specific issues affecting your life. Connect with your Community Worker by appointment, or by dropping in to the Acacia Ridge Community Centre from 9am-2pm, Monday to Friday.

    Our Community Worker can:

    • Discuss your needs and aspirations
    • Assist with you and your family’s specific needs
    • Help you access services to meeting your needs, including things like training and employment, and access to a range of services including health, homelessness and disability.

    Within budget constraints, the worker can also provide financial assistance to community members through Emergency Relief and other brokerage funding.

    Financial Support

    Our Community Support Worker can assist you if you are in a financially difficult situation.

    Educational Support

    We can assist you in getting job-ready to give you the best chance of securing a job.

    Emotional Support

    Looking after your mental health is important to be able to cope with all other aspects of your life.

    Contact belong@communify.org.au or phone (07) 3277 4893

    Community-based English language classes delivered from the Acacia Ridge Community Centre offer a vital opportunity for learners of all ages to practice their English and make connections in a safe, friendly and welcoming setting.

    The classes also offer a vital platform for people to make new friends and build their networks. In many cases, the friendships participants make with each other and our volunteer teachers are their very first as they settle into the Australian community.

    Our English classes are for anyone in the community who wishes to improve their English in a friendly conversational setting. Our classes are able to support people with levels of English ranging from beginner through to intermediate level.

    When: Tuesdays 9 am – 11 am
    Cost: Free

    We ask that people register with these classes before attending. Please email EnglishClasses@communify.org.au to register your interest.

    Our Citizenship Test Classes support community members with their preparations to apply for Australian Citizenship. The program assists migrant settlers to develop their understanding of Australian history, culture, civics, rights, responsibilities and the democratic process.

    When: Wednesdays 9am-11am
    Cost: Free

    More information

    Join us for a free community lunch every first Tuesday of the month from 12 noon – 2:00pm. Contact us for more information.

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