Engaging local people in local solutions
Working with communities in response to a range of place-based issues and opportunities.
Communify Qld operates three Neighbourhood Centres located in the inner North of Brisbane each offering a place-based response to community needs and interests.
Communify Central is located at 180 Jubilee Terrace Bardon QLD 4065.
Phone (07) 3510 2700.
Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
The Centre is open for the following activities:
The Pantry: Monday and Thursday
People who live in the inner north and inner west of Brisbane who have a HealthCare Card or a Pension Card can come along to The Pantry for free fresh fruit, vegetables and bread. There is no need to make an appointment. Please bring along your HealthCare or Pension Card when you visit.
Visitors to The Pantry will also have a chance to talk to us about how else we might be able to help.
What do we offer?
- Food vouchers
- Non-perishable food items
- Fruit and vegetables
Visitors to The Pantry can also use the onsite internet café. Morning tea is provided free of charge and is a good chance to catch up with others in the community. Counselling and referral is also available.
Who is eligible for this service?
Applicants need to:
- be receiving a government pension or payment; and
- live in the local area (inner north and inner west of Brisbane).
What does it cost?
This is a free and confidential service funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments. Any financial donations or gifts of grocery items are always welcome.
Social Work Appointments: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
- Individual Parenting Appointments
- Intensive Family Support Home Visit
We are at 81 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove QLD 4059
Phone 07 3175 9975
Opening Hours vary at The Exchange depending on what is on. Please see the Activities Page to find out more.
A vibrant and busy Neighbourhood Centre located within the Kelvin Grove Urban Village.
Please check our What’s On page to see what’s happening or view our current timetable. Please understand that during some sessions the Exchange can be closed to drop in visits.
The Exchange offers a range of activities to join including art classes, a playgroup, English conversation, computer help, craft and more.
The Exchange has free computers to use and a free community phone for people to use to contact Centrelink, make appointments and to apply for work. The Exchange auspices the Kelvin Grove Community Garden, located in Kundu Park, which is open for anyone to join.
If you have a community activity you’d like to run for free or low cost to participants, we can help you with a venue, resources and advertising. Get in touch! We’d love to hear your ideas and to help you get your group off the ground.
Join us on Facebook for regular updates of what’s new at The Exchange.
- Read an overview of The Exchange (This 2011 report gives an outline of the centre’s purpose and an overview of many of the activities that were current at the time. The centre was then located in Blamey St, not to be confused with its current home at 81 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove).
- Learn about hiring the venue
If you have a question please fill out the form and we will reply as soon as possible.
860 Brunswick Street, New Farm Qld 4005
We provide a social hub for people to meet and have a chat, join a range of activities and tap into local support services.
We also run an open house with computers, kitchen, laundry and showers and can offer advice with housing and legal issues.
We’re here for everyone so come by for a coffee and find out more about our vibrant community.
The original building for the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre (967 Brunswick St) is undergoing renovation in 2019/2020.
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.
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.
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.
Neighbourhood Centres provide
- Learning Opportunities: groups and classes that have a focus on forming community connections, enhancing well-being and resilience
- Social support and networking including the opportunity to link and form relationships, to volunteer and to be involved.
- Prevention: by relieving isolation, loneliness and boredom, and building the sense of trust, safety and belonging, the Neighbourhood Centre activities can reduce the need for expensive and intensive services.
- Sustainability: to enable sustainability of the local community’s wellbeing through addressing a range of needs
- Social Justice: to address social justice issues through awareness raising, community education and social action
- Infrastructure: Neighbourhood Centres aim to be accessible, safe and welcoming for all community members.
Read more about Neighbourhood Centres in our report here.
Jubilee Tce, Bardon
The Exchange, Kelvin Grove
New Farm Neighbourhood Centre
Please note: This venue will be closing for renovations in April, and re-opening in late 2019.