Engaging local people in local solutions

Working with communities in response to a range of place-based issues and opportunities.

Communify Qld operates several Neighbourhood Centres, each offering a place-based response to community needs and interests.

The North West Brisbane Community Hub is located at 180 Jubilee Terrace Bardon QLD 4065.

Phone: (07) 3198 4410

Opening Hours

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9-5pm and Tues 9-2:30pm

To make a general enquiry please use our enquiry form, or send an email to

The Pantry: Monday mornings

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. Please bring along your HealthCare or Pension Card when you visit.

If you are interested in attending Pantry for the first time, you will need to send an email to . Please include your:

  • Full name
  • Residential address
  • Phone number
  • A photo of their Current Health Care, or Pension Card

We will get back to you as soon as possible.

More info here.

What do we offer?

  • Food vouchers
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Bread
  • 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

Read more about the hub here

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 contact Centrelink, make appointments and 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

Contact

If you have a question please fill out the form and we will reply as soon as possible.

    967 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.

    We’re open for drop in visits Tuesday and Thursday from 9am til 1pm and Monday and Friday from 9am – 11am with groups/activities and facilities from 11am-1pm.

    New Farm Neighbourhood Centre Brochure

    New Farm Neighbourhood Centre Venue Hire Page

    New Farm Neighborhood Centre: More Info

    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.

    THE CART IS ON HOLD BUT WILL BE BACK SOON!

    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.

    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.

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