North West Brisbane Community Hub

North West Brisbane Community Hub

Welcome to the North West Brisbane Community Hub.

North West Brisbane Community Hub is Communify’s longest-running neighbourhood centre, operating since 1993 in the days when Communify was originally known as the Red Hill/Paddington Community Centre.

Almost 30 years later, the Hub has become a thriving centre of activity that offers emergency relief, social support, and community groups and events.

The Hub provides access to fresh and long-life food, visual art activities, a music jam group and an all-abilities choir, and social connection through a men’s group.

Through our Emergency Relief service we provide assistance, support and referral to people in need and/or in crisis in Brisbane. The numerous events we run throughout the year enable us to support and connect with our local community.

Transport

If you’re driving here, there is ample parking along Jubilee Tce and surrounding streets.

We’re just a short walk from the Bardon Central Shopping Centre, around the corner (60 MacGregor Tce, 260 m).

You can reach us using the following Translink buses:

  • Route 375: Bardon – City – RBWH – Stafford (Bus stop 15, 230m south of office)
  • Route 385: The Gap – Bardon – City – Cultural Centre (Bus stop 15, 230m south of office)
  • Route 61: Ashgrove – Bardon – City – Stones Corner (Maroon Bus stop, 290m south of office) – Maroon City Glider
  • Routes 598/599 – Great Circle Lines (Bus stops 16 and 16a, 260m south of office)

Other peak-hour buses:

  • During peak hours, Routes 382, 383 (Bus stop 15, 230m south of office)
  • During peak hours, Route 377 (Outbound Bus stop 19, 160m north of office, and Inbound Maroon Bus Stop, 400m north of office)

See also: Translink

Opening hours

The North West Brisbane Community Hub is open every week day:

  • Monday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Tues 9.00am – 2:30pm
  • Wednesday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

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

Services

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 at North West Brisbane Community Hub for free food items.

The Pantry is open every Monday morning from 11am-1pm. Please bring along your HealthCare or Pension Card when you visit.

The Pantry offers:

  • 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 are also available.

To be eligible for the Pantry, you must:

  • be receiving a government pension or payment; and
  • live in the local area (inner north and inner west of Brisbane).

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.

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.

Learn more about the Pantry here

North West Brisbane Community Hub provides financial assistance to community members in a number of ways:

  • Emergency Relief: Covers 103 suburbs in Brisbane, please call 3198 4410 to check eligibility. Delivery guidelines apply and proof of address/ID required.
  • No Interest Loans: We take loan applications for people who fall into the income eligibility to purchase items, support with car repairs or bond etc. of up to $2000.  Paperwork and appointments required.
  • Support and referral: We can inform you with information about budget saving tips and small personal grants to have a sustainable household budget.
  • Tax Help

 

Opening Hours:

  • Mon: Pantry Hours (11am-1pm for eligible clients)
  • Tues: 11:30am-2:30pm
  • Wed: 9am-5pm
  • Thurs: 10am-1pm (during Open House)
  • Fri: 9am-5pm

Our men’s social group meets every Monday, from 3-4:30pm at the Exchange in Kelvin Grove (81 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove).

It’s completely free. For more information, contact Brad on 3198 4415. Or just turn up on the day!

Men can join each other in enjoying a free afternoon tea and great conversations about all sorts of interesting things. Men’s Group is also an opportunity to discuss important things that might be happening, like family, health, or mental health issues.

If this sounds like something that you’d like to be a part of, then we’d love to have you along.

Do you or someone you know love to sing?

We come together and sing every week as a group of people with differing abilities and a shared love of music.

Where: Uniting Hall, 2131 Gympie Rd, Bald Hills QLD 4036

When: Terms align with school terms

Time: Wednesdays 12.30pm – 2:30pm

Cost: $100/term

Contact:  Email Gillian on or call 3510 2700 for more information and to register!

Our neighbourhood centre offers a variety of support services and points of connection in a safe space every Thursday*.

We offer:

  • Long-life pantry items
  • Toasties, tea and coffee
  • Emergency Relief/NILS

Once a month:  Thread Together, Hairdresser, GP and other visiting services.

*Open House is usually Thurs 11am – 1pm, however every second Thurs (from 3rd Nov) it’s open from 10am – 1pm with a GP and vaccination / health check clinic.

Painting – Drawing – Collage – Writing – Ceramics

  • Art materials provided – pick your own project
  • Option to be a part of group exhibitions
  • Safe, relaxed & inclusive space
  • Refreshments supplied

Drop-in session, no booking necessary!

Where: North West Brisbane Community Hub, 180 Jubilee Tce, Bardon

When:  Thursdays
Time:  1-3pm
Contact:  Call 3198 4410 or email for more information!

Do you love to play music or sing? Maybe you used to, but haven’t for a long time?

If you would like to enjoy making music with other people, in a fun, welcoming, relaxed, social group, then the Communify music group might be for you.

We have guitars, amps, a bass, a PA and some microphones, a drum kit and as well as some hand drums. We play all kinds of music, which everyone who comes has a say in choosing.

We have some instruments available, but these are limited, so if you would like to come and you have an instrument, please bring it with you.

If you don’t play an instrument, but would like to sing, or play percussion, then you’re very welcome to come along and use our gear. It’s completely free and great fun.

Where: The Spring Hill Studio, at 10 Love Street, Spring Hill.

When: Every Friday from 10am-12pm.

Cost: Free!

Contact: Brad: (07) 3198 4415

Through grant funding from the Brisbane North PHN, we have a funded part-time worker who supports community members in the Inner-North West who are still affected by the recent floods and residents who are needing to prepare for any future flooding challenges.

Support can take the form of the following:

  • Accessing relevant grant funding and insurance support
  • Disaster preparation workshops/forums
  • Counselling
  • Emergency Relief/NILS

If you are in the inner-North West of Brisbane and are still affected by the floods, and you require support, please get in touch on 3198 4410.

Get Involved

We are always looking for more people, business, organisations to get involved in our work in community in whatever way they can:

  • Sponsorship
  • Donating goods – we welcome donations for our Christmas appeal at the end of the year and pantry products throughout the year as well as donations towards our BBQ events. Please note that we don’t accept furniture or larger household goods.
  • Volunteering
Volunteer

Our volunteers are a big part of our centre and support us to thrive, without them we wouldn’t survive.

Our volunteers help with pantry, events and in our office with some administrative duties.

Volunteers are covered by our insurance and supported to get credentials required such as Police Check and Blue Card.

Call the North West Brisbane Community Hub on 3198 4410 if you are interested in volunteering.

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