North West Brisbane Community Hub

North West Brisbane Community Hub

Welcome to the North West Brisbane Community Hub.

Phone: (07) 3510 2747
Email: hub@communify.org.au
Location: 180 Jubilee Tce, Bardon Qld 4065

Emergency relief hotline: (07) 3198 4410 – open Monday-Thursday, 1:30-3:30pm

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.

View our timetable of regular group activities, Open House times and visiting services here.

Our Location

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
  • Tuesday 9.00am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

For emergency relief enquiries, please call 3198 4410 between 1:30-3:30pm Monday-Thursday and our team will be happy to assist.

To make a general enquiry please use our enquiry form, or call 3510 2747, or send an email to hub@communify.org.au

Our services

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 hub@communify.org.au. 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: Please call Mon-Thurs on 3198 4410 between 1.30-3.30pm. Support can also be provided in person to Pantry attendees (if eligible) and at Open House on a Thursday 11am-1pm.  Geographical restrictions apply, must be in Brisbane City Council region.
  • Financial Counsellor:  Fortnightly on a Thursday between 9.30 to 2.30pm, we have an onsite financial counsellor, supporting people with advice, information/referral about budget saving tips, managing debt.  Bookings Essential.  Please call 3510 2747.
  • 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

Communify offers No Interest Loans to community members across each neighbourhood centre.  Loan applications are centralised by contacting nils@communify.org.au and once all paperwork is submitted, in person appointments occur at any of our neighbourhood centres, depending on your preference and location.  Please note, only residents in the Brisbane City Council region are eligible to apply.

Our neighbourhood centre offers a variety of support services and points of connection in a safe space every Thursday from 11am-1pm.

We offer:

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

Other visiting external services include:

  • Thread Together
  • Essential Optometry
  • Lawright
  • Services Australia
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Hairdresser
  • QSTARS: Tenancy Advice Referral Services

Email hub@communify.org.au to book your appointment for our visiting services.

North West Brisbane Community Hub delivers larger events throughout the year, such as a Winter Warmer where you can access donated warm clothes and linen, RUOK? Day and a Christmas Market.  More information on these events will be provided in our newsletters – click here to subscribe so you can stay in the know.

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 3510 2747 or email hub@communify.org.au for more information!

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 hub@communify.org.au or call 3510 2700 for more information and to register!

Men’s Group is a safe and fun space for men to get together and talk about important things that might be happening, like family, health, or mental health issues, if that’s something you want to do.

You can enjoy a free afternoon tea, and great conversations about all sorts of interesting things, including: movies, TV shows, current affairs, sport, politics, jokes and hobbies.

The group meets on Mondays from 3-4:30pm at The Exchange, 81 Musk Ave Kelvin Grove, and it’s free to join. Call 3510 2747 or email hub@communify.org.au if you have any questions, otherwise, feel free to turn up on the day.

If you enjoy making music with other people, in a fun, welcoming, relaxed, social group, then the Love St Band is 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. If you would like to come and have an instrument, bring it with you.

Sessions run every Friday from 10am-12pm at The Spring Hill Studio, 10 Love St Spring Hill. It’s completely free and great fun. Pop on down for a session!

What’s On

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The Pantry, Bardon

North West Brisbane Community Hub, 180 Jubilee Terrace, Bardon Free
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 greatly welcome donations for our Christmas appeal at the end of the year and longlife 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 3510 2747 if you are interested in volunteering.