Picabeen Community Association Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation located in North West Brisbane and it has been operating since 1992.

Picabeen is easily accessible by public transport and the adjoining parklands provide a peaceful shady backdrop to participants who share, learn and celebrate the diversity of our community.

A grass roots approach to the identified needs of our community ensures targeted support services for vulnerable people and a wide range of services and activities for all community members.

Youth workers provide individualised support and pathways to empower vulnerable young people aged 10-18 years. Homework help is also provided for this age group. Check out Events and the Calendar for the latest information.

Joining in activities can mean having fun, making new friends and learning new skills. You may be new to this part of town or your life circumstances may have changed.  We also invite you to share the Picabeen opportunities with those who are challenged by literacy or English language skills.

Neighbourhood Centre activities and Youth Support Services receive recurrent funding from the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. The premises are leased from Brisbane City Council. Other grants and donations enable Picabeen to offer a wider range of services and activities.

Our dedicated team of volunteers provide invaluable support for activities and the friendly efficient service you will experience. They also enjoy the benefit of knowing that they make a difference.

Tertiary students from a wide range of disciplines enjoy the opportunities to share and increase their skills and knowledge during their student placements at Picabeen.

Enquiries about room hire for daytime, evening or weekend are welcomed.

Contact us for more information and be sure to tell your friends. We welcome feedback and suggestions so that Picabeen can continually improve services and activities.

Acrylic Pour Painting Seniors Week Workshop at Picabeen

  To celebrate Seniors Week Picabeen Community Association and Older Women’s Network Mitchelton combined to run an Acrylic Pour Technique workshop It was good fun (and messy) and the results were all very different. There was a very good attendance and...

External Lift now completed at Picabeen Community Centre

Picabeen is pleased to announce that the new lift is now complete. This lift will be welcomed by all Centre users who use the upstairs floor – in particular those who are disabled. Brisbane City Council have also provided the front of the Centre with a wheel...

2018 Mental Health Expo – 9 October

  Picabeen Communtiy Association in conjunction with Clear Breeze are presenting a Mental Health Expo at Picabeen Community Centre on Tuesday, 9th October from 10am to 2pm. Included in the program will be free Yoga and Tai Chi classes. More information to come....

Services Information Booklet Launch

Picabeen and Older Women’s Network Queensland recently launched its Services Information Booklet. Guest speakers included Hon Coralee O’Rourke – Minister for Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, Annie Bacon – Family and Relationship...

Skyler the Therapy Dog

    Skyler a toy cavoodle is a recent addition to Picabeen’s Youth Team. She recently graduated from Animal Assisted Therapy Training with her owner Jane and is already a popular feature of the Mitchelton youth program....

Thanks to the Arana Hills Uniting Church

  Thanks to Judy and Ron from the Arana Hills Uniting Church for their continued generosity with providing items for our Food...

QUT Students at Picabeen

  Picabeen extends a big  welcome to our QUT Semester 2 Masters placement students (from left)  Punam, Yawen, Liz, Sissi and Vinh The Student Program assists Picabeen in planning and facilitation of its events and also provides the students with practical...

Jillian celebrates her 10th Anniversary

  Centre Manager  Jillian Warren  recently celebrated  10 years service with Picabeen  at a morning tea attended by staff and volunteers. Over the past decade Jillian has made a significant contribution to Picabeen and the North West...

Playgroup Sand Pit

  A recent welcome addition to Picabeen Playgroup is our large sandpit. Since its installation it has been a hit with the young ones! Playgroup is on Friday and Monday mornings from 10am to 12 noon – All are...

Generous Donation from Acmena

  Picabeen appreciates the support it has received from Acmena Engineering and Management – thank you for your recent kind donation