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.

PC Club Returns

  PC club is back at Picabeen with a two week course on all things PC. Learn how to deconstruct / rebuild a PC whilst having fun and learning cool tricks of the trade. Free, ages 12-18. – Call 3354 2555 or email  Christian on cgraham@picabeen.org.au for...

Life Member Barbara Barnes receives a volunteer award

    Recently Foundation and Life Member of Picabeen  Barbara Barnes received an Everton Volunteer Recognition Award to acknowledge her service to the community –most recently  for her involvement as convenor of the Older Women’s Network Mitchelton...

Annette receives volunteer award

  Congratulations to Annette (in the centre of the picture) who received a volunteer award for her excellence of Service to Picabeen. The award was presented to her at Tim Mander’s 2018 Everton Volunteer Awards Ceremony held...

Pop up Foodbank returning to Picabeen

  This Pop Up event will be the second of its kind for Foodbank Queensland who has partnered with Picabeen Community Association to distribute food to those in need this winter. Our November Pop-Up will be held at Picabeen Community and Neighbourhood Centre...

Feed 50 Families this Xmas

Once again this year Picabeen Community Centre is looking for help to provide Christmas hampers to the growing number of local people experiencing hardship. The centre has been supporting at least 40 families and other vulnerable people with those hampers, but in the...

Community Christmas Morning Tea

      Once again Picabeen will be holding a Community Christmas Morning Tea – on Monday 17 December starting at 10am Highlights will include Animal Petting, Face Painting, Xmas Carols , Art and Craft display and much more Look forward to seeing...

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...