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 8-21 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.

Arana Hills Uniting Church supports the Xmas Hamper Appeal

  A big THANK YOU to Judy and Jenny from the Arana Hills Uniting Church for bringing in donations for our Christmas Hampers including prepared frozen meals and individually baked small Christmas Cakes. This year we will be supporting over 60 families with hampers...

Enoggera Lions support Picabeen

Today we have received abundant donations from various groups for our Christmas Hamper Project. We are very grateful to Kevin, President of the Enoggera Lions Club, for dropping in donations of Lions Christmas Puddings and Cakes. Together we will ensure that least 60...

Share the Dignity donation to Picabeen’s Xmas Hamper Appeal

A big shout out to SHARE the DIGNITY for donating 50 bags for us to distribute with our hampers. Not only are there general bags for women but there are also teen bags and baby bags , all filled with essential items and other toiletries. Thank you Julia for delivering...

Thank you to the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust

  For more than 50 years the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust has raised funds to improve the well being of members of the community. Picabeen would like to thank the Trust for assistance in funding our Community Breakfast to be held on Wednesday 18th December...

Picabeen farewells QUT Students

    Recently Picabeen farewelled four QUT students undertaking their placement this semester – all the best in the future to Jack, Kristalyn,Ken and Kim        ...

Amy and Ryan donate to the Picabeen Xmas Hamper appeal

  A big thanks goes to Amy and Ryan Martin – generous donors to our Xmas Hamper Appeal…….

Thanks to C&K Kindergarten Paddington

  Thank you to C&K Kindergarten Paddington for their continued support of our Xmas Hamper Appeal….

Christmas Breakfast at Picabeen – 18th December

Generous Donation from Gaythorne Kindergarten

A big thanks to Samantha and all from the Gaythorne Kindergarden for their generous donation of food for our Christmas Hamper appeal.

Feed 60 Families this Christmas

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 50 families and other vulnerable people with those hampers, but in the...