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.

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  

Grocery Donation from Coles Brookside

A big thank you to Sue and staff at Coles Brookside Shopping Centre for their kind donation of food items for our pantry. Your continuing generosity is very much...

Free Tax Help returns to Picabeen for 2018

  Once again this year Picabeen is offering Free Tax Help at its Centre situated at 22 Hoben Street, Mitchelton This service will be run every Thursday from 19 July – Bookings on 3354 2555 are essential. Conditions apply – see poster above for...

Seniors Week Acrylic Pour Workshop

  Celebrate 2018 Seniors Week with an Introduction to Acrylic Pour painting workshop. The workshop runs from 1-3pm on Friday August 24  and will be held at Picabeen Community Centre – 22 Hoben Street Mitchelton. Bookings are essential – phone 3354...

Thank you to Ritual HQ for their support

  Thanks to Tyler and everyone at Ritual HQ for their recent food donations to Picabeen. Great to see local business supporting the community....