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.

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...

Picabeen Change Room Fill a Bag for $5 promotion

  Special promotion from our Change Room at 65 Gilston Street Keperra – drop down on Thursdays and Friday and fill a bag for...

Movie Night Fundraiser – 20th November

      Join us for our Movie night fundraiser in partnership with The Rotary club of Mitchelton and North West Youth Accommodation Service. Wednesday 20th November @ 7pm. The movie is ‘Last Christmas’ and all funds go towards our joint Youth...

2019 Annual General Meeting

      Picabeen conducted its Annual general meeting on the 15th October and elected its Management Committee for the forthcoming year – they are – back row (left to right)  – Jenny Noble, Anna Gillbard, Martin Turrell – front row...

Picabeen Mental Health Expo a success

Picabeen would like to thank all those who contributed and attended our Mental Health Expo earlier this month. Special thanks to our QUT Students who did a great job organising the event...

Community Breakfast now up and running Tuesdays and Fridays

    Members of the community are enjoying breakfast  supported by TaxArana, Older Women’s Network and Picabeen. Special thanks  to Freeway Sign Hire who donated their sign for the week  ...

Lids for Kids Project

    A big thank you to our volunteers, Christine and Holly, who have been instrumental in driving the ‘Lids for Kids’ project- every plastic bottle top collected goes towards making a plastic prosthetic arm for kids, it takes approx. 500 lids to make 1...

Community Breakfast at Tax Arana from 3 September

  Picabeen has teamed up with Steve Brett from Tax Arana and Jude Heindorff from Older Women’s Network (OWNQ) to bring a community breakfast to the Hills area to support those in need. The breakfast will be held at TaxArana – cnr Glenlee Street and Dawson...

Share the Dignity support for Picabeen

  Once again we say thank you to Share the Dignity for their ongoing support in providing valuable contributions to our stocks of feminine products                                ...

Art Therapy – Seniors Week

To celebrate Seniors Week 2019 – Nikki conducted an Art Therapy session for local ladies. An enjoyable time was had by all!  ...