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 and school holiday activities are offered 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.

White Ribbon Walk

Picabeen said NO to domestic violence as we joined Tim Mander, Member for Everton, for the White Ribbon Walk from Teralba Park to The Nest Community at Everton Park. Let’s join together in building a future without...

Halloween Festival 2016

Picabeen volunteers were kept busy at the Blackwood Street Halloween Festival making badges for the hundreds of children who attended....


The weather wasn’t very nice so we went bowling instead and had a blast! Got a few strikes and spares. Think we may have some professional bowlers on our hands!

Farewell to our Centre Manager Jillian

On Thursday afternoon we farewelled our Centre Manager Jillian who has left to take up another position in the city – we all wish Jillian the best in her new...

Cooking classes at Nutrition Australia

Our first school holiday activity: healthy cooking classes at Nutrition Australia. Did you know that your taste buds change every 21...

The Picabeen Computer Class and what it means to me

Denis says: I’ve been attending Bill’s Computer Class at Picabeen for over two years and have found it very valuable. I have the problem of a bad memory and periodic chronic fatigue.  The computer class has been great for keeping my grey matter active. I have learnt a...

Picabeen’s Scrabblers

“I’ve played Scrabble most of my life,” Bill says. “I went to friends’ houses in my early 20s and played for six months before I won my first game.” “Our game is NOT cutthroat,” Marla says. “It’s for everybody.” The club is more socially oriented. Dictionaries are...

International Women’s Day

Along with about another 60 women and their guests I had the pleasure of celebrating International Women’s Day at the Piccabeen Community Centre, Mitchelton. It was my first visit to the centre and the warm welcome and obvious effort that had gone into organising this...

Facebook Post Sept 2015

We had never heard about Picabeen Community Centre, but we were trying to find something to do with our sons on the school holidays and saw the event listed on the diary of things to do from the Brisbane Kids page.  It was a lovely little outing.  The kids had a great...