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.

New laundry service for those in need

Picabeen is now able to offer laundry facilities with our new washer/dryer which will be available for people who are homeless or sleeping rough and for others who are awaiting a NILS loan to purchase their own washing machine. This ‘laundry project’ has only been...

School holiday activities

School holidays can be fun. One morning the youth team and young people spent the morning watching the movie “Moana’, made masquerade masks, and made pancakes!  

Thank you to the St George Foundation

Picabeen’s Youth Team and some young people hosted a morning tea for St George Foundation yesterday to say thank you for approving our funding three years in a row!  All baked goods were made by the young people. The continuation of funds allows Picabeen’s...

Your Space

Your Space is a safe place for students in years 7-10 to drop in and hang out. Youth friendly activities are held every Thursday during school terms between 3:15pm – 4:45pm. For more information, phone or text Jane on 0408 001 882 or Amy on 0408 005 771.

Art Therapy

Picabeen is holding Free Group Art Therapy Workshops for Adults. This is a 6 week program beginning Tuesday 1st August from 10 am to 12 pm. 6 places available only, booking essential. No art skills necessary as everyone can be creative. Fun, hands on and productive,...

A wonderful community response

A big thank you to everyone who has donated food to the Picabeen food bank. Thanks to an article in North West News, we have been blown away by such generosity and feel proud to be part of such a wonderful community! We received a huge donation from Mitchelton Special...

Join the Picabeen community

Would you like to contribute to the community as a Picabeen volunteer? A volunteer Reception Worker is the first point of contact for community members seeking to access the services and activities of Picabeen Community Centre. This role is diverse and complex with a...

Volunteer award

Picabeen volunteer, Melissa Brett received an International Women’s Day Award from Hon Mark Furner MP for championing volunteer work in the domestic violence space. Congratulations...

Help Enterprises donation

Picabeen would like to extend a huge thank you to Help Enterprises Mitchelton. The staff and participants have collected a generous amount of pantry items for our Christmas Hamper Food Drive. Well done to all who contributed. The items will go a long way to filling...

Mitchelton State School donation

Picabeen would like to thank Chris and Mitchelton State School for their contribution to our Christmas Hamper Food Drive. The food Picabeen received will be used to make up several of Picabeen’s requested Food Hampers and thereby feed various local families this...