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.

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...

Storage King donation

Picabeen has received a much needed donation of cardboard boxes from Storage King for our Christmas Hampers. We are now able to pack some of our requested Hampers in strong cardboard boxes and store them waiting for pick...

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust

Picabeen Community Centre appreciates the continued support from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust to assist with funding Picabeen Community Centre’s Christmas Celebrations. John Goodship, a committee member of Picabeen Community Association, recently...

Art Therapy Classes

Picabeen is holding Free Group Art Therapy Workshops for Adults. This is a 6 week program beginning Tuesday 15 November from 10 am to 12 pm. 5 places available only, booking essential. No art skills necessary as everyone can be creative. Fun hands on and productive:...

Christmas Food Donation

A big thank you to Kat, staff and patrons of The Crampton Social, a local café using local produce and supporting the local community. Situated in Keperra, The Crampton Social have contributed non-perishable food items to go into our Christmas Food Hampers and will...

It’s in the Bag

“It’s in the bag” is a campaign by Share The Dignity. People are asked to donate a handbag and fill it with items that will make a women feel special and cared for. Women will often put their children before themselves thereby missing out on basic...

New Kitchen

Picabeen has had an recent exciting addition to our upstairs facilities – a new renovated and much improved kitchen. Thanks to Brisbane City Councils’ Access and Inclusion Grant we have a beautiful and practical new kitchen. Our old one was gutted and...

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....