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.

Thank you for helping us feed 40 Families at Xmas

The response to our appeal for donations for our hampers was outstanding and we were able to supply some Christmas Cheer to 40 families. Thank you for all who contributed and the youth group who kindly donated their time preparing the hampers Picabeen wishes everyone...

Picabeen Playgroup celebrates Christmas

On Friday the 8th December children and parents from the very popular Friday and Monday Playgroups celebrated Christmas with some goodies and carols. As in previous years – Santa made a special trip from the North Pole to present each child with a present and...

Farewell to our Student Placement Volunteer Val

Val (left) is farewelled by staff members Dave & Jillian   Today’s Christmas celebration marked the end of Val’s placement at Picabeen – many thanks Val for your contribution to our Centre and all the best for the...

Picabeen Christmas Celebration

This morning the Picabeen Christmas Celebration was a success with many local residents, centre users and volunteers attending. Highlights of the morning included a presentation to volunteers and a display by the art, craft and sewing group A big thank you to all...

Thanks to C&K Childcare & Kindergartens

  Picabeen would like to thank Vicki and all the staff and customers of C&K Childcare & Kindergartens in Ferny Hills and Paddington for their collection of groceries and goodies for our Christmas Hamper Appeal. Thank you so much for your continued support...

St Williams Parish kindly donate to our Christmas Hamper appeal

Thank you to Maria and Hugh from the ST WILLIAMS PARISH who have dropped in Coles gift vouchers to go with our Christmas Hampers.

Xmas Spirit from Share the Dignity

  Thank you to Jill and all the volunteers at Share the Dignity for their kind donation of handbags and products to be included in our Christmas Hampers this year…..  ...

Feed 40 Families this Christmas

Christmas is a time for celebration through gifts and food – however for some families providing a Christmas Dinner is quite a struggle Please help Picabeen feed 40 families this festive season by donating food to fill our Christmas Hampers Simply pop into...

25th Annual General Meeting – Picabeen Community Association

Picabeen Community Association conducted its Annual Meeting on the 17th October. President Martin Turrell chaired the meeting and presented his report. Volunteers Annette and Alan were guest speakers and shared with gathering their positive experiences when...

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...