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.

Generous Donation from Acmena

  Picabeen appreciates the support it has received from Acmena Engineering and Management – thank you for your recent kind donation  

Grocery Donation from Coles Brookside

A big thank you to Sue and staff at Coles Brookside Shopping Centre for their kind donation of food items for our pantry. Your continuing generosity is very much...

Free Tax Help returns to Picabeen for 2018

  Once again this year Picabeen is offering Free Tax Help at its Centre situated at 22 Hoben Street, Mitchelton This service will be run every Thursday from 19 July – Bookings on 3354 2555 are essential. Conditions apply – see poster above for...

Seniors Week Acrylic Pour Workshop

  Celebrate 2018 Seniors Week with an Introduction to Acrylic Pour painting workshop. The workshop runs from 1-3pm on Friday August 24  and will be held at Picabeen Community Centre – 22 Hoben Street Mitchelton. Bookings are essential – phone 3354...

Thank you to Ritual HQ for their support

  Thanks to Tyler and everyone at Ritual HQ for their recent food donations to Picabeen. Great to see local business supporting the community....

Join your friends for a cuppa and a good book

Free coffee? Check! Free biscuits? Check! Free access to books? Check! Beginning on Monday the 23rd of April from 1pm – 3pm, Picabeen is hosting ‘Coffee, Books and Conversation’. This event is open to everyone to come and socialise, read a book or access some of our...

Donation from the Arana Hills Uniting Church

      Thank you to Lyn and Bailey from the Arana Hills Uniting Church for their generous donations for our food pantry which aids local people in need of food...

Neighbourhood Centres in the Community

Neighbourhood Centres  are locally run and operated organisations that bring together people in a given community to respond to issues of importance to them. The Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association recently produced a short 2 minute video outlining...

C&K Kindergarten Arana Hills donate play equipment

Thank you to Jo, Sara and team from the C&K Arana Hills Kindergarten for their support with our food hamper drives and for recent donations of play equipment for our centre – your ongoing support is very much appreciated!

BCF donate fishing rods and tackle

Thank you to Dana and the team at BCF Great Western  Keperra for their kind donation of fishing rods and tackle. These will be used at Youth and School Holiday...