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.

Farewell to Amy

  It is a some sadness that we recently farewelled Amy who has been working in the Youth Team at Picabeen for the past 5 years. We thank Amy for her dedication to her role and wish her all the best in her new...

Yoga Teacher wanted for Monday Yoga

  Picabeen has a vacancy for a Volunteer Yoga Teacher for a small class on Monday mornings. Please call 3354 2555 if you can assist...

Picabeen Change Room commences business

On the 4th February Picabeen took over the operations of the Change Room situated at 65 Gilston Road Keperra Picabeen Change Room is a second hand clothing store and Community Hub and this retail outlet was previously run by the BTF Foundation The Change Room is open...

Community Christmas Event

Despite the threat of inclement weather the Picabeen Christmas Event went off  without a hitch. We also took the opportunity to farewell Ann who has been volunteering with Picabeen for many years. A big thank you to the staff and volunteers for organising the event...

TaxArana supports Christmas Hamper Appeal

  Recently Steve Brett – Principal of TaxArana invited our Centre Manager Jillian Warren to address the firm’s annual Christmas Party where  Jillian spoke about the role of Picabeen in the North West Brisbane Community. Steve, his staff and  clients...

Farewell to Brittany

  Recently we farewelled Brittany who has been volunteering here at Picabeen – we thank her for her dedicated contribution and wish her well in her new employment…....

PC Club Returns

  PC club is back at Picabeen with a two week course on all things PC. Learn how to deconstruct / rebuild a PC whilst having fun and learning cool tricks of the trade. Free, ages 12-18. – Call 3354 2555 or email  Christian on cgraham@picabeen.org.au for...

Life Member Barbara Barnes receives a volunteer award

    Recently Foundation and Life Member of Picabeen  Barbara Barnes received an Everton Volunteer Recognition Award to acknowledge her service to the community –most recently  for her involvement as convenor of the Older Women’s Network Mitchelton...

Annette receives volunteer award

  Congratulations to Annette (in the centre of the picture) who received a volunteer award for her excellence of Service to Picabeen. The award was presented to her at Tim Mander’s 2018 Everton Volunteer Awards Ceremony held...

Pop up Foodbank returning to Picabeen

  This Pop Up event will be the second of its kind for Foodbank Queensland who has partnered with Picabeen Community Association to distribute food to those in need this winter. Our November Pop-Up will be held at Picabeen Community and Neighbourhood Centre...