There are many excellent community resources in Annerley. Here are some that may be of interest.
This community website provides a good overview of the suburb, its history, the shopping district and upcoming events.
Annerley Community Bookshop
This unique not-for-profit, community owned and operated bookstore is staffed almost entirely by volunteers! Drop in to browse their extensive book collection and spend some time in their comfortable lounges meeting other locals. It’s open 7 days.
Where: 478 Ipswich Road, Annerley
Phone: 3892 5050
Annerley Community English (ACE) classes
Twice a week, community volunteers meet with refugees, migrants and international students to teach English and share cups of tea, laughter and friendship. ACE is co-ordinated by the Annerley Baptist Church with the assistance of Annerley Community Bookshop, Annerley Community Service and community volunteers. New volunteers are always appreciated!
Where: Downstairs at Centrelife, Annerley Baptist Church, 556 Ipswich Road, Annerley
When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Free, although donations of milk, tea and coffee are appreciated
Contact: Lynne – firstname.lastname@example.org
Much more than books! The friendly team at Annerley Library host a variety of exciting events and classes, including children’s activities, English conversation classes and a monthly book club. There is also free computer and wi-fi internet access.
Where: 450 Ipswich Road, Annerley
Phone: 3403 1735
Chat ‘N Choose at Annerley Baptist Church
This craft group has been meeting for over 20 years. Each term a wide range of crafts, including woodturning, quilting and calligraphy is offered.
Where: 560 Ipswich Road, Annerley
When: Thursdays, 9:30am-11:30am
Phone: 3892 2525
Community Plus+ Annerley Community Resource Guide (2016)
This booklet, published by Community Plus+, outlines a number of community resources and organisations that may be of assistance.
Healthy Options Library (Healthy Options Australia)
This is a specialist library providing information on alcohol, other drugs and mental health. First established in 1984 as part of Drug ARM Australasia, the library now supports the staff, volunteers, students, and clients of the Healthy Option Australia organisations: Drug ARM Australasia, Mental Health Association Qld, and Australian College of Community Services. The library is also open to the public and provides materials to schools, media representatives, researchers and clinicians. Membership of the library is free and available to anyone, although photo ID is required.
Where: 473 Annerley Road, Annerley
When: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Phone: 3620 8840
Junction Yarn Jammers
A small group of both new and experienced knitters gather in the comfortable lounges of the Bookshop to meet, stitch and plot! All welcome, no experience necessary.
Where: Annerley Community Bookshop, 478 Ipswich Road, Annerley
When: First and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm
Cost: Gold coin donation appreciated, bring a snack to share if possible
Contact: Carolyn – email@example.com
Pantry Assist at Church of Christ (Annerley)
Pantry Assist provides food parcels to struggling families and individuals. Items available include cereal, lunchbox fillers, longlife milk, tin soups and fresh vegetables, fruit and bread. Food products and availability vary from week to week. A small fee is charged per item to cover costs.
Where: 459 Annerley Road, Annerley
When: Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
Phone: Lyn – 0431 895 842
Queensland Braille Writing Association (QBWA)
QBWA’s worthy mission is to “to provide Braille and Moon tuition and reading material to empower people who are blind or who have low vision to live with dignity and independence”.
Where: 507 Ipswich Road, Annerley
Phone: 3848 5257
Romero Centre acts as a client advocacy centre for refugees and asylum seekers and aims to educate the community about refugee and asylum seeker issues and experiences.
Where: 20 Dutton Street, Dutton Park
Phone: 3013 0100
Women’s Legal Service Qld
Women’s Legal Service Qld assists women with domestic violence and family law – free of charge. There are evening legal advice services and a legal advice telephone line.
Where: 387 Ipswich Road, Annerley
Phone: 3392 0670 (Legal Advice Line) or 3392 0658 (Administration)