West End Community House
West End Community House (WECH) actively contributes to building stronger, connected communities within West End and surrounding suburbs (the Kurilpa Peninsula).
Established in 1983 under the auspice of West End Uniting Church, now part of Community Plus+. WECH also operates the Kurilpa Kiosk at People’s Park in bustling Boundary Street.
We are passionate about building community by providing a space for people to meet, use our facilities, create connections, learn new things and access support.
We offer a range of programs to create strong and active communities including:
- Information and referral services
- Art and craft activities
- Drop in services
- Computer and printing assistance
- Community breakfasts
- Social events
We invite you to come and get involved in making West End a stronger and more connected community. Drop-in for a cuppa and find out more.
West End Community House provides a connection point for individuals, families, groups and organisations through:
Community development education and training
The team at WECH is passionate about empowering and resourcing local community members with community work and community development knowledge and skills.
The house will be hosting, facilitating and promoting various training opportunities throughout the year. Please email us for more information.
Supporting Community Initiatives and Activities
The team at WECH actively support grassroots community initiatives that seek to build a stronger, more connected and more resilient community. If you and/or your group are seeking support with starting a local project please feel free to contact us to see if we can help.
Some groups currently supported by WECH that meet at the house include a computer literacy group, community breakfast, and community art group.
West End Community House supports the development of local community celebrations and events. WECH has previously celebrated many events such as Harmony Day, International Women’s Day, DisabiliTea, International Day of Peace and Mental Health Week.
Stay in touch to find out about upcoming celebrations and events or contact us if you are interested in partnering with us to run an event.
We have 3 low-cost community venues available for hire
WECH Community Meeting Room – 4 Norfolk Road, South Brisbane
Located on the ground floor, the Community Meeting Room accommodates up to 25 people comfortably. There is a toilet, kitchenette, chairs, tables and a whiteboard.
West End Croquet Club – 91 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane
The hall accommodates up to 40 people. It is situated in historic Musgrave Park and has a magnificent lawn area with a gazebo in the back yard. The hall is suitable for functions, meeting spaces, gallery and display space, and community groups and services. There is also parking for around 20 vehicles.
West End Kiosk – 155 Boundary Street, West End
The West End Kiosk is located near the People’s Park on Boundary Street (across from the big lizard), and is available to community groups who need to use a small space in a central location of West End.
Community Information and Referral
Are you looking for information about support and services available within our local community?
West End Community House provides individuals, families and community groups within the Kurilpa Peninsula free and confidential support, information and referrals on a broad range of community issues.
This service is available Monday to Thursday during open house hours (9:00am-1:00pm), or contact us on 3217 2333 from 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-3:30pm.
West End Community House has a range of partnerships that aim to provide support and resources to disadvantaged community members. These currently include the following:
West End Community House partners with LawRight’s Homeless Persons Legal Clinic (HPLC) to make legal services available to homeless persons and disadvantaged community members. The Clinic currently operates once fortnightly at the West End Kiosk, and deals with a wide range of legal issues. For information and bookings contact us on 3217 2333.
Centrelink Outreach Services provide individual centrelink support every Thursday morning at the Community Breakfast from 7:00am at West End Community House.
Anglicare Outreach Nursing Program provides community health checks and information and referral each Thursday morning at the Community Breakfast, from 7:00am at West End Community House.
OzHarvest & SecondBite
Weekly delivery of meat, fresh fruit, vegetables and bread for the WECH breakfast.
West End Community House partners with Jacobs (formerly SKM), a large engineering and consultancy group who have a corporate office in South Brisbane. This partnership provides resources, support and volunteers for West End Community House through the Jacobs staff team, and helps to provide local context and grounding to Jacobs staff members. Jacobs has been a strong supporter of the Breakfast Program for many years.
Volunteers are an important part of the fabric of West End Community House.
Volunteering provides valuable support to the work of West End Community House and provides opportunities for volunteers to gain skills and experience.
Some of the volunteering opportunities offered include:
- Supporting the Open House space as part of the Inclusion team
- Community Playgroup
- Community Art Group
- House administration
- Community Garden Group
- Community Breakfast
- Community Advisory Group
- Website assistance
- Working bees
- Community events
- Research projects
- Grant writing
- Fundraising support
- Community Development Initiatives
The team at West End Community House are interested in working with you to find ways in which you can use your skills to meaningfully connect with the community.
To inquire about volunteering, please contact us on 3217 2333 or email us
There are many excellent community resources in West End. Here are some that may be of interest.
Community Services and Organisations
The Brisbane Community Directory is a comprehensive guide to community services in Brisbane.
A Place to Belong
A Place to Belong is a small organisation working to build inclusion for people who experience mental health challenges.
Where: 69 Thomas Street, West End
Phone: 3217 2522
Brook RED is a peer-operated community supporting holistic recovery from mental illness. The organisation uses the unique insights and connections that a peer perspective provides in all of its work.
Where: 25 Brook Street, Highgate Hill
Phone: 3846 4209
Caxton Legal Centre
Caxton Legal Centre’s objectives are to provide legal and social welfare services to low income and disadvantaged persons in need of relief from poverty, distress, misfortune, destitution and helplessness, and to educate such people in legal, social welfare and related matters. They are an independent, non-profit community organisation providing free legal advice, social work services, information and referrals.
Where: 1 Manning Street, South Brisbane
Phone: 3214 6333
Common Ground Qld
Common Ground’s mission is to create supportive housing solutions through effective public, private, and community partnerships.
Where: 15 Hope Street, South Brisbane
Phone: 3370 8320
Davies Park Market
Davies Park Market takes place every Saturday, 6:00am-2:00pm.
Where: Off Montague Road and end of Jane Street, West End
Phone: 3844 2440
Keep West End Weird
Adoring and celebrating the weirdness and unsurpassed strangeness that is West End. Those in this group are fervently against the ‘normalisation’, gentrification, over-development and commoditisation of West End.
This is a network of Brisbane residents, community organisations and political organisations. Collectively, they are opposed to the current Kurilpa Master Plan. The current draft plan proposes sizable population growth but doesn’t add the necessary ingredients to ensure the basic needs of new, and existing residents, are met.
Micah Projects is a community based not-for-pr
Where: Ground Floor, 162 Boundary Street, West End
Phone: 3029 7000
West End Bulk Buyers
West End Bulk Buyers is a community bulk buyers group. But more than that, they’re a bunch of folks who care about food that is locally-sourced, healthy, ethically-grown and affordable, as well as community spirit. They like to know that the food we buy is good for the planet, for the farmers and for us.
West End Community Association (WECA)
West End Library
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday: Closed
Wednesday and Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Closed on public holidays
Where: 179-180 Boundary Street, West End
Phone: 3403 8620
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Kurilpa-Library/314583092062154 (Unofficial)
West End Traders Association
Representing local business in West End and surrounds.
Federal: The Hon Terri Butler MP (Griffith electorate)
State: The Hon Jackie Trad MP (South Brisbane electorate)
Local: Cr Jonathan Sri (Gabba ward)
The West End Croquet Club is available for hire.
For hire availability, information and to make a booking:
Art Gang facilitator Sue Loveday with West End community member Begonia