Yeronga Community Centre has a wide range of activities and events we run together with the local community.
Free bread is available each day thanks to Brumby’s Moorooka and Le Campagne bakery at Greenslopes. Donations are gratefully appreciated and allow this program to be self-funded.
In 2015 we began a pilot program to increase and enhance socialisation and interaction in our senior community. The program includes a cooking program for our seniors who may not be eating as well as they should. Indoor bowls, trivia and games, old time music, games and dance to improve and enhance non strenuous physical activity, promote cognitive stimulation and having fun. This program enables seniors to interact with others in their community in a welcoming engaging environment at low cost. It is a weekly gathering for morning tea, conversation and activities from 10:00am-12:00pm.
Every Thursday morning from 9:30am-11:30am a craft activity is held. Past activities that the craft group members engaged in included running the craft stall at Yeronga State School Fete and participating in the 5000 Poppy Project for the ANZAC Day 100 Year anniversary. All levels of ability are welcomed and instruction is provided. There is no cost and morning tea is included.
Community information, support, referral and advocacy
Including telephone access, community newsletter, information and referral to assistance and support with social and community needs. Laptops and internet access is available to community members. Please note: Some restrictions apply regarding time and access.
Join us as we countdown to the brand-new Yeronga Community Centre.
The centre will be open before the end of this year for community members to connect, share, learn and support one another. We’ll send out regular updates so we can count down together!
Bec Langdon’s (Community Plus+ President) thoughts on the new community centre
The Villa Street site is a wonderful reflection of community and we are so excited to have a permanent home in the area after 12 years. With the new Community Centre in the Heart of the site, we will build a thriving connected hub for all ages, abilities and members of our community. I am particularly excited to be collaborating with our co-locators Annerley Stephens History Group and All Gauge Model Railway Group and every organisation joining us in the precinct for an inclusive and thriving precinct!
How did this new community centre come about?
The Yeronga Community Centre has been working with the local community since September 2012. Grown from the efforts of the Yeronga Flood Recovery Centre – a community initiative that responded locally to the Brisbane Floods of 2011. Since that time, the Yeronga Community Centre has operated from seven locations in Yeronga, with the Community Plus+ Management Committee investing a significate amount of time advocating for a permanent location.
A 2017 state government election commitment found a permanent location in the Yeronga Community Centre in the Yeronga Priority Development Area, now called Parkside Yeronga. Community Plus+ thanks Mark Bailey MP, Graham Perrett MP and Cr Nicole Johnston for their commitment to this new centre.
Community Plus+ will continue to run all current activities and services in the new Yeronga Community Centre. Because we’ve been a key contributor to the design, there’s even a commercial kitchen for all the amazing meals Yeronga volunteers make from donated ingredients.
Who’s been working with Community Plus+ to make this happen?
Key collaborators of the purpose-built Yeronga Community Centre are:
Parkside Yeronga is next to Yeronga State High School. It’s a 10-minute walk from the current Yeronga Community Centre, as shown in the Google Map below.
Timeline and Construction Update
Community Plus+ plans to have the new Yeronga Community Centre open in early December, with a more formal opening in the new year. We’re excited that the building is really starting to take shape, with the roof installed recently. The next issue of the Yeronga Community Centre Countdown is planned for late September.
Do you have a question about the new Yeronga Community Centre?
If you have a question about the centre, its co-locators or how you might get involved as a visitor or volunteer, please email us at .
Volunteers are an important part of the fabric of Yeronga Community Centre and they perform a wide variety of functions that support the work of the Centre in a range of ways.
These include volunteering for the Management Committee, Reference Group, assisting with fundraising, supporting our Bread Basket Program, supporting our groups and activities program and helping out generally around the Centre.
If you have some time, and some skills that you would like to share with us, please contact us by calling 3848 2285 or emailing us.
Harmony Place – Multicultural Health and Wellbeing Harmony Place is a non-government community-based organisation providing mental health and wellbeing services specifically for people and communities from diverse cultural and language backgrounds.
Where: 30 Shottery Street, Yeronga
Phone: 3848 1600
Neighbourhood Watch Yeronga
Neighbourhood Watch aspires to maintain a safe and pleasant place in which to live, work and relax. Register with the Yeronga branch and help ensure that we continue to live in a friendly, low crime area. Facebook:www.facebook.com/NHWYeronga
The purpose of this website is to provide information on a range of community groups and organisations active in the Yeronga/Fairfield/Yerongpilly area. It is a central, coordinated site to increase the awareness and involvement of local residents in the varied activities happening in the local area. The listed organisations are diverse and growing in number, so keep checking the site for future additions. Website:ouryeronga.com.au
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. The Pantry is open on Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm. Where: 459 Annerley Road, Annerley Phone: 0431 895 842 (Lyn)
Yeronga Community Gardens Group
The Yeronga Community Gardens Group is a thriving place for people of all ages to come together to grow and share food and knowledge, work towards a sustainable future, and in doing so add to the fabric and resilience of the local community. Where: Yeronga State High School (cnr Taunton and Oakwood Streets). When: Yeronga State High School on Sundays, 3:00pm-6:00pm Phone: 3848 2285 Email: Facebook:www.facebook.com/groups/yerongacommunitygardens/
Yeronga Fairfield Bushcare Group This group is passionate about establishing, maintaining and rehabilitating natural vegetation along the Brisbane River, which is an important natural corridor within the Brisbane area, and a natural asset central to the amenity of the local area. The work of this group has many benefits including wildlife habitat, erosion control of river banks, and improved amenity for all. Brisbane City Council actively supports this program, and provides access to experts on weed management, native wildlife and vegetation. Where: cnr of The Esplanade and Anita Street, Yeronga
When: Working bees are on the 4th Saturday of each month from 7:30-9:00am. Phone: 0403 740 729
Yeronga Op Shop Where: 451 Fairfield Road, Yeronga When: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm Phone: 3392 7545 Facebook:www.facebook.com/yerongaopshop
A Yeronga community group to voice opinions, share local information and assist each other. Members need to live in or near Yeronga. Residents are not interested in social marketing but do want to know about new projects or services in the area. Facebook:www.facebook.com/groups/856094417808379/
The 109 bus route has replaced trains for the next 6 months and stops close by outside Yeronga train station.
For more info: Translink
ReThink provides everyday household consumables (non-perishable) in mostly repurposed and reusable packaging to minimise waste. Products that are locally sourced where possible or made in house are stocked.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands where Yeronga Community Centre stands, The Jagera People and surrounding Traditional Custodians. We pay respects to their descendants and future descendants on whose Land we walk, work and live.