Who we are:
Gympie Community Place is the local Gympie community centre or neighbourhood centre.
Everyone is welcome at Gympie Community Place....and our slogan is “Our Place – Your Space” Gympie Community Place has been providing support to the local community for over 25 years and we pride ourselves in providing the community with a wide range of supporting services, groups and activities. We run services and programs with a focus on supporting those most vulnerable in our community – those who might need a helping hand. We strongly support ‘community’ engagement and encourage everyone to get involved in our local community.
If you are interested in becoming more involved in the local community, please explore our website or contact us for more information.
Gympie Community Place officially opened on 15th May 1987. The “Centre Place” as it was known, was totally staffed by volunteers and was a hub of what would have then been considered ‘slightly alternate’ activities including yoga, meditation, reflexology, natural healing, permaculture and self esteem workshops, to name a few. In more recent years the centre has focused strongly on providing support to more vulnerable in our community with services including free legal advice, free tax return lodgement, financial support programs and information, referral and advocacy services.
Gympie Community Place has various rooms available for hire, and aims to provide a pleasing and informal environment for your workshop, meeting, event or activity. The Community Centre aims to provide these facilities at a reasonable cost, giving affordable access to everyone. For more information on our rooms click read more below or go into the Services tab and click on room hire.
POP UP PLAY
In 2018 Gympie Community Place is offering the Pop Up Play project. Pop Up Play is delivering a fun program for families with young children aged 0-5years. Free activities where parents can join their children in music, storytelling, imaginary play and fun activities.
Pop Up Play will be provided in various locations around the Gympie region.
PUBLIC USE TELEPHONE
Gympie Community Place has a public use telephone available during office hours. Office hours are Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm and Friday from 9am to 12pm.
The phone is available for use for things such as contacting other service providers such as Centrelink or Department of Housing.
We also have some free WiFi available for use with your smart phone. So if you need to access or download your emails and you have no data credit - we can help.
QuIHN - TREE HOUSE PARENTING PROGRAM
Provided by QuIHN and happening at the centre in 2018 is the Treehouse Parenting Program. This program supports parents who experience substance use and mental health concerns.
The program provides support to parents by:
* enhancing positive parenting skills
* addressing parenting concerns and/or child protection concerns
* education and information on the effects of mental health and substance use on positive parenting
For more information on this program please contact QuIHN directly on 1800 172076 OR on 07/5443 9576
Are you looking for balance? Physical, emotional and spiritual? Join us for a weekly program of gentle yoga and meditation designed to enhance the balance in your everyday life.
No costs involved. Suitable for all levels of yoga and meditation and beginners are most welcome.
Bookings are required - please contact class facilitator Sarah on 0418 981718 or the centre on 5482 1147.