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.
Each year the centre closes for 2 weeks during the Christmas holiday period.
This year the centre will close its doors at 4pm on Thursday 20th December 2018.
We will reopen at 9am on Monday 7th January 2019.
We will take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Xmas and a safe and Happy New Year!
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.
NEW WEB SITE COMING IN 2019
We are currently developing a new web site for Gympie Community Place.
We are hoping to launch the new site in early 2019.
Do you have any suggestions or feedback? Feel free to let us know......
FORM ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Are you looking for help completing forms such as housing applications? Gympie Community Place often gets requests for this type of assistance so we are currently undertaking a project to see how we might help.
We are happy for you to share your suggestions?Go into the read more section to find out how you can get involved.