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Aged Care Services in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Seniors' Sites Brisbane and QLD Anti-Discrimination Commission can help if you've been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas. Arthritis Queensland incorporating Osteoporosis Queensland Australian Pensioners and Superannuants League (QLD) The APSL is an organisation that provides services, undertakes research and lobbies government and non-government organisations on behalf of the elderly and others […] See more

Art and Craft Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Art and Craft Groups in Brisbane and Queensland Access Arts Inc - Creating Diversity in the Arts Artrageous Community Arts Centre: A creative outlet for Sandgate and surrounding suburbs. Programs include: Articipate (for Special Needs) Drawing and Painting Classes Craftrageous (Learn new skills or hone old ones) What's In The Box? (for kids 7yrs plus.) […] See more

BCL Adult Education- Brisbane Queensland Australia

Adult Education Pine Rivers State High School holds evening classes for the Pine Rivers community, including arts & craft lessons, music, sport, cooking and more. University of the Third Age - 'Learning for Pleasure', Providing leisure and educational courses to local seniors. Coorparoo Centre for Continuing Secondary Education Students at the Adult Education Centre can […] See more

Brisbane Schools and Education in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Education and Schools in Brisbane Brisbane has a wide range of educational and training facilities for all ages. Queensland children normally begin school in the year of their 6th birthday. Most attend state or independent schools. Others study by distance education and some families choose home-schooling. Queensland's new Preparatory Year replaced preschool from 2007 and […] See more

Business and Commerce Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Business Network and Lobby Groups in Brisbane and Queensland Joining your local business group can be a good way of finding out about local opportunities and making contacts. Chamber of Commerce and Industry Australia Philippines Bribie Island Chamber of Commerce Brisbane Inner West Chamber of Commerce Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce Brisbane West Chamber of […] See more

Car Clubs in Queensland

All British Classics Car Club Inc - a friendly, family orientated multi-marque club in Brisbane. Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in British vehicles, regardless of current ownership, marque, age or condition. "British vehicle" includes any vehicle manufactured in the United Kingdom. Bad Little Bug-gers V-Dub Club QLD INC Bayside Vehicle Restorers Club (Inc) […] See more

Community Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Aspley Lions Club: Community Service: Aspley Lions Club is a part of a world-wide organisation of 1.3 million members. Members help with local as well as district also international projects such as conducting vision and health screenings, build and maintain community facilities, support eye hospitals, fund medical research, award scholarships, assist youth development, provide help […] See more

Computer Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Queensland Computer Clubs Apple-MAQ Lions Club of QLD Apple-Q- Apple-Q is a Macintosh user group based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Since 1979, Apple-Q has been helping Macintosh and Apple II users to get the most from their computers. Brisbane Web Tech Brisbane .Net User Group BRISBUG PC User Group Inc. Home Unix Machine - Brisbane […] See more

Concerts and Festivals Brisbane Queensland Australia

Abbey Medieval Festival - Caboolture Bluewater Festival runs during Easter week with main events Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. It includes the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race, an art exhibition and much more. Boonah Arts Festival - Presented by the Boonah Arts Collective. Brisbane Cabaret Festival Brisbane Fashion Festival Brisbane […] See more

Costume & Reenactment Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Abbey Museum - Public museum of art and archaeology, featuring antiquities and fine arts from around the world. The Queensland Living History Federation Inc. - a non-profit, living history and reenactment organisation based in Queensland , Australia. It is a representative body of this State's living history and re-enactment groups covering all eras. Condottieri is a […] See more

Craft and Farmers Markets in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Markets in Brisbane The details below were provided by market organisers but are notoriously difficult to keep up to date. Please contact us about any changes to these listings. The Bardon Market - 4th Saturday of every month, 9am to 1pm at 247 Simpsons Rd, Bardon (overlooking Bowman Park playing fields). Stallholders present unique or […] See more

Crisis Services in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Financial Help & Crisis Relief Alternatives to Violence Project AVPQ is a growing community of people who support those actively seeking nonviolent solutions to conflict. Members share experiences, skills, information and their time. It is a multicultural, independent, non-profit association of trained volunteers, offering experiential workshops that help people to change their lives. Brisbane City […] See more

Dancing Societies and Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Breakaways Rock 'n' Roll Dance, Social and Welfare Club Brisbane Joy of BellyDance Caprice Dancing School Wynnum Manly Dallas Line Dancers DanceSport Queensland DanceLink Jill's Jive Dance Club - Rock'n'Roll, Street, Latin, Jive, Lindy Hop. Just Rock Brisbane (on the forum: Just Rock Brisbane) Just Rock Ipswich Queensland Associated Dance Studios Queensland Round Dance Association […] See more

Disability Services in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Disability Services and Information National Disability Insurance Scheme website about the proposed NDIS includes information, draft legislations, a forum, and much more. Access Brisbane - A guide to access and facilities for people with disabilities plus stories, art and feedback. Anti-Discrimination Commission - Can help if you've been discriminated against in employment, education and many […] See more

Drug Rehabilitation Services in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Alcohol and Drugs - Information and Rehabilitation Queensland Alliance is the peak body for mental health in Queensland. We represent community organisations working in mental health. This may include youth, homelessness, alcohol and drug and other services. Alcohol and Drug Information Service The Australian Government's information site for alcohol with information on alcohol-related health, science, […] See more

Education Links and information – Brisbane Queensland Australia

Education Information Sites Education Queensland Education Queensland's Education and Training Reforms for the Future includes a proposal to extend the years of compulsory schooling - and the opportunity to have your say. An important part of this strategy is broadening the options available to the students. The Senior Certificate Project investigated structural changes to certification […] See more

Education- Private schools in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Independent and Private Schools in Brisbane Scroll down to see Independent Schools and Colleges in the Greater Brisbane Region. They are divided into the four Education Districts in Greater Brisbane - Central and West, North, South and South East. The lists include All Boys, All Girls and Co-Ed Schools. Some schools are Primary, some Secondary, […] See more

Education- State Schools in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Scroll down to see Primary and Secondary State Schools, Special State Schools and Environmental Education Centres in the Greater Brisbane Region. They are divided into the four Education Districts in Greater Brisbane - Central and West, North, South and South East. Ascot State School Ashgrove State School Bardon State School Brisbane Central State School Brookfield […] See more

Education- Universities in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Australia Catholic University - Brisbane Campus (McCauley at Banyo) Bond University is a small private university. The University campus is on the Gold Coast, about one hour drive away from Brisbane Central Queensland University Griffith University - with campuses at the Gold Coast, Logan, Mt Gravatt, Nathan and Southbank. James Cook University - with main […] See more

Email Discussion groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Etiquette Email discussion groups are a great source of ideas and information - and can lead to great friendships. Emails to the list are automatically broadcast to all members. To get the most out of a group there are a few generally accepted rules: Remember that you are speaking to a group of people - […] See more

Emergency Services in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Emergency Police, Fire, Ambulance - In an emergency dial 000 Policelink 131 444 is the number to report non-urgent incidents Queensland Police Service Crime Stoppers - Crime Stoppers - 1800 333 000 If you need police to attend an address or you need immediate police assistance DO NOT PHONE CRIME STOPPERS. In an emergency dial 000 […] See more

Environmental Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Environmental Groups and Links in Brisbane Australia New Guinea Fish Association (Queensland) promotes the study, conservation and aquarium culture of the native freshwater fish species of Australia and New Guinea, and provides a forum for the exchange of information. Basin Sustainability Alliance (BSA) was established in early 2010 to represent landholder, community groups and individuals […] See more

Fishing in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Fishing in South East Queensland Australian National Sportfishing Association Queensland branch Amateur Fisherman's Association of Queensland (AFAQ) Brisbane Boat Show Club Whittley Queensland Fisheries Queensland lots of information from the DPI Freshwater Fishing and Stocking Association of Queensland (FFSAQ) Kayak Fishing in South-East Queensland Scuba Diving - NAUI Diver Training Organisation Moreton Bay Boat Club […] See more

Food and Wine Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Food and Wine Groups in Brisbane BABBS: Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers - This group meet on the fourth Thursday of every month in Holland Park, Brisbane and is dedicated to the social and technical aspects of brewing your own beer. Brisbane Local Food Growers - ning group of people who with an interest in growing […] See more

Food Shopping, Fruit Baskets, Grocery Delivery Brisbane Queensland Australia

The Meat-ting Place the leading and largest processor and retailer of organic meat in Queensland. Shops at McDowall and Paddington. Natural Earth Health Products based in Woombye has organic and unprocessed foods and  ingredients. Check the site for recipes and a blog. Sow Grow Eat offers fruit, veggies and herb seeds based on climate zoning […] See more

Gaming Groups in Brisbane & Queensland

Brisbane Bridge Centre - Caters for all ages and levels of experience, and has a playing session that will suit your needs. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays you can come without a partner. Brisbane City Chess - If Brisbane is a 'World City' then why is it near impossible to find a game of chess […] See more

Gold Coast Support and Networking Groups

Gold Coast Support and Networking Groups Alzheimer's Association on the Gold Coast is a non-profit community organisation providing support services to people with dementia and their families. Founded in 1987, the Association also works to raise community understanding about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias Amyloidosis Support Groups - US-based. The site publicises all Australian Support […] See more

Government in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Australia has three levels of government: Federal Government covering all of Australia, State Government for each state and local government for cities and regions. Local Government Association of Queensland The Brisbane City Council web site. BCC Customer Call Centre -- 3403 8888 Government House includes history, role and functions of the Governor and much more […] See more

Groups for Young People in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Children and Young People (for and about) Alex Surf Lifesaving Club - Includes Nippers and youth members - Alexandra Headlands on the Sunshine Coast Ardoch Youth Foundation - A non-profit organisation that aims to help children and young people overcome barriers to full participation in education. Backbone Youth Arts - Edward St, Brisbane. Brazil Grumble […] See more

Health Services in Brisbane & Queensland

Health Resources and information in and around Brisbane and Queensland Arthritis Queensland incorporating Osteoporosis Queensland Blue Care provides care to all members of the community regardless of socio-economic, ethnic, religious, or spiritual background. People assisted include older people, younger people with a disability, and others in need within the general community. Carers QLD provide a […] See more

Help and Support for Parents in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Asperger's Syndrome Support Network (Qld) Inc Aspergic Moments - blog raising questions about the incidence of Aspergers Syndrome "moving the focus from the person to the situation". Australian Breastfeeding Association (formerly Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia) Australian Children's Contact Services Association Inc "ACCSA is a non-profit association which promotes sound analysis of the role and […] See more

Historical Groups in Brisbane & Queensland

Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology Sunshine Coast offers  events, festivals, group tours and school educational programs. Anglican Diocese of Brisbane Archives Annerley-Stephens History Group Inc: Annerley; Fairfield, Greenslopes, Moorooka, Holland Park West, Tarragindi, Tennyson, Yeerongpilly & Yeronga, QLD. Our area is the suburbs and communities within the boundaries of the former Stephens Shire Council […] See more

Hospitals in Brisbane Queensland Australia

If you require immediate medical assistance dial 000 See also Emergency and Essential Services Hospitals & Medical Services in Brisbane Brisbane Private Hospital, Wickham Terrace - offers a range of specialist medical and surgical services. Canossa Private Hospital - Oxley - a modern facility operated by the Canossian Sisters. Family Planning Queensland has been the […] See more

Lawn Bowls Brisbane Queensland Australia

Lawn Bowls Queensland Bowls Queensland state organisation Aspley Memorial Bowls Club welcomes bowlers of all ages. Visitors welcome, barefoot bowls, function room for hire. Bardon Bowls Club Beenleigh Bowls and Recreation Club Booroodabin Bowls Club Chermside Bowls Club Darra Bowls Club Deception Bay Bowls Club Inc Everton Park Bowls Club Ferny Grove Bowls Club Hamilton […] See more

Legal Help and Information in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Legal Help and Information Australian Children's Contact Services Association Inc "ACCSA is a non-profit association which promotes sound analysis of the role and limitations of supervised parent / child contact ('access', 'visitation') services, provides a network for members and promotes quality in service provision." Austlii - Australian Legal Information Institute - Cases & Legislation Caxton Legal […] See more

Live Music Venues in Brisbane and Queensland

If you know something we don't, please use the links at the bottom. You can post your live music events on the BCL forums. Agreeable Kids Social Club @ Brisbane Square Library (Myspace) - All ages events/venue. Alhambra Lounge - 12 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley The Alibi Room - 720 Brunswick St, New Farm. Under […] See more

Model Train and Miniature Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Model Trains Railway Modeller's Club of Queensland Inc - Aim to promote railway modeling as as fun for all ages. Located on the north side of Brisbane. Logan District Model Railway Club Inc. Logan Model Engineering Society - Logan City Railway. Ewing Park, Ewing Rd, Woodridge. Model Engineers & Live Steamers Association Rockhampton Establishised the […] See more

Multi-cultural Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Multicultural Groups More than a quarter of Brisbane's population was born overseas.  Find more statistics at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website. Academy of Middle Eastern Dance, founded in 1989, boasts 5 highly skilled teachers and is home to Brisbane's only Professional Belly Dance Troupe "The Oasis Dancers". AfricanOz - An online resource for […] See more

Multicultural Groups on the Gold Coast, Australia

Australian American Association Gold Coast Division - Aims to foster friendship and understanding between the people of the United States of America and Australia. Australian National Committee on Refugee Women (ANCORW Coop. Ltd) The Canadian Australian Club-Gold Coast-Tweed Inc is a social club open to anyone. Events include: Canada Day Celebrations, Halloween Parties, Thanksgiving, Skating […] See more

Museums, Historical Attractions and Places To Go in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Brisbane Historical Sites, Museums and Attractions Abbey Museum - Public museum of art and archaeology, featuring antiquities and fine arts from around the world - north of Brisbane near Caboolture and Bribie Island. Australian Railway Historical Society (Qld Division) - operates steam trains with the Queensland Rail Heritage fleet and maintains an operating museum near Rosewood […] See more

Outside School Hours Care – Brisbane Queensland Australia

Before and After School Care Queensland Government Childcare Services Search Queensland Government Child Care Information Service Vacation Care - for information, ring Dept of Family and Community Services (07) 3224 4225, or from outside of Brisbane 1800 637 711. Information for Working In Child Care See BCL School Holidays for Holiday and Term Dates throughout […] See more

Performing Arts Groups in Brisbane & Queensland

These listings are provided free. Find out how to request links, notify updates and promote your events by follow the links at the bottom of the page. 4MBS Brisbane's Classical Music FM Radio Station, since 1979, holds workshops, concerts etc Australian Girls Choir The Australian Voices is a group who are committed to commissioning, performing, […] See more

Performing Arts Groups on the Gold Coast, Australia

Performing Arts Groups on the Gold Coast, Australia Ballina Players is a community-based amateur theatre group Beenleigh Theatre Group Inc. The Blenders - An a cappella male chorus which rehearse at the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra Building, Community Drive, Ashmore. Its 80 members range in ages from 12 to 86. Enquiries 5575 7250. Gold Coast […] See more

Pets, Animals and Animal Welfare Clubs in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Pets, Animals and Animal Welfare in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4 Paws Animal Rescue Inc. - Rescue animals from council pounds and places them with foster carers. Agility Dog Association of Australia Animal Liberation Queensland Animal Welfare League Australia - The non-profit organisation cares for stray and abandoned animals and works to: find homes for abandoned […] See more

Pre-schools Brisbane Queensland Australia

Playgroup Australia includes how to find playgroups in all states of Australia. Queensland Government Childcare Services Search Queensland Government Child Care Information Service See BCL Groups - Children for playgroups etc Information for Working In Child Care See BCL School Holidays for Holiday and Term Dates through the year. 0to5.com.au Templates and Resources - activities, […] See more

Public Speaking and Debating Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Brisbane Public Speaking & Debating Clubs etc Australian Speak Easy - A national organisation that provides support for people who stutter. Group meetings are held in most states. Visit the website for a list of group venues. Forum Communicators - Queensland public speaking and personal development organisation, with groups meeting at Ashgrove, Bayside, Beenleigh, Bremer, […] See more

Radio Stations, Television, Movie Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Brisbane Local Radio Stations Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) public radio stations: ABC Radio Homepage ABC Brisbane 612 ABC - We bring you informative, innovative radio that reflects the thinking in the community and highlights the directions the city is taking.  Give feedback through the Listener Feedback Club or see what happening in the studio on […] See more

Religious Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Chenrezig Institute - A non-profit organisation affiliated with the FPMT (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition). The institute hosts weekly guided meditation classes. 33 Johnsons Road Eudlo, Sunshine Coast. Ganden Kadampa Buddhist Centre - Classes in Brisbane, Murwillumbah, Nerang and Palm Beach. The Tibetan Buddhist Society continues the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in the […] See more

Science Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Science Groups and Links in Brisbane, Queensland Griffith University Society for Skeptics and Freethinkers Brisbane Astronomical Society - A non-profit society of amateur astronomers who meet monthly at the Kelvin Grove State College Library, Victoria Park Rd, Kelvin Grove. The Ideas Festival - Held annually in Brisbane. Science Teachers Association of Queensland - A non-profit […] See more

Services for Children and Young Adults in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Help for Children and Young Adults Anti-Discrimination Commission can help if you've been discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas. Australian Children's Contact Services Association Inc "ACCSA is a non-profit association which promotes sound analysis of the role and limitations of supervised parent / child contact ('access', 'visitation') services, provides a network for […] See more

Services for Men in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Anti-Discrimination Commission can help if you've been sexually harrassed or discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas. Beyond Blue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia. beyondblue is a bipartisan initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments with […] See more

Services for Women in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Women - sources of help in Brisbane 139 Club is a homeless refuge that provides a range of day and visiting services, welfare and family support, and community development initiatives Anti-Discrimination Commission can help if you've been sexually harassed or discriminated against in employment, education and many other areas. Alternatives to Violence Project  The Alternatives […] See more

Social Groups in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Brisbane Social Groups Brisbane City Chess - If Brisbane is a 'World City' then why is it near impossible to find a game of chess in the CBD? Chess is an unsurpassed 'leveler' which has remained constant for over 1500 years, not caring for your age, sex or station in life. Let's get a social chess […] See more

Support Groups and Services – Someone to talk to in Brisbane Queensland Australia

This page has been merged with http://www.bcl.com.au/brisbane/connect-qld/support-queensland.htm   Support Groups - Someone to talk to ARAFMI Queensland Inc - Provides 24 hour phone counselling as well as other support services for families and friends of people with mental illness and/or psychiatric disability. 139 Club is a homeless refuge that provides a range of day and […] See more

Support Groups and Services in Brisbane and Queensland

Support and Networking - Brisbane 139 Club is a homeless refuge that provides a range of day and visiting services, welfare and family support, and community development initiatives. Al-Anon Family Groups (Alateen)  - Helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of someone close. Alternatives to Violence […] See more

Support Groups for Grief and Bereavement for Brisbane Queensland Australia

Brisbane Support Groups for Grief and Bereavement Hannah’s Foundation, Australia’s only Drowning prevention, awareness and family support services. We have three primary roles and functions for supporting families of any tragedy such as child drowning, ocean drownings, boating accidents, floods or other water tragedies in Australia. We also support those victims who have suffered non […] See more

Theatres and Theatre Groups – What’s on at Brisbane & Queensland Theatres

Arts Theatre - Petrie Tce, Brisbane CBD. Backbone Youth Arts Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre Brisbane Powerhouse - A contemporary performing and visual arts space. Comedy, dance, cabaret, music, farmer's markets, dining and more. Located in New Farm Park. Centenary Theatre Group Inc - Chelmer Communitiy Centre. Expressions Dance Companies - Contemporary dance. The Fame Talent […] See more

Things To Do and Places To Go in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Attractions in and around Brisbane These are everyday attractions around Brisbane - the sort of things locals go to, or take their visiting friends and relatives to. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha - These are real Australian botanic gardens - great for gardeners and naturelovers but also good for taking overseas visitor to.  Allow a […] See more

Victims of Crime Services in Brisbane Queensland Australia

Victims of Crime Queensland 1800RESPECT - National counselling helpline, information and support 24/7 - Are you experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence? Seeking to support someone who is? We can help. Phone 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au. For more information about a service in your state or local area download […] See more

Volunteer Groups in Brisbane & Queensland

Volunteer Groups in Brisbane & Queensland Volunteers are always needed and it is a quick way to make friends and learn new skills. Calls for volunteers can be posted on our forum See also community groups. Animal Welfare League Australia - The non-profit organisation requires volunteers to help care for stray and abandoned animals. Amnesty International […] See more

Watchdogs and Information for Brisbane Queensland Australia

Watchdogs and Other Sources of Information Citizens' Advice Bureau and Gold Coast Legal Service  Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) Legal Aid Queensland Office of Consumer Affairs - Queensland Queensland Advocacy Incorporated "an independent, community-based systems advocacy and legal advocacy organisation for people with disability in Queensland" Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland Council of Carers Queensland Ombudsman […] See more

Writing and Literature Groups in Queensland Australia

Brisbane Writing and Literature The Arts Office of the Queensland Government Bent Books - West End. Second-hand titles and selected new editions, literature and non-fiction. Brisbane's Better Bookshops - Hold events with authors. Carindale Writers' Group - Meets in Carindale Library every second Thursday - 9.00am to 1.00pm. Visitors welcome. Children's Book Council of Australia - […] See more