Community Resources

Here is where you can find some handy local information about, and for, community organizations and groups in the Gabba Ward. 

If you are organizing your own event, here is a list that my office has compiled of affordable halls and venues around the Gabba Ward. Please let our office know if any of this information needs updating by sending a quick email to [email protected] 

You can find a list of community groups and organizations in the Gabba Ward here. If you would like your organization or group added to this list, please call or email our office. 


Community Events

Every three weeks, my office sends a regular newsletter that includes links to free or low-cost community events or fundraisers for not-for-profit community groups across the Ward. Sign up for email updates to get the latest.

If you have an event you'd like us to mention, email [email protected]

Check out the upcoming events we're hosting and co-hosting below.


Upcoming Events


Community meeting for a new verge garden on Gloucester St

Sun, 05 Mar, 05:00pm

A group of Highgate Hill residents will be meeting on the corner of Gloucester Street and Stephens Road on Sunday to discuss the opportunity of a community garden in this location. They will be assessing the type of garden we want (vision) and the way forward to ensure sustainability. Please invite any friends and family along who would be interested in getting involved!


Luku Ngarra : Film Screening and Fundraiser

Sun, 05 Mar, 07:00pm
Five Star Cinemas, New Farm

A special fundraiser screening and Q & A with senior Yolngu law man, Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM, who has been fighting for the political and spiritual freedom of his people for over 40 years. Winner of the ‘Change Award’ at the Adelaide Film Festival 2022, this independent Indigenous funded film is an unflinching presentation of how the dominant paradigm has forced itself upon the lives of First Nations people, creating chaos and devastation to their everyday lives, their culture and their law. Tickets $25 ▸


Clean up Australia Day

Sun, 05 Mar, 12:00am
Across the Ward

Every year thousands of Australians take part in Clean Up Australia Day, helping to clean up our local parks, streets, beaches and bushland, and conserve our beautiful environment. On behalf Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Sustainability Agency coordinates Clean Up Australia Day volunteers and activities throughout Brisbane. There are dozens of groups meeting throughout the weekend across the ward, click the link to find a CUAD activity happening near you! Find a group to join ▸

Regenerate Brisbane: Streets for People

Sun, 19 Mar, 02:30pm–04:30pm
Holland Park Sports Club & Online via Zoom.

What would it look like if our streets were designed to prioritise the needs of people, not vehicles? How would our communities change if we lowered speed limits, widened footpaths, improved pedestrian crossings, planted more shade trees and created separated bike lanes on busy streets? Join Cr Jonathan Sriranganathan for a community forum to discuss all of these questions and more, to determine what it would be like if we designed streets for people, not cars. Bring along your thoughts, ideas and experiences, and help us brainstorm a vision for a more pedestrian-friendly city. Free afternoon-tea provided. Register online ▸ | Facebook event ▸


Regenerate Brisbane: How do we make public transport a genuine alternative?

Sat, 25 Mar, 02:15pm
Mitchelton Library & Online via Zoom

On the northside, cars are considered the most convenient, reliable and safest option to get around. But cars are expensive to own, take up a disproportionate amount of space, contribute to climate change, and are a constant source of frustration through traffic. What's getting in the way of providing reliable alternatives? Why haven't we improved service frequency, reliability, and accessibility? How do we make people feel safer on public transport? Join Cr Jonathan Sriranganathan for a free community afternoon tea and discussion of future actions our local government can take to address public transport issues. Register online ▸ | Facebook event ▸


Health Home Hope - A photographic exhibition on housing and health.

Sat, 01 Apr, 10:00am–04:00pm
Vacant Assembly (266 Montague Rd, West End)

“Tell the story of what health looks and feels like, and what it means to you” is the prompt the exhibition contributors with lived experience of homelessness were given alongside a digital camera. The captioned photographs depict how homelessness results in considerable suffering. Yet, they also tell stories of ingenuity and solidarity in the pursuit of health. This exhibition reimagines ‘health’ in the context of housing instability as something that is lived and done in relation with others. What is it then, that needs to be done to support the health practices of people who are unstably housed? The exhibtion will be available to view across the weekend from 10-4pm on Saturday and 10am-2pm on Sunday. No registration necessary. ▸


Ongoing Fundraising Campaign for 'Charlie,' a short film about homelessness

Fri, 03 Mar, 12:00am

'Charlie,' is a short film written and directed by award-winning West End filmmaker Mel Poole based on the true story of a man who ended up homeless on the streets of Brisbane. The film tells of the tragic event that led to a Brisbane man's fall from a normal life to the streets and his first steps to self forgiveness for the death of his family in a car accident. This important project will change the way people view the homeless and drive support to end this ever-increasing social issue. Donations are being sought via the Australian Cultural Fund to support the projects production. All donations are tax deductible. Donate via the link ▸


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