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.
CURRENT SERVICE RESTRICTIONS
due to COVID-19
Gympie Community Place is a community centre. From Thursday 26th March 2020 we have been closed to all public access, as the federal government restricts meetings and gatherings to try to reduce the spread of the virus.
So the centre is closed... but our office is open for contact. This mean you can call us for information, enquiries or just for a chat.
Some of our essential services such as legal advice and financial support are still operating - just in a different way to normal.
Welcome to 2020
Gympie Community Place is open for business.
The centre reception is open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, and from 9am to 12pm on Fridays. We are closed on weekends and public holidays.
So what can we do for you this year?
PUBLIC USE TELEPHONE & COMPUTER
Gympie Community Place has a public use telephone available during office hours.
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.
And in 2020 we now have a public use computer too.
NEW WEB SITE
We are currently developing a new web site for Gympie Community Place.
This website was due for completion in late 2019 but is still under development. We are hopeful it will be complete and online in the first half of 2020.
Do you have any suggestions or feedback? Feel free to let us know......
FORM ASSISTANCE "Ticking Boxes: Service
Are you looking for help completing forms such as housing applications? Gympie Community Place often gets requests for this type of assistanc. We have a new service called Ticking Boxes which can help...
Go into the read more section to get more information on this new service.