Community Connect Program


Community Connect is a program that aims to provide assistance and support for vulnerable families and individuals in our community, who are trying to deal with multiple complex issues. This may include issues such as domestic & family violence.

The Community Connect Worker is an experienced social worker. The program can provide assistance with:

  • Hearing your concerns and identifying your support needs
  • Providing you with some emotional, practical and personal support 
  • Finding other services and supports who can also help you
  • Connecting you with other services and supports within your broader community

Am I Eligible?

Community Connect is a support program for individuals or families with multiple, high or complex needs. If you have a lot of things going on at the moment and you have no support around them, give us a call about connecting with Community Connect. If you are not eligible the community centre staff maybe able to assist you with other supports including information & referrals to other services.

Do I Need A Referral?

No you don’t. However if you have had the Community Connect Program recommended to you by another service or professional, it may be helpful to ask them to make a referral for you. Referral enquiries are done directly with the Community Connect Worker.

How do I get make contact?

The Community Connect Program is located at Gympie Community Place. You are welcome to call into the centre to make an enquiry about the service, but the worker is not always on site and may not be available for your enquiry. Reception staff will at the centre will assist you with general program information and they will provide information back to the Community Connect worker as needed.

Gympie Community Place is open for enquiries Monday to Thursday from 9am to 4pm, and on Fridays from 9am to 12pm.

You can contact the centre on 5482 1147 or you can contact Community Connect directly on 5375 2629.


Community Connect & Gympie Community Place are not crisis services and we do not operate after hours.

If you need immediate assistance that requires police, ambulance or fire brigade, you should call 000.

If you need crisis support you can contact the following 24 hour, 7 day per week support services:

DV Connect           1800 811811     Domestic & Family Violence Support  –

Lifeline                    13 11 44             Telephone Counselling & Information Service  –

Child Abuse            1800 177135     Child Safety Afterhours Service Centre – 

Kids Helpline           1800 551800    Help for kids & young people –

There are more support service contact numbers and information on our website in the “Need Help” Section.