The Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre is an information and referral centre providing vital information to the Maryborough community. Our role is to be able to refer our clients to the proper organisation depending on their specific needs, as well as provide them with basic services that are accessible and available within Maryborough and the Fraser Coast region.
The Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre Coffee Shop opened as a neighbourhood community café in 2006. Its operation follows the centre’s community program goals and objectives. This café is 100% run by volunteers, with supervision and guidance from centre staff.
Through the years it has served the community as a venue for training, and hands-on experience for members of our community who are looking at pursuing a career in the hospitality industry, it has provided volunteers the opportunity to share their cooking skills, but most importantly, the coffee shop has been an income generating project of the centre that supports operation and the implementation of some community programs and services.
The café has for years been well known to dish out amazing multicultural cuisine and has always been the centre of attention in many community events where it provided catering for significant events and functions. It has been a focal point of gathering for the migrant community. It has been used for events such as national days to promote multiculturalism or to fund raise for a community service or program of the centre, or for a particular cause that impacts the community.
We can only run the coffee shop if we have volunteers, the challenge is how to keep it running on a regular basis. Through the years it has received financial support from government, council and other funding bodies in the upgrade of equipment and kitchen tools to support volunteers in its operation.
It is a small community café that offers limited menu which can change without notice depending on the volunteer chef. It is open Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 1.30 p.m.
The Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre implements centre-based community development, engagement and educational programs, some in partnership with other community organisations, relevant agencies and local government to deliver information sessions, community events, workshops & training, community education and life skill programs that targets people who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, and programs that benefit the general community. Examples of these projects and events are as follows:
Note: Please contact us for information on current and on-going programs.
The Maryborough Inter-agency Network Meeting is a bi-monthly meeting attended by community services workers in Maryborough and surround to discuss current activities and potential ways of working together as a community. Meetings are informal but with structure and long enough for attendees to learn and develop opportunities to meet specific program goals and objectives.
MEETINGS DATES FOR 2020
11 February 202015 April 2020 - Cancelled
9 June 2020
11 August 2020
13 October 20208
8 December 2020
The centre is adhering to strict social distancing guidelines. RSVP IS ESSENTIAL if you are attending the meeting on-site. For more information, please contact centre reception on 4121 2141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delivery of multicultural programs and services is one of the many strengths of the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre. As a not for profit community organisation that provides mainstream services to the community, the centre has achieved significantly in its implementation of programs that benefited members of the migrant community and has extensively promoted diversity for many years.
The Migrant Development Program has been established to celebrate all the diverse cultures that make up our community, to learn, share and come together in unity. Through this program the organisation was able to empower migrants through:
Please contact us for more information on how to be a member or for more details on the program.
English And Literacy Mentoring
The Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre's Adult Community Education Program (A.C.E.P.) provides Literacy/English Mentoring Classes. The English Mentoring class is designed to assist culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) members of our community including newly arrived migrants who need assistance to enhance their English literacy and communication skills.
Please contact reception on 4121 2141 to register and schedule an interview and assessment.
ONLINE ENGLISH (INTERMEDIATE) LEARNING NOV AVAILABLE.
Support by our English Coordinator can be provided by registering, contact us to know more.
Basic Computer/Excel Mentoring Class
Basic computer mentoring classes are offered at the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre. If you would like to find out more please contact centre reception on 4121 2141 or email us at email@example.com.
Computer mentoring will commence depending on number of participants.
Formerly known as the Asian Women's Development Program (AWDP), this group now operates under the banner of the Migrant Development Program and will continue with its programs and activities such as the cultural dance group, social network and support services.
The Fraser Coast Youth Achievement Awards aim to recognise the young achievers of our region who otherwise go unrecognised. In 2014, we started to host the first Fraser Coast Youth Achievement Awards. The main objective of this wonderful event is to create a positive perception of youth in Maryborough, Hervey Bay and its surrounding districts.
We are seeking to recognise young people who have set goals and achieved those self-defined goals through determination and will power. Nominate a young person in our region who is deserving to be recognised by our community.
For more information about the Fraser Coast Youth Achievement Awards, please contact 4121 2141 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Justice of the Peace (Qual.) is available at the centre every Tuesday only from 10am - 12nn BY APPOINTMENT!!!. What our JP (Qual.) can do:
For all other days and documents, a Justice of the Peace (Qual.) is located at the Maryborough Court House from Monday to Friday and at Station Square Shopping Centre on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (please check with Station Square Centre Management for JP service times).
This program is suspended until further notice.
This support group is a welcoming environment for people who have survived or going through any form of cancer, their families and carers
The program hopes to provide friendship, support and information through invited guest speakers and health professionals and implement activities beneficial for the participants' well-being. The program is coordinated by a team of dedicated volunteers who understand and have been through a similar experience..
A SOCIAL PHONE CALL INITIATIVE is a program under the umbrella of CSP. Initiated during the COVID lock-down. The aim was to keep the connection with participants during the lock-down. Post lock-down, we are continuing with the initiative to connect with participants and to relevant information about the CSP sessions.
IF YOU OR KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS SOCIAL PHONE CALL, please register.
For more information about the group, please contact centre reception on 4121 2141 or email email@example.com.
2020 CSP Meetings: 14 Sept, 12 Oct, 9 Nov, 14 Dec - 10.00 to 11.30 am
Dance routine specially designed for women. Learn line dancing and freestyle dancing with a modern twist.
BOOKING IS NOW REQUIRED FOR EVERY ATTENDANCE, PLEASE SECURE YOUR PLACE BY CALLING ON A THURSDAY FOR A FRIDAY SESSION!
To join, participants must be at least 18 years of age and physically fit to join this type of activity. Our dancing instructors are talented volunteers and members of the Cultural Dance Group of the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre's Migrant Development Program.
Dance to Fitness is held every Friday from 4 pm - 5..15 pm for a gold donation. Please be advised that the program may be terminated or re-scheduled without prior notice. Due to venue limitation, participation is on a "first come, first serve' basis.
For more information, contact centre reception on 4121 2141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centacare Community Services - Maryborough is housed within the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre at 25 Ellena Street, Maryborough. Services offered by Centacare Fraser Coast are:
For more information about the programs listed, please contact Centacare Community Services Fraser Coast on 4194 0172.
Services the Maryborough community every Wednesday from 5pm at the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre, 25 Ellena Street. APPOINTMENTS ARE ESSENTIAL!!! To make an appointment or for more information, please contact Taylor Street Community Legal Service on 4194 2663.
NOTE: This service is managed by Taylor Street Community Legal Service of the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre. Should you require more information in regards to accessing free legal advice service in another area or should you have any queries about the service, please contact the Taylor Street Community Legal Service Coordinator on 4194 2663.