The Mt Gravatt Community Centre can be accessed by all members of the community in a diverse number of ways; individually and groups. There is a place and space for everyone. Activities and groups include painting, crochet and knitting group, card making, English conversation, computer lessons, sewing group, music groups and senior’s social group.
Groups in Mt Gravatt and Surrounds
Groups That Are Involved
Details of some of the local community groups, clubs and activities are below. Click on their names to go to their websites.
Feel free to contact our Link Workers, Elise or Danne, on 07 3343 9833 for more information about the groups and/or to be introduced to the groups. If you are interested in finding a faith group in your local area you can check this list of faith groups such as Mosques and Churches for ones in your suburb.
Social Activities for Everyone
If you would like to meet new friends or learn a new skill, then Social Activities Group for Everyone (SAGE) would love to welcome you. Held at St Marks Uniting Church on Wednesdays during school terms from 9.30am to 12.00pm.
There are a variety of activities on offer and include a variety of arts & crafts, painting, chat, board games, book appreciation, and technology assistance – all free of charge! There is also English immersion, tennis, table tennis, mah-jong, cards, sewing, table games, mosaics and tatting. Morning tea is provided and children are welcome to attend. All ages are welcome.
Meets 1st Wednesday of the month from 9:30am to 11:30am at the St Mark’s Uniting Church on the corner of Springwood and Hicks Streets, Mt Gravatt. Come along for a social chat and morning tea. Contact Carolyn on 0468 930 050.
Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) Queensland is a leading provider of youth and community programs, services and facilities. PCYC Queensland offers activities and programs for all ages and all levels. From outside school hours care to gymnastics, boxing, dance and martial arts. They also offer activities for the 50+ age group such as thai chair, gentle fitness classes and yoga.
The Mt Gravatt’s Men’s Shed promotes a strong interest in woodworking, woodturning, carpentry and welding. Interest groups also exist in the shed for members such as darts, guitar, cooking, computing, card playing, gardening, leatherwork, photography , art and travel. Open to men 18 years and over, their main objective is to improve the health & wellbeing of men who are at risk from preventable health issues that may originate from isolation. The shed is a friendly and relaxed place with plenty of time for a cup of tea and a chat with other members. No matter what your skills, you will be welcome at the Shed.
Non-auditioned community choir. Anyone who wishes to share the love of music and singing is most welcome. There are no auditions and we follow the belief that ‘if you can talk you can sing.’ You don’t need to be able to read music or have ever sung before.
Fully equipped 24 hour gym located at Mt Gravatt East. Option to hire a personal trainer and/or use the Sam Riley swimming pool next door. They are currently have an offer for seniors to join the gym at a 20% discount which is $11.90 a week. There are pay as you go options, no joining or exit fees, and 2 complimentary coaching sessions with an individualised program to follow.
Fishability QLD aims to offer a broad range of fishing related activities that will build the confidence and skills of participants, offer opportunities to develop lasting friendships and broader social groups, and have fun. Community fishing events are held once a month at various locations across Brisbane. No cost to go along but the BBQ lunch is $3 and drinks are $1. Fishing equipment (rods, bait etc) are supplied but you are welcome to bring your own!
Playgroup Queensland supports in excess of 12,000 families in metropolitan, regional, rural and isolated communities through the State by offering early years’ programs and services that strive for optimal child well-being and development. By promoting learning through play, we build parenting skills and connect families to create strong and sustainable communities. Playgroups are informal and relaxed weekly get-togethers of mums, dads, grandparents, carers, children and babies.
General to moderate exercise sessions for Seniors. 14 classes across various locations in Brisbane. Improved balance, renewed energy, increased strength, prevent disease, more confidence, increased bone density, better mobility, defy dementia. Very welcoming environments. Each week is different type of exercise however all exercise focusses on strength (using light weights), stretch bands. They also have chairs for balance. All equipment supplied.
Join a local Bushcare group for a relaxing time in the bush and help bring birds, butterflies and koalas back to our mountain. Exercise in healthy fresh air venues. Meet interesting people and wildlife. Weeding of bush area.
Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) Queensland is a leading provider of youth and community programs, services and facilities. PCYC Queensland offers activities and programs for all ages and all levels. From outside school hours care and KinderGym for the younger years, to gymnastics, boxing, dance and martial arts, Blue Light discos for young people with disabilities.
The “Brush-Strokes and Beyond” Art Group currently meet at the Mt Gravatt TAFE every Tuesday morning commencing at 9:00am through to 1:pm with a break for morning tea at 10:30. The group is open to any person who enjoys painting in any medium whether it be Oils, Acrylic, or Water Colour and enjoys exchanging ideas about different techniques of painting. There is no formal instructions about how to paint, as the group consists of Artists who enjoy painting in a group setting and having social contact with like minded people. It does not matter if you are a beginner or have lots of experience at painting you will find this group will meet your needs. Group has been running for about 10 years. Mixture of male/female, mostly older participants. Call 3273 6523. Sessions at Mt Gravatt TAFE College. 1030 Cavendish Rd, Mount Gravatt QLD 4122.
St. David’s Neighbourhood Centre is a place where people find the opportunity to meet their community, family and personal needs in a friendly and supportive environment. The Centre is committed to empowering people to reach their full potential through friendship, education, social action and community building. We offer a range of programs and services for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Various social groups and activities including a play group, craft group, choir, indoor bowls, men’s society, women’s group, and a teenager social group.
A culturally diverse community of believers. They offer children’s music group, senior’s morning tea and games, and family and youth camps.
Has a 50-metre, Olympic-sized, outdoor pool. It has shade at the shallow end and heating during winter. It also has two indoor heated pools, a 12-metre pool for learn to swim, and a 25-metre pool for recreation and fitness. There is also a 20 metre long twisting waterslide. The pools and slide sit among landscaped grounds.The complex offers learn to swim classes, squad swimming and group fitness classes. The Rackley Swim Club is on Fridays from 5.30-7pm. There is a health and fitness club and kiosk onsite.
Group for every day people who are interested in music. This is not a singing group or playing instruments but a music appreciation group.
It is netball, but at a walking pace. It is for all ages, fitness and abilities. It is about fun, fitness and friendship. All ages game on Wednesdays at 7pm and Mondays at 10am. Over 60’s games on Mondays at 10am.
A club that welcomes everyone who would like to play bowls or just have some fun with some friends for a game of Barefoot Bowls. Games are played on most days at various times. Contact the club to find out details for specific days.
A social group with activities for members rangeing in age from 60 to 80. The Probus Club of MacGregor meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at St. Barnabas Anglican Church Hall, 189 Lister Street, Sunnybank, Brisbane. Meetings commence at 9.45am and finish at 12 noon. Outings/activities are run throughout the month.
Slower paced and social bush walks on Sunday mornings.
We knit, crochet, sew and follow other crafty pursuits to make items to be distributed to help our Queensland disadvantaged. All items the group makes donates them to kids in crisis or care or they sell at stalls to raise money to purchase materials for the group.
Metro Community Hub specialises in supporting older people to maintain their independence, and stay connected to their community. We believe that forming and maintaining connections to neighbours, friends and the community is important throughout the whole lifespan, so our activities focus on people over 50.
This is a social and support group for anyone who has low vision or blindness. The group meets every second Monday of each month at 9.30am in the community meeting room at the Garden City Library, Garden City Shopping Centre, Upper Mount Gravatt. Any visually impaired person and friend, support worker or carer are welcome to attend and enjoy a chatty morning and express experiences that are causing concern. Tea and coffee will be served. Guest speakers are organised when possible. Contact Peter on 07 3345 7421 for further information. If you wish to come along there is no need to book, you can just turn up. Cost: $3 for the morning tea and $10 for yearly membership. First visit is free.
Gentle Seniors exercise classes for women are available at St Bartholomew’s Church Hall, Cnr Logan & Mountain St, Mt Gravatt and Tarragindi Uniting Church Hall, 24 Pope St, Tarragindi. They are also available at Mt Gravatt PCYC, 90 Klumpp Rd, Mt Gravatt. All classes involve gentle exercise variations and some involve working with chairs. The classes at the PCYC are free as they are sponsored by Brisbane City Council and must be pre-booked by contacting Margaret Coates on 0421 314 392. Other classes allow one free visit for people to decide if it suits them. Participants just need to bring a water bottle and clothes suitable for exercise (e.g. not thongs or dresses).
To view the flyer with all the class details and costs click here: Margaret Coates Exercise Classes Flyer – GE term1-2020
Based at the Hibiscus Sports Centre on Klumpp Rd the South West Metro Pirates Basket Ball Club have activities on offer for everyone. You can try out casual shooting and make some friends daily at times that are announced on the FB page here. Entry fees are $4.80 for students and concession card holders and $5.60 for adults. On Fridays there is also a ladies session at 10am where you can go make friends and do some practice. Competitions take place in the evenings where you can come with a team or ask for help to find a team. The womens competition happens on a Tuesday night from 6.30pm while mens happen on Wednesdays from 6.30pm and Sundays from 3pm to 9pm. Competition players all pay $10 per week. There are also regular social competition events that are posted on the Facebook page. You can find out more information on the website here or by calling up Rob on 0458 707 020.
The Mt Gravatt Garden Club is a social and competitive garden club that meets the 3rd Thursday each month except in November. The meeting starts at 10am but members start gathering at the Showgrounds from 8am. Each meeting involves a plant competition, guest speakers, sharing and selling cuttings and a lucky door prize and finishes at 12noon on the dot. There are usually 100 people in attendance each week and membership costs $30 for the year. On the 4th Thursday of each month there is a field trip to a garden somewhere around South East Queensland for $25 to $45 each time. Members are generally retired and enjoy the friends through competition culture. New attendees can attend for three times before being asked to join as a member.
Carina Senior Citizens Club provides a welcoming environment to seniors, offering a wide range of activities six mornings per week. They welcome people to come to the venue, make new friends and get out of the house to prevent social isolation and loneliness. The Club describes itself as a “happy group”. Carina and District Senior Citizens Club Inc offers a wide variety of activities including indoor bowls, darts, table tennis, cards, bridge, craft, art classes, painting, tapestry, crochet, patchwork quilting, bingo, line dancing, square dancing, old time and new vogue dancing and concerts, a library, a talent group and trivia. Several bus trips are organised each year. A welfare officer is available for club members.
Address: 1 Edmund Street, Carina 4152
Phone: 3395 4636
Mt Gravatt’s Men’s Shed Inc. promotes a strong interest in Woodworking, Woodturning, Carpentry and Welding. Interest groups also exist in the shed for members such as Darts, Guitar, Cooking, Computing, Card Playing, Gardening, Leatherwork, Photography (new sites added), Art and Travel. Open to men 18 years and over. Their main objective is to improve the health & wellbeing of men who are at risk from preventable health issues that may originate from isolation.
A community-based non-profit organisation of highly qualified, experienced, and truly multicultural staff and volunteers who are passionate about supporting new Australians of any cultural background to gain relevant knowledge and skills, enabling them to integrate sustainably into the Australian society. ARMIA promotes socio-economic participation and combats social isolation. ARMIA is registered with the ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) as a charity to benefit refugees, migrants and asylum seekers by advancing health, education, social or public welfare and culture.
The Centre responds to the needs of the local community through community development work and provision of a range of services such as information and referral, crisis support, and community education in order to facilitate and enable personal and social development. A variety of group activities are held at the centre to cater to the needs of the community.
A worldwide self-help organisation promoting learning for personal enjoyment and wellbeing.
The Salisbury Senior Citizens Centre offers a variety of activities including bingo, indoor bowls, cards, pool, snooker, dancing and concerts. Bus trips are organised once a month. For people over 50 years of age.
Brook RED is a peer-operated community supporting holistic recovery from a mental health concern located in Upper Mount Gravatt.
Social touch football. Individuals are welcome.
Social group for retirees. Probus provides you with the opportunity to join together in clubs and to progress healthy minds and active bodies through social interaction and activities with retirees in your community. Probus opens the door to new experiences and friendships, you can hear wonderful guest speakers, stay active by participating in a wide range of activities and explore your community, your country or the world.
SOLACE Australia provides grief support for those grieving over the death of their partner. Talk or listen, in a non-threatening environment, to others who have been through the trauma of losing their loved one through death. The meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month are for the grief support group but this group also has a social lunch each month on one of the other Thursdays of the month.
Gentle aqua exercise, aquaerobics, indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool. Fees are $4.80 for concession card holders, $5.80 for adults and $4.10 for children (pool entry only). Aquaerobics cost: $14.00 per class, $13.50 for concession card holders. Discounts apply for 10 and 20 class passes.
Social badminton where people come in and enjoy a few games. Generally people form their own games but they can provide assistance with this if needed. Badminton rackets are supplied as well as shuttles. Located at Southbank TAFE Les Allan Sports Hall – Life Science Building (A) 14 Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101 (Corner Merivale and Glenelg St, opposite Brisbane Convention Centre).
Social tennis every Saturday afternoon. A group of competent group of players play social tennis on Saturday afternoons and pay a $5 donation towards the church (the tennis courts are on the grounds of the St Mark’s Uniting Church).
Theatre and drama group for over 50s. Facilitated by a retired drama lecturer from James Cook University. The group works through elements of drama, caters to beginners. The group works on a couple of productions each year. Nerida describes the group as very social and inclusive. Roughly 20 – 25 people involved. Group meets every Thursday from 10:30 – 12:30.
Several creative programs under the Upbeat Arts organisation, tailored to people with mental health concerns. Must have a mental health diagnosis or letter from health care professional demonstrating the program would be beneficial to the individual’s mental health. Mainly for people with disabilities. All programs are currently online.
Group of quilters and crafters (around 30 – 50 people) from all over Brisbane. Group has been running for around 30 years. They hold charity days once per month also and have quilting exhibitions once a year.
Seniors gentle exercise classes. Classes are suitable for anyone. Some bring their own hand weights, others use body weight. Class runs for an hour, but usually 40 minutes of exercise after time for breaks. Everyone works to their own level of ability. Bookings are essential and online booking and payment are encouraged. For those unable to book online, they can ring or text Liz and pay on the day (Liz has a card reader with her for EFTPOS). The group is very warm, welcoming and inclusive and Liz has seen many make social connections.
Facilitates day trips and outings for people over 65 in the Sunnybank Hills to Cannon Hill area (transport provided, pick up and drop off).
Four main services: Short term respite accommodation (3 bedroom home catering for upt to 4 participants to sleep over); Day program (life and independent living skills); weekend social and community activities (day trips, parties, bbqs and weekends away); In-home services (personal care, chores, escort to social activities, support for in-home sleepovers with friends or carer night away).
Provides help, support and advice to those wishing to discover more about their family history. Membership based society.
Post-crisis domestic violence services. Offers personal development workshops, support groups, education support programs, camps, and many more to women and children. Beyond DV also helps survivors find employment through their Paloma Placement program.
Men’s social group. Daily activities includeLeadlight/Artisan Glass Work; leatherwork; metalwork and woodworking. Special Group activities – Music Group (Corrugated Shedders – Monday afternoon); art/drawing (Wednesday morning); Cards; Exercise Groups (Monday & Wednesday); Glampers group; Wine appreciation group; Guest speakers on Monday mornings.
Women’s social group that meets every month at the Holland Park Hotel. Inner Wheel is an international women’s organisation that promotes true friendship and passion for community service. When you join the organisation, you will become part of a network of like-minded women in over 100 countries worldwide.
Ladies social group located in Wishart. the ladies group meets every Tuesday during school terms between 9:30am and 11:30am. They also have a community chaplain (Anglican church).
Social Indoor Cricket in teams – Games are played on Wednesday nights between 6pm and 9:20pm. Brisbane City Indoor Sports also offers indoor basketball, soccer, dodgeball, and netball.
Board game group on Meetup. This group is held on the last Saturday of each month from 2pm to 5pm.
Another Meetup board game group located at Garden City Shopping Centre. Happens every 1st Thursday of the month.
Meetup board game group located at various locations, dates and times.
Support group for sufferers of chronic pain (such as fybromialgia). Emphasis on the social aspect of support (not therapeutic). A support group that share experiences of chronic pain. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month between 12 PM and 2 PM. Located at the Carindale Library. Carindale Library.
Bridge club providing beginner lessons through to competitions. The Queensland Contract Bridge Club (QCBC) is one of the longest established bridge clubs in Brisbane and Queensland. We have a membership of over 600, and conduct sessions six days a week and three nights a week. The QCBC has long been regarded as the club to play in if you are seeking a strong game or trying to improve. We have an extensive library of over 400 separate titles that are available for loan to members at no charge. Located at Woolloongabba.
Gentle exercise classes for women of all ages. Covers exercise for strengthening, balance, fitness, flexibility and fun. Bookings are essential for the free classes. Contact Margaret to book.
Offers multiple services including food relief, Men’s Shed, Senior’s Social Group, playgroups, and a second hand shop.
Autism Adventures supports and guides Autism Positive People (APP’s) into living meaningful and fulfilling lives. We can help you make the most of life, your way. Everyone gets to choose how to engage, they can relax, be themselves, and try out the social communication skills in a safe supported space. Parents and carers get to connect with people who have shared their experiences too.
Professional fishing respite service provider. Uses fishing to decrease symptoms of depression, increase mood, and increase interest in everyday activities.