Community Development & Education

The Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre implements centre-based community development, engagement and education 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. Some of the projects  delivered in  recent years were the following:

  • Australia Day Event
  • ​International Women's Day
  • Taste of Harmony/Harmony Day Celebration
  • Centrelink Information Session
  • ​Cultural Awareness Workshops
  • Dementia Workshop
  • Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
  • Seniors Week Event 
  • Mini Expos on health, multicultural and others
  • Mental Health Event
  • International Volunteers' Day

Note: Please contact us for information on current and on-going programs.

NEIGHBOURHOOD CAFE @ the Centre

Our community coffee shop

OPEN MONDAY TO  FRIDAY

10.00AM - 2:30PM


Coffee, beverages and toasted sandwiches being served all week!

So if you want great coffee and good atmosphere why not come down at 25 Ellena Street, Maryborough and support your local community centre.

Note: Special menu on certain days, ask our friendly volunteers!!!

Fraser Coast Youth Achievement Awards

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 admin@maryboroughnc.org.   

JUstice of the Peace (QUAL.) Service

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:

  1. Certify True Copies
  2. Witnessing signatures on documents only ( such as Statutory Declarations, commercial contracts, etc. that requires someone to witness signature only)


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).

information, referral and advice

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 available within the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre. 

CANCER SUPPORT PROGRAM

This support group is a welcoming environment for people who survived or going through any form of cancer and their families.


We are hoping to provide friendship, support and some information through invited guest speakers and health professionals. The program is run by volunteers and has been through a similar experience.


For more information about the group, please contact centre reception on 4121 2141 or email admin@maryboroughnc.org.

Taylor Street Community Legal Service

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.

Adult Community Education Program (A.C.E.P.)


English and Literacy Mentoring Class


The Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre's Adult Community Education Program (A.C.E.P.) has started its Literacy/English Mentoring Class. The Mentoring class is designed to assist culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) members of our community including newly arrived migrants who needs assistance to enhance their English literacy and communication skills. Thursdays starts at 1pm. Please contact reception on 4121 2141 to register and schedule an interview and assessment.


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 admin@maryboroughnc.org. 

migrant development program (M.d.p.)

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 benefitted members of the migrant community and has extensively promoted diversity for many years.


The Migrant Development Program has been established and recently launched to celebrate all the diverse cultures that make up our community, to learn, share and come together in unity.  More specifically, through this program the organisation hopes to empower migrants in the region through:

  • Referral to education, training and employment opportunities.
  • Access to health and welfare services
  • Freedom from violence and harm by assisting with access to legal and other support services.
  • Advocacy on matters pertaining to migrant issues.
  • Promotion of cultural awareness and diversity.
  • Support in the provision of a social network to support migrants in isolation.
  • English language mentoring, personal development and life skills.
  • A venue for established migrants to support other migrants in need.

Please contact us for more information on how to be a member or for more details on the program. 


ASIAN WOMEN'S GROUP 

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.

DANCE TO FITNESS

Dance routine specially designed for women. Learn line dancing and freestyle dancing with a modern twist.


To join, participants must at least be 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 4pm - 5.30pm 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 admin@maryboroughnc.org.

Maryborough interagency network meeting

​The Maryborough Interagency 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 our specific program goals and objectives.


MEETINGS DATES FOR 2019

12 February 2019

9 April 2019

11 June 2019

13 August 2019

8 October 2019

​10 December 2019


You do not need to RSVP to attend this meeting. Just turn up when you can :) 


For more information, please contact centre reception on 4121 2141 or email admin@maryboroughnc.org.


Centacare Community Services - Maryborough

Centacare Community Services - Maryborough is now housed within the Maryborough Neighbourhood Centre at 25 Ellena Street, Maryborough. Services offered by Centacare Fraser Coast are:

  • Emergency Housing
  • HomeStay Support Program
  • Counselling and Intervention Service
  • Family Support Program
  • Neighbourhood Care (HACC)
  • Veteran's Home Stay
  • Day to Day Living
  • Mental Health Respite: Carer Support
  • Holiday All Stars
  • Infinity & Beyond
  • ​Supported Accommodation


For more information about the programs listed, please contact Centacare Community Services Fraser Coast on 4194 0172.