The Neighbourhood Centre is an agency for emergency relief assistance. Under strict Government guidelines, and providing that funds are available, we can assist people in crisis with food and fuel vouchers together with some relief for household utility and material aid. The client may receive support by way of food vouchers or help to pay some accounts e.g. Telephone, (land line only)
Rent, (paid to recognised rental agency) Pharmacy prescriptions, School books and uniforms and pre loved furniture (when available)
Emergency Relief is available:
Monday 11am – 1pm
Wednesday 11am – 1pm
Thursday 11am – 1pm
This program is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services
No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS)
- No Fees
- No Interest
- No Charges
The No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) provides individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable credit.
Loan amounts are between $300 – $1,200 for essential goods and services such as fridges, washing machines or medical aides.
Loans are not for cash, bond, vehicle registration or vehicle repairs. Repayments are set up at an affordable amount over 12 – 18 months.
A community focused initiative of Good Shepherd Microfinance goodshepherdmicrofinance.org.au
Community Development Program
- Assists individuals and groups create their own futures
- Promote social change
- Advocate the needs of disadvantaged
- Build community capacity
- Promotes equity & justice for all
Funded by Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
Family Support Program
“Working Together to Strengthen Families”
The program aims to strengthen families by providing assistance and support to children and parents to reduce tension and ‘breakdown’ of the family unit. It also aims to assist parents with decisions that affect their family situation.
- Information, Advice and referral
- Advocacy and support
- Family therapy and mediation
- Development of family household management skills
- Case conferencing
- Community education
Funded by Department of Communities, Child Safety & Disability Services
Legal Aid Queensland
The Neighbourhood Centre is a Community Access Point for Legal Aid Queensland. Client information officers listen to your problem and explain the legal issues involved, tell you about the law and tell you how to access our services or refer you to other services which can help you.
Or clients may receive face-to-face assistance by talking to a client information officer at one of our 14 offices in Queensland or by visiting one of our community access points. We can help with paperwork, forms and information in regards to accessing Legal Aid. Ph 1300 65 11 88.