Our purpose


- Tell the story of citizen-led community transformation through Neighbourhood Centres
- Build cross sector relationships to increase the value and effectiveness of centres
- Provide opportunities for centres to be connected and united
- Train and lead centres in place based community development
- Foster research and evaluation into the community based work of centres

Our team


Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of the Sunshine Coast and Community Development Worker at Caloundra Community Centre.


Tomas Passeggi


Service Coordinator at Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre.


Samantha Way

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Christine is the manager of Mossman Support Services. 


Christine Buckland


Geoff is the QFCA Executive Officer and Secretary of Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre.

Executive Officer

Geoff Roberson

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Chris has 20 years of experience in the Community Sector in State High Schools, Community Development, Volunteer Management, Microfinance, Adult Post Adoption Support and Sector Development.

Sector Development Officer

Chris Mundy


Ros is researching and developing a Neighbourhood Centre Drought Response Strategy in Western Queensland.

Drought Development Project Worker

Roslyn Wade

State Committee 

South West Region: Sally Fisher, East Creek Neighbourhood Centre

Far West Region: Virginia Wacker,  Blackall Tambo Regional Council

South Region: Cassie Patton, Gailes Community House:

Far North Region: Julie Theakston, Mareeba Community Centre

Sunshine Region: Bea Rogan, Caloundra Community Centre

South Brisbane Region: Claudia Cunningham, Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre

North Brisbane Region: Jenny Ryan, New Farm Neighbourhood Centre

North Region: Linda McCelland: Hinchinbrook Community Support Services


                    Our Regional Networks:

The Association provides a means whereby member organisations can gain:

Information about government policy, programs, legal and administrative issues and provision of a focus for agreed action on these issues;

Advice and avenues for pursuing effective policy review and equitable funding;

Support for action being taken in relation to particular concerns affecting services;

Ready access to consultation at the Regional and State levels;

Representation and contacts at a National level;

A forum for discussion on issues related to family and individual support and community centre work;

An opportunity to work collaboratively with peer organisations on shared tasks and objectives, and

Peer support for workers and committees by contact with others elsewhere in Queensland who do similar work.

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