Find a community group
Community groups help people get together for a common purpose or to share an interest. The group may provide support for its members, or for others in their local community.
General community groups
To find a community group or organisation near you:
- visit the Our Community website
- search My Community Directory for your location to find community organisations in your area
- search the Queensland Government neighbourhood and community centres directory
- contact your local council
- contact your local public library.
Neighbourhood Watch Queensland supports groups in their efforts to strengthen and connect our communities for a safe and secure Queensland. On their website, you can also subscribe to daily or weekly email updates for your region, or search for a Neighbourhood Watch blog in your local area. Read how to start a new Neighbourhood Watch group. For Neighbourhood Watch enquiries please contact your local Police Station.
The State Library of Queensland also offers various services for Queensland community groups. For example:
- locate resources of interest to Aboriginal people, Torres Strait Islanders and general users interested in related matters
- access family history services
- borrow items from SLQ through the interlibrary loan service provided by your local library, including music scores
- children under 8 years can explore The Corner, available online or onsite at the South Bank building
- discover the diverse range of information, activities and services for children and families.
Playgroup is an exciting starting point for children from birth to 5 years and their families to experience connection and learning through play.
Playgroup Queensland ensures all playgroups offer a fun, safe and stimulating environment for children, families and communities to achieve optimal child wellbeing and development. Playgroup Queensland is there to help you and your family find the perfect playgroup near you.
Playgroups are set up and run by parents and caregivers, and provide children with opportunities to learn through a range of play-based activities set up to meet their varying needs. Activities at Playgroup may include:
- music and singing
- imaginative play
- outdoor and free play
- art and craft activities
Find a playgroup or phone Playgroup Queensland on 1800 171 882 for more information about joining or starting a playgroup.
Groups for young people
- Visit our Youth website to find safe places to hang out, sport and recreation info and school holiday activities.
- Find out about youth programs such as Duke of Edinburgh, Bridge Award, YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament and the Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program.
- The Police Citizens Youth Club Queensland (PCYC) has 54 clubs throughout Queensland. You can search their website to find a club near you. They also run Indigenous community sport and recreation programs as well as Youth Management Teams, which are social and leadership development groups for high school aged young people who wish to improve their leadership skills and give back to–and connect with–their communities.
- Find your nearest YMCA to get involved in your local community.
- Open Doors Youth Service provides support services to LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy young people aged 12 to 24 and their families who live in South East Queensland. Their social groups include:
- Drop In (under 18s group)
- Young and Proud (over 18s)
- Jellybeans (for Transgender and Gender Diverse young people aged 12 to 24)
- Yarning Circle (for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people)
- Art Group.
- QSpace is a non-profit service on the Gold Coast supporting gender diverse, sexually and romantically diverse, intersex and questioning young people. A weekly group program is available for 12 to 17 year olds. If you’re 18 to 25 years old, their QPlus program holds social events, skill sharing, learning opportunities and community exploration.
- Learn about the benefits associated with volunteering in Queensland.
- Stay connected to your community and avoid isolation.
- Search a range of programs available across Queensland to help strengthen your links with your community.
- Get involved with social activities such as the Time for Grandparents Program.
- Services and support are available for culturally diverse communities in Queensland.
- Search the Queensland Multicultural Resource Directory which lists organisations that offer information, advice, support and networking opportunities.
- Find a multicultural event near you.
- Discover SLQ's online multicultural library services.