Safe places to hang out

Youth centres

Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC)

PCYC offer recreational spaces and facilities for young people to meet or just hang out. Contact your nearest PCYC to check out what activities are available.

Visible Ink

Visible Ink offer events and activities for young people in Brisbane aged 12–26, such as:

  • free computer and internet access
  • outdoor recreation programs
  • rehearsals
  • live music events
  • art classes.

The Edge Digital Cultural Centre

The Edge Digital Cultural Centre in Brisbane has:

  • physical spaces to meet with others or relax on your own
  • free access to a range of spaces and software.

Open Doors Youth Service

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.

Read more about support for young LGBTIQ+ people.

Safe public places

  • Your local council may list safe public places near you where you can hang out.
  • Libraries offer a safe environment with free access to books, magazines, movies and the internet.

Emergency housing

  • Emergency housing is available for you to sleep, eat and shower.
  • Salvation Army drop-in centres also offer a safe and supportive place for at-risk young people.

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