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Nambour Community Centre Open Day a flaming success

Story & Photos by Fiona Croft

New look NCC building

MURAL ARTISTS: Robbie Peters and Indigorose (Debra) Buchannan and Robbie’s children Vanessa and Zeus were excited to present this new artwork and facelift to the people of Nambour Community Centre Where anything is possible . Photo by FIONA CROFT

This year’s winter solstice brought An air of Change celebrating the Nambour Community Centre’s 20th anniversary on Friday 22nd of June 2018, with a new mural, food, fun, song, dance and ritual and it’s fires of friendships theme certainly warmed the hearts of our community.

Manager of the NCC (Nambour Community Centre), Michael Jones said it was a great celebration for the community and exceeded all expectations.

“There was inclusive leadership where everybody rose to make it a success,” Michael said.

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Time to tackle a new skill

If you have ever wanted to learn to play the guitar, now is the time! The Nambour Community Centre will host a beginners guitar group twice a month.

Everyone is welcome to come along whether you have never played a guitar before or you simply want to play along with an enthusiastic group. The group will be held at Nambour Community Centre (2 Shearer Street, Nambour) the first and third Tuesday of the month from 1-2.30pm.

Bring your own guitar or chat to event organiser Ana if you don’t have one. Other instruments and percussion instruments are also welcome.

No experience is necessary, just bring a desire and patience to learn together. Teachers are also welcome to come along and share their skills. Tea and coffee is also provided.

Contact Nambour Community Centre’s community development worker Ana on 0407 165 308 or for more information.

Everyone is Welcome at the Suicide Prevention Working Group

The Nambour Community Centre is proud to host the Nambour and District Suicide Prevention Working Group on Tuesday 19 September.

This is a chance to be part of and to play an important role in this local community initiative. Attendees will learn how they can make a difference within the community as well as share ideas and develop local community initiatives and activities to prevent suicide.

This is not a counselling or support group, but a community initiative to work toward suicide prevention in our community.

Everyone is welcome to attend the working group on Tuesday 19 September from 9-10.30am at the Nambour Community Centre, 2 Shearer Street, Nambour.

Anyone needing more information can phone Shine Jang on 5441 4724 or email or Helen Shearn on 0451 307 560 or email

The  Nambour and District Suicide Prevention Working Group is part of the Hinterland and Sunshine Coast Suicide Prevention Network.


Hundreds turn out for our annual Open Day

Live music and family fun drew large crowds for the NCC annual Open Day Minifest.

More than 150 community members gathered at Nambour Community Centre on Friday (18 August) for the annual NCC Open Day Minifest. The day was a chance for the community centre to showcase all the great events, services and workshops on offer to the public.

Visitors to the centre enjoyed a sausage sizzle and homemade wood fire pizzas made by local community members who spent the previous day kneading over 5kg of flour into pizza bases.

NCC staff held tours of the centre, while current groups held information stalls to let the community know just what is on offer at their local centre and a range of workshops about topics such as self-love for women, non-violent communication and men’s issues.

Multicultural Community Worker Shine said the Minifest was a great success with people travelling from as far as Maroochydore to come and enjoy live music and a free dinner.

“It was really good,” she said. “There were lots of new people here and people who were just passing-by dropped in to see what was happening.”

Children had their faces painted and enjoyed the playground, bell tent and craft table. There were also henna artists, cultural dance demonstrations and lots of live music for the whole family to enjoy.

A homemade, up-cycled light show rounded out a great evening where the community came together to learn more about their local community centre.

If you want to learn more about your local community centre, drop into Nambour Community Centre, 2 Shearer Street, Nambour, anytime from Monday to Friday 9-3pm. You can also like us on Facebook to keep up to date with events and workshops, subscribe to our quarterly bulletin and check out our website for more information.



Find out more about your community and what NCC can offer you

Have you ever wondered what happens at your local community centre? We’re opening our doors and welcoming everyone to come along and learn more about every great thing we have on offer.

Nambour has a strong sense of community but it all starts by connecting with someone. Come to our Minifest Open Day on Friday 18 August and meet all the people who make your local community centre a great place to make new friends, learn new skills or gain support.

From weight loss groups to play groups and parenting workshops, community dinners and networking nights, the Nambour Community Centre is a wonderful place for the whole community to come and our Minifest is an excellent opportunity to learn all about our services.

The family-friendly event will offer lots of activities for the kids. From roaming performers such as a magician and fire twirler, wood-fired pizza, live music, mini-workshops and Herb’s famous up-cycled light show, there is something for everyone.

If you have ever wondered what happens at the Nambour Community Centre, your centre, then this is a great chance to learn about the centre’s history, all the services on offer, what free workshops are planned and so much more. With so many wonderful staff and volunteers at Nambour Community Centre, as well as many great community members, you’re sure to also make some new friends.

Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy a free family night at their local community centre, 2 Shearer Street, Nambour, from 4-7pm.




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