Coolum Community Centre

Coolum Community Centre

Coolum Community Centre (formerly Coolum School of Arts Hall, 1950)
Jack Morgan Park, Park Street, Coolum Beach, 4573
(behind the Esplanade shops, near the Bowls Club, and Civic Centre)
Post: PO Box 405, Coolum Beach QLD 4573
Phone: (07) 5471 6655

Coolum Community Centre is a centre that promotes access and equity for all. We believe that everyone has the right to be listened to, respected and given opportunity to succeed in life with realistic goals. We value individual differences and help other people to live with these differences.

Coolum Community Centre is a friendly supportive centre manned by a coordinator, youth worker, counsellor, art therapist and volunteers who are committed to the development of a local community that aims to support positive environmental, social and economic outcomes.

Emergency Relief
We provide Emergency Relief to people who are experiencing short term, financial crisis.
Basic food supplies and referrals are available.
Tuesdays 9:00am – 12:00pm
Thursdays 9:00am – 12:00pm

Integrated Family and Youth Service (IFYS) Program – Young Parents Support Program
The Young Parents Support Program works with young pregnant women and young parenting families up to 25 years of age. We provide a range of services and supports to young families to meet their ongoing needs including pregnancy and parenting support, social and recreational activities, weekly playgroups, home and hospital visits. We work collaboratively with a range of health and welfare services relevant to meeting the needs of young families. We offer a Young Parents Support Playgroup Mondays 10:30am-12:30pm. Transport is available and all services are free of charge.

Cool Connections – Women’s Group
A diverse women’s group for ladies who want to try different experiences, find friendships and support. Workshops and guest speakers present every Friday 9.30am-11.30am during school terms. For further information please call Esme 0408 077 882.

Venue Hire
The rooms of the Centre are hired out to various community members. The fees are $16.50 per hour, $55 half day (4 hours) and $110 full day (8 hours). Please contact the Centre to discuss availability.

There are other Community Programs and services that operate from the Centre; for further information please call the Centre.

Coolum School of Arts Hall, 1950s

The Coolum School Of Arts Hall was built in 1950. For thirty years this robust, cyclone-proof, hardwood hall was a widely renowned public venue for holiday dances, church ceremonies and as a classic picture theatre.

Coolum Community Centre, 1985

Originally this was Coolum School of Arts Hall, 1950 – 1970.
It became Coolum Cinema 1970 – 1990.
Today it is Coolum Community Centre 1992 – 2017

Festival event: Saturday 29th July,   4 – 9pm

Could Have Been Should Have Been

Cost: free
Contact: 0421 251 541

stories of our changing paradise & other musical compositions

Blair McNamara

To celebrate Coolum’s historic community “School Of Arts Hall” and for the ’50th Anniversary Of The Naming Of The Sunshine Coast’, The Coolum Residents Association and Blair McNamara will present an informative, pictorial, light-projection narration of his famous artwork collection, “Coodabin – Shoodabin”.

Blair McNamara‘s art is highly respected and awarded as a unique, contemporary translation of Australian beach culture. His collection explores the impacts of population growth over a fifty year period, seeing his beach town grow from 600 to 26,000 permanent residents.

Barry Charles (photo by Rob Starkey 2012)

From a very young age he began making drawings and paintings on anything he could find including bits of broken fibro or old wardrobe doors. As a strong component of the Queensland visual arts scene, he skillfully and appropriately captures much of the cultural and environmental conundrums that have developed over the years in this vulnerable Sunshine Coast paradise.

Along with Blair’s cinematic presentation will be original, semi-acoustic performances by many of the coast’s most significant musicians, including Barry Charles.

(Click on the poster to display a larger version that can be downloaded for printing out)

A PDF leaflet can be downloaded from here too.


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