A Burnie Community House Initiative Contact | (03) 6433 3219 | info@burniech.com.au |

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Spaces Available

Generally at no or little cost we have rooms available for meetings, case conferencing, workshops and training. Available to use: projector, large TV, whiteboard, laptops, kitchen facilities, and hot drinks with catering options.

Office facilities

Photocopying / Printing / Fax / Phone Service / Computer Access. Available during business hours at no cost.

NILS (No Interest Loan Scheme)

The Nils Network of Tasmania provides interest free loans of up to $1500 for various items. Applications are processed by appointment at the House.

To apply first ring 1300 301 650 for your information pack and when you have all your information ring the House on 03 6433 3219 to make an appointment.

Vinnies Van - Feeding the hungry

Vinnies Van is a free mobile service that provides those experiencing or are at risk of homelessness, marginalisation and social isolation with:

  • a warm, nutritious meal, fruits and drinks
  • Information and referrals to other community services and government agencies
  • Support, compassion and friendly face

Operating Monday Nights 6 - 6.30pm at the Burnie Community House, Wiseman Street Shorewell Park

Needle Syringe Program

The Tasmanian Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) is a public health initiative to minimise the spread of blood borne viruses HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C among injecting drug users and to the wider community.  As a secondary NSP provider we distribute fit packs and other injecting equipment and make referrals.

Free Produce Shed

Free fresh vegetables available Fridays from 9.30am.   

Community Garden

Completely maintained by volunteers, join us for a potter in the garden. Produce from the garden helps support cooking for House programs.

Men’s Community Hub

Meeting weekly on a Thursday morning for a cuppa and a snack.  Keep connected with others.

Learner Driver Mentor Program

The Learner Driver Mentor Program offers supervised driving to those who have barriers preventing them from gaining the necessary supervised driving hours to sit a provisional license test.

If you are a learner driver having difficulty accessing a vehicle or supervisory driver please get in touch.

Driver mentor volunteer opportunities available now and urgently needed! 

Quilters Group (Private Group)

Meeting every Wednesday at Loongana House.

Kommunity Kids Program

Every Wednesday 3.30pm – 5pm, join local service providers for an afternoon of outdoor play. For parents and their children, come ride bikes on the bike track, play football, cricket, grab a sausage or some soup.  Volunteer opportunities available.

Kommunity Kids Bike Kitchen

Are you handy at repairing bikes? Volunteers needed to help repair bikes for our bike track and Kommunity Kids program.

Computers for Seniors

Need some help with learning how to use a computer? Book an appointment with Shandel on 6433 3219

Long Lunches in the Long Room

Group bookings now available for lunches or themed events on Wednesdays.  Call the House to enquire.

French Conversations on the Veranda (Private Group)

A french conversation group meeting each Tuesday.

Country Women's Association

Meeting twice monthly at the House please check out their Facebook page for further information https://www.facebook.com/cwaburniebranch/

Open Heart Meditation

Kick start the weekend by calming the mind and heart in this sitting meditation.  Every Friday 1.30pm.  Gold coin donation if you choose too.

Men's DIY Health & Well-being Toolkit

Join a small group of men in designing your own flexible 7 week program that supports health literacy, focusing on nutrition, physical activity, health and emotional wellbeing.  Lots of informal discussions and activities all whilst connecting with like minded men.  Call Pete on 6433 3219 to register your interest for the next program.  Programs ran each school term. 

Curious Chefs

These programs are currently delivered at Romaine Primary School, Ridgley Primary School, The Library, Burnie Child and Family Centre and Burnie Community House.  Please call the House if you would like to discuss this program being ran at your facility.

  • Developing skills and knowledge around food and health literacy.
  • Increasing the ability of families to choose nutritious food.
  • Decreasing the health inequality that exists in communities; leading to improved health and wellbeing.

Empower: Skills for Life (Private Group)

Providing a person centred, quality service that respects individuality and supports and empowers people to identify and work towards their goals in a meaningful, purposeful way.  For further info please see: https://www.empowersfl.com.au/

North West Legal Service

Appointments available with North West Community Legal Centre for the following services but are not limited to:

  • General family law
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Problems with government departments
  • Criminal matters
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Credit & debt issues to consumers
  • Residential tenancy matters

Hilltop Central -click here for more information (takes you to Hilltop Central page).

Please refer to the monthly calendar in News & Events for one off activities or short programs.