Tom Quinn Community Centre

In the Beginning....

A vision, an idea, a dream....

The Tom Quinn Community Centre was established
as a direct response to the shortfall in services for the
disadvantaged and marginalized of our community.

Our Mission:

"Save souls, grow saints and serve

suffering humanity" 

Through tremendous community support a 
derelict, neglected site has been
transformed into a wonderful, friendly
and safe environment for people
to learn new skills, access emotional
support and enjoy the company of others.

Garden to Cafe and Chapel

TQ's Cafe and Chapel

TQ’s Café is the hub of the Tom Quinn Community Centre garden areas.

Visitors can relax at the Café and enjoy a meal and light refreshments in the serene and picturesque environment whilst planning their exploration of the other facilities offered by the centre.

The retail shop offers a variety of goods from bicycles and furniture to jewellery and pottery items.

The plant nursery propagates plants for sale to the public and to populate the lush grounds of the Centre.


From humble beginnings...


To an oasis in the middle of Bundaberg

The Tom Quinn Community Centre at Bundaberg aims to help with a range of needs in the local community. The Tom Quinn Community Centre is a safe, alcohol and drug free place or ‘home’ where you can meet with others and learn new skills, enjoy recreational activities, and gain emotional support.


Financial counselling

Financial counselling for clients who have been receiving assistance for some time through its welfare area, and are in need of legal or budgetary help to get them to a stable level.


Education & employment programs
  • Numerary, literacy and computing programs.
  • Assistance to access necessary support programs eg Centrelink, Government Departments.
  • Subsidised lunches for participants
  • Other Employment, Work Experience and Community Workshop Programs:
  • Furniture
  • Landscaping
  • Computer operations
  • Nursery – seedling production
  • Accredited training in Retail, Hospitality, Horticulture, Business Administration, Construction and Furniture Making.


Work Experience

The Tom Quinn Community Centre and the Salvation Army has recognised and experienced staff who have a history of managing community based programs and working with unemployed people.  This includes managing a variety of employment and training programs funded by both State and Federal Government

Participants are provided with comprehensive training in furniture, hospitality, horticulture as well as other personal development including time management, communication, team building, retail and timber recycling.



Contact Us

8 Killer Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Postal Address:
PO Box 155
Bundaberg QLD 4670

Phone: (07) 4153 3557
Fax:     (07) 4151 1746