Welcome to East Creek Community Centre
East Creek Community Centre is a catalyst for community development.
Our dedicated paid staff and volunteers have provided services, support, advice, advocacy and professional development for over 30 years.
We work with community groups and individuals throughout Toowoomba.
East Creek’s programs are for everyone – children, adolescents, young adults, seniors, people with disabilities, multicultural groups and those who are socially isolated.
We encourage all members of the community to participate.
Please refer back to this page regularly for any major updates / public service announcements. You will find any such announcements directly under this heading.
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New Website Launched! East Creek has a new website! Yay! Please let us know if this new website layout is helpful is modern enough to fit in with the websites of today. Use our fancy new contact form at the bottom of this page (or in the menu across the top) to let us know if it’s easier / quicker / more efficient to find what you’re looking for, as well as anything that you find is not so good. We’ll endeavour to get onto it ASAP. Please excuse any parts that say ‘Coming Soon’, we’re still working on those, but hopefully that won’t take too much longer. Once we’ve had a bit of a trial and we get the new website to a state where everyone is satsified and the bugs are ironed out, we’ll be retiring our old website to the archives. In the meanitme, you may still access our old website until further notice at the following web address…
PS: While all care has been taken to not include individuals in any digital media (photos / videos etc.) who have not given permission / authority to have their image used at one stage throughout their interactions with East Creek, it is possible that we may have missed somebody in the background who is not immediately visible. Please get in touch with us and we will remove it ASAP should you find this to be the case. Any instances of such outcomes occurring are purely unintentional, and will be treated with the utmost urgency. Furthermore, should you wish to revoke your permission for your image to be present on any of our digital media (Facebook, our website etc.), please contact us, and we will remove it.
Centre Renovation and Relocation 2018
We are back! Our 43 Kitchener Street premises is open once again and better than ever. We’ve completed the majority of our move and almost all of our services are up and functioning. Thanks for bearing with us, and we hope to see you at the new building soon.
East Creek Phone Disruptions
As at the morning of the 27th November 2018, our normal numbers of (07) 4639 2755 (Primary) and (07) 4639 2038 (Secondary) are operational once again, with the following caveat:
– For some strange reason, our internal tests have revealed that clients who are with Telstra service or a Telstra reseller service are unable to connect to our primary number (clients with Optus or Optus reseller service are able to call that number). As such, if you are with a Telstra service, please use our secondary number instead, as all services seem to come through there. We have also realised that this service is likely to have effected clients for several months, for which we sincerely apologise. We appreciate everyone who let us know of the issues.
Please note that the setup is exactly the same as prior to our move. As such, the same rules apply. If nobody responds, please try calling again in a few minutes, use our alternative number, or use alternative means to get in touch with the Centre (emails, in person, or use the contact form below). In theory, due to the phones being in closer proximity to staff / volunteers at the Kitchener Street premises than the temporary premises, there should be a reduction in the number of missed calls. We do encourage people to leave messages in the event that they cannot get through to us (as opposed to hanging up when Answering Machine / Voicemail takes over), as those are checked regularly throughout the day.
Message from Bea…
Stay up to date with developments from our Older Person’s Action Program (OPAP) Co-Ordinator Bea. From social groups to outings with friends, there’s sure to be something on offer to appease all eligible individuals.LEARN MORE
Tales from the IT Corner
That stubborn computer / phone / tablet / technical thingamajig not behaving the way you want it to? Drop by the IT Corner, and have one of our skilled, friendly and patient volunteers take a look, fix, and / or teach you the in’s and out’s, no matter the issue. We run our affordable ($3.00 – $5.00 per session negotiable) one-on-one sessions that go at your own pace to make sure you’re never left behind, so give it a try.
Spelling it out with the Community Literacy Program
Primarily aimed at adults and those of a non-English speaking background (but open to anyone with some English understanding), the Community Literacy Program (CLP) supports those who struggle with certain elements of English literacy and numeracy. These tailored sessions include one-on-one 1hr / week contact time with an experienced tutor that focuses on your area of need. Call the Centre to arrange a time without CLP Co-Ordinator to get started.
Contact us / Feedback
Please fill in the form below if you would like to get in touch with us, or email / call us at the methods made available below. If using the form below, please ensure you that your contact information is correct, or we will not be able to get back to you.