Christmas Resources

We know that the holidays can be a difficult time for many people in our community. So we’ve compiled a list of some community Christmas lunches and other resources.


Forest Lake

Free Christmas Community Lunch
Grand Avenue State School
Forest Lake, QLD 4078
More activities listed here

Sunshine Coast

The Shack

Phone Donna to register asap- 5441 5928
Now taking registrations for Christmas hampers and Christmas Day meal delivery to Nambour, Yandina and Woombye Caravan Parks
(also including our homeless community)
Salvation Army Nambour

Rosemary 5441 5538 to register
Hampers including food and gifts.

Hervey Bay

This year the Hervey Bay RSL Picnic in the Park – Christmas Day lunch will be held at the Hervey Bay Community Centre.
Hervey Bay Community Centre
22 Charles Street, Pialba, 4655
25th December, 2020

The lunch will include the same delicious menu of ham, chicken salad and dessert but the serving times have changed to adhere to COVID-safe guidelines.
Meal serving times for maximum of 60 guests at a time: 11am 12pm 1pm
We will be monitoring the COVID situation closely and will revise serving times if required and add additional times if sold out.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast – Community Christmas Lunch

Free Christmas lunch

To book please email or phone 0416 313 482 for further information or if you are in need of transport to and from the event.
Labrador State School Hall (Imperial Parade, Labrador, off Government Road).
DATE: 25 December 2020
TIME: 11am – 2pm

There will be plenty to keep the kids entertained and a visit from Santa too.

All welcome, the more the merrier.

Support services

Support services for anyone who is struggling over the holiday period:

  • Lifeline – 13 11 14 (24 hours/7 days) or chat to a crisis supporter online (7pm – midnight/7 nights)Beyond Blue – phone 1300 224 636, webchat or email (24 hours/7 days)
  • Parentline – phone 1300 30 1300 8am-10pm. 7 days a week, or webchat 
  • 1800Respect – phone 1800 737 732 Open 24 hours to support people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.

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