Brisbane Community • Brisbane, QLD

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Brisbane House
47 Sutton St
Chelmer QLD 4068
Australia

Established: 2017

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About Us:
Brisbane community has ten members, mostly singles and a couple who are house parents. We meet daily for meals and worship, and then spread out throughout the city to go to work, attend university, and volunteer with churches and charitable organizations.

Setting:
Our community is in the suburb of Chelmer on the south bank of the Brisbane River. It’s an area known for classic “Queenslander”-style architecture – think high-set timber homes with corrugated iron roofs, wrap-around verandas and wide stairs – and tree-lined streets. 

Our Neighbors:
Friends and neighbors are always welcome at our house, and we enjoy getting to know the families and residents around us. Students from our community attend several universities and TAFE campuses across Brisbane, and their classmates often stop by to join us for a meal, communal activity, or Bible study.
In the evening, we love sitting on the dock that runs from our backyard into the river. It’s a great place for a chat or a sing-along, while dangling a line in the water to hook an occasional catfish or shark (swimming is not recommended!).

Points of Interest:
In the evening, we love sitting on the dock that runs from our backyard into the river. It’s a great place for a chat or a sing-along, while dangling a line in the water to hook an occasional catfish or shark (swimming is not recommended!).

Residents’ Voices:
Several current residents describe life at Brisbane Community:

Darren Shirky

Darren: I’m a first-year student of dentistry at the University of Queensland. When I’m not busy with uni or work, I like to volunteer at the Wesley Mission or the local Salvation Army op shop. I and the others at our house love exploring what subtropical Brisbane has to offer, from rainforests to world-famous beaches (Surfer’s Paradise is just down the road!). But more than that, we love meeting people, so if you’re up for dinner or a coffee, get in touch. We'd love to show you what we've learned about living in Christian community here in Brisbane, and hear your stories too.

Katherine Zimmerman

Katherine: When I’m not studying nursing, I enjoy getting out and about in Brisbane. It’s such an easy city to navigate – the river ferries are a great way to get around, and there are so many public parks and recreational spaces. It’s never hard to strike up a conversation and make a new friend.