The Beating Heart of Byron

From the Byron Markets to Byron Theatre and our essential community services, we are the beating heart of Byron Bay.

For over 40 years, the Byron Community Centre has played a key role in establishing and hosting a range of projects, services and events for locals and visitors alike in Byron Bay.

The Centre is a not for profit organisation, entirely self-funded through donations, income and project grants. These funds are used to support vulnerable people with services such as meals, advocacy and counselling; as well as a range of arts and social programs for the benefit of the whole community.

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Who we are

Welcome to the Byron Community Centre, the heart and centre of the Byron Bay community. We aim to provide the community with projects which support our local community.

We are completely not-for-profit and our services are made possible by gaining funding by applying for government grants as well as through our social enterprises: Byron Markets, Venue Hire and the Byron Theatre. These enterprises are run by a team of dedicated staff who receive support from a team of committed volunteers.

We work together to provide Byron Bay with a platform that encourages both social and cultural inclusion and we do this by inspiring a sense of community.

What we do

We provide support for our local community by hosting a range of community programs and services. These aim to better the lives of the people in need within the Byron Bay community. Help us help the Byron Shire community by supporting vulnerable community members. Your donation will help us provide food, shelter and showers to locals in need.

Fletcher Street Cottage

We are reopening the Fletcher Street Cottage in the centre of town to provide services for our community’s most vulnerable. Would you like to donate, lend a hand or keep updated? Find out more at:

Community Services and Programs

Our community-based projects include:

Homeless Breakfast
Our Homeless Breakfast Hub provides healthy and wholesome meals to those facing disadvantaged circumstances.
Wednesday between 7:30am – 9:00am.

Homeless Showers
The Homeless Showers project provides hot showers to those facing homelessness.
Monday and Wednesday between 10:00am – 12:30pm (book in at breakfast).

Fell Good Fridays
Feel Good Fridays provides a safe space for disadvantaged women to relax and connect.
1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Byron Community Cabin (women only).

Severe Wet Weather Shelter
The Severe Weather Shelter project offers emergency shelter to those in need through extreme wet weather phenomena.
Signs at Byron Community Centre on days open with instructions.

Women’s Counselling
For women needing extra support please leave a message for our Community Worker on (02) 6685 6807.

Free Legal Service
Legal Aid are providing free legal advice for homeless people or people at risk of being homeless in Byron Bay. Phone appointments with Legal Aid lawyer Katie are available on Wednesday mornings, from 8am – 10am. Call or text 0417 218 709 or (02) 6621 2082.

Seniors Program
Our Seniors Program is comprised of activities for seniors in order to inspire inclusion and life betterment.

For over 30 years, our community-based projects have played an important role in improving the lives of those who need support within the community and with the help of our dedicated staff and generous team of volunteers, we will continue to provide services which aim to connect and support the local community.

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