january, 2022

fri14jan9:00 am3:00 pmCancelledBack to School Fair9:00 am - 3:00 pm PCYC Townsville

back to school

Event Details

The Back to School Fair is on Friday January 14 at
PCYC Townsville in Aitkenvale.

Another great event supporting local families,
thanks to Mercy Community and Townsville City Council.

There will be a range of local product and service providers on hand to help you and your family prepare for back to school.

Confirmed Services include:

COVID-19 Pop Up HubInformation about COVID-19 Vaccinations


Enrolment SupportVolunteers will be available to help people fill in enrolment forms

TMSG will be around on the day if people need help with translations

A representative of Education available to answer any questions

Justice of the PeaceJPs will be available to sign statutory declarations for proof of address

JPs will be available for other documentation

Registry of Births, Deaths and MarriagesSupport registering children for free

Free birth certificates to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents who register their child on the day and their child is 0 to 5 years old

Family Emergency Accommodation Townsville (FEAT)Free school supplies including school bags and water bottles

Support accessing Zephyr for families who’ve experienced domestic violence

Case worker to talk to about support needs

North Townsville Community Hub (NOTCH)School supplies

Support with birth certificates 

Support accessing GIVIT

Workers to talk to about support needs

Carers GatewayInformation about Carers Gateway

Support signing up to the Carers Gateway 

Support workers to talk to about support needs 

SelectabilityInformation about Selectability

Support signing up to the Carers Gateway 

Support workers to talk to about support available in Townsville

UnitingCare – Early Childhood Early InterventionInformation about NDIS for children 0 to 6

Support with paperwork

Speech Pathologist to talk to

Support with linking people into mainstream supports for this age

Feros CareInformation about NDIS for people 7 to 65

Support with paperwork

Support with linking people into mainstream supports for this age

HairdressersHaircuts will be available for people to access on the day
OZ Harvest donationsFresh fruit and vegetables

Pantry supplies

Community donationsCommunity members and organisations are encouraged to go through their cupboards this Christmas time and find uniforms, shoes and school supplies that they no longer need. These will be provided to the community for free. 
Lite HausWill be selling refurbished devices on the day

They have also donated three laptops to give away

SunbusSelling bus passes
The Smith FamilySupport signing up families for the Saver Plus Program on the day

Financial support information 

CentrelinkInformation about different student payments (ABSTUDY, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY)

Support with MyGov

Support with referrals 

Community GroInformation about Community Gro program

HIPPY Coordinator to talk to about support needs

UnitingCare Aspire and Family SupportInformation on Aspire and Family Support programs

Support for teens 

Support workers to talk to about support needs

Churches of ChristInformation on Bringing up Great Kids and Parent Connect programs

Ability to sign families up on the day to programs and waitlists

Support linking families in with early learning centres

Queensland Youth ServicesInformation on programs provided by Queensland Youth Services

Support for teens (including help with licences and case management support to get into jobs or employment)

Birth Certificate applications for 12 to 18 year olds

Workers to talk to about different programs available

Family and Child ConnectInformation about Family and Child Connect

Support self-referring online 

Family Response Facilitator to talk to about support needs 

Dream Believe AchieveInformation about Dream Believe Achieve (Cowboys) program

Support with applications 

Support for people 16+ to get into work

Creche & KindergartenOffer kindergarten for 3 to 5yo in Townsville area. 

Support people to sign up to kindergarten for 2022.

Support waitlisting for further years. 

Red CrossActivates for children

Information about Red Cross Targeted Family Support and Giggle n Grow Playgroup 

Workers to talk to about support needs 

Althea ProjectsInformation about Wee Care ongoing supports

Workers to talk to about support needs 

Save the ChildrenPractical school give aways

Information on Family Support and Play2Learn Programs

Townsville City LibrariesInformation about First 5 Forever early literacy program

Information about library resources families can access for free

Free First 5 Forever packs for families with children aged 0 to 5 which includes a picture book, information leaflets, frog wash mit/puppet and song book with DVD

Laptop to sign families up for free library memberships and library card

Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service (TAIHS)Information about playgroups and Yamani Meta programs

Information about Smart Healthy Kids Program

School packs for families

Workers to talk to about support needs




(Friday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


PCYC Townsville

Wellington Street, Aitkenvale

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