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SBcare is the trading name of the South Burnett Senior Citizens Association Inc.
The association was founded in 1975 as a community organisation.

The association's objective is to promote and assist the welfare and good of the citizens in the South Burnett area.

We look to the needs of people living in the community, with an emphasis on older people and younger people with a disability.

What does the Association do?

  • Provides and maintains the Kingaroy Senior Citizens Centre, which enables a diverse range of leisure / recreational, community services for senior citizens and residents of the South Burnett.
  • Provides a range of community care services to the frail, aged and younger people with a disability living in the South Burnett community.
  • Provides accommodation for financially disadvantaged seniors and younger people with a disability.

Care Services

SBcare provide a range of care services which are aimed at helping carers care longer, helping people to stay at home longer, to help people maintain independence in the community and to help people maintain their quality of life.

  • Are you faced with new situations, health problems or changes related to age or disability?

  • Are you new to caring for someone with ongoing needs or are needs becoming greater?

  • Navigating the possibilities of available help in the community can be daunting.

SBcare staff can help with the information that you need and / or refer you to the person or organisation best able to help.


These are suggested links to the relative community service sites for people to check their individual eligibility.

We have included printable hand outs in our brochures link on the left of the page.

HACC Program

The Home and Community Care Program aims to support frail, aged people and younger people with a disability who live in the community and their carers.
This support enables people to stay at home rather than go into residential care.
The needs of the carers are just as important as the needs of the one who needs care.
We provide the following HACC services:-

  • Home maintenance
  • Social support
  • Day respite care - centre based

National Respite for Carers Program

NRCP aims to support people who care for another person on an on-going basis, as well as ensuring safe and meaningful activities for the recipient.

Centre Based Day Respite Care

Would you like to get out of the house and join in social activities, but find it difficult to do so because of a disability or just getting there?

Our Friendship Centres offer:

  • Friendship, fun and support
  • A warm and caring atmosphere
  • Activities that you are interested in, such as cards, craft, board games and art.
  • Entertainment and outings
  • Good food.

Our Friendship Centres operate in:

Kingaroy - Lakeview
Nanango - Gateway
Blackbutt - Timbertowns

Staff and clients enjoying craft and a chat

Whilst mixed age groups do meet in the our friendship centres, we provide special focus days.

  • Arts and Craft
  • Younger people with disabilities
  • Lifestyle skilling
  • Entertainment and trips
Young achievers preparing food

Social Support / Community Access

We can help you to 'keep in touch' and stay connected to the community.

Do you need help?

  • To do the shopping
  • To get to appointments
  • To go to meetings or contacts

Do you need someone to just come to your home for a social visit, or to help write letters, Christmas or birthday cards or just to make sure that you are okay when you are not feeling well?
We can help you to do the things that you have always done and to support you at home.

Staff assisting clients

In Home Respite

Our staff will care for the person in their home whilst the carer has 'time off'.
The carer can have a sleep, go shopping, attend meetings, appointments etc.
Our staff aim to give the carer support which allows 'time off', knowing that the one they care for is safe and happy.

Home Maintenance / Helping Hand

Our staff would like to see you stay in your own home, but sometimes that means that you might need a bit of 'manpower' to handle the routine maintenance around your home.

Our staff can give help with home maintenance such as:

  • Mowing lawns (standard 1/4 acre block only)
  • Rubbish removal
  • Changing smoke alarm batteries
  • Changing light bulbs and fluoro tubes
  • Changing tap washers

We can also give you assistance with the installation of grab rails.
Our staff also provide free information about employing a tradesperson and obtaining other specialist help.

Staff erecting hand rails and trimming the grass edges Our friendly maintenance staff

Carers Support

At SBcare we know that if you care for someone, it can become very demanding both physically and emotionally. Carers sometimes can become lonely and distressed.

SBcare services is designed to assist and support carers by 'Sharing the Caring'.

This is important when you need a break, so we encourage you to seek assistance before a crisis situation develops.

Carers can be assured that we will take good care of the one you love.
We aim to get to know them so that we can meet their needs.

Craft and games as activities for our clients

Meals on Wheels

Kingaroy Meals on Wheels Home page

Meals of Wheels logo

Meals on wheels Kingaroy have kitchen and preperation facilities in the rear of the Senior Citizens Centre in Kingaroy.

We are proud to support this vital service that assists the needs of the wider comunity.

Visit their web page (link above) or contact them on telephone (07) 4162-7302 for further information.

About Us

SBcare's Vision Statement

Through a service of excellence we strive to enhance the well being and encourage the independence of members of our local community regardless of age or ability.

SBcare's Mission Statement

To provide a range of community services to meet the changing needs of the people of the South Burnett.

Value Statement

We believe in:-
The right of the community to expect accountable and responsive programs to interface with our assets.

Advertising sign outside our centre Kingaroy
Our 2015 Board of Management
Doug Henderson
Tod Fiedler
Bruce Jay
Suzanne Dowell
Paul Laurenltiussen
Craig Lucas
Des Crane
Sonia Champney
Ralph Masters
Gary Wall

The Kingaroy Senior Citizens Centre

The Kingaroy Senior Citizens Centre - Lakeview Friendship Centre, has some form of activity every day of the week.

Situated at the corner of Kingaroy and Avoca Streets in Kingaroy.

Feel free to call in or contact us anytime to discuss your needs.

Historically, the South Burnett Senior Citizens Welfare Association Incorporated has managed the Kingaroy Senior Citizens Centre, and it environs, since October 1975.

Under its Trading Name of SBcare, it also manages the service provision associated with Commonwealth HACC, Community Care and NRCP Day Respite Care Services, which are provided at the Lakeview Friendship Centre (Kingaroy), the Gateway Friendship Centre (Nanango) and the Timbertowns Friendship Centre (Blackbutt).

From its base at the Kingaroy Senior Citizens Centre (Kingaroy), SBcare manages the:-
  • Commonwealth HACC Aged Care Program which incorporates -
    Day Respite Care Centre Based, Social Support Services, Meals on wheels and Home Maintenance Services

  • Community Care Services which incorporates -
    Day Respite Care Centre Based, Social Support Services and Home Maintenance Services

  • National Respite for Carers Program which incorporates -
    Day Respite Care Centre Based, Community Access, and In Home Respite Services

  • Disability Services which includes Individual packages and Residential Accommodation.

The Association is also the service provider for four (4) Home Units located in James Street Kingaroy.

Historically, the Kingaroy Senior Citizens Centre has played an important social role in the lives of the District's Senior Citizens.

The Centre is also a venue for other social uses i.e. Weddings, Celebrations, Functions, Seminars and Meetings.

The Centre will continue to play a major role in the lifestyle of Citizens in the District.

The Association is aware of changing trends and leisure lifestyle needs of our residents, and management will strive to provide the strategic direction and assistance to provide a viable product consistent with community requirements.

Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club

We invite citizens 50 years and over to join the Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club to be active in our weekly activities and enjoy the friendship of other clubs when they visit us and we inturn visit them. Day trips to interesting places are also enjoyed.
The annual subscription is $5 and all enquiries are welcome.

Up comming Events

  • Kingaroy Senior Citizens AGM Results

    President - Merv Wolski
    Vice President - Allen Weaver
    Secretary - Grace Suffock
    Asst Secretary - Lorraine Crawford
    Treasurer - Evelyn Taylor
    Asst Treasurer - Betty Wolski

  • October 2016
  • Monday 3rd

    Monthly meeting with BBQ 90th Birthday for Jack Perkins

  • Saturday 8th

    Trip to McLagan Accordian Festival
    We leave the senior citizens at 8am.
    Cost $20 please pay by 1st October.

  • Thursday 13th

    Trip to Toowoomba Empire Theatre "Back to the Tivoli"
    Bus leaves Senior Citizens at 7am.
    Cost $35 pay by 22nd September.

  • Monday 17th

    Club hosts Yarraman Seniors for a luncheon,
    Entertainment and activities - Cost $13.
    Please pay by 10th October.

  • Monday 24th

    Kingaroy Senior Citizens visit Chinchilla
    Bus leaves senior citizens at 7am.
    Cost $30 please pay by 17th October.

  • November 2016
  • Monday 7th

    Monthly Meeting

  • Thursday 10th

    Camp Oven Lunch to be held at the Antique Machinery Shed at Kingaroy Aerodrome.
    Cost $10 payment due by 7th November - Please advise if require transport.


    Monthly Meetings:- 1st Monday of every month at 10am.
    Management Meetings:- 3rd Wednesday of every month at 9.30am.

Contact Details

If you would like more details on the activities the club offers or any further information, please call the President, Merv Wolski on (07) 4163 6191.

Senior Citizens advertising sign out front of our centre

Main User Groups

Groups who use the Centre on a regular basis are:

  • Lakeview Friendship Centre.
  • SBcare administration, headquarters.
  • Kingaroy Senior Citizens Club.
  • Kingaroy and Districts Meals on Wheels.
  • Kingaroy Pensioners and Superannuants Group.
  • Nanango - Kingaroy Social Dance Group.
  • Tai Chi Group.
  • Gideons.
tai chi in action

Friendship Markets

New Market Site

Kingaroy Rotary Club in partnership with South Burnett Show Society.
- New Market Site - Cheers Triangle Corner of the Kingaroy Showgrounds on Haly Street Kingaroy.
- 3rd Saturday of every month: beginning October.
- Contact Neil Black for information M: 0408246815

Friendship Market Cessation

As you are aware SBcare has been investigating the possibility of divesting of the Friendship Markets for sometime.
We have been actively looking for community partner who may be interested in taking over the market management and provide an alternative venue.

The Friendship Markets will cease on this site in September with the last market being 17th September 2016.
Kingaroy Rotary Club in conjunction with South Burnett Show Society at the new venue of Cheers Triangle Corner of the Kingaroy Showgrounds on Haly Street Kingaroy will be the new Market site.

SBcare is subsidising the move to the new site for stallholders, this means that you could have a stall free of charge at the new site potentially up to six months.
We hope that the new site works for you all and wish you the best in the move.
If you have any questions please contact Neil or SBcare for information.

Best wishes on behalf of the Board of Management of SBcare.

To register for the new site and a subsidised stall fee please call Neil on 0408246815 and express your interest. (an error was made on the original flyer with Neil's phone number, this is the correct number - sorry)

Hall Hire - Apex Room

The main hall - Apex Room - and kitchen are available for hire on weekends (Saturday Sunday) for both community and commercial use.

All other times are available by negotiation.

For all enquiries please telephone 4162 7300

Display of hall arranged for Function


Clicking on these links below will download the documents in PDF format.

Our Friendship Centres

Lakeview - Kingaroy

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm
Cnr. Kingaroy and Avoca Streets Kingaroy

Outings for Young People Activities for the young at heart

Nanango Centre
Gateway - Nanango

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm
55 Cairns Street Nanango

Activities at Nanango
Activities at Nanango

Blackbut Centre
Timbertowns - Blackbutt

Monday and Wednesday 8.30am to 3.30pm
288 Bowman Road, Blackbutt

Activities at the Blackbut centre Activities at the Blackbut centre


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