To help stop the spread, keep our community safe, and alert you in the case of exposure to COVID-19, we have introduced COVIDTracer. All you have to do is scan the QR code and fill in your details when you visit the Burnie Brae Centre. The QR code will be displayed on the door in the entrances (see the video tutorial above).
Members who are already swiping-in to activities/programs do not need to use the QR Code unless dining in at the café. Once you have checked-in or swiped, you do not need to check in again.
If your smartphone isn’t set up to scan the QR code using your camera, try downloading a free QR scanner application via the App Store (Apple devices) or Google Play (Android devices). Don’t have a smartphone? Not to worry, we have iPads on hand and our volunteers are available to assist you to fill out the questionnaire.

Burnie Brae Centre Updates in response to COVID-19

At Burnie Brae, the health and wellbeing of our members and the broader community is paramount in all that we do, and as such, we have been working towards ensuring every possible preventative measure has been undertaken since the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are continually assessing the situation, closely following all advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and Queensland Health, and will advise you of changes as they occur. Please refer to this page for any updates regarding events, activities and services at Burnie Brae. We will be in contact regularly with you to advise of any updates to this as they come, as this is an ever-changing situation.

A Coronavirus Survival Guide  – Especially for the Over 50s and Seniors is available to be downloaded here: Coronavirus EBook – BURNIE BRAE. It contains a lot of helpful and specific information and tips all in one place, from details about new Covid Apps from the Government, to support information and who to call.

Community Services

Burnie Brae continues to provide the following services (with additional precautions taken for the protection of our clients):

  • Accessing the community: community transport; travel to medical appointments; shopping assistance (list shopping preferred for your safety)
  • Help in your home: home visits & support; domestic assistance; personal care; household maintenance; nursing support
  • Home Care Packages
  • NDIS: Support Coordination and Allied Health

Project Pantry Food Support Program

Project Pantry hampers are still available, but has moved to a delivery system. Hampers are no longer available for collection at 60 Kuran St (temporarily). All current bookings will be contacted regarding these changes.

Eligible recipients can call to order their monthly hamper on 07 3624 2121 during office hours, 8am – 3pm. If the line is unavailable, please leave a message and we will return your call.


Day Respite Centre

We are excited to announce the Burnie Brae Day Respite Centre has re-opened.   

During the time we were temporarily closed, we were in contact with each and every one of our clients and their carers to offer in home social support services or to discuss other ways of supporting them through the COVID-19 pandemic. A rollout of pre-configured tablets and a full online program was provided to clients during that time, enabling much needed connection. 


Hear Better Hearing Clinic

Open with the following adaptations:

  • Telephone consultations are available
  • Battery supplies will be posted
  • Repairs: collection & deliveries will be coordinated to limit in-person contact
  • Call clinic on 3878 8303 for assistance

Member Services

Burnie Brae Activities

A number of our Burnie Brae Centre activities have resumed. Each activity has been assessed by our health and safety team and has been/will be opened at the appropriate time. The first round of activities resumed were the activities that do not share common equipment. These activities include: Zumba, Art, Line Dancing, Clogging, Stretch in the Park, Tap Dancing, Dance and Movement, Matwork Pilates, Fitness with Jo, Yoga, Dance Moves, Function Fitness, Gypsy Rhumba dancing, Drama, Ukulele, Qigong (Tai Chi).

The following member protocols are in place at the Centre:

Unfortunately, some Burnie Brae activities at the Burnie Brae Centre will remain suspended, as they are not possible under the current restrictions from the Australian Government, aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. We sincerely apologise for the disappointment that this will cause but want to assure you that we are already planning how we can re-open all our activities as soon possible, after the COVID-19 threat has passed. We will be in contact regularly with you to advise of any updates to this as they come, as this is an ever-changing situation.

Fitzgibbon Activities

See this link for the activities available at the Fitzgibbon Community Centre: https://www.healthyconnections.org.au/activities/

Bus Trips

  • All bus trips have been suspended; we will reassess and provide a further update when this changes.  Some carefully considered trips may be introduced from time to time.  See our events page for more details.


  • The Burnie Brae Centre library will be closed to borrowing until further notice. 

Healthy Connections Clinic

Remedial Massage services are available

View more information here.

The Healthy Connections Clinic is open for member sessions. To ensure the safety of our members the following extra precautions will be put in place:
• Pre-screening is required prior to each session; this will involve symptom checking and a temperature check. If your temperature exceeds 37.5 degrees Celsius you will not be permitted to enter the clinic.
• Session duration adjusted to allow adequate time for cleaning between sessions.
• Program cards and clipboards will be organised prior to your arrival and will be handed to you once you have entered the clinic.
• Extra staff will be onsite to sanitise equipment and surfaces throughout the session.
• You will be required to bring your own water bottle and towel.



Cafe Connect

Dining in at Café Connect is open. Café Connect will continue to offer takeaway meals also.



The Hairdressing Salon at 60 Kuran Street has remained open, and we want to share the steps we are taking to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our clients and staff. We are introducing a pre-screening process, limiting the salon to two clients only at one time, and using extra cleaning measures in accordance with advice from the Health Department. We look forward to seeing you in the salon!

Travel Connections

Our helpful Travel Connections staff will remain available for appointments at 60 Kuran St, Chermside. Feel free to contact them via phone on 07 3624 2191 and email at  travel@travelconnections.org.au


Please do not visit the centre if you have flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat. We recommend anyone with flu-like symptoms to seek immediate medical advice. We also ask you to stay away if you have recently returned from overseas or have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Like many of you, we have missed spending time together at our usually bustling community centre. For this reason, we are incredibly excited that some of our activities and services have resumed, with the safety and health of our community at the forefront of these decisions. We have followed the lead of the Australian Government and have structured our re-opening in a road map style recovery plan.

At Burnie Brae, member safety comes first and we want you to be confident in the measures we are taking to ensure your safety, including a comprehensive COVIDsafe plan. As much as we are excited for the return of normality, we have opted against rushing into re-opening services all at once. Instead, our team have worked diligently and have taken the time to evaluate each service, to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community.

Thank you for your support as we work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for our community.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


The Australian Health Department has released a helpful fact sheet specifically for older Australians, about COVID-19.
CLICK HERE for the link to the current fact sheet.
Keep an eye on THEIR WEBSITE for updates.