Ferny Grove Markets Relocates to Chermside

Did you know that after 40 years in Ferny Grove, the Ferny Grove Markets has relocated to Chermside? The popular bargain hunters’ destination has moved to the Kedron-Wavell Club Services Club on Kittyhawk Drive amidst the ongoing development at the Ferny Grove Train Station.

In a post on its official Facebook page, the convenor explained that they could not accept the new location offered on the top floor of the Ferny Grove Railway Station as it did not offer convenient access for the market customers and stall holders. 

“Unfortunately the new location being offered by the Ferny Grove Railway Station, was to be on the roof of the new multi-story carpark and vans, trucks & trailers are unable to access,” Colin, the convenor, stated

The market had its last day of operation on the 9th of April 2023 and has been trading at Chermside since the 16th of April 2023. 

“We do apologise to all our regular customers and stall holders and appreciate the support that you have given us over the past 40 years. Thank you!” 

Ferny Grove Markets Flyer
Photo Credit: Ferny Grove Neighbourhood Watch

The Ferny Grove Markets is known for its abundant sources of affordable fruits and vegetables, great coffee for breakfast or brunch, as well as hidden gems of preloved items.

Now that the Chermside operation is in full swing, Colin is also looking for new stallholders. Phone 0418 721 751 for enquiries. 

Follow Ferny Grove Markets on Facebook for updates.

Published 27-April-2023

Kedron-Wavell Services Club Hosts Brighter Super Financial Literacy Workshop

Take control of your financial future and learn how to manage your superannuation and join the free financial literacy workshop at the Kedron-Wavell Services Club in Chermside.

Two events to teach Queenslanders how to be moneywise will take place on Tuesday, 28 March 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. One workshop is for members providing a fund and investment update and a second event for all residents over the age of 50 on getting set for retirement. 

Interested participants at this Brighter Super event are expected to sign up and register for a slot. 

A recent survey by Finder revealed that just 16% of Australians sought financial advice in 2022*. The most common reasons the majority of the country gave for not seeking financial advice was that they preferred to manage their own money, closely followed by the cost of advice being too expensive.  

Brighter Super Chief Experience Officer Lisa Kay said that Brighter Super’s mission was to open the doors for Queenslanders to be equipped with financial literacy regardless of their financial situation.  

“We are finding these events to be really successful in supporting our members to access additional personal advice to help them with decision making for a brighter future,” she said. 

With the federal government looking at making legislative changes to make good financial advice more accessible, the superannuation industry has a greater opportunity to provide more Australians affordable comprehensive advice, and Brighter Super is already thinking ahead.

Kedron-Wavell Services Club superannuation

Brighter Super Head of Advice Steven O’Donoghue said that amidst market change and inflation, it was more crucial than ever that Queenslanders enhanced their financial literacy and sought professional financial advice.

“We believe that every Queenslander deserves high quality, accessible and affordable financial advice regardless of their funds,” Mr O’Donoghue said.

“Many Australians underestimate how much money they will need for retirement. Once you have retired (or semi-retired), your main income will diminish. With the cost-of-living increases foremost on our minds, now is the time to take ownership over your financial planning as the market changes settle.

“This is why, in addition to general advice and super health checks, Brighter Super offers all members an annual session with a trained financial advisor where they can receive specific, limited advice on a single issue related to super, at no additional cost.

“Quality advice is not always, and perhaps not often, comprehensive advice – it is advice that responds to the needs of consumers which makes this the best value for our members,” he said.

*16% of Australian adults have a financial advisor or planner, according to Finder’s 2022 Financial Advisor Report

Published 27 March 2023

Evacuation Facilities in Chermside and Chandler: What to Bring and Where To Go With Pets

Evacuation facilities are available at the Kedron-Wavell Services Club in Chermside and the Chandler Arena at the Sleeman Sports Complex. Do you know what to bring if you have to evacuate? Where do you go if you have pets? Find out below.

Kedron-Wavell Services Club

North Brisbane residents who are evacuating to safety can seek temporary shelter at the Kedron-Wavell Services Club on Kittyhawk Drive in Chermside.

Brisbane City Council Emergency Management Team has opened the facility for evacuees as of Sunday, 27 Feb 2022, 2:00 p.m. The operators of Kedron-Wavell Services Club have also issued a statement confirming that they are operating as a Level 1 Evacuation Centre thus normal activities will have to pause.

Make an Evacuation Kit

Evacuees are advised to bring the following items to the temporary shelter:

  • Mobile phone and charger 
  • Spare clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Important documents (e.g. insurance papers, passports, birth certificates, backup of computer files)
  • Necessary medication and prescriptions
  • Needs for infants such as formula or nappies
  • Bedding, pillow, and blankets

The facility may also accept trained service animals, provided they are leashed, muzzled, and securely transported. Pet owners must pack their dog or cat’s food and litter tray as well. 

Families with Pets

Only service dogs are accepted at the Kedron-Wavell Services Club.

For families who have pets, they may check for spaces at the Chandler Arena at Sleeman Sports Complex located at Old Cleveland Road and Tilley Road in Chandler.

For further assistance, residents may phone the evacuation team via 07 3403 8888.

Online Flood Forecast Per Suburb

Meanwhile, residents may also check the online flood forecast per suburb. Council will regularly update the February 2022 Severe Weather Event page. Residents are advised to plan ahead and check for safe routes using the forecast tool and map should they need to leave their homes. 

Everyone must also take note to avoid entering flood water, either by walking or driving through, as there could be dangerous debris from the Brisbane river. 

Find Old Treasures to Collect at Albion Antiques and Collectables Fair

You’ll be surprised at what you could find at an antique fair and if you love vintage stuff and old things, the Kedron-Wavell Services Club will be mounting the Albion Antiques and Collectables Fair this July.

Now in its fourth year, the Albion Antiques and Collectables Fair will run from Friday, the 19th, to Sunday, the 21st of July 2019. Kittyhawk Drive will be filled with a treasure trove of silverware, homeware, jewellery, furniture, and other interesting pieces. 

Photo Credit: Albion Antique and Collectables Fair/Facebook
Photo Credit: Albion Antique and Collectables Fair/Facebook

Antique dealers from all over Australia will be at this major antique fair in Brisbane. But aside from scoring deals on some prized items, visitors may also get a chance to talk to antique experts like Paolo Bertelli of Albion Antique Auctions and Rob Neilson or Roundabaout Antiques.

Tickets are at $8 to $10 to be paid at the entrance of the warehouse. Food stalls will be at the venue to serve snacks, refreshments or light meals.  

Hit the Bars During Super Bowl Sunday in Chermside

On American Super Bowl Day, the 5th of February, people from Chermside who follow American football will get a chance top watch an event that is going to be the first in almost 40 years. Two teams, both ranked top 5 in scoring offense and scoring defence, will be pitted against each other.

The New England Patriots, with the four-time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady as quarterback, is competing for their sixth Super Bowl ring after five consecutive wins from the past seasons. In the event that the Eagles win, they will be known as the team that deprived the highly favoured Patriots of what would be a legendary win.

Also, to keep game spirits high, Justin Timberlake will be performing at half time.

Here’s a list of places in Chermside that will be tuned in to Super Bowl LII.:

The Sporting Globe

5 February
8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

Positioning itself as the premium sports bar & grill in Chermside. The Sporting Globe will show Super Bowl LII on more than 50 HD screens, or inside specially designed booths with individual Touch Booth TV screens for private viewings. Enjoy the day with beers or ciders on tap, as well as bottled beers and cocktails.

The Sporting Globe will also be crossing live for an exclusive commentary from Super Bowl expert Ben Graham. While he does his analysis, TSG Cheerleaders will do the rounds with plenty of Bud Buckets.

Entry to the Super Bowl LII event is free but there will surely be walk-ins so pre-booking is advised. Different booth package options can be viewed here.

The Sporting Globe is located at 895 Gympie Road, Chermside

Super Bowl Bash at Kedron-Wavell Services Club

5 February
9:30 a.m.

The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the fun will last as long as Super Bowl is ongoing. The venue is offering a four-hour food and beverage package for the chance to watch Super Bowl LII on the Big Screen. For more information click here.

Kedron-Wavell Services Club is located at 21 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside

Super Bowl LII Monday at The Bavarian

5 February
9:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

The Bavarian promises to make the day an “unmissable” beer-filled Super Bowl bash. Entry to the event is free. Half litre steins of American IPA is at $7.50, chicken wings at $1, and all American hot dog at $12. Everybody has the chance to win an NFL merchandise during half time games.

The Bavarian, which serves menu from Bavaria and wide range of beers, is located at Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre.

Super Bowl Party at Events Cinema Chermside

Events Cinema invites everyone to experience the Super Bowl on the big screen with big sound and live via satellite. For their available packages, please click here.

Super Bowl LII at Chermside Tavern

5 February
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Chermside Tavern promises to bring America’s best sporting event live and loud over an incredible menu, wine list and great selection of local and imported beers.

Chermside Tavern is located at Westfield Chermside Shopping Centre

Lilley Australia Day Awardees Honoured in Chermside

On Australia Day 2018, a 90-year-old woman volunteer became the 1000th person to receive a Lilley Australia Day Awards or LADA  award. Ms Gladys Saxby received the recognition for her 29 years of volunteer work with Chermside National Seniors. For the last two decades, Ms Saxby has been the group’s Tour Officer at the helm of monthly bus trips. She has also been cooking lunches for all the members of the Chermside National Seniors.

The Lilley Australia Day Awards or LADA, established by Federal member for Lilley, Wayne Swan MP in 1994, recognises individuals and groups who dedicate time and effort in making the community better for its people.

This Australia Day 2018, 57 people and institutions received Lilley Australia Day awards at a public function held at the Kedron-Wavell Services Club in Chermside.

Other Awardees

LADA is comprised of two other awards namely the Ted Tremayne Awards which is given to not-for-profit organisations and The Brisbane Airport Corporation Business Award which is given to businesses that make a remarkable contribution to the community.

The Versace Timbers Virginia which helps raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation is the recipient of The Brisbane Airport Corporation Business Award.

Credit: Versace Timbers Facebook

Versace Timbers accepting their awards
Credit: Versace Timbers Facebook

The CFQ Bookshop in Nundah which helps funds research for the Cystic Fibrosis Queensland is the recipient of the Ted Tremayne Award.

CFQ Bookshop was honoured to be the recipient of the Ted Tremayne Memorial Trophy for NFP Community Service at the Lilley Australia Day Awards.
Credit: CFQ Bookshop

Meanwhile, Val Stafford has been recognised for her 50 years of volunteering at St Pius Primary School in Banyo. She is the longest serving volunteer to receive the personal Volunteer Awards.

Federal member for Lilley, Wayne Swan MP, established LADA in 1994 and on Friday, a 90-year-old woman volunteer became the 1000th person to receive the award. Ms Gladys Saxby received the recognition for his 29 years of volunteer work with Chermside National Seniors. For the last two decades, Ms Saxby has been the group’s Tour Officer at the helm of monthly bus trips. She has also been cooking lunches for all the members of the Chermside National Seniors.

LADA has recognised more than 800 individual volunteers for the last 20 years. The awarding ceremony is held annually at the Kedron-Wavell Services Club in Chermside.

Spring Activities in Chermside this Week

It will be a busy week in Chermside. Here are some of the events and activities for everyone to watch out for in Chermside this week.

Wednesday, 20 September

Chicks at the Flicks: “Battle of the Sexes”


  • $30 – VMAX
  • $70 – Gold Class Package


  • 7:00 p.m. – Gold Class
  • 7:10 p.m. – VMAX

Venue: Event Cinemas Chermside, Westfield Shopping Centre

The Event Cinemas will have an advance screening of the “Battle of the Sexes”. Starring Academy Award winning actress Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs, the “Battle of the Sexes” is a drama comedy film based on the 1973 tennis match between King and Riggs. The match became the most televised sports event of all time.

This advance screening is a part of Chicks at the Flicks, the ultimate girls’ night out. More than just the movies, the gang will enjoy sweet treats, mini manicures, music, and live entertainment at 6:00 p.m., before the movie starts. Everyone will receive a goodie bag with a range of products from the event’s sponsors.


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Friday, 22 September

“Spice World: The Movie” Screening


  • $15 – Regular Tickets
  • $25 – Special Combo/Special Ticket

Venue: Event Cinemas Chermside, Westfield Shopping Centre

The Event Cinemas will bring you back to 1997 as they celebrate the anniversary of “Spice World: The Movie” on their big screen. It has been 20 years since the biggest girl band of the 90’s debuted in the movie industry. The story shows the Spice Girls zipping around London performing for their fans.

All tickets are just $15. You can upgrade to the Special Combo that includes ticket, drinks, popcorn and choco top, or the Special Ticket that already includes your choice of Posh or Scary Cocktail.


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Saturday, 23 September Women’s Fun, Food, and Fashion Night


  • $20 – Adults
  • $10 – Concessionaire/Student

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Centrepoint Church Brisbane

Photo credit: Centrepoint Church Brisbane/Facebook

The Centrepoint Women will host a night of fun, food, and fashion. Guest Melbourne-based stylist Trish Gallard will be there to talk about fashion. She’ll be giving away some of her favourite pieces.

You need to cancel your dates with your boyfriends, partners, or husbands and leave the kids at home this Saturday. Grab your girlfriends and celebrate fashion at this event.


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Saturday, 23 September

Step into Life Open Day

Tickets: FREE

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Venue: Step into Life Chermside, Burnie Brae Park

Photo credit: Step into Life Chermside/Facebook

Step into Life will open their doors to the Chermside community for a family fun day of free sausage sizzles and other engaging activities for both kids and adults. Step into Life is a physical fitness centre that specializes in group outdoor training. Since 1995, they’ve grown to become one of the market leaders in outdoor training in Australia, with over 120 locations.


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Sunday, 24 September Music from the Movies


  • $25 – Adult
  • $20 – Concessionaire

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Kedron-Wavell Services Club

Photo credit: www.newgroove.com.au

The New Groove Jazz Ensemble will visit Chermside for a special afternoon performance. Travel back in time as they perform the famous soundtracks of Hollywood movies from the golden era. The New Groove is a band that was formed in 1996 to keep jazz music alive. It is composed of 20 musicians who express their musical passion through big band, swing, Latin, blues, funk, and rock.


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What’s On @ Chermside This First Week of August

Here are the events in Chermside to watch for this first week of August.

1-14 August

Mecca Maxima Launch

Tickets: FREE

Venue: Mecca Maxima Chermside, Westfield Chermside, 377 Hamilton Road

Photo credit: Mecca Maxima/Facebook

Mecca Maxima, purveyor of global beauty, is finally in Chermside. During its two-week launch, customers can enjoy various promos and freebies.

For a minimum purchase of $50, customers can get a deluxe Mecca Maxx sample.

There will be a “Mecca Max Claw Machine” filled with freebies from the 4th to 6th of August.


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1-16 August

The Carousel

Tickets: FREE

Venue: Centre Court Level 1, Westfield Chermside

Photo credit: Westfield Chermside/Facebook

Westfield Chermside is still giving free rides on the Carousel until the 16th of August. This is a fantasy and fairytale-like Carousel ride that is the creative collaboration of artist and jewellery designer Paula Walden, Creative Productions Company, Stage ONE, and Westfield Chermside.

Riders must be at least 105 centimetres tall. The inner horses can only hold 60 kilograms of weight, while the outer horses can hold 100 kilograms.


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Thursday – Saturday, 3-5 August

Festival of Lights

Tickets: FREE

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Venue: The Urchin, Westfield Chermside

Photo credit: Westfield Chermside/Facebook

The Urchin will be filled with wonderfully choreographed, live light shows created by the audio-visual artist Kit Webster.

Each night, there will be fireworks, live DJs, free glow-in-the-dark face painting, and LED robot stilt walkers that will roam around the dining precinct.


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Thusday, 3 August

Ironlak Pump Action Paint Marker Session

Tickets: FREE

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Venue: Ironlak Art & Design Chermside

Photo credit: Ironlak School of Art/Eventbrite

This month, the Ironlak School of Art will hold another evening of arts and drawing that is open to everyone. All materials are supplied at no cost.


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Thursday, 3 August.

ENVY Spring/Summer 2017 Showcase

Tickets: FREE via RSVP

Time: 7:00 p.m

Venue: Kedron-Wavell Services Club, 21 Kittyhawk Drive, Chermside

Photo credit: ENVY Jewellery/Facebook

ENVY Jewellery will showcase their Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. Every guest will receive a glass of champagne upon arrival, a copy of the new ENVY Lookbook and My Moments Lookbook for Spring/Summer 2017, and a $100 gift card.


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