Community Christmas

On December 25th every year Colony 47, with all its fabulous volunteers, enjoys providing a traditional lunch, companionship and the spirit of Christmas for Tasmanians in need in the south of the state.

We reach out to Tasmanians from September onwards, asking volunteers to think of others who may not have all the trimmings of the season, who may not have a home to enjoy Christmas in, or who may be alone and not have a family or friends to go to on the day.

Given our work in the community we know that Christmas can be a difficult time for some people due to a reasons such as poverty, mental health issues, family violence, relationship breakdown or homelessness.

The Community Christmas Lunch is provided at no cost to the people attending and it cannot happen without the help of more than 150 volunteers, including long-serving chefs and kitchen staff, waiting staff, hall set-up staff and cleaners, drivers, entertainers and Santa giving everyone a Christmas gift!

With 450 people attending the Christmas Lunch last year, we need to accommodate ever-growing numbers of patrons enjoying the day.

If you are interested in volunteering this year please follow this link to our online application form



Gift Drive Drop-Off Points

Colony 47

  • 432 Elizabeth Street, NORTH HOBART
  • Cnr Davey & Murray Streets HOBART
  • 447 Main Road GLENORCHY
  • 13 Bayfield Street ROSNY PARK


  • 334 Elizabeth Street NORTH HOBART

Goodstart Early Learning

  • 309 Murray Street NORTH HOBART
  • 108 Bathurst Street HOBART
  • 40 Molle Street WEST HOBART
  • 469 Main Road GLENORCHY
  • 8 Pelican Close CLAREMONT

National Storage

  • 2 Bowen Road MOONAH
  • 28 Central Avenue MOONAH
  • 370-380 Cambridge Road MORNINGTON
  • 485 Main Road MONTROSE

Office of Sue Hickey MP

  • 331 Main Road GLENORCHY

Office of David O’Byrne MP

  • 1/17 Bligh Street ROSNY PARK

Office of Josh Willie MLC

  • 1/16 Albert Road MOONAH