About Chances Cafe

Chances Cafe is situated at 172 Shakespeare Street, Mackay. ​Within this café, we employ people who are experiencing homelessness. We focus on giving them the tools that they need and desire in order to turn their lives around and exit the cycle of homelessness. Our employees are provided with; support services (counselling, financial planning), accommodation assistance and upskilling/training opportunities.

We also offer other people who are experiencing homelessness some of our many other homelessness services from within Chances Cafe. We have on-site peer support and case management volunteers, a Pay-It-Forward meal scheme and offer a welcoming place for people to charge electronics and refresh throughout the day.

What's more, we offer:

Indoor and Outdoor dining
Wheelchair friendly access
All day breakfast options
Great, secure kids play area
Friendly and efficient service
Private functions & catering options

Get in touch with us...


Tues - Friday: 7AM - 2PM
Saturday: 7.30AM - 1.30PM

Phone: 0466487024
Address: 172 Shakespeare St, Mackay, QLD 4740

Email: chances@austreetaid.org