14 Kalimna Drive
Broadbeach Waters
Gold Coast, Queensland 4218


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact B.A.V.I.A.?

Phone:   0404274628


Or complete the form on our contact page.

What does B.A.V.I.A. stand for?

B.A.V.I.A. is an acronym for ‘Blind and Visually Impaired Association’ which is the support group run by The Gold Coast Blind and Visually Impaired Association Inc.

Does B.A.V.I.A. have memberships?

Yes, annual memberships fall due on the commencement of the calendar year. No pro-rata is available.

There is no casual memberships available.

What types of memberships are available?

Full membership is available to blind or visually impaired people and includes voting rights.Associate memberships do not have voting rights.

How much is Membership?

Full membership is $25.00 per year.
Associate membership is $25.00 per year.

We invite you to come along for free on your first visit.
Membership is mandatory for ongoing participation.

Are there any additional costs?

There is a $2 weekly contribution towards administration and maintenance costs.

Monthly outing prices vary from $15 – $30 depending on venues.

Transport is available at an additional cost – Price on application.

What is included in my Membership?

  • Support by qualified volunteers and carers.
  • Entertainment and activities at Bavia House.
  • Morning Tea
  • Monthly Sausage Sizzle
  • Special Events throughout the year.
  • Weekly lucky door prize draw.

How does BAVIA support vision impaired people?

Members in similar situations share experiences, ideas and solutions.
Qualified volunteers support members in a caring environment.
Affiliation with Vision Australia ensures availability of the latest industry information.

Where and when do you meet?

B.A.V.I.A. meets at Bavia House, 14 Kalimna Drive, Broadbeach Waters.

B.A.V.I.A. meets once a week on a Wednesday from 9am-1pm .

How do I get to Bavia House?

Transport can be arranged  – limited area & price on application.
Free parking is available if utilising your own transport.

Where can I find out what’s on at Bavia House?

  • The first Wednesday in the month Guest Speakers talk on different topics.
  • The third Wednesday in the month we have an outing.
  • Every other Wednesday we welcome Entertainers to Bavia House.
  • The last Wednesday in the month we have a sausage sizzle BBQ.

Is the hall available for hire?

Preference is given to Community Groups.
Reasonable rates.
Price and availability on application.
Contact 0404274628 or

What facilities are available at the hall?

  • Flat and level access with wide doorways .
  • Disability friendly toilet facilities.
  • Air-conditioned with ceiling fans.
  • Seating for 100 people.
  • Piano.
  • Ample off-street parking with dedicated disability spaces and coach parking.
  • Basic kitchen facilities, continuous hot water system, tea & coffee making facilities, small fridge, micro-wave oven (no cooking on the premises)
  • BBQ facility available outside.
  • $20,000,000 Public liability Insurance.

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