Friends of the Community Australia Day Sausage Sizzle

Want to make a difference? Support Friends of the Community who positively impact the lives of those in our community.

Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser
Friends of the Community - Manning Park Trail Run raised $10,000 for the Starlight Foundation


Manning Park Trail Run volunteer group


Two FOC volunteers working the sausage sizzle


Be a part of something BIG

Friends of the Community Inc. run a small food organisation with 100% of profits returned to our community. We are a group of volunteers with a strong sense of community and consider ourselves one big family. We enjoy what we do and have a great time at each event we cater at, from private events to a range of community events sponsored by local government such as City of Cockburn or other community and corporate groups.

We saw a need for a food vendor that specialises in low cost food at special events and in turn returning the profits back into the community.

Our volunteers have all been trained in Food Safety. We take pride in the quality of food and customer service we provide from our HACCP certified custom food truck.

How we differ from other groups is that all the money we raise from the sales and hire fees are dedicated to our running of programs and donated to our chosen charities.

Friends of the Community Inc. hold a Charity License and welcomes donations and volunteers.

FOC don’t just donate to charities, we support the local High School with scholarships to enable the Year 11 and 12s to continue their university studies. We also support the homeless and those doing it hard.

We are proud to list The Cancer Council, Starlight Foundation and Cockburn Cadets as some of our many charities.

Our Services

Big or small, we have the capacity to service your next event with delicious fresh food and drinks and quality equipment for hire.

Food & Drinks

Whether you are after a good old fashioned sausage sizzle, or burgers and sandwiches, our food is a hit. Cool drinks including soft drinks and juice.

Coffee Van

No event is too small. We cater for small school events and park events to assist smaller groups.

Equipment Hire

We have an extensive list of event equipment for hire with no delivery or pickup fees.

FOC Australia day 2019 on the grill

2021 Events

Each year our faithful FOC volunteers positively impact the lives of those in our local community.

Australia Day Coogee Beach Festival

26 January
8am – midday

Coogee Beach Reserve
Powell Rd

Join us and one of our favourite MC’s Christina Morrissy for the annual Australia Day celebration!

  • There’s a fantastic line-up of entertainment by:
  • Milford St Shakers
  • The Two Cent Professionals
  • Jazzie Shazzies Children Show and;
  • Binjareb Middars Aboriginal Dance Group

Activities in the park

  • Free sausage sizzle (while stocks last)
  • Free water amusement rides and slides
  • South Coogee Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade demos
  • Multicultural food available to purchase on-site
  • Free Balance Bike Academy workshops inc pedal and balance bikes for kids 3-8 yrs (8-10am)
  • Free massage from Wellness on Wheels for those who ride their bikes to the event (8-11am)

On the beach

  • Mermaids 
  • Sandcastle building competition

Cockburn Central Concert

7:00PM – 10:00PM
Legacy Park or Victor George Kailis Oval, Cockburn ARC

Details yet to be released.

Coogee Live

10:00AM – 9:00PM | 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Coogee coastline
Omeo Park and Coogee Beach Reserve

Details yet to be released.

Cockburn Cultural Fair

3:00 PM – 7:00PM
Harmony Oval, Harmony Ave, HARVEST Lkes

Details yet to be released.

Meet the Team

Friends of the Community was the vision of Serena Anderson and Norm Dale,
who joined forces after seeing the need to fundraise for the aged, disabled and the disadvantaged, including children, to meet the gaps in community funding.


Norm Dale FOC President

Norm Dale


Co-founder of FOC 2006

Serena Anderson FOC Treasurer and Secretary

Serena Anderson

Treasurer | Secretary

Co-founder of FOC 2006

Annie Fisher FOC Team Leader

Annie Fisher

Team Leader

Social Officer

Sandra Pfugmacher FOC Team Leader

Sandra Pfugmacher

Team Leader

Allocation Officer

Get Involved

Join our team of devoted volunteers. We currently need volunteers to assist us by selling food from the van and/or barbeque. No experience is needed and training is provided. Make a difference in the lives of those in need, and join the Friends of the Community tribe.

When you see us at an event come and say hello or buy something from us, or even give us a donation, anything you do will help us make this a better Community.

Thanks to our sponsors

City of Cockburn logo
The Caravan Shed logo
Coogee Beach Surf Lifesaving Club logo
Juicy Design logo
Aubin Grove Physiotherapy logo and link


15 Kent Street
Spearwood WA 6163

Office Hours

Monday – Saturday
1:00pm – 4:30pm

Contact Us

+61 428 342 051