Tucker Shack (Talara's Tuckshop)


The primary goal of Talara's Tucker Shack is to provide affordable food that is healthy and great quality for our school community.  Our menu complies with the government's 'Smart Choices' healthy eating policy and any profits generated are used to directly benefit our students and the school community. 

We love volunteers in the Tucker Shack. Whether it's an hour or a whole day that you can spare, we will gratefully accept all help. Please email Leonie, our Tucker Shack Manager, to find out more about helping out.

Tucker Shack Hours & Contact Details

​The Tucker Shack is open 5 days a week from 8.30am to 1.35pm (1st and 2nd break) during the school term unless advertised otherwise. 

Please note that online orders close at 9am each day.

You can contact us via email or phone: or 07 5438 3728.

Tucker Shack Menu

The Tucker Shack menu changes seasonaly and can be viewed on the Qkr! App.

View the current menu here: Tucker Shack Term 3 2021 Menu (PDF, 164MB)​​​

Break Times​​

First break - main eating time - 10.55 am to 11.25 am.

Second break - afternoon snack time - 1.05 pm to 1.35 pm.

Accepted Payment Methods
  • Qkr! App - all lunch orders must be placed via the Qkr! App

  • Cash (for over-the-counter snacks, treats and drinks only)

Please note: we no longer accept cash/paper bag orders for Tucker Shack lunch orders.

Ordering / Payment System

Talara Primary College in a joint initiative with the P&C have introduced an app called Qkr! to help streamline payments across all aspects of our school. Not only can you order tuckshop and uniforms, but you can also pay for things like school camp, excursions, and Student Resources Scheme, all in one place! Download the Qkr! app today! If no luck with the app, just go here: on any computer.

Our previous ordering system has been decommissioned and all users were advised to utilise​ their credit balances by the end of Term 1, 2021.


Food preparation and serving is where the most help is needed, as many hands make light work.  When you volunteer, you will typically be involved with the preparation of sandwiches, fruit salads and hot food, as required, also helping with serving at break times. Even just 30 minutes or 1 hour after school drop off or before school pick up is a huge help to the team.

Volunteers are a vital part of the Tucker Shack; it is the only way we can deliver an affordable menu.

If you would like to help in the Tucker Shack, please contact our Team – they'll be very happy to see you! or 07 5438 3728


Our tiny Tucker Shack is long overdue for an upgrade. Originally built in 1994 and designed for a capacity of 600 students, we are now nearly double that at Talara. The P&C and the School are currently working hard to gain grant money to upgrade our Tucker Shack kitchen.

This is also a great project for our community to support and tax-deductible donations can be made to our TPC Building Fund, which would help fund the shared costs of this upgrade.  If you would like more information on how you can make a Tax-Deductible donation to the Building Fund, please contact the P&C via email at and we will be in touch shortly.​

Last reviewed 02 August 2022
Last updated 02 August 2022