Tucker Shack (Talara's Tuckshop)


​The main aim of Talara's Tucker Shack is first and foremost to provide affordable, healthy and good quality food for the school community.  Our menu complies with the government's healthy eating policy 'Smart Choices'.  Any profits generated from the Tucker Shack are used to directly benefit all students and the school community. 

We love volunteers in the Tucker Shack. Whether it's an hour a day you can spare or all day, 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. You can contact us via email or phone: or 07 5438 3728.

Tucker Shack Menu

A new Tucker Shack menu is released each Term.

View the current menu here: Tucker Shack Term 2 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.

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 we need the most help and without many hands no-one gets fed!  Volunteers are asked to assist with the preparation of sandwiches, fruit salads, hot food etc, as required, as well as serve at break times. 

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!


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 working really 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 do not hesitate to contact the P&C via email at and we will be in touch shortly.

Last reviewed 19 April 2021
Last updated 19 April 2021