Friday, September 10, 2021

Meet Olympian Ashley Moloney

Wednesday, September 15, 5pm to 7pm 
Mackay Aquatic Recreation Centre 

Athletics North Queensland is proud to announce Olympic Bronze Medallist Ashley Moloney will be touring North Queensland to meet and greet our community. Don’t miss your chance to meet Australia’s greatest ever Decathlete and listen to his story.
Participants will enjoy hearing Ash's Olympic story, a Q&A session, autographs and photo opportunities, as well as seeing an Olympic medal.

Register your interest

Nominations open 

The North Queensland Sportstar Awards is held to recognise the achievements of our outstanding North Queensland athletes across all sports. The North Queensland Sportstar Awards is not only the ultimate recognition for all North Queensland Athletes, but a true celebration of sport across North Queensland.
The 30th North Queensland Sportstar Awards nominations close midnight Sunday, September 19. The awards ceremony will be held in Charters Towers on October 30, 2021. 

Nominate today

Get ready to get active! 

Council’s get active campaign, Try the 5, is coming up in October and there are some great activities on offer. 
Five themed weeks of free activities and introduction sessions will be available in personal fitness, running/walking, team sports, water sports and wheels sports.
There are some great prizes up for grabs and you can enter by scanning a QR code at a Try the 5 event or participating location.

More details and a full list of Try the 5 activities and events will be available on the council website from mid-September. 

Find out more

National Ride2Work Day 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

Council will be offering free breakfast options at a number of locations across the Mackay region for those who use active transport whether they walk, wheel or scoot to commute or for fitness.

Why? Because encouraging Active Transport has a number of benefits for everyone:

  • Improve your health
  • Save time
  • Save money
  • Limit climate change
  • Increase productivity
  • Make commuting better
Registrations will open soon, for more details visit council's website
More tips

Activate Mackay Region 

Join subsidised fitness classes in the Mackay City and suburbs. All programs are $5, paid directly to the service provider.
Activate Mackay Region is an initiative of Mackay Regional Council and will run until June 30, 2022.

View the timetable

Active in the Regions

Join subsidised fitness classes in rural locations such as Sarina, Sarina range, Finch Hatton, and Dows Creek. All programs are $5, paid directly to the service provider.

Active in the Regions is an initiative of Mackay Regional Council and Move IT NQ, and will run until March 31, 2022.

View the timetable

Clubs Connect 

Has your club or not-for-profit organisation registered for Clubs Connect?
Clubs Connect is an initiative of Mackay Regional Council designed to assist and empower clubs in the region. It’s a one-stop-shop for information, guidance and support.
Clubs Connect provides you access to resources, the Modern Club Management Kit, Club Locker Room, calendars, noticeboard, accreditation levels, tailored support from the Sport and Recreation Development Officers, and eligibility to register for the Sports Expo.

Register today

Council Community Grants

Council’s Community Grant Program aims to provide assistance to local community groups and organisations who make positive contributions to the quality of life in the Local Government area. 

Grants are offered three times each year and applications close on the first Friday in September, February and April. 

More information

My Community Diary

Do you represent a club or organisation that provides sporting or recreational activities?

Help us promote local activities towards improving health and wellbeing and connecting communities by listing on the Mackay Community Directory.

Here’s seven reasons to list: 

1. It’s FREE and simple
2. Publish and promote your organisation to your community
3. Stay up to date! Edit or update your listing at any time.
4. Add events like open days, sports day sign-on's, etc. to the diary
5. Keep connected! Social media feed integrates into your listing
6. Get information on the go by using the Access My Community App
7. Need help with your listing? Help Desk Support is available Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm

Visit website

Council's Junior Sporting Grants

Mackay Regional Council is proud to support the community with a variety of grant and funding opportunities.

Council's sporting grants aim to provide financial assistance toward the cost of team levies, registration, uniforms, travel and other costs associated with junior sports persons participating. 

Find out more

Volunteers Portal

Mackay Community Directory has a Volunteers Portal. 

This will provide an opportunity for your organisation, group or sporting club to list their volunteer needs. These vacancies are then displayed along with your organisation’s details on Mackay Community Directory Volunteers Portal.

Volunteers are able to search local volunteer jobs by category, organisation or keyword.    

For more information on Volunteer Job Ads visit here. For a step-by-step guide on how to create a Volunteer Job Ad click here 

More details

2022 Sports Expo and Sign-On Day 

Save the Date: February 13, 2022

Planning is underway for the 2022 Sports Expo and Sign-On Day.

Information about the event, along with registrations will be sent out soon!


Is your club prepared for an emergency?

The disaster season is upon us so now is the time to develop your Business Continuity Plan (BCP). 

Your BCP should contain all the information necessary to ensure that your club/organisation is able to resume critical activities in the event of a crisis. This could include a checklist to ensure you have a current contact list, back-ups of computer files, scanned copies of any important documents such as insurance policies and include a general clean-up of your premises to remove any debris. 
It is also important to have a checklist to prepare your own place of residence. 
For further information on how to prepare for emergencies visit the Mackay Regional Council Emergency Dashboard. 

Funding Finder

Have you checked out Funding Finder lately?  Pop on and check out the new disaster grant button that will provide a quick list of all recovery grants on offer.

Funding Finder is a one-stop-shop for grants from across the nation.  It is an easy to use search engine for all the business and community grants on offer now and coming up.

Funding Finder
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