June 25, 2021

Clubs Connect

Council launched an exciting new online resource, Clubs Connect.

Clubs Connect provides your club access to:

  • Accreditation Levels (recognised when applying for grants)
  • Resources
  • Modern Club Management Kit
  • Club Locker Room
  • Season Calendar
  • Noticeboard

We encourage your club to register for the Clubs Connect program.  
Clubs Connect informative workshops can be arranged for your clubs under your association. To organise a workshop email

Register for Clubs Connect
Registration to the Clubs Connect program is all about support for local clubs, community organisations and volunteers; information sharing and sustaining self-sufficient community groups.

Know Your Burb website goes live

The inspiration for council’s newest free online resource, “Know Your Burb” came from residents’ efforts to exercise during lockdown.

Inspired by the wave of home turf discovery, council recreated a web platform that details the locations of assets in an easy-to-navigate, searchable map format. is launching in time for the school holidays.

Residents are invited to drop by any of the following park activations to grab some free Know your Burb merchandise – including frisbees – learn all about this exciting new web platform and enjoy a sausage sizzle (Saturday only).

Launch locations include:
Canecutters Drive Park, Ooralea
Monday, June 28, 9am to 10.30am

Nell Baker Park (Marian)
Friday, July 2, 9am to 10.30am

Field of Dreams Park, Sarina
Tuesday, July 6, 9am to 10.30am

Northview Park, Glenella
Saturday, July 10, 9am to 10.30am

Know Your Burb is an initiative of Mackay Regional Council and is supported by the Queensland Government and the North Queensland Sports Foundation.

Check it out

My Community Directory + 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 why you should 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 – open days, sports day sign on’s – to the diary
  5. Keep connected! Social media feed integrates into your listing
  6. Get information on the go – Use the Access My Community app
  7. Need help with your listing? Help desk support Monday - Friday, 8am - 7pm.

Tool to find funding opportunities – 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. 

Find out more

Coming soon...

Active in the Regions 
A new physical activity program, Active in the Regions will be coming soon to regional areas such as Sarina, Sarina Range, Dows Creek and Pioneer Valley.
Activate Mackay Region 
A new physical activity program, Activate Mackay Region will be coming soon to Mackay suburbs. The Activate Mackay Region program will be replacing the Active in the City program to expand the locations in physical activity delivery.

Council's community grants

Council’s community grant program aims to provide assistance to local community groups/organisations who make positive contributions to the quality of life in the Local Government area.

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

More details

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.

View the portal

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 sportspersons participating in national and international competitions.

This grant is offered all year round.

Find out more
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