Thursday, May 30, 2019

Volunteer Expo

Mackay Senior Citizens Centre & Civic Precinct Lawns
Saturday, June 8, 2019
9am to 1pm

There will be hundreds of different roles on offer at the Mackay Volunteer Expo 2019.

The goal of the expo is to match potential volunteers to roles that suit them, their time constraints and their talents.

Whether you want to be inside or outside and whether you want to help people, animals, the environment or the community, there will be something at the expo for you.

There are exciting opportunities for young people looking to up skill themselves and build their resumes as well as stay-at-home mums and dads looking for a social activity during school hours.

Even if you don’t fancy yourself as a potential volunteer, there is plenty at the expo for families:

  • Native plant giveaways
  • Lucky door prizes
  • See the Rural Fire Brigade’s fire engine
  • Check out a Volunteer Marine Rescue boat
  • Pat some cute kittens with the RSPCA volunteers
  • Learn how to feed a baby wallaby

Free entry and food and drink will be available for purchase.

More information

2019 BMA Mackay Marina Run

Mackay Marina
Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Mackay Marina Run is one of the Mackay region’s premier sporting events. It is also a major running event for regional Queensland with over 3,300 people registering in 2018.

The event has grown with tremendous support from the local community.


Queensland Day

Field of Dreams Parkland, Sarina
Sunday, June 9, 2019
11am to 2pm

Come along to a FREE event with live music, food stalls, markets, games, art and activities for the kids, lucky draws and free face painting.

Gold Coast SUNS v Brisbane Lions AFLW Winter Series game

Harrup Park
Sunday, June 23, 2019

Mackay will host the Gold Coast SUNS and Brisbane Lions women’s teams for a Queensland Women’s Winter Series (QW Winter Series) match on June 23.

The QW Winter Series is a major part of the 2019 AFL Queensland Women’s High-Performance Strategy, which aims to provide regular access for the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS to develop current and future AFLW players.

10,000 Steps

Council is encouraging residents to step up, step out and use foot-power on their lunch breaks or while running errands around the City Centre.

This latest stage of the 10,000 Steps campaign has seen council oversee the installation of 46 new 10,000 Steps directional signs within 19 locations.

Signs, which were co-funded by council and CQUniversity, have been installed around the City Centre, Bluewater Trail and Cross City Link.

Cr Ross Gee said while the 10,000 steps target was considered to be the recommended daily step goal for healthy, active adults, every increase in daily steps had health benefits.

More information

Iconic Queens Park upgrade begins

An $8.86 million legacy upgrade of our historic Queens Park is now under way as part of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie recovery efforts.

The sod has been turned on the State Government-funded project, which is also an initial phase of the new Mackay Waterfront PDA.

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Clubs Connect Webpages

Sport & Recreation Clubs Connect webpages have been developed on the Mackay Regional Council website.

Clubs Connect, connecting clubs and volunteers in the Mackay region to a one-stop-shop for information, guidance and support.

These pages hold information to:

  • Sports Club Directory and Club Committee Contact Details
  • Funding
  • Volunteers
  • Incorporation and Licences
  • Leasing and Licence Agreements
  • Events Planning
  • Workshops
  • Resources Useful Links
  • Sign Up to our Sports eNewsletter
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The first sod has been turned to mark the start of construction at Camilleri Street District Park. The upgrades will build on existing infrastructure, such as the current playground, while catering to wider range of ages.

This project is jointly funded between Mackay Regional Council and the Queensland Government who helped fund the project through a $1 million election commitment.

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 well being 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 Mon-Fri 8am-7pm.
List your club/organisation

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 in national and international competitions.

This grant is offered all year round.

More details

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 financial year.

Applications close on the first Friday in February, April and September.

More details
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