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Queensland Day Sponsorship Program

The Queensland Day Sponsorship Program encourages Queenslanders to celebrate Queensland Day in a way that reflects the unique culture, heritage and aspirations of their own community.

Each year, right across the state, Queenslanders mark this annual celebration of our people, places and achievements with barbeques, family fun days, festivals, street parades or an event unique to their community.

Organisations were invited to apply for sponsorship of up to $10,000 (exclusive of GST) for events celebrating Queensland Day, 6 June, and held between 2 and 10 June 2018.

Successful applicants for 2018

A total of 12 events across the state will receive funding:

2018 Queensland Day Fun and Fitness Expo
(Burdekin Shire Council)

Where: Hutchings Lagoon, Ayr
When: Sunday 10 June 2018

A family day with Queensland themed activities, competitions, local produce and maroon coloured buildings. Outdoor sporting events will showcase the skills of the local community and include guest appearances by sporting icons, North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, Townsville Blackhawks and Townsville Fire.

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Beef to Beach 2018
(Livingstone Shire Council)

Where: Bell Park, Emu Park
When: Sunday 3 June 2018

A Queensland-themed community celebration including animal farm, market stalls, local produce, outdoor activities, a variety of musical entertainment and beef barbecue.

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Bulloo Queensland Day
(Bulloo Shire Council)

Where: Thargomindah
When: Saturday 2 to Sunday 3 June 2018

A weekend celebrating unique activities and events quintessential to the Bulloo Shire, including bush poetry, fishing and yabby competitions, town tours, markets and entertainment showcasing thoroughbred pig racing.

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Celebrating Queensland - Strait Celebrate - The Mabo Decision and its impact on Torres Strait Island people
(Torres Strait Island Regional Council)

Where: 14 Islands in the Torres Strait
When: Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 June 2018

Mabo Day celebrations will vary across communities to include concerts, dancing, choirs, marches and food stalls. A particular emphasis will be placed on how the iconic Queensland Mabo team changed Australia for the betterment of Indigenous Australians and all Australians.

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Cunnamulla #QLD Day Challenge and Family Fun Day
(Paroo Shire Council)

Where: John Kerr Park, Cunnamulla
When: Sunday 2 June 2018

A family fun day embracing the diverse and rural community. Highlights include sporting events with the amazing race fitness challenge, markets, competitions, a barbecue and awards ceremony.

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Logan Celebrates Queensland Day 2018
(Access Community Services Ltd)

Where: Gould Adams Park, Logan
When: Wednesday 6 June 2018

A festival showcasing the diversity of the Logan community including quintessential Queensland activities, entertainment, market stalls, art displays, sporting events, storytelling, music and dance.

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Looking Back
(Boulia Shire Council)

Where: Boulia Stone-House Museum, Boulia
When: Saturday 9 June 2018

A community fun day with a focus on the history of Queensland, including children’s entertainment, rides, bush poetry, competitions, markets, food stalls, a concert and historical display.

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Many Cultures, One Community
(Algester Parkinson Lions Club)

Where: Col Bennet Park, Algester
When: Sunday 10 June 2018

A celebration of the community’s diverse cultures and heritage consisting of an awards presentation, parade, competitions, market stalls and entertainment.

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Our History, Our Future
(Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre)

Where: Mareeba Heritage Museum grounds, Mareeba
When: Saturday 9 June 2018

An event to celebrate the past and build on the future with heritage displays and volunteers dressed in costume. Night markets will showcase local businesses with free entertainment from local artists and a ceremony to celebrate Queensland Day.

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Our Strength Our Community
(Scenic Rim Regional Council)

Where: Jubilee Park, Beaudesert
When: Sunday 10 June 2018

A celebration showcasing local organisations and volunteers that help make the community strong and resilient. Free rides, games, giveaways, and Australian Citizenship Ceremony encouraging new residents to connect with a volunteer role.

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Outback Family Fun Day
(McKinlay Shire Council)

Where: Peter Dawes Park, Julia Creek
When: Saturday 2 June 2018

A community celebration highlighting the best of outback Queensland, including market stalls, live entertainment, rides, competitions and prizes for best dressed "spirit of the outback".

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Sapphires Shine for Queensland Day 2018
(Miners Common Museum, Arts and Cultural Centre Inc.)

Where: Miners Common Museum grounds, Rubyvale
When: Saturday 9 June 2018

Free community celebration of the state gem including competitions, workshops, wheelbarrow race, entertainment and local produce.

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Previous sponsorship program events

Find out what past events have been successful in receiving Queensland Day sponsorship.

Last updated
1 February, 2018
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