Giving Back to Volunteers in the Whitsundays

National Volunteer Week

Volunteers in the Whitsundays are among nearly 100, 000 across Australia benefiting from $10 million in Australian Government grants to support community organisations. Local Clubs have secured almost $17,000 of that funding. The successful organisations who will receive almost $17,000 in … [Read more...]

Wanted: Big Ideas for Oldies

Group of retired people showing the success sign

The search for Queensland’s most creative, age-friendly ideas is on with the opening of a new grants program to help create more inclusive communities. The Advancing Queensland: Age-friendly community grants will range from $25,000 up to $100,000 to help councils, organisations, … [Read more...]

Anzac Day 2017 – 102 Years


It’s not just the tempo of the music from bands, the drums, the last post… Nor is it just the hum of engines as trucks and vehicles pass by; nor the shuffle of the march past; nor is it the silence… It’s in the looks and on the faces of the returned servicemen. The faces in the crowds, the … [Read more...]

A Call for More Foster Carers

foster carer campaign-message

A $2.6 million statewide recruitment progamme for more foster carers has been launched by the State Government in time for Foster and Kinship Care Week. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman is encouraging residents of the region to think about opening their hearts and homes to children in need … [Read more...]

Human Social Recovery Group on The Job

Human Social Recovery Group

Whitsunday Regional Council’s Human Social Recovery Group is working with all local human social groups and organizations to ensure that all services are brought back online as quickly as possible. Chair of the Human Social Recovery Group Cr Ron Petterson says it was important these services were … [Read more...]