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Community Calendar

To see what else is happening in your region please click the links below:

Beach Arts Music (BAM) 

Millennium Esplanade Tannum Sands 

Dates: First Saturday of each month May to September 3pm to 8pm

October to December 2pm to 7pm

This is a free community event 

A fantastic line up of Live Entertainment (southern end) on the main stage and walk up Chalk Board for Buskers at the northern end of the park.  Over 70 Arts, food and creation stalls to wonder through making this event a great family friendly outing. 

Don’t forget to bring family, friends, neighbours or just come by yourself as you are sure to meet new friends at this event. 
Bring your own chairs or rugs.

All information regarding contact for Stalls and Entertainment can be found on this website.
To volunteer for BAM call Jodie on 0403 087 727 or Maxine on 0448 882 609

Calliope River Markets

Carrara Road
Calliope, Queensland 4680

2nd March 2014, 
4th May 2014, 
27th July 2014 Craft & Wood Festival, 
31 August 2014, 
28th September 2014, 
26 October 2014  
7th December 2014

Admission: $2 

Regular country markets are held at the Calliope River Historical Village. The attractive setting on the banks of the Calliope River, Bruce Highway, with its shady trees and birdlife, 26 kms west of Gladstone and 100 kms south of Rockhampton, is a unique for the markets.

The Markets run from 8.00am to 1.00 pm and the Clyde Hotel is licensed on Market days. The variety of food and drink stalls cater for the needs of hungry and thirsty visitors. There is reserved parking for coaches and handicapped people. Dogs are not allowed in the village grounds.

07 4975 7883

Rotary Kmart Markets

Kmart car park, Dawson Road Corner of Philip Street, Stockland, Kin Kora Gladstone
Dates: The Rotary Club of Gladstone Midday Markets are held on the third Sunday of each month (except December).  7:30 am to 12:30 pm. 

16th March 2014
20th April 2014
18th May 2014
15th June 2014
20th July  2014
17th August 2014
21st September 2014
19th October 2014
16th November 2014
21st December 2014 

Free admission. 

There are up to 120 under cover stalls each month - from food, coffee, cakes, jewellery, handmade soaps and plants to kids toys, clothes and bric-a-brac. 

There is also entertainment from local artists.
For more information please contact: 0413 720 858

Library Square Markets

39 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, Queensland 4680

March: 8th and 22nd
April: 12th and 26th
May: 10th and 24th
June: 14th and 28th
July: 12th and 26th
August: 9th and 23rd
September: 13 and 27th
October: 11th and 25th
November: 8th and 22nd
December: 13th

Held in the heart of Gladstone's Central Business District at Library Square, Gladstone residents and visitors can purchase delightful fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts and much more at the Library Square Markets.

When you're done browsing (and buying) at the Markets, there are a number of Restaurants and Cafes in the Central Business District area that will tempt your tastebuds. From 7am to Noon. 

For more information please phone: 07 4978 1396

Miriam Vale Lions Market

Blomfield Street, Miriam Vale, Queensland 4677

15th March 2014
19th April 2014
17th May 2014
21st June 2014
19th July 2014
16th August 2014
20th September 2014
18th October 2014
15th November 2014
20th December 2014

Miriam Vale Markets held every third Saturday of the month throughout the year. Stroll through the delightful cool and shady park to view a variety of stalls.

For more information please phone: 07 4974 5428 or email: 

Discovery Coast markets

Captain Cook Drive, SES Grounds Agnes Water, Queensland 4677

March: 9th and 23rd
April: 6th, 13th and 27th
May: 11th and 25th
June: 8th, 22nd and 29th
July: 6th, 13th and 27th
August: 10th and 24th
September: 7th, 21st and 28th
October: 12th and 26th
November: 9th and 23rd 
December: 14th, 21st and 28th 

The Discovery Coast Markets are held on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at the SES Grounds located between Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy. Come and browse the arts and crafts, bric-a-brac and fresh produce available to purchase. From 8am to noon. 

Please note that during school holidays, the markets are held every Sunday.

Baffle Creek Community Market

Baffle Creek Village 244 Coast Rd, Baffle Creek.

“The Little Market with the Big Heart”, is held on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 8am to noon.

Emerald Lions Flea Market

Rotary Park, Hospital Rd, Emerald 

Trading: 1st Sunday of the month - 8am - 12noon

Type: Trash & Treasure

For more information please phone: (07) 4987 4385

Biloela Markets in the Park

Callide Street, Barimis Park, Biloela, Queensland 4715

Held on the third Saturday of each month.

15 March 2014
19 April 2014
10 May 2014
21 June 2014
19 July 2014
16 August 2014
20 September 2014
18 October 2014
15 November 2014
13 December 2014 

Biloela Markets in the Park offer a wide variety of stalls for everyone to enjoy. Come and enjoy the delicious fresh produce, try your green thumb with huge variety of plants, and find that special piece of jewellery, clothing, accessories and hand crafted goodies. From 8am to 2pm during summer and 9:30am to 2pm during winter.

For more information please phone or email. 0407 336 700/0400 162 219 or 

Gracemere Lions Markets

Conaghan Park, Lawrie Street, Gracemere

A variety of stalls, from Home made Cakes, Biscuits & Slices, Preserves, Crafts, Plants, Bric-a-Brac, Local Produce etc. Why not come and have Breakfast in the Park Sausage Sizzle, Bacon & Egg Burgers, Cold Drinks, Tea & Coffee for sale by the Lions Club. From 8am to 12 noon.

First Saturday of Month 


1st February
1st March, 
5th April,
3rd May, 
7th June, 
5th July, 
6th September, 
4th October,
1st November, 
Christmas Markets - 6th December. 

Please note there will be no Markets in August due to Rockhampton Swap Meet being held this weekend.

If you would like to participate and have a stall, please Contact Judith to Book a site on 4933 1165.


Understanding Changes in Disability Support: Conversations about the NDIS


The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) starts in Queensland next year.

The NDIS will be a new way of supporting people with a disability across Australia.

People who currently receive disability support will need to move to the new scheme between July 2016 and June 2019. Other eligible people with a disability, who do not currently receive support, will also be able to access the scheme.

The NDIS provides an important impetus for people to think anew about what would make (or build upon) a good life for them or their family member, and the supports that will suit the person and help them enjoy a good life which is sustainable over time.

While this opportunity sounds promising, we know that navigating any new system can be confusing and daunting, so CRU is really pleased to have this opportunity to travel through the Central Highlands and Isaac to talk with people about the new NDIS scheme, what it will mean for people with a disability and what people can do to get ready for when the NDIS starts in Queensland.

Join us for a cuppa and a conversation…

Below are the dates we expect to be in various towns. If you would like to know about the NDIS and what might be possible for people with a disability and their families join us for a cuppa and a conversation (we are open to one to one or small group conversations). We will be in:
∙ Blackwater – 2nd September
∙ Blackwater & Clermont – 3rd September
∙ Clermont & Emerald – 4th September
∙ Emerald – 5th September

Book in now for a time to talk: phone 38442211 or email

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Gladstone Electorate Office:

      07 4972 5465
      76 Goondoon Street,
      Gladstone QLD 4680

Emerald Electorate Office:
      07 4982 4266
      Unit 2, 115 Egerton Street,
      Emerald QLD 4720

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