Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games
The Honourable Jann Stuckey

Regional Queensland receives $1.8 million events boost

The Newman Government has reaffirmed its commitment to regional events with a $1.8 million boost to 64 events throughout Queensland.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Jann Stuckey said the LNP Government was proud to continue investing in regional Queensland through its support of local events ranging from art and music carnivals to sporting events, cultural celebrations and gourmet food and wine festivals.

“Regional events play a vital role in supporting Queensland’s tourism industry and provide significant economic and social benefits to local communities.

“Getting behind events which attract visitors to Queensland’s regional areas reflects our determination to establish Queensland as Australia’s number one tourist destination and our 2020 goal to boost overnight visitor spending in Queensland to $30 billion,” Ms Stuckey said.

Events Queensland has created the most comprehensive portfolio of supported events of any state in Australia with more than $20 million invested through the EQRDP across 918 events since 2001.

Funding provided through the program can be used for a range of activities including marketing costs, strategic planning, engagement of specialised personnel and the hire of temporary infrastructure.

To find out more about events in Queensland visit www.eventsqld.com.au

Events supported under Round 22 of the program

·Cairns Ukulele Festival – 5-8 July 2012

·Queensland Polocrosse Zone of Origin – 7-8 July 2012

·Australian Festival of Chamber Music – 27 July-4 August 2012

·Childers Festival of Cultures – 28-29 July 2012

·Ingham Garden and Art Fest 2012 – 21 July 2012

·Paluma Push – 21-22 July 2012

·Australian Italian Festival – 28-29 July 2012

·Mungalla Kup Murri Cook Off Festival – 3-4 August 2012

·Goondiwindi 400 – 3-5 August 2012

·Cane 2 Coral – 3-5 August 2012

·Adventure Race – 11-12 August 2012

·Lockyer Valley Duathlon 2012 – 11-12 August 2012

·Hervey Bay Seafood Festival – 12 August 2012

·Big Talk One Fire – 17 August 2012

·Moore Park Beach Festival of Arts – 17-19 August 2012

·Village Festival of Arts and Music – 17-19 August 2012

·Ironman 70.3 Yeppoon – 18-19 August 2012

·Leyburn Historic Sprints – 18-19 August 2012

·Magnetic Island Race Week – 30 August-4 September 2012

·Noosa Jazz Festival – 30 August-2 September 2012

·Golden Shears Festival – 31 August-2 September 2012

·ReggaeTown Festival – 1 September 2012

·Dawson River Festival – 1-30 September 2012

·Cairns Amateurs Festival – 7-8 September 2012

·Barcaldine Goat Expo and Racing – 8 September 2012

·Cycle Queensland – 8-16 September 2012

·Townsville Triathlon Festival – 14-16 September 2012

·Mission Beach Film Festival – 2-4 November 2012

·Swell Sculpture Festival – 14-23 September 2012

·Straddie Salute Multisport Festival – 15-16 September 2012

·Tastes of the Tablelands – 16 September 2012

·Kenilworth Celebrates – 22-29 September 2012

·Caloundra Music Festival – 28-30 September 2012

·Texas Country Music Roundup – 24-30 September 2012

·Cardiac Challenge – 29 September-1 October 2012

·CRUSH Regional Arts Festival – 1-31 October 2012

·Whitsunday Welcome – 5-7 October 2012

·Noosa International 7s Festival – 6-7 October 2012

·Widgee Bush Balladeers Muster – 11-14 October 2012

·Mission Evolve Music Festival – 12-14 October 2012

·Crocodile Trophy – 20-28 October 2012

·Ramblers Post Equinox Skydiving and Music Festival – 20-28 October 2012

·Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic – 26-28 October 2012

·Motors in Motion – 27 October 2012

·Mud Bulls & Music – 1-4 November 2012

·PBR Troy Dunn Invitational – 16-18 November 2012

·World Professional Kitesurfing Tour – 1-9 December 2012

·Burleigh Pro 2013 – 6-10 February 2013

·Chinese New Year Street Festival – 9 February 2013

·BLEACH Surfing the Fringe – 9-24 February 2013

·High Altitude Hot Rod Run – 8-10 March 2013

·Queensland Ocean Swim Series – 13-28April 2013

·Gold Coast Film Festival – 18-28 April 2013

·Ten Days in the Towers – 26 April 2013-6 May 2013

·Shockwave Festival – 25-26 May 2013

·International Rally Queensland – 25-27 May 2013

·Tom Quilty Gold Cup – 5-9 June 2013

·Tambo’s 150 Celebrations – 21-29 June 2013

·Western Games – 1-31 July 2013

·Jumpers and Jazz in July – 18-28 July 2013

·Outback Horse and Heritage Festival – TBC July 2013

·Wide Bay Australia International Airshow – 23-25 August 2013

·Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers – 20-29 September 2013

·Full Noise Festival – 4-5 October 2013