Palaszczuk Government supporting Queensland Day celebrations

Published Monday, 15 May, 2023 at 02:47 PM

Premier and Minister for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

  • The Palaszczuk Government’s Queensland Day Sponsorship Program to fund 11 community events
  • Grants awarded to 10 organisations across the state
  • Funding of up to $15,000 was available for community groups to hold Queensland Day events  

The Palaszczuk Government is funding 11 community events – spreading from Bowen to the Scenic Rim and to Noosa – through its Queensland Day Sponsorship Program.

The program encourages Queenslanders to celebrate Queensland Day to reflect the unique culture, heritage and aspirations of their community.

Community organisations could apply for grants of up to $15,000 for events and initiatives celebrating Queensland Day. 

Queensland became an independent colony after separating from New South Wales on 6 June 1859. 

Every year, Queenslanders celebrate with festivals, art initiatives, parades, and family fun days.

Quotes attributable to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk:

“This Queensland Day marks 164 years of our great state – an opportunity to celebrate what it means to be a Queenslander. 

“Together communities around the state will mark this historic day at events or with friends and family, looking back on our unique culture, industry and achievements.

“I’m proud our government can support local events throughout Queensland to make this historic day even more memorable.

“I look forward to celebrating Queensland Day, and I hope Queenslanders in all of our wonderful regions do too.”

Further information:

Queensland Day Sponsorship Program events will be hosted across Queensland between 3 and 11 June 2023.

The successful recipients of funding for the 2023 Queensland Day Sponsorship Program are:

  • Access Arts – Unite—Celebrating 40 years of Access Arts on Queensland Day (3 June 2023)
  • Balonne Shire Council – Queensland Day Community Celebration in the Park (Rail and River Precinct and The Hub, 10 June 2023)
  • Bowen Gumlu Growers Association – Queensland Day Flavours of Bowen Festival (3 June 2023)
  • Lockyer Information and Neighbourhood Centre Inc – Valley Fest—Celebrate Queensland Day 2023 (10 June 2023)
  • Noosa Library Service – Queensland Day—Little Day Out (3 June 2023)
  • Opera Queensland – Lady Sings the Maroons—Queensland Day Special (9 June 2023)
  • Queensland Chinese United Council – ‘We are all Queenslanders’ Community Fun Queensland Day 2023 (10 June 2023)
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council – Queensland Day Family Fun Day (4 June 2023)
  • The Migrant Centre Organisation Inc – Celebrating Queensland Day through a Multicultural Lens (3 – 11 June 2023)
  • Whitsunday Regional Council – Queensland Day—Our Whitsunday Way (4 June 2023).

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