The 10th Tablelands Relay for Life will be held on Saturday 10 November at Davies Park Mareeba. For more information, visit the Queensland Cancer Council’s website.
- Community Events
- Council Events
Walkamin Country Music Club Open Mic
Come along and support the Walkamin Country Music Club! Open Mic will kick off at 12.30pm on Sunday 15 April at the Mareeba Leagues Club.
- Live band
- Bring your own chord charts
- Everyone welcome
- Meals available from the Bistro, To book a table please call the team at the Leagues Club on 40 922 922.
- Gold coin donation on entry
For more information phone Cassie on 0447 923 532.
Holly Brown Memorial Barrel Day
In memory of teenager Holly Brown, the Mareeba and District Pony Club is hosting a Barrel Day on Saturday 14 April 2018 starting at 9.30am.
For more information, contact Wendy Lehmann on 0419759118.
Mareeba Tennis Open Day
Mareeba Tennis Club is holding an OPEN DAY on Saturday 14 April 2018. All welcome!
Efficient Farming Forum 2018
A ground-breaking forum designed to give Far North farmers the tools they need to thrive in the 21st century will launch in Mareeba.
Organised in partnership between Northern Gulf Resource Management Group (NGRMG) and the Mareeba District Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (MDFVGA), the inaugural Efficient Farming Forum will bring together some of the best and brightest minds in agriculture, technology, trends and tourism.
FREE EVENT – Booking Essential for catering purposes via Eventbrite.
What: Efficient Farming Forum 2018
When: Friday 27 April 2018
Where: Mareeba International Club
There will be a number of services across the Shire to commemorate Anzac Day.
Dawn Service 4.28am at Town Hall
March: Assemble 9.15am at 10 Acre Park, Service 9.30am at Town Hall; followed by morning tea
Dawn Service: Assemble 5.45am adjacent Foodworks Service 6.00am at Memorial Hall
Dawn Service: Assemble 5.30am at Railway Station; followed by breakfast
March: Assemble 10.15am adjacent Foodworks, Service 10.30am at Centenary Park
Dawn Service: Assemble 4.15am adjacent RSL, Service 4.28am at Cenotaph
March: Assemble 9.45am adjacent RSL, Service 10.00am at Cenotaph
Dawn Service: Assemble 6.30am at Cenotaph
March: Assemble Vains Park 11:00am, Service 11.30am at Cenotaph
Service: Assemble 10.00am at School of Arts Hall
Service: Assemble 3.00pm at Western Progress Association Hall
Cycle For Hope 2018
Cycle for Hope (CFH) is a 1 day cycling activity. The ride is conducted in packs of no more than 18 riders grouped by similar strength and endurance. The ride train will consist of up to 6 riding packs. Each pack is controlled by an experienced Pack Leader (PL) and assisted by a Pack Second in Charge (2IC). Escort vehicles travel unobtrusively at rear of each pack. UHF communications are maintained between vehicles, pack leaders and safety/support staff.
The ride will leave from Redlynch State College travelling toward Smithfield and up the Kuranda Range along the Kennedy Highway to Mareeba. It will then travel north along the Mulligan Highway to the Mossman turnoff. It will then travel along the Mossman/Mount Molloy Road to the Captain Cook Highway and turn right towards Port Douglas. It will then travel south along the Captain Cook Highway and turn left into Port Douglas Road finishing on Mowbray Street outside the Port Douglas Surf Club. For the one quickest pack there are two additions allocated with a total of 24km; one at Mareeba and one at Mossman. Specified in 2.4 Comprehensive Route Description
A detailed Ride Route including designated stops in included at Addendum 1.
For more information visit the event’s website.
Young Writers Camp
Mareeba RSL Club is hosting a TRIVIA NIGHT to raise money for the Mareeba Hospital Foundation. Come along for some fun and games, you may even learn a thing or two!
When: Tuesday 20 March 2018
Where: Mareeba RSL Club
Time: 6pm for 6.30 start
Cost: $8 per player – six people per table
BOOKINGS: Phone 40921 396
Targa Great Barrier Reef
Targa Great Barrier Reef will be the first ever Targa event held in Queensland and the event name joins two iconic brands under the one banner. The new event will be based in one of Australia’s iconic tourism locations, Cairns and will reach out to all of the surrounding regions including Port Douglas and the Atherton Tablelands.
The inaugural event will be held on 31st August and 1st & 2nd September 2018 on a course of over 200 competitive kilometres, including the exciting range roads out of Cairns and Port Douglas, which if you have ever been to the region, you will agree are some of the most exciting roads in the country.
Targa Great Barrier Reef will be a Targa event like no other as it passes through landscapes that are truly unique to Tropical North Queensland. Sugar cane and banana plantations will line the various stages and the weather will be anything but cold, being held at an ideal time of the year.
Walkamin Country Music Festival
What: Mareeba Races
When: Saturday 24 March 2018
Where: Mareeba Turf Club
Gates open at 11am
Mt Carbine Bull & Bronc Ride
What: Mt Carbine Bull & Bronc Ride
When: Saturday 11 August 2018
Where: Mt Carbine Rodeo Grounds
More information phone 0740948337
Mareeba Military Muster
What: Mareeba Military Muster
When: Saturday 4 August & Sunday 5 August
Where: Mareeba Turf Club
Mareeba Military Muster is an event planned to showcase military vehicles, displays and a weekend to remember our veterans of all wars and conflict.
Nugget of the North Bush Carnival
What: Eureka Creek Campdraft, Rodeo & Bush Races
When: July 26-29 July 2018
The annual three day weekend includes campdraft, bull ride, bush races, bullock ride, steer ride, barrel race, roping, horsesports plus much more! For more information visit the event’s Facebook Page.
Queen’s Baton Relay visits Mareeba
Locals are encouraged to cheer on their local legends when they carry the Queen’s baton through the streets of Mareeba later this month.
The eyes of the Commonwealth will be on Mareeba on Wednesday 14 March 2018 as the Baton journeys towards its final destination, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.
The convoy will begin at Mareeba State School at 2.00pm before heading to St Thomas’s Primary School. After a brief stop at St Thomas’s, the convoy will turn right onto Rankin Street before heading north along Byrnes Street and finish at Rotary Park.
Please note the following intersections will be temporarily blocked or managed by traffic control between approximately 1pm and 3pm.
- Constance St & Atherton St
- Constance St & Hort St
- Constance St & Hastie St
- Constance St & Rankin St
- Rankin St & Walsh St
- Rankin St & Byrnes St
- Jacobson St & Byrnes St
- Lloyd St & Byrnes St
- Railway Avenue
Detours will also be in place along Byrnes Street (southbound) from Lloyd Street to Rankin Street.
The Queensland Police Service will be assisting with traffic management to ensure safety for the baton bearers, motorists and pedestrians.
For more information phone 1300 308 461.
Queen’s Baton visits Kuranda
Share the dream in Kuranda! The Queen’s Baton will make an appearance on Thursday afternoon (15 March) at 3.00pm outside the Skyrail Terminal. Everyone is welcome to come and watch as the baton passes through the Village.
You don’t want to miss Mareeba Shire Council’s FREE Easter in the Park event at the Village in the Rainforest on Easter Saturday, when a record breaking 15,000 Easter eggs will rain down on Kuranda.
The village’s annual Easter egg drop for Easter in the Park is a highlight for local and visiting children. The Easter Bunny will drop eggs on the hour from 11am to 2pm in Centenary Park. With each hourly egg drop there will be one GOLDEN Egg that will be thrown out into the crowd. The lucky person who catches the Golden Egg will receive an amazing Kuranda prize package! Included in the free family fun will be three jumping castles with one set aside for the younger kids, kids’ games, street performers, a magic show, four face painters, horse and carriage rides and stalls. We have also organised a separate area for the littlies aged five years and under to meet the Easter Bunny for a photo, and to collect their own little bag of Easter eggs. Dream State Circus duo Sophie and Jacob McGrath will give an action packed performance with diabolos, juggling balls, hula hoops and stilts. The Kuranda Candy Kitchen will give free candy making demonstrations at their Coondoo Street store at 11.30am and 1.30pm.
Easter in the Park is a fun family event that you won’t want to miss!
When: Saturday 31 March
Time: 10am – 4pm
Where: Centenary Park in Kuranda
How much: Free!
Schedule of events:
10.30am – Magic Show in Centenary Park
11.00am – Easter Egg Drop (with GOLDEN EGG)
11.30am – Pamagirri Aboriginal Dance Performance
11.30am – Kuranda Candy Kitchen – candy making demonstration (21 Coondoo Street)
12.00pm – Easter Egg Drop (with GOLDEN EGG)
12.15pm – Dream State Circus performance
1.00pm – Easter Egg Drop (with GOLDEN EGG)
1.30pm – Kuranda Egg & spoon race and sack races
1.30pm – Kuranda Candy Kitchen – candy making demonstration (21 Coondoo Street)
2.00pm – Easter Egg Drop (with GOLDEN EGG)
Biboohra State School Country Fair
Athlete Management Workshop
Building Active Communities Workshop presented by the Department of Housing and Public Works.
Part 1 – Athlete Management (Pre-Season)
Wednesday 28 February 2018, 6-9pm.
Halloran’s Hill Function Room, Centenary Drive, Atherton QLD 4883.
Part 2 – Athlete Management (In-Season)
Tuesday 8 May 2018, 6-9pm.
Mareeba Leagues Club, Cnr Doyle St & Riordan St, Mareeba QLD 4880.
Part 3 – Athlete Management (Post-Season)
Wednesday 8 August 2018, 6-9pm.
Halloran’s Hill Function Room, Centenary Drive, Atherton QLD 4883.
Mareeba Lions 2018 Metrogaine
The Mareeba Lions 2018 Metrogaine will be held on Sunday the 17 June, 2018 will allow people to get out, have some fun and get a bit of exercise. All money raised from registrations and the BBQ to be held will go to the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation. Tom Braes of Mareeba Lions said that it had been intended to join in the Lions Biggest BBQ with the Metrogaine so even if you don’t go in the event you can support the Club’s BBQ. Clubs, Associations, groups or individuals wishing to participate in the event should contact any Mareeba Lions Club member for further information. Visit the Facebook page or email email@example.com for more information.
An ordinary Council meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on Wednesday 18 April, commencing at 9.00am. Members of the public and media are welcome to attend.
An ordinary Council meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on Wednesday 21 March, commencing at 9.00am. Members of the public and media are welcome to attend.
An ordinary Council meeting will be held in the Council Chambers on Wednesday 21 February, commencing at 9.00am. Members of the public and media are welcome to attend.
Dimbulah Kindy Fundraiser
The Dimbulah Kindergarten is hosting a Bling and Blue Jeans Dinner Dance to raise money for the local kindy. For more information contact Vibeke on 4093 1078.
Reef to Reef Mountain Bike Event
Reef to Reef is Australia’s newest MTB stage race taking place over four days in the heart of Tropical North Queensland from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 August 2018.
Starting on the reef fringed Coral Sea coast it quickly heads inland across a network of trails through tablelands, hinterland, farm lands, MTB parks, and tropical rainforest before finishing back at the coast four days and 195 km’s later. Each day’s stage has its own unique terrain and character to keep things interesting with a mix of fast flowing single trail, farm track, groomed downhill trails and fire trails – many through private land that can only be ridden while racing the Reef to Reef.
There’s nothing too technical but enough to get your attention including 4000m of vertical climbing. Achievable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and MTB skills.
The Reef to Reef Queensland is a sister event to the Port to Port in N.S.W. and the Cape to Cape in W.A., making up the newly formed triple crown of Australian multi-stage MTB racing.
For more information visit the Reef to Reef website.
Key details and dates:
- Reef to Reef – 9 – 12 August 2018, Solo or Teams options
- Stage 1 – Smithfield MTB Park. Distance 30km
- Stage 2 – Davies Creek MTB Park. Distance 50km
- Stage 3 – Mount Molloy to Wetherby Station. Distance 60km
- Stage 4 – Mount Molloy to Port Douglas. Distance 55km
- Triple-R 12 August 2018
- 35km Classic and 70km Endurance ride options
Dimbulah Lions Festival
Save the date! The Dimbulah Lions Festival will be held on Saturday 26 May 2018.
Mareeba Multicultural Festival
The Mareeba Multicultural Festival will be on Saturday 25 August 2018 at Arnold Park, Mareeba. The program starts at 9.30 am with a parade, followed by non-stop entertainment including Aboriginal, Torres Strait, PNG, Filipino, Italian, Spanish, Albanian, Greek, Polynesian and Australian performers. Food stalls and craft stalls from a range of cultures, and the perfect weather in Mareeba at this time of the year, make this a day out not to be missed.
The program ends at 5pm. Admission is free with a range of donated prizes drawn throughout the day. Winners must be present at the time of the draw.
This is a chance for visitors to attend a major local community event.
The Mareeba Shire is home to people from some 64 different nationalities and cultural backgrounds, who have lived in harmony for many years before “Multiculturalism” became popular. The festival highlights this diversity and harmony.
Last year, the Multicultural Festival attracted around 6,000 people who enjoyed a day of entertainment, from more than 30 cultures, in perfect weather.
For more information visit the Festival’s website.
Save the date! Friday night 11 May will be the Ultimate Cowboy Challenge followed by the annual Chillagoe Rodeo on Saturday 12 May.
For more information visit the event’s Facebook page.
The 2018 Mareeba Rodeo Festival commences on 30 June 2018 with the Junior Cowpokes Competition & Ute Muster. The following weekend sees the Mareeba Rodeo Ball on Friday 6 July 2018 kicking off a varied weekend of sports and activities including the Art Show, bocce, tennis, indoor bowls, lawn bowls and golf.
Downtown Parade: Friday 13 July 2018. The parade of queen entrants, floats, horses and trade displays is held on the Friday night of the Rodeo weekend and usually attracts crowds of around 4000 people. The Parade starts at 7:45pm and completes 2 circuits of Byrnes Street. At the conclusion of the parade, the Rodeo Festival Queen is crowned at the main stage.
Mareeba Rodeo: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018. Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Race and Breakaway Roping. Local competitions are followed by our bigger and better “Battle of the States: QLD vs NSW” at Keribee Park, Mareeba.
For more information visit the Rodeo Association’s website.
Mareeba Netball Fundraiser
The Mareeba Netball Association is hosting a fundraiser at the Mutchilba Community Centre on Friday 2 February 2018.
Please contact Jan on 0478055005 or visit the Club’s Facebook Page for more information.
Mareeba Arts Festival
DATE CLAIMER: The Mareeba Arts festival will be held on Saturday 8 September 2018 at Arnold Park, Mareeba.
Tablelands Relay For Life AGM
The Tablelands Relay for Life Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 14 February 2018 at the Mareeba Shire Council chambers (65 Rankin Street, Mareeba) at 5.30pm.
For further information contact Emma Wilson
Phone: 4047 5509
Library Lovers’ Day
Library Lovers’ Day will be held again in 2018, as always on 14 February. To celebrate the love of reading, the Kuranda Library will also be hosting a morning tea (10.30am – 11.30am) and the Mareeba Library will be hosting an afternoon tea with craft and other fun activities from 2.00pm.
NDIS Community Information Session
The NDIS will become available in the Cairns Region from 1 July 2018. Please join experienced staff from the National Disability Insurance Agency to learn more about accessing the scheme and the types of support that will be available for people living with a disability, their families and carers.
Mareeba RSL, 88 Byrnes St, Mareeba
- Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018, 9.30am
- Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018, 3.30pm
Please register online at https://ndisaccessmareeba.eventbrite.com.au or phone (07) 4412 3033 for assistance completing the online registration process.
Please let us know of any accessibility requirements.
Children under adult supervision are welcome. Places are limited.
Australia Day Awards
Join us as we celebrate Australia Day on Thursday 25 January at the Mareeba International Club from 6.30pm. Official proceedings will include the announcement of the Australia Day Awards winners followed by the cutting of the cake and a light supper.
Mayor Tom Gilmore said the annual event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate those people who have been nominated for their outstanding contributions or achievements in our Shire.
“We are encouraging everyone to come along on Thursday night to celebrate what it means to be Australian and acknowledge those unsung heroes in our local community who make such a difference,” Cr Gilmore said.
“This year, we received 27 outstanding nominations of individuals and community groups who all, in some way or another, have made this Shire a better place.”
Mareeba Shire Council Australia Day Celebration
Thursday 25 January
Mareeba International Club, Vaughan St Mareeba