2022 Queensland Day Sponsorship Program

The Queensland Day Sponsorship Program encourages Queenslanders to celebrate Queensland Day in a way that reflects the unique culture, heritage and aspirations of their own community.

Each year, right across the state, Queenslanders mark this annual celebration of our people, places and achievements with festivals, markets, art initiatives, parades, family fun days or an event unique to their community.

Successful applicants for 2022

A total of 13 events were held across 15 locations, funded as part of the 2022 Queensland Day Sponsorship program.

The Queensland Day Fun and Fitness Expo was held at Anzac Park, Ayr and celebrated Queensland Day in the Burdekin Shire. The 1.6 hectare park came alive with a myriad of sporting and recreational pursuits and provided residents and visitors the opportunity to learn about and try new activities. The event included a range of free entertainment, activities, rides, demonstrations, displays and competitions as well as market and food stalls that were provided by local community groups, clubs and businesses.

  • When: 10.00am–2.00pm, Sunday 12 June 2022
  • Where: Anzac Park, 122–136 MacMillan Street, Ayr

The Queensland Day at the Creek Family Fun Day showcased local produce and featured old fashioned family fun with thong throwing, three legged races, parent and child races and a camp oven cook off. Music was also provided by local talent.

  • When: 1.00–8.00pm, Sunday 5 June 2022
  • Where: Captain Creek Community Sport and Recreation Club, 111 Murphy Road, Captain Creek

Queensland Day - Celebrating the Faces and Places of Charters Towers was a free event and included an exhibition of people and places from the past and present. There was a projection onto heritage buildings, entertainment from local artists and market and food stalls.

  • When: 3.00–8.00pm, Sunday 5 June 2022
  • Where: 78—112 Mosman Street, Charters Towers

The Queensland Family Fun Day brought the community together for a day of outdoor recreation for a great time and fun with the kids. The event offered a free barbeque and family friendly activities which included races, face painting and amusement rides. Children also enjoyed the newly built pump track and ninja playground.

  • When: 10.00am–3.00pm, Sunday 5 June 2022
  • Where: Jack May Park, Mary Street, Malanda

The Queensland Day 2022 Outback Family Fun Day provided an opportunity to socialise, connect and enjoy a fun-filled event evening. The event had amusement rides, market stalls, raffles and live entertainment, and council provided a free barbeque dinner.

  • When: 4.00–11.00pm, Saturday 4 June 2022
  • Where: Julia Creek Combined Sporting Association Building, 22 Julia St, Julia Creek

The Queensland Day event promoted a relaxed family fun day and encompassed the very meaning of being a Queenslander. The event included live music and performances from local cultural groups and a local band. Displays and a sharing of cultural knowledge of traditional dance, cultural dress and food was also encouraged from the local community.

  • When: 10.00am–2.00pm, Sunday 12 June 2022
  • Where: Mount Isa Civic Centre, 23 West Street, Miles End

Multicultural Australia's Queensland Day LUMINOUS Lantern Parade 2022 was part of a week of celebrations, coinciding with Queensland’s Birthday and featured a grand display welcoming all new Queenslanders. The Queensland Day LUMINOUS Lantern Parade 2022 was a symbolic cultural event and displayed more than 400 iridescent lanterns that celebrated the rich cultural diversity of Brisbane and Queensland. The Queensland Day LUMINOUS Lantern Parade 2022 also featured world music and a myriad of impromptu community performances.

  • When: 5.00–8.30pm, Friday 10 June 2022
  • Where: South Bank Parklands, Clem Jones Promenade, Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane

The Queensland Day Festival - Multicultural Village Gold Coast celebrated the Gold Coast’s culturally diverse community. A village atmosphere was created at the Broadwater Parklands, where cultural groups came together as part of the village. Community displays included arts, music, food tasting, jewellery making, dancing and photo displays of what Queensland means to our different cultures and an insight to Queensland’s heritage. There was a presentation, video footage of refugees, migrants and Australian born Queenslanders outlining what they love about Queensland.

  • When: 10.00am–2.00pm, Saturday 4 June 2022
  • Where: Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport

The Queensland Day Paroo Pursuit—Family Edition event was inspired by the popular television show ‘The Amazing Race’. Paroo Shire Council held a race involving endurance, memory, local knowledge, general knowledge, and teamwork in and around the town of Cunnamulla. Different pit stops, detours and checkpoints around the township hosted the community challenge. Participating teams learnt about local indigenous culture and heritage, including the region’s ANZAC heritage. The event celebrated Queensland Day by incorporating Queensland’s heritage into the challenges and there was also a community barbeque.

  • When: 9.30am – 2.00pm, Saturday 11 June 2022
  • Where: Race in and around the town of Cunnamulla followed by barbeque at John Kerr Park, Louise St, Cunnamulla

The ‘We are all Queenslanders’ Queensland Day Community Fun Day 2022 was a celebration of Queensland Day, bringing culturally diverse communities together to showcase what it means to be a Queenslander through sports, culture, heritage and lifestyle. The varied program featured indigenous performances, Queensland folksongs by community and school choirs and a Queensland flag raising ceremony. Displays included Queensland themed crafts, embroidery and photography and a community sports competition.

  • When: 1.00–5.00pm, Sunday 12 June 2022
  • Where: 51 Kingston Road, Underwood (currently under construction and due to open in May 2022)

The Ravenshoe Queensland Day Tournament Weekend was a multi-day fun and friendly event that featured local sporting clubs competing against each other. The event came alive with buskers, musical artists, a Rural Fire Brigade challenge, a talent quest and a range of fun games. The event featured artists and activities and provided free afternoon tea on the Saturday and a free breakfast and lunch on the Sunday.

  • When: 8.00am–10.30pm, Saturday 4 June 2022
    7.30am–2.00pm, Sunday 5 June 2022
    8.00am–12.00pm, Monday 6 June 2022
  • Where: Pony Club, Wooroowa Road, Ravenshoe

The Queensland Day Family Fun Day celebrated the resilience of local farmers and the community, and raised awareness of buying and supporting local. The main event in Beaudesert featured local musicians, jumping castles, pony rides, native animals, local produce stalls, community organisations and a citizenship ceremony. Two smaller morning teas with games and local produce giveaways were hosted in Boonah and Tamborine Mountain. The Scenic Rim Regional Council Town Crier took part in the Queens Platinum Jubilee Beacons event on 2 June and repeated the performance.

  • Beaudesert:
    • When: 10.00am–1.00pm, Sunday 5 June 2022
    • Where: Jubilee Park, Telemon Street, Beaudesert
  • Tamborine Mountain:
    • When: 10.00–11.00am, Tuesday 7 June 2022
    • Where: Tamborine Mountain Library, Main Street, Tamborine Mountain
  • Boonah:
    • When: 10.00–11.00am, Thursday 9 June 2022
    • Where: Boonah Forecourt, High Street, Boonah

The Walk for Queensland Day was a free, fun event for the whole community of Bundaberg and surrounds. Community members enjoyed a 5km park walk coordinated by Wide Bay Advocacy Inc. and received free merchandise, cap and water bottle. Prizes were awarded to individuals and teams that attended the event dressed in clothing representing a Queensland theme. The event also provided a stall to learn more about the history of Queensland.

  • When: 7.00–9.00am, Saturday 4 June 2022
  • Where: Queens Park, Hope Street, Bundaberg