What’s Happening 

Children’s Day 

The Deadly Choices team will be holding a day to celebrate Children’s Day for children aged 0-6 years old. 

4th August, 2021 

Wednesday, 9am-11am

Mackay’s Bog Boys Toys

Happening the 7th and 8th of August at the Mackay Showgrounds.
More information to come. 

Kidney Support Network Charity Golf Day

Come along to the Kidney Support Golf Day on the 28th of August, 2021 at the Sarina Golf Club. 
Entry to the Golf Day will include breakfast. 
To book a team call 0423 964 397 or 0428877 028.

Tilapia Takedown


Tilapia Takedown is scheduled for Saturday the 4th of September, from 8:30am – 11am at the Gooseponds.

There will be prizes, stalls, food, and importantly, fishing!






Dad’s Day in the Valley



Come along to Dad’s Day in the Valley which is being hosted by the Pioneer Valley Classic Car Club. 

Sunday 5th September, 2021

TUFMINDS Inside Out Day


TUFMINDS is a mental resilience and suicide prevention program provided by the Exqisit Life Foundation. TUFMINDS was established in Mackay in 2018 by Drs John and Elizabeth McIntosh.  The free TUFMINDS App is being used in 51 countries around the world, saving lives from suicide on a daily basis, as well as, dramatically improving mental resilience, stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia and life coping skills.

TUFMINDS are hosting Inside Out Day fundraising event coming up on Tuesday 7th September .

The concept behind “TUFMINDS Inside Out Day” is to help people understand that your internal thoughts impact your outside actions and outcomes. Therefore, having a positive and healthy mindset inside, creates a positive and healthy world outside.

For a GOLD COIN donation, we challenge you to wear something INSIDE OUT and make it a FUN DAY by getting your family, friends, workmates to join in and raise money and awareness for mental well-being and suicide intervention. 

Click here to register

Annual art exhibition for mental health

Mind Australia in Mackay are holding their 2nd annual Art Exhibition for people who have a lived or living experience with mental health challenges in the Jubilee Community Exhibition Space. This exhibition will also include an opening night which will be a family friendly community event. Please see the attached flyers & artist invitation to see more details on how people can submit their art pieces.

24th September,2021

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Jubilee Exhibition Space

Strength 2 Strength 


Strength 2 strength is a program for young males aged 15-18. The program focuses on building positive relationships, developing life skills and strengthening the connection of young males to services in our community.

The program runs for six weeks and there are spaces available for all sessions. To participate in the program please attend or refer young people to YIRS and staff can assist further.



YIRS host a free BBQ for young people aged 8-21 every Wednesday. 

Head to 72 Victoria Street Mackay 

Cooking starts at 11:30am 

BBQ Breakfast 

Are you looking for options to address alcohol and drug concerns? Head along to the Blue Water Quay on River Street for more information.

Whitsunday Ballers Suicide Awareness Event

Whitsunday Ballers is hosting a family friendly event with all proceeds being donated to Real Mates Talk. 

There will be jumping castles, face-painting, raffles and a sausage sizzle. 

Date: 25th Sep 20

Time: 10am-4pm 

Address: 1079 Coway Rd Conway QLD 4800

Sarina BBQ Breakfast

Every second and last Thursday of the month (excluding public holidays) there is a BBQ breakfast to assist people looking to address alcohol and drug concerns. 

For more information contact:

Jason (Vinnies) on 0438276278

Suzie Penney (ATSICHS Mackay) 0438632920

Joyce Murphy (Drug ARM) 07 36208880

What’s Happening in the Whitsundays 

So many fantastic events happening around the Whitsunday region! 

Click here for more information

Hastings Deerings Run for MI Life

Save the Date for Run For MI Life’s annual fun run. Happening at Wests Leagues Club on the 17th October, 2021.


11 Wood Street, Mackay
QLD Australia 4740