Carers Week Events 2017


REGIONS:

 


Gala Lunch and National Carers Week Launch 

When:  11.30am – 3pm, Friday 13 October 2017
Where: St Lucia Golf Links, Carawa Street, St Lucia (Brisbane)
Download the Gala Lunch 2017 – Invite

Join host Spencer Howson, and special guest Robyn Moore, as we celebrate National Carers Week (15 – 21 October), and the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation. We will also announce the winners of our Carer-Friendly Business Awards, acknowledging those individuals and businesses who have made a real difference in our community.
Invitation only.

RSVP: Purchase tickets online, or to sponsor a carer, visit: http://trybooking.com/286435


Young Carer Halloween Fair

When: Saturday 21 October 
Where: Whites Hill State College, Camp Hill 

We invite young carers to join us for fun and games at our Halloween Fair. You are welcome to wear a spooky costume! This event also celebrates young carers and the valuable contributions they make to their families and the local community.

RSVP: Call (or text) 0428 906 478 by Friday 29 September. 

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BRISBANE SOUTH


Caring Men’s Bus Trip  

When: 9.30am – 3.30pm, Wednesday 18 October 2017
Where:  Bus trips with stops and lunch at Surfers Paradise

Social day out for male carers who like to explore, fish and enjoy a lunch together. Pick up and drop off at Brisbane South Office. 12 places available.

RSVP: Call 07 3723 5001 by Wednesday 11 October.


Brisbane South Carer-Friendly Business Awards

When: 10.30am -12.00pm, Friday 20 October 2017
Where: IndigiScapes

Morning tea in pleasant surroundings and supporting local First Nation activities for the Redland Shire Council. 
This is an invitation only event.

RSVP: Call 07 3723 5001.

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BRISBANE NORTH


Brisbane North Carers Week Mini-Expo

When: 10am – 12.30pm, Tuesday 17 October 2017
Where: Northgate Hall, Corner of Scott and Ridge Streets, Northgate

This is an opportunity for carers to relax and connect with service providers. Activities include laughter therapy, self-care talks and a culture in mind activity.

RSVP: Call 07 3624 1700.


Carers Week High Tea & Carer-Friendly Business Awards Presentation

When: 9.30am – 11.30am, Wednesday 18 October 2017
Where: Burnie Brae, 60 Curran Street, Chermside

A morning for carers including High Tea, relaxation activities (eg yoga/tai chi) and the Brisbane North Regional winners presentation of the Carer-Friendly Business Awards. In conjunction with the Prince Charles Hospital, Burnie Brae and Suncare. 80 places available for carers to attend.

RSVP: Call 07 3624 1700 by 1 October.


Carers Week Garden Party

When: 10am – 12pm, Friday 20 October 2017
Where: JC Slaughter Falls, Sir Samuel Drive, Mt Coot-tha

Join us for some giant lawn games and a delicious Carers Week morning tea celebration. 40 places available for carers to attend.

RSVP: Call 07 3624 1700.

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SUNSHINE COAST 


Carer-Friendly Business Awards

When: 10am – 12pm, Monday 16 October 2017
Where: Mooloolaba Surf Club

Regional Carer-Friendly Business Awards ceremony and celebration for all carer nominators and nominated service providers. 80 places available.
Invitation only.

RSVP:
 Call 07 5451 1882 by Wednesday 4 October.


Noosa River cruise and lunch

When: Choose from: Tuesday 17 October, OR Thursday 19 October 2017, arrive at 9.30am for 10am departure
Where: MV Catalina on Noosa River. Lunch at the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club

Join us for a relaxing Hawaiian-themed cruse along the Noosa River with lunch at the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club to follow. Entertainment / music to be provided during the cruise for carers from across the region. Held in partnership with Suncare Community Services – CRCC program.

Places for up to 80 carers for each cruise. Transportation of carers from Gympie is offered as free service for registered carers by Suncare for the Thursday cruise only. 

RSVP: Call 07 5451 1882 by Monday 9 October.

 

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SOUTH COAST


Carers Week Lunch 

When: 12pm – 2pm, Wednesday 18 October 2017 
Where:  Southport Sharks Club, Cnr Musgrave & Olsen Avenues, Southport

Celebration Lunch for Carers Week 2017. 100 places available for carers from the Gold Coast region. Partnering with Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre, South Coast.

RSVP: Call 07 5596 5726 or goldcoast@carersqld.asn.au


Presentation of Carer-Friendly Business Awards 

When: 1.15pm, Wednesday 18 Oct 2017
Where: Southport Sharks Club, Cnr Musgrave & Olsen Avenues, Southport

Presentation of the Carer Friendly Business Awards, South Coast 2017. Presentation will be made during the Carers Week Lunch. 
Special guests and awardees by invitation only. 

RSVP: Call 07 5596 5726. 

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MORETON (IPSWICH)


Carers Week Celebration Morning Tea

When: 10am – 2pm, Tuesday 17 October 2017
Where:  Carers Queensland office, 3/30 Thorn Street Ipswich

Indoor games followed by morning tea at the Carers Queensland office. Celebrations include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entertainment and morning tea. The local Carer-Friendly Business Awards will be presented. Games, information, pampering, prizes and much more.

RSVP: Call 3454 0550 or awebb@carersqld.asn.au by 15 September.


Special Carers Week morning

When: 10.15am – 1pm, Thursday 19 October 2017
Where: Gatton  (venue to be confirmed)

The Carer Celebration will feature local entertainment and a scrumptious morning tea. A fashion parade will be presented by local carers. Carer-Friendly Business Awards, games, prizes, pampering, information and much more.

RSVP: Call 07 3454 0550 or email awebb@carersqld.asn.au by 15 September.

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WIDE BAY


Tin Can Bay Morning Tea at regular Carers Group meeting

When: 10am, Tuesday 3 October 2017
Where: Tin Can Bay RSL

Celebrate Carers Week with a delicious cake and morning tea, followed by the group’s regular meeting.

RSVP: Call 07 4124 0922 or email lmoustakis@carersqld.asn.au by 27 September.


Bundaberg Luncheon at the Waves Club

When: 10.30 – 1pm, Friday 13 October 2017
Where: Waves Club, Bundaberg

Join us for a carers luncheon at the Waves Club. This event is in collaboration with Suncare. 20 places available.

RSVP: Call 07 4124 0922 or email lmoustakis@carersqld.an.au by 6 October. 


Burrum River Cruise

When: 10am – 12pm, Tuesday 17 October 2017
Where: Burrum Head

Cares are invited to join a two-hour river cruise on the Burrum River to celebrate Carers Week. A special Carers Week cake will also form part of the celebrations. This event will be in collaboration with Suncare. 23 places available for carers to attend.

RSVP: Call 07 4124 0922 or email lmoustakis@carersqld.asn.au by 10 October.


Kingaroy Morning Tea

When: 10.30am, Wednesday 18 October 2017
Where: Kingaroy RSL 

Celebrating Carers Week with cake and a cuppa at the Carer Support meeting in Kingaroy. This event is in collaboration with STEPS Bundaberg.

RSVP: Call 07 4124 0922 or email lmoustakis@carersqld.asn.au by 10 October.


Hervey Bay High Tea

When: 10am, Wednesday 18 October 2017
Where: Neighbourhood Centre

This High Tea event is to hosted by OTCP in collaboration with Carers Queensland for those carers who are unable to take the River Cruise.

RSVP: Call 07 4124 0922 or email lmoustakis@carersqld.asn.au by 11 October.


Carers Week BBQ

When: 12pm – 2pm, Wednesday 18th October 2017
Where: Railway Station, Gayndah

A relaxed BBQ to celebrate Carers Week with other carers.

RSVP: Call 07 4124 0922 or email lmoustakis@carersqld.asn.au by 11 October.


Burrum River Cruise No2.

When: 10am – 12pm, Thursday 19 October 2017
Where: Burrum Heads

Two-hour River Cruise on the Burrum River to celebrate Carers Week. A special Carers Week cake will also form part of the celebrations. This event is in collaboration with Suncare. 23 places available for carers to attend.

RSVP: Call 07 4124 0922 or email lmoustakis@carersqld.asn.au by 12 October.


Luncheon

When: 12pm, Thursday 19 October 2017
Where: Monto

A relaxing luncheon for carers.

RSVP: Call 07 4124 0922 or email lmoustakis@carersqld.asn.au by 12 October.


Morning Tea for CALD Gardening Group

When: 9am, Friday 20 October 2017
Where: Halcro Street Community Garden

Morning Tea with the CALD Gardening Group in collaboration with Community Action for Multicultural Society & Halcro Community Centre

RSVP: Call 07 4124 0922 or email lmoustakis@carersqld.asn.au by 13 October.


Brunch with CALD Carers Picnic Group

When: 11am, Friday 20 October 2017
Where: TBC

We invite carers to bring along a plate to share. A Carers Week cake will be provided. This event is in collaboration with Fraser Coast Multicultural Respite Service.

RSVP: Call 07 4124 0922 or email lmoustakis@carersqld.asn.au by 13 October.

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DARLING DOWNS


Carers Week Luncheon

When: 10am – 3pm, Thursday 19 October 2017
Where: Preston Peak Winery Function Centre 

Carers from Darling Downs Region are invited to attend the Carers Week celebrations. Family members also welcome. Luncheon event will involve sit down two-course meal from 12:30pm. Includes prizes and giveaways. Stalls and other entertainment to be provided from 10am-12pm; 12pm screening of 23 minute movie “Time To Share”. Shuttle Bus from Stanthorpe & Warwick available. 

RSVP: Call 07 4646 2899 or email skehl@carersqld.asn.au by Monday 9 October.


Carers Week Family BBQ Event

When: 11am – 2.30pm, Friday 20 October 2017 
Where: Chinchilla Historical Museum 

BBQ Lunch event at Chinchilla Historical Museum, includes prizes and giveaways for carers, entertainment for children, miniature train ride, face painting, and other activities.  Carers and family members are invited to attend.  Event depends on weather. 

RSVP: Call 07 4646 2899 or email skehl@carersqld.asn.au by Monday 9 October.

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ROMA AND SOUTH WEST


Carers Week Launch

When: 10am – 12.30pm, Monday 16 October 2017
Where: Moorelands Bush Nursery

Garden party celebrations including the launch and Carer-Friendly Business Awards, local Indigenous music and dance and a nursery tour. 60 places available.

RSVP: Call 07 4622 1270 or email jburns@carersqld.asn.au by 12 October.


Community Partnerships Breakfast

When: 7.30am – 10am, Tuesday 17 October 2017
Where: Carers Queensland office, Roma

Acknowledging the commitment to carers – a breakfast for community-based organisations, industry and government representatives in the region. 50 places available.
Invitation only.

RSVP: Call 07 4622 1270 by 12 October.


Carers, Cows and Fodder – BBQ and tour

When: 10am – 2pm, Thursday 19 October 2017
Where: Wattle We Do, Miles

Celebrate Carers Week with a BBQ and garden party. Tours of the aquatic solar powered agribusiness and grass growing operation available. 20 places available.

RSVP: Call 07 4622 1270 by 12 October.


Carers Create – Spoon Garden and Lunch

When: 11.30am – 2pm, Friday 20 October 2017
Where: Charleville RSL Memorial Club

Carers are invited to ‘get creative’ and paint a wooden spoon to celebrate Carers Week. All spoons will be planted in the Roma and South West Spoon Garden to mark this special week. Lunch and prizes provided. 25 places available.

RSVP: Call 4622 1270 by 12 October.

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FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND (CAIRNS)


NB:  All the Far North Queensland events are being planned and supported by the following agencies:

  • Anglicare’s Mental Health Carers Respite Program
  • ARAFMI & Cairns & Hinterland Consumer & Carer Advisory Group.
  • Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre, Selectability, Wuchopperen Health Service

Carers Week Morning tea

When:  10am – 12pm, Tuesday 17 October 
Where
: Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre, 6-10 Mowbray Street, Port Douglas

Local carers are invited to join us for morning tea to celebrate Carers Week; find out about carer support services that are available and to talk about the establishment of a regular Carer Support Group in Port Douglas.

RSVP: Call 074031 0163 or email moliver@carersqld.asn.au.


Carers Week luncheon

When: 11am – 2pm, Wednesday 18 October
Where:  Cairns Colonial Club, Behan Street, Manunda

Join us for another superb lunch to celebrate Carers Week. Trevor Tim is back again as our Master of Ceremonies at this year’s lunch. 

RSVP: Call 074031 0163 or email moliver@carersqld.asn.au.


Carers Week Expo and luncheon

When: 10.30 – 2pm, Thursday 19 October
Where: Herberton Shire Hall, Cnr Grace and William Streets, Herberton

An expo and luncheon for carers, elders and community members.  Come along to find about services available to carers and other community members.  Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

RSVP: Call 07 4031 0163 or email moliver@carersqld.asn.au.


Happy Cafe

When: 10am – 12pm, Friday 20 October 2017
Where: Billy’s Coffee, 57 Sheridan Street, Cairns

Come along to experience a ‘Happy Café’ – a world-wide movement providing a friendly and welcoming place to meet other people with a shared interest in promoting happiness and wellbeing.  This event is being supported by the Cairns & Hinterland Consumer and Carer Advisory Group.

RSVP: Call 07 4031 0163 or email moliver@carersqld.asn.au.

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ROCKHAMPTON


It’s All About Me – Young Carers Day

When: 2pm – 5pm, Monday 16th October
Where: The Crazy Joker

Young carers are invited to join us at the Crazy Joker, is an indoor fun centre on this school free Monday. 30 places available.

RSVP: Call 07 4921 4486 or email nassay@carersqld.asn.au by 11 October.


Biloela Devonshire Tea

When: 11am, Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Where: Simmons Bakery, Biloe

Join to celebrate Carers Week with a Devonshire tea for the clients. This will include tea party games, tea and coffee with scones/sandwiches. Staff will be dressed in tea party dress with hats/fascinators. 20 places available.

RSVP: Call 07 4921 4486 or email nassay@carersqld.asn.au.


Rockhampton Morning Tea at the cinema

When: 10am, Wednesday 18 October 
Where: Event Cinemas, Rockhampton

Carers will be provided with morning tea and gift box, before being offered a movie in our private cinema. We will have prize baskets, activities and awards will be announced. 100 places.

RSVP: Call 07 4921 4486 or email nassay@carersqld.asn.au.


Yeppoon Garden Tea Party

When: 10am, Thursday 19 October 
Where: Tanby Nursery, Yeppoon

We will be hosting a Tea Party for clients. This will include tea party games, tea and coffee with scones/sandwiches. Staff will be dressed in tea party dress with hats/fascinators. 30 places.

RSVP: Call 07 4921 4486 or email nassay@carersqld.asn.au by 11 October.


Gladstone Garden Tea Party

When: 10am, Friday, 20 October 
Venue: Gladstone Botanical Gardens

We will be hosting a Tea Party for clients. This will include tea party games, tea and coffee with scones / similar, sandwiches. Staff will be dressed in tea party dress with hats / fascinators. 25 places.

RSVP: Call 07 4921 4486 or email nassay@carersqld.asn.au by 11 October.

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NORTH QUEENSLAND (TOWNSVILLE)


Charters Towers Carers Week Lunch

When: 12pm, Monday 16 October
Where: Enterprise Hotel Motel, Charters Towers

Lunch held at Enterprise Hotel Motel in Charters Towers. 

RSVP:  Call 1800 052 222. 


Ingham Carers Week Lunch

When: 12pm, Tuesday 17 October
Where: TBAIngham

Lunch for 30 carers.

RSVP:  Call 1800 052 222. 


Burdekin Carers Week Lunch

When: 12pm, Wednesday 18 October
Where: Gudjuda Deck Café, Ayr

Lunch held at Gudjuda Deck Café with Cultural Tour by local Aboriginal Elder. 50 places available.

RSVP:  Call 1800 052 222


Carers Week Expo

­­When: 10am – 2pm, Thursday19 October
Where: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Women

Carers are invited to join us for a light lunch, and service provider expo.

RSVP: Not required. 


Townsville Carers Week Lunch

When: 12pm, Friday 20 October
Where: TBA

Lunch held in Townsville, Location yet to be finalised. Approximately 100 places available for carers.

RSVP:  Call 1800 052 222.


Mt Isa Carers Week Lunch

When: 12pm, Wednesday 25 October
Where: Mount Isa

Lunch held in Mt Isa, Location yet to be finalised. 50 carers places available.

RSVP:  Call 1800 052 222.

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MACKAY


Readings at Church Services

When: 8am or 9am service, Sunday 15 October 2017
Where: Mackay/Bowen/Walkerston

Open to all carers and their families.

RSVP: Not required. 


Carers Week Launch

When: 10am – 11am, Monday 16th October
Where: Mackay City Library

Councillor Ross Gee will open our week of celebration in the Mackay Region and Radio Station MY105.9fm will broadcast from the library. Open to all carers and their families and the community. 

RSVP: Call 07 4944 0544 by Monday 9 October.


Carers Information Stall

When: 10am – 2pm, Tuesday 17 October
Where: Town Centre, Marian 

Information on services Carers Queensland offer to Carers.


Carers Information Stall 

When: 10am – 2pm, Tuesday 17 October
Where: Whitsunday Plaze, Cannonvale

Information on services Carers Queensland offer to Carers.


Luncheon

When: 10.30am – 2pm, Wednesday 18th October
Where: Bowen

Luncheon for carers recognising their contribution to our community. Gift bags for carers. 

RSVP: Call 07 4944 0544 by Thursday 12 October.


‘A day in the country’ Progressive Lunch

When: 10.45am – 2.45pm, Thursday 19 October 
Where: Pinnacle Hotel and The Leap Country Crafts

For registered current family carers. Main course at Pinnacle Hotel follow by a bus trip to The Leap Country Crafts for dessert. Gift bags for carers. 

RSVP: Call 07 4944 0544 by Thursday 12 October.


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