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Sport & Recreation Census

Council recognises that all clubs are important for our community, its health and wellbeing and are a great environment for people to start playing sport regularly.

However, Council acknowledges that there can be challenges; whether it is a decline in membership numbers or recruiting enough volunteers to keep the club going.

To assist Council, so that we can assist you, we have launched a short census to find out more about the issues that are currently affecting the health of our community sport and recreation clubs in the Gladstone Region - from how many members you have, to what facilities you may need in the future.

Council is seeking a snap shot of our community sporting landscape so we can provide the best information, service and guidance and to develop resources tailored to the needs of people running community sport.

A sporting club Secretary is encouraged to complete the census with the club's executive committee, registrar and as many other committee members as possible at their next scheduled committee meeting.

Please email your completed census form to or mail a hardcopy to Sport & Recreation, PO Box 29, Gladstone, QLD, 4680.

Click here to access the Census form

 Sport & Recreation Grants

Councils Sport & Recreation Section administer sport and recreation funding programs. Councils grants for sport and active recreation groups cover a wide range of projects and initiatives including field/court upgrades, club amenities, lighting, shade, club training and equipment purchases.

For more information or to apply for one of Councils Sport & Recreation grants click here

Alive & Kicking Newsletter

A monthly flyer produced by the sport and recreation department that focuses on a range of topics of interest to local sporting clubs. Alive & Kicking provides tips and advice relevant to clubs that they may use in their everyday operations.

Feedback, suggested topics and questions are most welcome by e-mailing the Sport and Recreation team.

Alive & Kicking Newsletters


August 2017

October 2017
  December 2017 February 2018
  March 2018 April 2018

May 2018

July 2018




  The Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing

The Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (Sport and Recreation Services) also offers education and training opportunities through the free Building Active Communites Workshops which address key issues in the sport and recreation industry. They aim to increase the skills and knowledge of communtiy sport volunteers through access to quality information and training. They help to build on knowledge within the local community and encourage sport and recreation development and are targeted towards administrators, committees, coaches and players.

Sport and Recreation Services Rockhampton Office

61 Yeppoon Road, Parkhurst Q 4700

PO Box 822, Rockhampton Q 4700

P - 07 4936 0510

F - 07 49360125

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Advisor for the Gladstone Regional Council area is Calvin Lynch,