1. Event Application

Each year Council organises and supports a number of community events that enable the whole community to come together and celebrate the diversity and vitality of Queanbeyan. We adopted our Events Strategy in May 2018 and you can download it here(PDF, 6MB).

Council supports festivals and events that provide opportunities to encourage a sense of community connection and pride, enliven public spaces and promote Queanbeyan as a vibrant and exciting place to live in and visit.

To hold an event in public open space, you must contact Council on 1300 735 025. We have developed an event application guide and accessibility checklist which can be downloaded below. These will assist you in planning an event in our open spaces.

Event Guide and Checklist

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2. Be Here - what's happening in our region?

3-9 September 2018

18 August to 30 September 2018 - THE ARCHITECTURE OF LIGHT BY SUSIE DUREAU. This body of work examines light as a subject and entity unto itself rather than an assumed component in the illumination of other subjects. The much-anticipated show, which follows a sell-out exhibition with the gallery in 2016, sees Dureau expand on her well-established themes of light, the physical environment and the intangible.  In support of drought affected farmers, Susie and the gallery have decided to raffle a painting over the duration of the exhibition with 100 percent of raffle ticket proceeds going to registered drought relief charity Buy a Bale. And the painting going to one lucky person. All welcome. You can find more information and purchase raffle tickets here.

QPRC ART AWARDS - Cast your vote in the People's Choice Award as the exhibition continues until 15 September. The Q exhibition space is open weekdays 10am-4pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.

7 September - BRAIDWOOD COMMUNITY TUNE-UP - Health and Wellbeing Day for everyone. Come to the Braidwood Life Centre at the Braidwood Recreation Grounds from 9am–3pm for assistance with Health and Rural issues. Join OzHelp, Cancer Council, Department of Primary Industries, RFS and South East LLS. Food and Drinks provide by Braidwood Lions Club.  Contact George Sherriff on  0427 461 153 for more information.

13 September – Three Henry Currans - Gillian Kelly will introduce the story about the fortunes of three Curran families on the Limestone Plains from the 1820s to the 1960s. The author will be attendance and is happy to sell you a copy and sign your book - 6.00–7.30pm. RSVP by 7 September.  For enquiries and bookings contact Brigid Whitbread 6285 6256 or  


Do you have an interesting event happening in our community? Please send an email to no more than three weeks prior to your event, with short description, a link to more information and one high res photo capturing the essence of the day.