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?

16-22  July 2018

30 June - 12 August - Studies with Light - Canberra based artists Kirstie Rea and Lucy Palmer use glass for its transparency, fragility and optics, each exploring the concepts of seeing light and capturing a fleeting moment. Visit the Suki and Hugh Gallery website for more information about the exhibition.

16-21 July 2018 -The Q Performing Arts - Hotel Sorrento - This is a real Australian family in a real Australian Setting, a gentle psychological thriller that no Australian should miss. To make a booking or find more information visit The Q's website.

Queanbeyan library has the following:

Tuesday 17 July – Mini Sphero Bowling – 2-3pm for ages 8+. Practice programming while you compete for the highest score in Sphero Bowling. Spaces are limited. Contact the library on 6285 6238 to book.

Thursday 19 July – Lego Mindstorms – 10-12pm for ages 10+. Build, code and play with your Lego creation. Spaces are limited. Contact the library on 6285 6238 to book.

Friday 20 July – Moonhack Coding – 2-3pm for ages 8+. Be a part of the world-wide coding event. Spaces are limited. Contact the library on 6285 6238 to book.

Friday 20 July – Pyjama Party – 5.30-8.30pm for ages 9-12. Movie, popcorn, pizza dinner and games. BYO sleeping bag and pillow. Contact the library on 6285 6238 to book. 


Braidwood Library has:

Wednesday 11 July – Movie Fun – 10.30am for all ages. Bring a pillow or a cushion.

Wednesday 11 July – Lego Fun– 1.30-4.30pm for all ages. Show us your master builder skills and have fun playing with Lego.

Wednesday 18 July – Learn to Code with Scratch – 11-12pm for ages 8+. Spaces are limited. Contact the library on 4842 2091 to book.

Wednesday 18 July - Movie Fun – 2pm for all ages. Bring a pillow or a cushion


Bungendore Library has:

Wednesday 11 July – Holiday Craft – 10.30-12pm for all ages, parental supervision required. Contact the library on 6238 0874 to book.

Wednesday 18 July – Lego Fun – 10.30-12pm for all ages. Show us your master builder skills and have fun playing with Lego.


Axis Youth Centre Winter School Holiday Program

Axis Youth Centre will be running a winter school holiday program from Tuesday–Friday both weeks for young people aged 12-25. There will be lots of fun activities and excursions including a trip to Tidbinbilla, Parkour workshop and a full day excursion to Selwyn Snow fields. There are no costs for any of the activities these holidays, however a signed permission note will be required for each excursion. Please contact Youth Axis Centre for more details


Q-One Indoor Sports School Holiday Program

Open every weekday from Monday, 9 July to Friday, 20 July. $40 for a half day morning Session (8:30am-1:00pm) or afternoon session (1:00pm-5:30pm). $70 for a full day session (8:30am-5:30pm). Contact 02 6285 6993 to book.


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.