Community Programs and Assistance

Community Donation Package 2020/21 - for events between January 2021 to June 2021

Applications for the Community Donation Package 2020/21 open on 1 January 2021 and will be an ongoing process until the money is spent. Organisations are able to submit one application per community event/activity.

Council supports the growth and development of the Shire’s community organisation network and facilities to improve community wellbeing. Community organisations operate a diverse range of facilities, programs and services for shire residents and visitors.

Funding and assistance made available by Council is aimed at building community capacity and/or providing supplementary funding to assist with social, cultural, recreational and environmental outcomes that contribute to the development of inclusive and sustainable practices of community groups throughout the Paroo Shire.

Download Community Donation Package 2020/21 Guidelines, Application Form, and Acquittal Form

For more information contact Toni Pender (Manager - Community Services) on or phone 0487 558 422.

Term 1 Youth Program

All events are free to attend unless otherwise stated. Activities may change due to weather.

Term 1 Youth Program

For more information please contact the officer in charge as listed in the above program.

To keep programs enjoyable and safe for all who attend, Council and partnering organisations would like to make you aware of the policies and basic behaviours expected at programs. Suspension length will be determined by the officer in charge of the programs and the severity of the behaviour undertaken.

School holiday program behaviours


Community Support Program

Contact: 07 4655 8421 or 0487 558 422

The Community Support Program responds to the identified and emergent needs for the local community with a priority on vulnerable individuals, families and populations. This program integrates with the broader community services system to actively promote community engagement and connectedness. This includes the balanced mix of quality programs, and activities that build skills, provide knowledge, promote personal and social development, promote physical well being and create and sustain local networks.

The Community Support Officer coordinates programs including but not limited to the below:

  • Australia Day
  • Clean up Australia Day
  • Seniors Week
  • Community Education
  • NAIDOC Family Fun Day
  • QLD Week
  • Interagency Meetings
  • RADF

Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Program

Contact: 0476 835 383

ICS deliver an array of activities to enhance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in sport and recreation activities. This is building community capacity through training and support networks as well as raising the standard of service delivery through best practice models and peer mentoring.

Youth Support Program

Contact: 07 4655 8400 or 0438 554 822

The focus of this program is youth at risk and addressing volatile substance misuse. Services have been refocused into a single youth support approach to ensure they meet the needs of young people, particularly those who are vulnerable. Youth Support services are targeted specifically at young persons aged 12 to 18 years who are at risk of disconnection from their family, community, support networks; disengagement from school, training and/or employment; harm including self-harm; and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Youth support services focus on four main key areas:

  • connect to positive family support;
  • get a job or engage in training or education;
  • lead a healthy and violence-free life; and
  • have a safe, stable place to live.