Clubs and Community Groups
Community groups, clubs and associations put the heart into the Rockhampton Region. You become part of a new family where you can make new friends, learn new things, improve your talent, build morale and self-esteem, give back to the region and feel like you are part of the community.
There is a great deal of satisfaction that comes from making a difference to people in your local community.
With a region of over 87,000 residents, you’re sure to find a club or group that meets your interests.
Here’s a small collection of clubs, groups and associations within the Region. Don’t despair though if you can’t find something you’re looking for – Google is here to help!
- All rounders – You might already be a member of a Lions or Rotary club , so it’s as simple as now choosing which one to go to in the region! You may also like to look into opportunities with the Red Cross, QCWA, Zonta, RSL, the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, Saint Vincent de Pauls, Uniting Care or the Rockhampton Regional Council (Zoo, Visitor Information Centre, Libraries, Rockhampton Art Gallery or Rockhampton Heritage Village).
- Health, spiritual and wellness -While there’s too many yoga and relaxation groups, find a Men’s Shed near you or make some new friends at the Royal Flying Doctors Service auxiliary, RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue or Cancer Council Queensland.
- Seniors – Senior Citizens Clubs and pensioners leagues are regularly hosted in Rockhampton at Bauhinia House and Schotia Place. The Rockhampton’s U3A (University of the third age) community provides fun educational, creative, leisure activities provided by members themselves.
- Sports – The sporting world in the region is your oyster. You’ll find competitions and fixtures in hockey, soccer, touch football, rugby league, union, swimming, netball, swimming, AFL, tennis, golf, cricket, squash and basketball for young and old. From kindy sports to archery, the region has the clubs and associations to fulfill your sporting desires. Follow Kickstart CQ on Facebook for all your sporting needs!
- Multicultural- Start your searches with the Central Queensland Multicultural Association
- Arts and crafts – There’s quite a variety of local craft groups in pockets of the region, and with chats with local shop owners you should find your niche, or visit Google. If you are looking for structured groups, visit the Walter Reid Cultural Centre or the Rockhampton Art Gallery . You might even get some inspiration here.
- Performing arts -Become a friend of the Pilbeam Theatre, join the Rockhampton Musical Union Choir Inc. or find out more about the Rockhampton Little Theatre
- Gardening – You might like to join a local community garden, otherwise there’s always the Rockhampton Horticultural Society or the Rockhampton Orchid Society
- Kids – What about Scouts, Girl Guides, St John Ambulance or the PCYC for some fun opportunities for the kids.
For a more detailed list of community groups including volunteer associations, multicultural networks and support groups visit the Community Directory.