Community Groups & Sporting Clubs
BirdLife Northern Queensland
BirdLife Northern Queensland is one of the largest BirdLife Australia branches, encompassing the Torres Strait, Cape York, eastern Gulf Country, north-eastern arid interior, and the Wet Tropics. With such a diverse variety of habitats, the area has the largest avifauna of any region in Australia, with over 630 species recorded, making it a birding paradise. We are a member, supporter and volunteer-based organisation, and we welcome you to get involved.
PCYC – Braking the Cycle
PCYC – Braking the Cycle is a volunteer driver mentor program designed to support learner drivers across the tablelands without access to a supervisor or a registered vehicle to complete their logbook hours.
To become a Volunteer you must:
– Have held an open license for more than 12 months
– Be willing to obtain a working with children check (BlueCard)
– Commit a minimum of 2hrs per week
To become a Participant of BTC Mareeba, Atherton or Tablelands Region, we do ask the following criteria be met:
– You are aged between 16- 25yrs
– You must have completed and passed your PrepL and/or have your Learner License
– You already have a minimum of 10 hrs in your logbook (this can be 10 hrs by a family member or friend, or just 3 hrs with a qualified driving instructor)
– You are experiencing a level of disadvantage preventing you from gaining a license
– You must be able to get to and from PCYC Mareeba, as sessions will start and finish from the service centre
Tolga Seniors & Parkinson’s Group
Parkinson’s Group meets from 10am to12pm on the first Wednesday of every month (except January).
Tolga Seniors Group meets 12.30pm to 2pm on the first Wednesday of every month (except January).
Atherton Tableland Agricultural Society Inc
The Atherton Show has a history dating back to 1903 and is now run by the Atherton Tableland Agricultural Society. Atherton’s community formed the Barron Valley Agricultural Pastoral and Industrial Association in 1903. William Marnane was the first chairman. The Association hosted the first Atherton Show on the 20th and 21st of June 1904 on the site of the present showgrounds. The show has continued to be held annually except for in 1925 and in three years during World War 2 when the showgrounds were under army control.
The showgrounds have been improved over the years. A grandstand and oval were constructed in 1918. In 1934/35, ring lighting, fencing and seating were added. As a result of the Army occupation of the showgrounds from 1942 to 1945, an igloo was erected on the site. After the war, the Show Society secured the igloo at a bargain price.
This igloo has since been improved and expanded and is known as Merrilands Hall.
What is Atherton parkrun?
A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5km community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it’s up to you!
When is it?
Every Saturday at 7am
Where is it?
The event takes place at Atherton Tablelands Railtrail (opposite Platypus Park), Corner of Weaver St and Atherton-Herbeton Road, Atherton, Qld, 4883.
See the course page for more details.
What does it cost to join in?
Nothing – it’s free! but please register before you first come along. Only register with Parkrun once and don’t forget to bring a scannable copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time recorded.
How fast do I have to be?
We all take part for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!
Atherton Parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers – email email@example.com to help.
Every week we grab a post-parkrun coffee in the Railway Café – please come and join us!
FNQ Community Exchange – Tableland LETS
Tableland LETS has existed for over 30 years and now includes other areas in FNQ in its network, which is why it is often called FNQ Community Exchange. CES (Community Exchange System) is an online platform that allows us to record trades, as well as being an online directory to advertise the things we are offering to other users and to see what other users want.
Yungaburra Beautification Inc
Yungaburra Beautification is a group of volunteers dedicated to beautifying and enhancing the township of Yungaburra so that the whole community may enjoy the benefits of living in a town with people who care about the community.