Community Activities


Blue Light Staff and Volunteers are often called on to provide or support family and community events across the state. Here are just a few examples.


Blue Light supports Youth Week by providing one off grants to Branches, allowing them to deliver special events locally. State Office staff & volunteers may also travel to assist smaller communities with larger events. One such example was Youth Week in Mitchell. This was a family event that included a disco, games and prizes and a giant jumping castle and mechanical surfboard. A giant inflatable movie screen was erected for a family movie presentation to end the evening.


In 2019 (just prior to COVID) Hinchinbrook Blue Light hosted a reconciliation week event in Ingham. The Colour Fun, Run, Walk, Skip, Dance for Reconciliation day was a whole of community event to bring together people of different ages, from all Tribes, Clans, Cultures & Nationalities in the spirit of reconciliation. Multiple activities were held throughout the day to encourage togetherness, and to promote a greater awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Funded through a grant submitted by Blue Light, it was supported by a large number of Police & civilian volunteers and community members and businesses.


Blackall Blue Light’s Billy Cart Derby won an Australia Day Award in 2018 for Community Event of the Year. This event draws together families who build their carts throughout the year with the help of mums, dads, extended family and local members of the Mens Shed who work with local youth to share their knowledge and skills. This work culminates in a day long celebration for the whole community, with participants competing for a multitude of awards and prizes.

Charleville Blue Light held their own a very successful event showing once again that when Police and community members work together we can achieve wonderful outcomes for local youth.