Expressions of Interest: the Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct is seeking applicants/participants within the local community that would like to be considered for training in the Arts Industry.

Yarrabah Arts and Cultural Precinct will be conducting career development workshops from May through to September for any local community members that may be interested and wanting to develop a career in the Visual Arts Industry.

Limited  participants.

Workshop includes:

  • Arts Business Workshop * Identify Suitable Micro Business Training *Computer Training
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Screen Printing
  • Print Making

Materials for these workshops are supplied by the Arts & Cultural Precinct under Council arts policy agreement.

Arts Business Workshops are in partnership with the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and UMI ARTS Limited.

For further information and/or to discuss your eligibility to apply for these Training, please contact:

Darrell Harris, Yarrabah Arts & Cultural precinct Manager on 4056 9145 during business hours.

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Classic Family Portraits 30 March 9am. Don’t forget to see ICAN before entering in to an agreement with Classic Family Portraits.

Classic Family Portraits will be in Yarrabah

Date:  30 March 2017

Time: from 9am

Where:  Bishop Malcolm Park

Council strongly recommends that you make an appointment with ICAN before you enter an agreement with Classic Family Portraits.

ICAN will be in Yarrabah between 9:30am and 12pm on Thursday March 30 at their normal office at the Pharmacy Gurriny Builindg in Workshop Street.

Headspace Cairns Swim, Surf and Splash Party at Tobruk Pool – signed permission slips due 30th March

Hey Everyone

headspace Cairns is hosting a Swim, Surf & Splash Pool Party.

The event celebrates National Youth Week and headspace Cairns 5th Birthday.

So there are twice as many reasons to celebrate!!!

Come along and have a go on the wave rider, obstacle course or just swim and chill with friends.

Date:  2nd of April 2017

Time: 1pm – 5pm

Ages: 12-25 years old

Price: completely FREE!!

Transport:  10:30am from Yarrabah School: – Headspace also have a 55 seater bus to take those children who are interested in going and have filled out the bus permission form.

Permission slips and Waiver Forms:  

Young people under the age of 18 must submit a completed parent/guardian permission / Consent form (attached) and return to your school office by Thursday 30th March 2016.

Young people under the age of 18 will also need to have a signed waiver form from a parent or guardian to use the Flow Rider (attached).

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What to bring: Togs, towel, hat, sunscreen, change of clothes, shoes, bag for wet belongings


Pick up and Drop off information below.

Pick up
Time Pick up point
10.30 am Yarrabah State High School, Backbeach Rd, Yarrabah
11.15 am Gordonvale High School, 85 Sheppards St, Gordonvale
11.25 am Hambledon Hotel, Bruce Highway, Edmonton
11.35 am Bentley Park College 7-12, Senior bus stop, Borrowdale Cl, Edmonton
11.50 am Bus stop outside Caltex Woree on Mulgrave Rd, Woree

(opposite Cannon Park Racecourse)

Drop off
5.20 pm Bus stop outside Caltex  Woree on Mulgrave Rd, Woree

(opposite Cannon Park Racecourse)

5.35 pm Bentley Park College 7-12, Senior bus stop, Borrowdale Close Edmonton
5.45 pm Hambledon Hotel, Bruce Highway Edmonton
5.55 pm Gordonvale Hight School, 85 Sheppards St, Gordonvale
6.40 pm Yarrabah State High School, Backbeach Rd, Yarrabah




Blue Card and Foster Care Systems Review – Update 5 – Blue Card Options Paper submissions close this Friday 31st March

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) has released an options paper relating to the review of the blue card system. The options paper brings together the QFCC’s initial findings and the feedback received from stakeholders and the community identifying potential options for change.

The QFCC welcomes submissions in response to the options paper.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 31 March 2017. Details regarding how to lodge a submission are outlined in the options paper.

If you have any questions, please email the QFCC at

IDX – ROBOTICS DRONES OZOBOTS 3D PRINTING CODING Digital Technology Workshops: 2 – 8th September



IDX will be running digital technology workshops in Yarrabah

FLINT is aimed at Indigenous participants aged 8-18 years of age.

WHEN: 2 – 8 September 2017

Draft Itinerary attached

Contact:  Grant Cameron, Indigenous Digital Excellence FLINT Manager –  / Mobile: 0405039510




Yarrabah Council Easter School Holiday Program

Yarrabah Council welcomes the community to join in on the Easter events. 

Monday 27 & Wednesday 29 March – School Attendance Awards

Monday 3 April – Movie Night YKC 8-12 years of age 6-9 pm

Tuesday 4 April – Reeves Creek BBQ 1-3 pm

Wednesday 5 April – movie night YKC 6-10 pm 13-15 years

Thursday 6 April – community BBQ Djenghi Park  games activities

Friday 7 April – Disco Community Hall 6-12 years 6-8 pm / 13-17 years 8-11:30 pm

Monday 10 April – Wednesday 12 April – Arts and Craft activities Museum 10-2pm

Thursday 13 April – Easter Egg Hunt 0-14 years Bishop Malcolm Park 9:30 – 11:00 am

Please note:  More details on events across the community will be available soon.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, event details are subject to change.

Yarrabah Daycare – We would love to see you at our Centre

We are about Belonging, Being, Becoming.  

The first 5 years of a child’s life is the most important.  While at the Yarrabah Daycare Centre your children will gain many skills and become capable and confident learners.  Early Childhood Centres provide children the opportunity to learn and to interact with other children.  They are great experiences for all ages.

The Yarrabah Daycare Centre is a 42 place centre where 0- 5 year olds are educated using the early years framework. Children at the centre have access to technology and a variety of resources.  Educators help children prepare for life at school and help set the foundations.

Yarrabah has qualified educators and they are:

Kindy Lead Educator : Isabella Bulmer

Toddlers Lead Educator: Abigail Murgha

Toddler Assistant Educator: Charisma Bulmer

Nursery Lead Educator: Felicia Bulmer

Nursery Assistant Educator: Bryanna Smith

Centre float\Meal Prep: Maxine Bulmer

Centre Director: Celestte Heness

Yarrabah Daycare supply all meals, resources and love.

Daily fee: $20.00 per child

Opening Hours:  7:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday to Friday*

5/7 Sawmill Rd, Yarrabah

Phone: (07) 4056 0764


*The Centre is open 50 weeks of the year closing for Christmas and New Years and at other times directed by council for such things as sorry business.

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First 5 Forever Reading Classes

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First 5 Forever Reading Classes

Dates – 20/03/2017; 21/03/2017; 27/03/2017; 28/03/2017; and 3/04/2017
10:00 am – 11:00 am

First 5 Forever Reading Classes


1st class: Monday 20th March 2017

2nd class: Tuesday 21st March 2017

3rd class: Monday 27th March 2017

4th class: Tuesday 28th March 2017

5th class: Monday 3rd April 2017

Attend ALL five classes to be in the draw.

WHERE: IKC Building

TIME: 10:00AM to 11:00AM

The Incredible Benefits of Reading with Children

Reading helps children succeed in their lives by expanding their vocabulary, allowing them to think outside of the box, developing a passion for reading aiding in positive personal growth.

Reading helps children succeed in their lives by expanding their vocabulary, allowing them to think outside of the box, developing a passion for reading aiding in positive personal growth.

This program is to encourage ALL mothers, young & old to participate in the ‘First 5 Forever’ Classes.

For those who attend all the ‘First 5 Forever’ classes, they will be entitled to place an entry into the draw for hamper.  Please note: To be in the draw, it is COMPULSORY that you attend ALL 5 classes.

For more information, please see Pamela Mundraby at the IKC Building OR call 0438 319 095 or email