About the Volunteers and Events Training Program

The Volunteers and Events Training Program is a key initiative to support our local communities who have been affected by disaster.  The Volunteers and Events Training Program is a project funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

The Volunteers and Events Training Program is an initiative that will run until 30 June 2021, and targets residents of the 39 Local Government Areas declared as a disaster area as a result of the record-breaking flooding that took place from 25 January to 14 February 2019. The aim of the project is to provide skills and build resilience in these areas, with a focus on recovering the tourism industry and preparing for the future.

The package comprises of two parts; a bespoke training program—that will be made available to the staff of event providers in the affected areas—and 12 scholarships available to residents also in the affected areas, to study in the areas of hospitality, tourism, events and business.

Our key government partners for this project are the Department of Innovation, Tourism and Industry Development, the Queensland Reconstruction Authority, and the Commonwealth Government.

Who is eligible

You will be eligible to participate in the training program if you:

  • Are a paid or unpaid volunteer event worker living in one of the 39 local government areas activated for DRFA

You are eligible to apply for a scholarship if you are:


How can I get more information

The Volunteers and Events Training Program won’t open until late 2019. If you are interested in more information register your details, and we will provide you with more information as it becomes available.


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