Mayor Tom Sharp with James Parer.

Small businesses connect

A relaxed afternoon on the Beaudesert Golf Club deck set the scene for casual networking at the Business Networking Barbecue hosted by Scenic Rim Regional Council. The event, which attracted people from Beaudesert, Boonah and surrounds, closed out the local program for Queensland Small Business Month. 

Mununjali Wangerriburra woman Waylene Currie (second from left) with students Evie Finch, Keeley Nieper, May Watterson and Taylah Bigalla.

For our future

Local youth are learning to acknowledge Australia’s history honestly and embrace reconciliation now and into the future. Artworks created by McAuley College students under the guidance of Mununjali Wangerriburra woman Waylene Currie reflect a story of unity and learning. Uniting every day Healing relationships nation-wide to reach a point of […]

New auxiliary firefighters Ben Whibley, Bailey Muller, Beau Watson, David Martin and David Barry.

Our newest firefighters

An apprentice auto electrician and a public information officer, an ex-army Corporal, a high school teacher and a local entertainer are Beaudesert and Kooralbyn’s newest firefighters. Beaudesert’s Bailey Muller, David Martin, Beau Watson and Ben Whibley and Kooralbyn’s David Barry pledged to uphold the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFES) […]

BAMS director Janine Francis and committee member Laurie Dunne.

Join the theatre

Local theatre enthusiasts are throwing their arms open to welcome new members in a bid to breathe new life into Beaudesert’s community theatre group. BAMS Theatre Inc. will host an info night at 7pm June 11 and auditions at 2pm June 16 at The Centre, Beaudesert for their production of […]

Curious piglet.
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What Susie Saw – Curious piglet

This curious little piglet wriggled up above the feeding scrum to take a look around, bright as a button and not even one day old. There were 12 of them, born the night before Mother’s Day at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, just in time for us visitors to take a look.

o Perry (centre) with some of her local supporters. Image supplied.

Jo rides west

Jo Perry feels inspired and grateful after riding 1,311km from Brisbane to Longreach, encountering driving rains and even a spot of hypothermia on the 2024 RideWest charity bike ride. It’s not that Jo loved the hardships she and her fellow riders experienced on the eight day ride. As the local […]

Local volunteer Rick Gillow.

Parkrun for everyone

Volunteers will be the backbone of Beaudesert’s long-awaited weekly parkrun event. Jeune Park parkrun – the name given to Beaudesert’s official parkrun – has recorded strong participation numbers since it launched in late April. Organisers are praising their small but dedicated team of volunteers for the event’s success and encouraging […]

President Mark Jackson and Membership Director Yen Muller (centre) with Fritzie Perocho, Jackie Atkinson, Aileen Heard, Vhin Macalintal, Sheryl Macalintal, Aileen Gutierrez and Rosefel Peel. Image supplied.

Eager to serve

A passion for community service is the driving force behind an influx of new volunteers at the Rotary Club of Beaudesert. The local Rotary recently welcomed Aileen Gutierrez, Sheryl Macalintal, Rosefel Peel, Fritzie Perocho, Jackie Atkinson and Aileen Heard. The club, which was established in 1957 with a commitment to […]

Secretary Carol Elliot (front), Theresa O’Connor, Maureen Dooley, Ann Cahill, President Robyn Vines, Carolyn Armstrong, Chris Cumming, Treasurer Joan Smith.

Blanketed in love

Babies born at Beaudesert Hospital will go home blanketed in the love of local volunteers through the donation of handmade quilts. Dozens of unique designs in every colour and pattern filled the room when members of Beaudesert Quilters got together for a recent working bee to make dozens of the […]

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What Susie Saw – Foggy tree

This foggy sky one recent Friday morning grabbed my attention, and for once I had my actual camera on me. You might have noticed I like taking photos of the sky most mornings, even just on my mobile phone, but there is something special about slowing down to photograph something […]