Keer Moriarty.


June is Pride month. When I was growing up, I didn’t know what being gay was. Seriously, it was not something that was talked about, I literally had no clue until I was probably in the last couple of years of high school. Which is kind of weird because now […]

Illbogan Truck rescue. Image supplied.

The ill and broken bridge

Just past the Beaudesert racecourse, stood the old Ilbogan Bridge. The timber bridge built after the devastating flood in the 1950’s took out the previous river crossing.  The Boonah Beaudesert Road, at the time being a quiet link between the two towns and still mostly gravel. The new Ilbogan bridge […]

Carol O’Sullivan with a mandarin tree.
Grow Your Own


Growing mandarins in the Beaudesert region can be pretty rewarding with our local area offering the warm temperatures and the rainfall that mandarins need to thrive.  Several mandarin varieties perform well locally.  Imperial is a popular early-season variety known for its easy-to-peel skin and sweet flavor. Emperor produces larger fruit […]

Lynne Dickman and Jennifer Sanders at the Queensland Day celebrations.
Council Watch

Councillor Comment – Cr Jennifer Sanders

I have been attending various events across the region and recently attended a lovely BBQ at Kooralbyn hitching rail. I wanted to thank everyone who welcomed me.  I saw hundreds of Ducatti motorbikes coming from the Kooralbyn resort where they had been staying.  It was great to see such a […]


Funds to rescue those in crisis

Local domestic and family violence support service YFS Ltd has received a $45,000 grant to provide increased rental and accommodation assistance to victim-survivors. The Jimboomba based organisation which supports the Beaudesert region was amongst 57 similar community groups across the state to benefit from a $2.5m allocation under the government’s […]

Coach Rob Brown, Maree Blow, Holly Geiger, Maggie Newland and Coach Keith Gee.

Kingfishers eye off Premier League

Beaudesert’s Kingfishers women’s team has introduced a new player’s academy in a move which they hope will ultimately see the senior women’s team elevated into the SEQ Premier competition. Buoyed by their premiership success last year the club is now looking to groom players from Under 15’s up to become […]

REPRESENTING QUEENSLAND: Hannah and her brother Tobi Brown.

Beauy locals represent state in CFFA nationals

Hannah Brown, a 17 year old Beaudesert local, has been selected to represent Queensland at the Christian Football Federal Association national titles in the senior women’s team. Hannah represented South-East Coast at the Queensland Christian Soccer Association state titles in May, where was scouted and given the opportunity to represent […]

Riley Day. Image supplied.

Riley aims for her day in Paris

CHAMPION SPRINTER FIGHTS BACK AFTER MAJOR INJURY Local sprint champion, Riley Day, is continuing to take major strides towards winning selection in the Australia team to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics. The former Beaudesert Little Athletics star missed almost the entire domestic season with a back stress fracture, but […]

SES CHANGES: Hundreds of local SES volunteers such as Anna and Joanne from the Tamborine Mountain Group will be recognised with official citations in celebration of the sweeping changes introduced to the service recently.

New era for Rim’s SES branches

State Emergency Services (SES) operations throughout the Scenic Rim are now under the control of the Queensland Police Service. The new era in Queensland’s disaster and emergency management, formalised earlier this month, see the introduction of significant changes to how the state responds to natural disasters and emergencies. The State […]

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.