Sign-Up for rewards, discounts and free items

South Burnett Rewards is all about rewarding you for choosing to support your local business as a customer.Below are a list of shops you can pick up your FREE card, so you can be on your way to earning points for discounts, pamper nights, 2 for 1 schnitzels, boating charters and the list goes on.

Visit a participating business (listed below) in store today to sign up and start being rewarded!


  • Sports First Kingaroy
  • Aussie’s Pizza Café Kingaroy
  • Bass to Barra Marine
  • Beauty Finesse
  • Bob Jane T-Mart
  • Busy Bee Café
  • Chris Cross Hair Studio
  • Dental Essentials
  • EBH Electronics Batteries Hobbies
  • Elray Jewellers
  • Framed with Style
  • Furniture Court Kingaroy
  • Glendon Street Café
  • Ken Mills Toyota
  • Kingaroy Butchery
  • Kingaroy Joinery
  • Kingaroy Office Central
  • Kingaroy Photo Lab
  • Kingaroy Plumbing Works
  • Kingaroy Royal Cuisine
  • Kingaroy Visitor Information Centre
  • Linard Floral
  • Little Bit Lush
  • Missulli Boutique
  • Motel Oasis
  • Musicians Oasis
  • Ollies Mower Service
  • Somethings Country
  • South Burnett Dental Group
  • Spice Garden Restaurant
  • TASTE South Burnett
  • The Giving Tree Café
  • Thorps Jewellers



  • Kumbia Hotel



  • All About You Flowers & Gifts
  • Mark Smith Menswear
  • Murgon Hardware / Mitre 10
  • Murgon Real Estate
  • Murgon Tyre & Auto
  • Murgon Visitor Information Centre
  • The Murgon Butcher



  • Alisellou Designs
  • Nanango Real Estate
  • Nanango Spare Parts
  • Nanango Visitor Information Centre
  • Rapid Fitness Australia



  • NB Inspirations
  • Proston Rural Services



  • Tingoora Hotel



  • Ryans Butchery
  • Wondai Regional Art Gallery
  • Wondai Visitor Information Centre


South Burnett Regional Council are proud to host our regional tourism conference here in Kingaroy. Now in its 12th year, the Southern Queensland Tourism Industry Conference is an important event in the regional tourism calendar and draws delegates from across Southern Queensland. In 2017 the conference will be held from Tuesday 21 – Wednesday 22 February 2017 at the Kingaroy Town Hall in Kingaroy, featuring a program packed with inspiring guest speakers, practical training and fun networking opportunities.

To register, please complete the registration form and return to the conference manager.
Full Registration Cost: $460 (10% discount applies for SQCT partner)

View the program (please note the program is subject to change)

View the list of accommodation suppliers in the South Burnett.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
A variety of sponsorship packages are being offered for your company exposure at 2017 SQTIC. The Conference is also happy to tailor packages not currently available in this prospectus and we encourage those with interest in exposure to contact our Conference Manager.

Fred Sarkari, Key Note Speaker, Licensed Psychotherapist, Best Selling Author
Fred has a background in Psychotherapy, with a focus around emotional engagement in personal and professional relationships. He has been dubbed by the media as a human behavior expert. He coaches, teaches and provides management consulting services to a broad range of organizations from start ups to some of the world’s largest organizations.

He is the president of a unique sales and personal development company that Inspires and Educates individuals and organizations to Execute their goals and plans. In addition to his popular course facilitation, Fred has published three books, two of which are Best Sellers:
– “How the Top 5% Think! – Principles of Great Leaders”
– “Courage To Be Naked – Guide to Communicating and Presenting Your Message.”
– “101 Exercises To Change Your Life / Business”

Fred remains highly active in providing individuals with ongoing 1-on-1 coaching from goal setting to execution. Fred has spoken extensively for the Tourism industry along with speaking for employees of various companies including: Microsoft, Wells Fargo, BMW, Scotia Bank, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, CIBC, Royal Bank, North West Mutual Funds, Ceridian, Promotional Products Association, BMO Bank of Montreal, Genworth Financial, Hilton Hotels, Midas, Four Seasons Hotels and many more.


Lisa-Jane Stockwell, Trinity Lane Communications
“I have been an actor, broadcaster and media professional for 30 years. I have voiced literally thousands of voice-overs for radio, television, documentaries, animation, websites and message on hold (maybe even yours). And not only produced and anchored multiple breakfast radio programs, but I also write, record, edit, podcast, vlog and train industry professionals to use their own voice. My coaching utilises the techniques of the leading voice professionals as well as my extensive experience and continuing professional development. I teach voice and presentation skills in the Corporate and Government space, and at a tertiary level to students studying acting, broadcast journalism and film making. In addition, I have very successfully taught Speech and Drama at a leading Brisbane school.”

Chris Parsons, Presenter and producer
Chris Parsons’ TV career began with an ad in the paper, ‘’WANTED: TV Presenter, Gold Coast Lifestyle Show – must be presentable, have good communication skills and ability to remember lines’’. Unsure how many of those attributes he actually possessed, Chris drove down the highway and into a career that has become his absolute passion. A career that has seen him present and produce numerous episodes of popular travel shows ‘Queensland Weekender’, ‘The Great South East’ and ‘Creek to Coast’. In his travels there is barely a rock unturned and place he hasn’t discovered in this great state. And he has also had the opportunity to host numerous events and functions around Queensland including the Queensland Tourism Awards, the Tourism and Events Development Conference, the Southern Queensland Country Tourism Industry Conference as well as many Sporting events and festivals around the State. While Chris can regularly be seen on Queensland Weekender and hosting Gold Lotto each week, he is also the Ambassador for Bareboating in the Whitsundays and a commentator of the Queensland Ocean Swim Series.

Liz WardManaging Director, Digital Coaching International and CEO, Tourism Tribe
Liz has over 20 years experience specialising in IT for travel and tourism, industries that she loves.  Liz has pioneered many first-time strategic initiatives that have had lasting impacts including starting up the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) and being its CEO for over ten years. Liz is a recognised expert in digital strategy for travel and tourism. Today, Liz is Managing Director of Digital Coaching International – a network of experts who assist businesses through the process of digitising their marketing and operational processes.

For enquiries please contact the Conference Manager:
Angela Morrisby
07 4362 1988


Capability Statement Business Workshop

Why attend a capability statement workshop? If you want your business to stand out from the crowd and improve your chance of securing contracts, then attending a capability statement workshop is a must for you. Hosted by the Queensland Government, these interactive workshops aim to help businesses develop and prepare effective capability statements.

What is a capability statement? A capability statement outlines capabilities and skills of your business. It is a tool that allows procurement teams assess its expertise, achievements and potential to deliver goods and services. A capability statement is essential for participating and securing tendering opportunities in government and private sector projects, including sub-contractor work. Ultimately, an impressive capability statement can help your business thrive. This workshop will show businesses how to use a capability statement to market their product or service and how it can be used to accompany tender submissions for contracts, upload onto online databases and used to support applications for finance to expand your business.

How will this workshop help my business? Workshops are interactive and will help participants learn:

  • why it’s important to have a capability statement
  • how to use a capability statement to market a product or service
  • how to use a capability statement to accompany contract tender submissions
  • best-practice fundamentals for developing and drafting a powerful capability statement
  • how to access the latest information on Queensland’s major projects
  • how to improve your understanding of the major projects supply chain.

Event details

Date: Thursday 11 May 2017

Time: 10am – 2pm

Venue: South Burnett Enterprise Centre  6 Cornish Street  Kingaroy Qld 4610

Cost:  $50 (incl. GST)

Light refreshments provided:

  • tea and coffee on arrival 
  • light lunch

Register by visiting:


For more information contact:

Simon Parnell

Wide Bay Burnett Regional Office

Tel: 07 4331 5609




What are tendering workshops? The Tendering for Government Business Workshop is the state’s premier program educating industry on the government procurement process. This workshop helps suppliers maximise their chances of winning government work and is also applicable to private sector, including major projects. The workshops comprise of an interactive session where participants will learn the art of developing and submitting tenders including:

  • the principles of government procurement policies and processes.
  • how to interpret and effectively respond to offer and tender documents.
  • where to look for current and upcoming tendering opportunities.
  • how to conduct market research to maximise your chances of success.
  • an overview of the new Queensland Government Tender document.

More information The Department of State Development Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68) Email: search for ‘events’


Simon Parnell

Wide Bay Burnett Regional Office

Department of State Development

Tel: (07) 4331 5609



Event details Date: 23 March 2017

Time: 10am – 2.00pm

Venue: South Burnett Enterprise Centre 6 Cornish Street Kingaroy Qld 4610

Cost: $50 (incl. GST)

Light refreshments provided:

  • tea and coffee on arrival
  • light lunch

Platform Technology Program

The Platform Technology Program provides financial incentives to larger scale co-funded projects that accelerate the development and deployment of significant and highly collaborative industry based platform technology projects.

What’s important

  • Applications open 16 January 2017.
  • Supports large scale collaborative projects led by industry.

About the program

The Platform Technology Program (PTP) aims to deliver a transformative ‘step change’, speeding the emergence of new or significantly improved products and services based on platform technologies, with global potential across industry sectors.

A platform technology is a group of enabling technologies used as a base which other applications, processes or technologies are developed.

Platform technologies function as innovation catalysts. They facilitate the development of follow-on technologies, with applications for various industries.

The program provides investment for collaborative research and development activities, focusing on technology platforms such as unmanned aerial vehicles for application in aerospace, defence, agriculture, oil and gas field management, disaster management, environmental monitoring and more.

The program requires formalised partnerships connecting Queensland based industries, small to medium enterprises (SMEs), startups, research organisations and universities with potential global opportunities from the funded project.


PTP lead applicants must be a registered business, have at least 3 partners and be able to demonstrate an ability to fund at least 75% of the cost of the eligible project, outside of Queensland Government funding sources.

Application partners must have ownership, access to, or beneficial use of any intellectual property that is the subject of, or is necessary to carry out the project.

Projects must be delivered through a collaborative partnership and provide evidence of significant steps towards the development and commercial application of technologies that have transferability across industry sectors, capacity to create jobs in key industries and regions of Queensland, and to capture global opportunities.


Queensland Government funding is dependent on the total project cost and the level of contribution to the project from other sources.

Projects will be funded at a minimum 1:3 ratio of Government-to-applicant funding.

PTP projects will represent a minimum total investment of $1 million (i.e. a minimum $250,000 Queensland Government grant and a minimum $750,000 cash contribution from lead applicants and their partners, excluding GST).

For more information

For more information, program guidelines or frequently asked questions, please visit the Advance Queensland website: