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Community Connect

At Caneland Central we share the same local spirit as you and that's why we have proudly supported the community since 1979.

Community Connect demonstrates our continued dedication to helping the local community. Whenever you see the Community Connect logo you know that Caneland Central is giving something back.

Community Connect assists organisations that are devoted to improving the community, such as supporting the less fortunate or helping the environment. These organisations play a vital part in shaping the lives of many Australians.

With Community Connect, Caneland Central believes that together we can make a difference.

If you have any Community Connect enquiries please click here.


Community Space

If you are a Registered Charity and would like to use the Caneland Central Community Space, please complete the form here.


Some of the organisations we’ve supported in the past 12 months include:

Cutters Care

Mackay Cutters are excited to have their very own community program Cutters Care. A program designed to provide a fun session of healthy learning and physical activity to teach the kids some fundamentals of sport and team building exercises. Delivered by the head coach and players to local schools.

Check out the Cutters Care video!

Mackay Draws the Line

Mackay Regional Council launched their new campaign in November 2017, calling the Mackay Community to 'Draw the Line'. “Domestic and family violence STOPS here”.

What can you do as an individual? What you walk past is what you accept! Show respect at all times, recognise the signs of abuse in others and be willing to reach out and show support.
What can you do as a leader? Lead by example. Show respect in all elements of life and business. Be an advocate in your community.
What can you do as a community group? Help to spread the message. Draw the line against domestic and family violence in your club and make club culture one of respect.

Orange Sky Laundry

Orange Sky Australia is the world’s first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homeless. With an aim to improve hygiene standards and restore dignity to people doing it tough, they stumbled on something much bigger and more significant – the power of a conversation. Orange Sky has expanded to 20 services across Australia (including Mackay) and generates over six tonnes of laundry every week. Most importantly, Orange Sky volunteers have engaged conversations helping to dispel myths about homelessness and positively connect communities all around Australia. Become a Volunteer!

Regular free laundry and show services can be found all around Mackay:

  • Monday 9 - 11am weekly: Sarina Neighbourhood Centre, 65 Broad Street, Sarina
  • Monday 5.30 - 7.30pm fortnightly: ADRA, 83 Milton Street, Mackay
  • Tuesday 10am - 12pm weekly: Slade Point Medical Centre, Shop 12 1 Finch Street, Slade Point
  • Wednesday 9 - 11am weekly: CASA, Corner Gregory & Alfred Street, Mackay
  • Thursday 9 - 11am weekly: New Life Church, 75 Evans Avenue, North Mackay
  • Friday 9 - 11am weekly: SVDP, Corner Juliet & Hamlet Street, Mackay
  • Sunday 10am - 12pm fortnightly starting 2/6/19: ADRA, 83 Milton Street, Mackay

Velos in the Valley

A cycling adventure through the lush Pioneer Valley, taking place from the Mackay Marina to Finch Hatton. Camping overnight at the Finch Hatton Showgrounds where you will be treated to a delicious dinner cooked by one of Mackay's best restaurants 'Kevin's Place'. Buy a Raffle Ticket or Register for the Ride! All money raised will go to Tour de Cure & Grapevine Group assoc inc.

CQ Rescue

In 2016, RACQ CQ Rescue celebrates 20 years of saving lives in this region and will surpass 7,000 missions. Often a patient’s only lifeline, the Mackay-based RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter rescues, transfers, retrieves and winches many hundreds of people each year, providing aeromedical and search and rescue assistance to those in dire situations in this region.

As a community helicopter provider, RACQ CQ Rescue is available to all residents, workers and visitors in regions between Townsville and Rockhampton. While the service comes at no cost to our Australian patients, operational costs to ensure the rescue helicopter and its professional crew are available when needed are expected to be in the vicinity of $8.3 million per annum.

Leukaemia Foundation

The Leukaemia Foundation is Australia's peak body for blood cancer, funding research and providing free services to support people with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.

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