Regional Australia partnerships
We're proud to partner with organisations that drive social impact in the regional communities in which we operate, as we aim to promote local tourism and support regional success.
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Since 1920, when Qantas was founded in outback Queensland, we’ve been supporting regional communities. And now through the Qantas Regional Grants Program, we’re aiming to help these communities sustain brighter futures. That’s why we’re offering the chance to share $5 million in grants - $1 million each year over five years - to charities, organisations, causes, projects and individuals that help deliver direct services or benefits to regional communities.
We're on a mission to help brighten the futures of regional communities. Our new Regional Grants Program will provide financial, flight and marketing support to community groups and organisations to help further their causes and set them up for success. Learn more.
You've got to get to Tamworth in January for the annual Toyota Country Music Festival. It’s Australia's largest music festival and one of the top 10 music festivals in the world. The variety of country music is endless during the festival with over 700 performers and 2,800 shows across 120 different venues. There are hundreds of buskers in Peel Street alone, providing a diverse range of entertainment each day – it’s no wonder the event attracts over 300,000 visitors across 10 days.
The pinnacle event of the festival are The Toyota Golden Guitars - Country Music Awards of Australia, when the who’s who of Australian country music gather with country music fans to see who will win the famous Golden Guitars. Qantas is proud to be the Official Airline of the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
As a dedicated advocate of Australian food and wine, Qantas is proud to support the Capricorn Food and Wine Festival. This premier event showcases Rockhampton and Central Queensland’s gourmet food, wine and local produce, while celebrating the region's burgeoning hospitality, music and tourism scene.
Since its inception in 2012, the festival has attracted a stellar line up of high profile chefs and talent, and showcased local produce synonymous with the region including beef, crocodile, tropical fruit, barramundi, and more.
Established in 2013, the Karijini Experience is a thriving annual multi-arts event in the Pilbara Region, which proudly celebrates the local Indigenous culture.
What sets the Karijini Experience apart from other regional events and festivals is its unique setting and strong sense of place, combined with a growing recognition for the authenticity of its Indigenous cultural content and sense of community. In doing this, the event delivers a number of social, cultural and economic impacts that enhance and promote the Inland Pilbara.
In 2018, it attracted 1640 visitors, featured 180 artists, headlined 52 individual events, representing 13 Aboriginal language groups and was supported by 41 partners and sponsors. Qantas is proud to be the official airline of the Karijini Experience.
The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers features more than 60 unique events and experiences over 10 magical days. Visitors can enjoy award-winning parks, stunning private gardens, a street parade, internationally acclaimed musical acts, amazing food and wine, as well as a multitude of cultural and natural adventures. Qantas is proud to support the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.
Darwin Festival combines outdoor festivities with a program rich with local, national and international talent. Cabaret, theatre, dance, visual arts, outdoor concerts and fun family events transform Darwin for 18 dazzling days and nights. The Festival celebrates the quintessential spirit and energy of Darwin, with its laidback, friendly lifestyle. Qantas is proud to sponsor the Darwin Festival.
Junction Arts Festival is a multi arts festival held annually in Launceston, Tasmania. Celebrating its 10th year in 2020 Junction champions the architecture, food, wine and artists of the Island across four days as the city emerges into Spring. Junction's festival hub is based in Prince's Square, the park was established in 1858 known for its symmetrical planning and the bronze gilded Val d'Osne Fountain. Junction presents visual art, cabaret, theatre, dance and children's shows and contributes significant cultural benefit to Tasmania's Northern region.