Background Image

Mackay Regional Council Area


Mackay Local Government Area has an established and active arts and cultural scene. It is well served by a range of arts and cultural facilities and events which are supported by the Council.

Arts and Culture

Current relevant plans and strategies

Mackay Regional Council’s Cultural Plan | Mackay Regional Council e-bulletin


Festivals and Events

Wintermoon Music Festival

Sarina Festival

Mackay Festival of Arts

Mackay International Film Festival

The Lanes Easter Carnival

Airlie Beach Festival of Music 

Global Grooves


Arts and Cultural Assets


Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC)

Mackay Town Hall

Central Queensland University Conservatorium of Music Theatre Mackay


Artspace Mackay (Regional Gallery)

Paxton’s Creative Space and Upstairs Gallery

Sarina Art Gallery

Museums and Heritage

Mackay Museum

Sarina District Historical Centre

Sarina Sugar Shed

Pioneer Valley Museum

Greenmount Homestead


Arts Queensland investment

We are proud to partner with Mackay Regional Council to support a range of local arts and cultural initiatives through the Regional Arts Development Fund in addition to investments through our other funding programs.

View previous funding recipients.

Other Queensland Government investment 

The Queensland Government also provides funding for local arts and cultural activities through the following investment programs: