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Request a Congratulatory Letter

If you, a relative or close friend is celebrating a significant birthday (90 or 100) or wedding anniversary (50, 60, 65 or 70) please click here to download and print off the official form. Once you’ve filled out the form, please bring it to the electorate office and we will handle the rest from there. If you have any enquiries about eligibility please contact my office on (07) 5560 6100 or broadwater@parliament.qld.gov.au

Need a Justice of the Peace?

If you need the services of a Justice of the Peace, a list of JPs in our community can be found using this link. Queensland also has an interactive app for finding JPs, which can be found here.

There are also two full-time JPs working in my office, just ring in advance on 5560 6100 to check one of them is in!


Tour Parliament House

Tours of Parliament House can be fun and informative, not just for school children but adults as well. BBQs and morning teas can also be arranged. If you wish to organise a tour, please contact the Electorate Office on (07) 5560 6100 or broadwater@parliament.qld.gov.au.

If Verity is in Parliament on the day she may be able to meet your group and make your visit even more informative. If you want to find more information directly from Parliament House please click on this link for more information on the Parliament House tours webpage.

Your Electoral Enrolment

If you need to enrol to vote for the first time or you have changed addresses you will need to fill out an electoral enrolment form which can be downloaded by clicking here. Alternatively, you can fill out the online form which can be found here.

If you require any more information, you can find it on the Australian Electoral Commission's website, or by contacting my office on (07) 5560 6100 or broadwater@parliament.qld.gov.au.


Community Photocopying

We offer free black and white photocopying for all community groups and not-for-profit organisations. Photocopying can range from regular newsletters to flyers or any other kind of material you might require. We also have folding facilities available. To arrange some free photocopying for your organisation, or if you require any further information, please contact us on (07) 5560 6010 or broadwater@parliament.qld.gov.au.

Borrow a Marquee

We have a number of marquees which are available for free hire by community and not-for-profit groups in Broadwater. If your community group would like to borrow marquees for your events, please contact the Electorate Office on (07) 5560 6100 or broadwater@parliament.qld.gov.au.


Become a Justice of the Peace

Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations are highly-respected members of the community who play an important role in modern society. They are voluntary workers in Queensland’s legal system and perform a range of judicial and administrative functions.

In a complex legal environment these people provide a variety of specialised services to the legal system and the Queensland public.

You can find out more information about becoming a Justice of the Peace (JP) or Commissioner for Declarations (CDec) by clicking this link.

You can download forms by clicking here. If you have any further questions, or would like Verity to mail you an application form just contact the Electorate Office on (07) 5560 6100 or broadwater@parliament.qld.gov.au.

Request a Queensland Flag

Not-for-profit or community groups may be eligible for a free Queensland flag if they meet the conditions issued by the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Those eligible include schools, tertiary institutions, Scouts, other youth organisations, service associations such as Rotary and Lions, welfare and ethnic organisations, sporting clubs, historical societies, museums, show societies, local fire brigades and more.

Queensland teachers and students who have been accepted into an overseas educational institution are also eligible to receive one for presentation to that institution.

Applications may be made by emailing or writing to the electorate office. If you need more information regarding eligibility, please contact the office on (07) 5560 6100 or at broadwater@parliament.qld.gov.au.


Looking for Funding?

If your organization would like to apply for any of the below grants, please do not hesitate to contact the office on (07) 5560 6100 or broadwater@parliament.qld.gov.au. We are able to assist you with the application process and provide you with a letter of support.

Sporting Group Funding

Get Started, Get Going, Get Playing
For local sporting organisations

The Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative supports sport and recreation at the grassroots level. Get in the Game comprises three new funding programs worth $47.8 million over the next three years. Get Started, Get Going and Get Playing are designed to get more people, especially children and young people, playing sport and involved in recreation activities.

  • Get Started – Funding to help kids participate
    Get Started assists children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club. Eligible children and young people are provided with a voucher of up to $150 to help pay for club membership and/or participation fees. The vouchers can be redeemed at a sport or recreation club registered with the program. Read more about Get Started grants.
  • Get Going – Funding to help clubs grow
    Get Going supports local sport and recreation organisations with funding of up to $10,000 for projects that create opportunities for more Queenslanders to become members. Read more about Get Going grants.
  • Get Playing – Funding to improve facilities
    Get Playing provides up to $100,000 in funding to assist local sport and recreation organisations with facility development so more Queenslanders are encouraged to become involved in the sport or recreation activity of their choice. Read more about Get Playing grants.

Educational Funding

Gambling Community Benefit Fund
For parents and citizens associations

The Queensland Government distributes revenue from gaming taxes to not-for-profit community groups. Previously, community groups could access 4 different funding programs depending on their location and eligibility. This has since been streamlined; the Gambling Community Benefit Fund now replaces the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund (JCCBF), Breakwater Island Casino Community Benefit Fund (BICCB), Reef Hotel Casino Community Benefit Fund (RHCCBF) and the pre-existing Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF), as a single, statewide funding program. Organisations can apply for grants of up to $35,000. For more information click here.

 

Smart School Subsidy Scheme
For parents and citizens associations and schools

The Smart Schools Subsidy (SSS) Scheme aims to contribute to the cost of school community facility (capital works) projects to enhance learning outcomes for students and the wider community. The funding is initiated for capital works that fall outside of the scope of other capital works programs offered by the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE). The SSS Scheme is supportive of innovative infrastructure projects. Comprehensive information regarding project funding and eligibility criteria are detailed in the SSS Scheme Program Guidelines available by clicking here.

Community Group Funding

Gambling Community Benefit Fund
For all local not-for-profit organisations

The Queensland Government distributes revenue from gaming taxes to not-for-profit community groups. Previously, community groups could access 4 different funding programs depending on their location and eligibility. This has since been streamlined; the Gambling Community Benefit Fund now replaces the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund (JCCBF), Breakwater Island Casino Community Benefit Fund (BICCB), Reef Hotel Casino Community Benefit Fund (RHCCBF) and the pre-existing Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF), as a single, statewide funding program. Organisations can apply for grants of up to $35,000. For more information click here.

Caring for our Community Grants
For local community and volunteer organisations

Queensland’s community and volunteer groups make an enormously valuable contribution to supporting people in their local communities. Under the Caring for our Community initiative $4 million over three years (2012–13 to 2014–15) is available to help these groups buy essential equipment for their services. Groups can apply for small grants of up to $5,000 towards the cost of equipment and materials. It might be computers, sporting equipment, white goods, outdoor items such as BBQs, playground equipment and shade sails, or safety equipment such as fire extinguishers. In some cases, up to $15,000 may be granted for more significant essential equipment. For more information click here.

Community Road Safety Grants
For community groups and local governments

Community Road Safety Grants aim to encourage the involvement of the community in local road safety projects and support the development and delivery of effective road safety projects addressing local road safety issues.  These Grants also provide opportunities for funding of road crash rehabilitation programs.  Applications for grants of up to $25,000 will be considered.  For more information click here.

Queensland Week Sponsorship Program
For local not-for-profit community organisations

The Queensland Week Sponsorship Program encourages Queenslanders to celebrate Queensland Week in a way that reflects the unique culture, heritage and aspirations of their own community. Applications for sponsorship of up to $8000 (exclusive of GST) are now being accepted for events being held to celebrate Queensland Week from 30 May to 7 June 2015. For more information click here.