The Gympie Regional Council area is located in South-East Queensland, about 160 kilometres North of Brisbane. Gympie has a unique heritage as Queensland’s first gold-mining town, with beautiful valley pastures and untouched coastal landscapes.
The Traditional Owners of the Gympie region are the Gubbi Gubbi (or Kabi Kabi) Aboriginal people. The area is named from the Aboriginal word “gimpi” meaning “stinging tree”.
The Gympie Regional Council area encompasses a total land area of about 6,900km2 and is home to around 50,000 people spread between the main town of Gympie and smaller rural and coastal townships.
Gympie Arts and Culture
Gympie Regional Council has an Arts and Cultural Plan that guides the approach to cultural investment and activity for the Gympie region:
The Plan focuses on four strategic outcomes:
People – shaping the region’s local culture through the stories, values, creativity, generosity and passion of our residents.
Place – inspiration from our natural environment to provide accessible, active community spaces and facilities.
Past – our history informs the future and ensures our cultural heritage is valued, shared and protected.
Possibility – use of creativity to forge opportunities to grow, innovate, plan and achieve.
Other local plans and policy:
Gympie Regional Council cultural facilities
History and heritage attractions
Gympie Regional Council delivers programs, support and funding for the local arts and cultural sector including:
Please refer to the Gympie Regional Council Customer Contact for enquiries
Creative events and cultural tourism