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Richmond has a very active club and volunteer community –one of the things that makes it such a great place to be.  Whether you are sporty, arty, musical or just community minded, if you're inclined to get involved, there is definitely something to get involved in.  Find a chance to have fun, make friends, and become a local.  Get the kids involved in local sports, arts or music programmes, and find ways to make a real difference to the community in which you live. 

Here's a list of our local organisations, and how to get in touch with them:

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Isolated Children's and Parent's Association ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

“ICPA (Aust) is a voluntary, non-profit, apolitical parent body dedicated to ensuring that all rural and remote students have equity of access to a continuing and appropriate education.” (ICPA Website).
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Isolated Children's and Parent's Association

Mary MacKillop House ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Mary MacKillop House provides: A place of quiet for prayer, reflection, rest, relaxation and personal renewal for individuals and groups. A place for formation and training in prayer, leadership and spirituality in keeping with the Vision of the House A place where people of all faiths are welcome to deepen their spiritual lives. The Vision of Mary MacKillop House is: Mary MacKillop House will enable the people of the West to come aside to a quiet place to pray, reflect, seek direction, share life’s journeying, nurture and welcome others and have opportunities for insights and growth (Vision Statement 2004) Mary MacKillop House offers a daily prayer session at 4pm. Mary MacKillop House is part of the Western Ministry for Spirituality.
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Mary MacKillop House

Maxwelton Race Club ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Maxwelton Race Club holds an annual race day, at Maxwelton Race track, 50 km’s west of Richmond, in the stunning open downs countryside. The event features horse races, fashions of the fields, live entertainment, novelty events and even a recovery breakfast for the Stayers who camp overnight. This iconic event is a fixture in the NW QLD social calendar and is well supported by people from across the region.
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Maxwelton Race Club

October Moon Festival Inc ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

October Moon Festival holds an annual musical event, with a hint of jazz, by Lake Fred Tritton in Richmond, NW QLD. OMF strives to give our local musicians a spotlight and brings the world to their stage. Trumpeting into it's fifth year, the growing popularity of this festival is drawing its crowd from near and far, with visitors gathering to return for their OMF fix year after year. Several musical programs are set into action throughout the year by OMF facilitating musical education and resources, with the aim of creating a community with music as a valued and central part of our local identity. This year's event - Saturday 27th October 2012 Please visit our website www.octobermoonfestival.com.au
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October Moon Festival Inc

Outback Fossil Fest ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

The Richmond Outback Fossil Fest committee is made up of volunteers who pull together to stage a terrific weekend of fun and festivities over the May Day long weekend every second year.  The committee always welcomes new members who are keen to help Richmond celebrate it’s very own festival.  A terrific way to make new friends and truly become a part of our community.
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Outback Fossil Fest
Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Richmond Station

Richmond Amateur Swimming Club ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond Amateur Swimming Club holds club practice days once a week during term in the swimming season. The season usually runs in conjunction with the pool operating season, which commences in September and usually winding up in April. The club is affiliated with North Queensland Swimming, Swimming Queensland and Swimming Australia and holds a competitive swimming carnival every year in November. Children from any age can participate in weekly club night program. Members compete at Carnivals around North Queensland throughout the season and are able to benefit from good local coaching, as well as visiting coaching clinics from time to time.
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Richmond Amateur Swimming Club

Richmond Arts Council ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

The Richmond Arts Council is staffed by volunteers whom encourage artistic expression. They provide opportunities for participation in cultural experiences and community collaboration. Our branch, whilst small is committed to promoting the performing Arts in the Richmond District in particular and the North West Region in general. We advocate for major tours from 'Artour' as well as negotiating performances by professional artists under the auspices of 'Artour'. The Arts Council supports and promotes the arts and cultural activities in the Richmond Shire for the benefit of the whole community. Arts Council assists individuals and organisations in facilitating arts projects. It arranges workshops, exhibitions and performances. Annual Fees $15 single, $20 family – rate covers two adults and up to three school aged children. Membership benefits include: Great savings on local RAC events and concerts, Advance notice of forthcoming events, RAC member Newsletters, Quarterly QAC e-newsletter, Enjoy social activities through community involvement, Networking opportunities, Have fun and share your enjoyment of the arts, Opportunity to become an RAC committee member, If you would like further information please contact: Patsy-Ann Fox, President on 47 413 166
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Richmond Arts Council

Richmond Book Club ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)


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Richmond Book Club

Richmond Bowls Club ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond Bowls Club is a family friendly, licensed club which offers social bowls on Saturday afternoons. Junior and Learner bowlers are welcome.
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Richmond Bowls Club

Richmond Campdraft Association ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

The Richmond Campdraft’s annual 3 day event is being held at the Richmond Racecourse over the first weekend of September.  Competitors come from near and far to compete against some of the best competitors in Australia. Richmond hosts the finals of the Nab Agribusiness Rookie Series and the Dolan Top End Purse as well as a Maiden, Novice, Open, Restricted Open, Encouragement, Juvenile, Junior and Mini Drafts.  Information on campdrafting can be found on the Australian Campdraft Website http://www.campdraft.com.au/  or can email questions to Jenni Ievers marathonhorsestud@bigpond.com
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Richmond Campdraft Association

Richmond Cultural Assoc. ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond Cultural Association's club house is used by members for arts activities and occasional workshops in arts such as lead-lighting, ceramics and pottery.
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Richmond Cultural Assoc.

Richmond Dirt Bike Club ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond Dirt Bike Club Inc is a Motorcycling Queensland affiliated club which offers Moto Cross, Enduro, coaching clinics and trail rides to riders of all levels.  The club has a strong focus on safety in all aspects of riding.  We run an annual Enduro event which pitches riders against the challenging terrain of the Flinders River channels (a dry sandy river bed with steep banks and rocky wash out gullies).  We welcome new members to become involved in all aspects of the club.
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Richmond Dirt Bike Club

Richmond Early Education Centre ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

REEC is a community owned and professionally staffed day care and qualified kindergarten, providing quality long day care and early childhood education for children from the age of 6 weeks, until they enter primary school. As a not for profit organisation, all profits are channeled back in to the centre and the community, ensuring an extremely high standard of resources, environment and staffing – assuring parents of a caring, stimulating and educational experience for all children at the centre. As Richmond is a small tight nit community, everyone works together to make sure all children are receiving ample possibilities and opportunities. All staff within the centre are qualified or working towards their qualification and attend regular professional development. The centre uses the Queensland Governments initiative; National Quality Framework.
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Richmond Early Education Centre

Richmond Fishstocking Association INC ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

The Richmond Fish Stocking Association Inc, is an organisation formed after the completion of the recreational Lake at Richmond in 2003, we are a non-profit, volunteer based organization. The aim of the group is to maintain an environmentally sustainable recreational fishery in Lake Fred Tritton, to ensure recreational anglers have access to waters that have been stocked with angerling species, to encourage sustainable fishing habits within the community as well as maintaining the lake and surrounding area.
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Richmond Fishstocking Association INC

Richmond Golf Club ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond Golf Club plays 18 holes on Sunday afternoon and a 5 hole chook run on Wednesday evenings. They hold the Richmond Open every year and welcome new members and junior members. The Richmond Club Golf course is located in the flood out country of the Flinders Rivers, and is dotted with gum trees and frequented by local wildlife. A beautiful, unique and very 'outback' course.
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Richmond Golf Club

Richmond Horse Sports ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond Horse Sports Inc is a newly formed all horse sports club formed in 2012. The club aims to provide insurance for events in the district, co-ordinated by local horse enthusiasts, including social trail rides, Team Penning, Polocrosse and Eventing. Everyone is welcome to be a part of our club as a rider or a social member.
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Richmond Horse Sports

Richmond Junior Rugby League Club ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

The Richmond Junior Rugby League Club currently fields 3 sides: Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12. . Richmond Juniors play in the Junior Mid West Competition which includes Hughenden and Julia Creek. Richmond's Under 10's and 11's also participate in the Gordon Tallis Cup and Laurie Spina Shield in Townsville each year.
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Richmond Junior Rugby League Club

Richmond Lions Club ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond Lions Club holds a monthly dinner and board meeting and serves the community of Richmond in many ways, from running bars and bbq's at local events to supporting local clubs. The club welcomes visitors to meetings, and people interested in becoming members.
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Richmond Lions Club

Richmond Live Music Club Inc ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond Live Music Club creates opportunities for local musicians of all levels of experience and across all genres to play together, support each other, learn together and socialise.
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Richmond Live Music Club Inc

Richmond P&C Association ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Established in the early 1960’s Richmond State School P&C has been fundamental in growing the strong successful school community that Richmond enjoys today. The wider Richmond community actively supports the P&C’S fundraising endeavours, enabling the committee to purchase valuable resources for the school and to provide financial support to students who represent Richmond at district and state level for sport, academic and cultural events. Any visitor to Richmond S.S will find it to be an extremely well resourced and supported school. The P&C meets every second Monday of the month to discuss and provide feedback on school policies and activities. There is an open connectedness between the school staff and the P&C as we work towards ensuring that Richmond State School is the very best it can be, that every student receives a first rate education, has instilled in them a sense of pride and a willingness to be the best they can be and reach their full potential.
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Richmond P&C Association

Richmond Pistol Club ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond Pistol Club shoots most Sundays from 9am. The club is able to supply firearms, and protective gear to people who would like to give the sport a go, and can accommodate children 11 years and older, and unlicensed adults under the supervision of a licensed shooter. Richmond Pistol Club holds safety and licensing schools, and weekly interclub competition and practice shooting sessions and has recently installed turning targets. The club welcomes new members and encourages visitors to come and have a shoot. Shooters must wear appropriate, closed footwear.
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Richmond Pistol Club

Richmond Pony Club ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond Pony Club is a long standing local club which aims to help kids enjoy and learn about horses in a safe way. We are a member of the Pony Club Association of QLD. We hold a rally day once a month, and from time to time organise clinics, gymkhanas, or trail rides. Richmond Pony Club caters for riders of various levels, and is offers a light hearted, fun and supportive way of enjoying horses together. Pony Club also has a paddock where members can accommodate a horse for use at Pony Club. Children and Adults are all welcome to participate.
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Richmond Pony Club

Richmond QCWA ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond Country Women’s Association meets once a month at the CWA restrooms, in Goldring St. We welcome new members to the group.
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Richmond QCWA

Richmond Red Cross ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond Red Cross operates an Op Shop on Goldring St on Thursday and Saturday mornings. The ladies welcome new friends to join them over morning tea. Red Cross is always prepared to ensure that people in need are provided for.
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Richmond Red Cross

Richmond Rodeo Association ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond Rodeo Association hold an annual APRA affiliated rodeo in July each year. From time to time they also organise other events, such as jackpot steer wrestling or roping events. The local club have access to the rodeo grounds for practice and often come together to practice with local practice stock. The association welcomes new members, and children, and is a family friendly and very sociable club.
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Richmond Rodeo Association

Richmond Senior League Inc. ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Training is every Tuesday & Thursday (during the season) from 6pm at the Charlie Wehlow Oval. You are eligible to sign on if you have turned 17 and up. Games are played in Richmond, Hughenden, Cloncurry, Normanton and Doomadgee
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Richmond Senior League Inc.

Richmond Spouse Hunters Club ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

The Spouse Hunters Club was formed for the express purpose of putting on a ball to lure the singles from near and far to one venue - Richmond! There have been many wonderfully-themed Spouse Hunters Balls (Masquerade, Royalty, Hollywood, Casino Royale, to name a few), where guests don their most glamorous evening wear for a black tie event under the stars, and dance the night away to awesome live entertainment. A recovery breakfast is provided at the Racecourse the following day, with more music, bar and games to keep the fun going. Spouse Hunters Ball is held each year, in September.
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Richmond Spouse Hunters Club

Richmond Tennis Courts ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond Tennis Club Inc offers junior coaching on a regular basis and offers occasional coaching clinics with a visiting Level 2 qualified coach. We hold a junior tennis competition in May as part of the Western Zone Assembly Junior Masters Circuit. Social tennis is held on Tuesday nights, at 7pm, under floodlight, year round. Courts are available for hire. The club welcomes new members and caters for families, children and adults.
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Richmond Tennis Courts

Richmond Turf Club  ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond Turf Club holds 4 race meetings a year, often concurrently with local events such as Richmond Field Days, and October Moon Festival. We provide on course stabling and facilities in support of our local racing industry and are pleased to continue to ensure that Richmond is considered the hub of racing the North West Queensland.
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Richmond Turf Club 

SES ( / Sports, Services & Cultural Clubs)

Richmond SES is looking for new members – become a volunteer today! Training nights are held every second Monday of the month at 6pm in the Richmond SES Shed, Simpson Street, Richmond. Training nights involve a stocktake of all rescue items and general stores, safety induction , rescue drills, refresher on safety at heights, servicing of the machinery, general maintenance just to name a few. Anyone can become involved. Under 18’s are restricted with what they can do but are encouraged to join and help out. Training nights are held every second Monday of the month at 6pm in the Richmond SES Shed, Simpson Street, Richmond. Training nights involve a stocktake of all rescue items and general stores, safety induction , rescue drills, refresher on safety at heights, servicing of the machinery, general maintenance just to name a few. Anyone can become involved. Under 18’s are restricted with what they can do but are encouraged to join and help out.
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SES


      

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