For North Queensland Bulk Ports, sponsorship is about a connection with our stakeholders and the community.

We support many and varied initiatives that benefit the wider community and relate to the following areas of port community interest:

  • community health and well-being
  • environment
  • education and training
  • regional sustainability
  • culture and community

For more information, read our sponsorship guidelines. You can also apply online for an NQBP sponsorship.

Sponsored events and major partnerships

We’re proud North Queenslanders sponsoring regional events such as the Mackay Marina Run, one of the region’s premier sporting events.

Fellow northerners, the North Queensland Cowboys, recently joined in partnership with us to bring the club’s acclaimed community development program to the port communities of Hay Point (Sarina), Mackay, Abbot Point (Bowen) and Weipa.

Bulk Ports Blitzes with the Cowboys

Each year, the Cowboys stage four ‘Bulk Ports Blitzes’: a two-day, action-packed community program, across our port communities.

These include a Cowboys hosted training session, giving local students the opportunity to hone their skills with the North’s premier rugby league team. As well as skills on the field, the students learn first-hand how success in any endeavour is built on commitment and making the right choices off the field. On day two, the Cowboys visit up to five schools, delivering their program. Tailored to each school’s needs, this program uses the personality power of the players to encourage kids to make the right choices for success. Learn more about the partnership.

NQBP and NQ Cowboys launch a community partnership

Environmental grants

Are you looking for school funding? Our EcoPorts grants, of $1,000 each, are awarded to local schools and communities to fund approved environmental projects. Successful projects range from creating kitchen gardens to building chicken coops and developing recycling programs. Bowen High School’s Marine Studies class used their grant to take a closer look at how environmental changes at the Port of Abbot Point can be managed to minimise impacts to the local redclaw and barramundi stocks.

EcoPorts grants open in the first quarter of the calendar year, for more information contact us.

Our 2017-18 sponsorships

In 2017–18, we supported a number of community initiatives and events, representing a total contribution of over $130,000 back to the communities in which we operate. There are many port-specific initiatives in which we proudly participate. See the full list for each port below.

  • 2018 EcoPorts grants

    • Glenella State School
    • Mackay Christian College
    • MacKillop Catholic Primary School
    • Northview State School
    • St Mary's Catholic Primary School

    2018 Sponsorships

    • Mackay Marina Run
    • Mackay Relay for Life
    • Resource Industry Network
    • Resource Industry Network's Safe Work Week Breakfast
    • Pink Ribbon Charity Fair
    • Central Highlands Development Corporation's Paddock to Port Tour
    • Volunteer Marine Rescue Mackay
    • Mackay Festival of Arts' Long Lunch
    • RACQ CQ Rescue Great Gatsby Gala
    • Mackay Surf Lifesaving Club
    • ICHCA Industry Breakfast
    • Mackay Spanish Mackerel Shoot Out

    Find out more about Port of Mackay

  • 2018 EcoPorts grants

    • Western Cape College

    2018 Sponsorships

    • Weipa Fishing Classic
    • Weipa Running Festival
    • Cape to Corrugations Mental Health Awareness Walk

    Find out more about Port of Weipa

  • 2018 EcoPorts grants

    • Merinda State School
    • Gumlu State School

    2018 Sponsorships

    • Bowen Offshore Superboats
    • Bowen PCYC Junior RUBY Crew
    • Whitsunday Regional Council's Mayor's Charity Ball
    • Bowen Chamber of Commerce Business Awards
    • Bowen Historical Society

    Find out more about Port of Abbot Point

  • 2018 EcoPorts grants

    • Alligator Creek State School
    • Sarina State High School

    2018 Sponsorships

    • Alligator Creek Learn to Swim Program
    • Sarina Beach Coconut Festival
    • ANZAC Day Half Tide Dawn Service

    Find out more about Port of Hay Point