Fundraising recipient sought for 2023 Mayor’s Carols by Candlelight

Published on 20 September 2023


Rockhampton Regional Council is seeking a local charitable organisation to receive money donated by concert goers at this year’s Mayor’s Carols by Candlelight concerts.

One organisation is selected each year to receive ticket proceeds and donations, to go towards a local project or service.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams said Carols by Candlelight had raised in excess of $200,000 over the years, which has helped local organisations help those in need in Rockhampton Region.

“Money donated through Mayor’s Carols by Candlelight has given a significant boost to many local charities in past years, and helped them continue their good work,” he said.

“To make the decision about which organisation Carols by Candlelight will support, we ask potential recipients fill out an application form to provide some details about their organisation, who their organisation benefits and what they would spend the money on if their application was successful,” Mayor Williams said.

To be considered, the recipient organisation must meet the following criteria:

  • Be based in Rockhampton or service the people of the Rockhampton Regional Council area
  • Be a registered, incorporated, not-for-profit organisation
  • The money donated to the selected organisation must be used for a specific activity or purchase, which must be detailed in the application.

Other conditions may apply. See the application form for eligibility criteria and information.

“Even when times are tough, concert goers still dig deep and give what they can, knowing that their donations will help those in need in this region. So I urge eligible local charitable organisations to consider applying to be our fundraising recipient for 2023,” Mayor Williams said.

Application forms are available from

Applications are now open and must be received by Monday 16 October 2023 at 5pm. For more information contact Council on 4932 9000.

Mayor’s Carols by Candlelight is a Rockhampton Regional Council event supported by local businesses.

It will be held at the Pilbeam Theatre on Wednesday 6 December and at the Rockhampton Music Bowl on Saturday 9 December 2023.