Community Development

Gympie Regional Council’s Community Development Team provides a range of services for not-for-profit groups and organisations in our community including:

  • Providing grants and assistance with grant applications
  • Training and skills building
  • Governance advice
  • Community event and program support
  • Support and advocacy for community groups
  • Linking community groups together for partnerships and efficiency
  • Distribution of a regular e-newsletter sharing community resources, news and opportunities. You can subscribe below

Community Info Share

  • Council provides a limited amount of free photocopying to not-for-profit community groups that are based in, or provide direct benefit to, the Gympie region. This service is to assist with photocopying items such as membership forms, club newsletters and flyers advertising community events.


    Eligible groups can request assistance with photocopying up to the value of $200 per year. Costs are allocated as described in the Gympie Regional Council Fees and Charges



    A4 black and white (per page)


    A4 colour (per page)


    A3 black and white (per page)


    A3 colour (per page)


    Council keeps a record of each group’s photocopying use. Once a group has reached its annual limit, further photocopying is available at libraries or council offices for a standard fee.

    How to request photocopying

    Groups can email requests for community photocopying to with the following information: contact name and phone number, number of copies required, timeframe, type of print and document(s) attached.

    Documents must be in an acceptable format (i.e. Word, PDF or JPG). Inappropriate images and/or language will not be accepted.

    If a multi-page document contains some black and white and some colour pages, all pages are counted as colour as the photocopying machine charges the colour rate for all pages. Double sided pages are counted as two copies.

    Requests will be completed within 5 business days. A council staff member will contact the group when printing is ready for collection.

    Further information

    Contact council’s Community Development Team on 1300 307 800 or email

  • Gympie Regional Council is committed to supporting the community by providing opportunities for council and not for profit community organisations to advertise their events and activities locally. The following guidelines apply:

    • Community InfoShare will only advertise events and activities for Gympie Regional Council and not-for-profit organisations within the region
    • Contributions will only be advertised for a maximum of four weeks
    • Training being held outside the Gympie region will need to show strong links/partnership to a local not-for-profit organisation to be included
    • Content such as Awards will only be advertised at the discretion of council’s Community Development Team
    • Any advertising request for an event or activity that may be deemed as inappropriate will not be included
    • Contributions must be in JPG format

    Community groups can submit information to be shared via email:

    You can subscribe below

    Community Info Share

  • Need assistance with incorporation? The Office of Fair Trading  can help. Access information on how to set up an incorporated association, responsibilities once incorporated, forms, fees, financial responsibilities, and details on how to close down an incorporated association.

    Not-for-profit Law is a national legal service offering free information and resources for community organisations. Resources cover a range of subjects, including:

  • If your organisation is occupying (agreement, lease or license) Gympie Regional Council owned or controlled land you will need consent before conducting any improvement works, internal or external. Contact the Property Team on 1300 307 800 or for more information and to request a Landowners Consent Form.

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