Council is passionate about educating the region’s youth on what their local council does. Therefore, we are pleased to offer a wide variety of school tours at a number of Mackay Regional Council departments and facilities.
Whether your class is currently studying history, environment, science, tourism or governance, we can cater our school tours to your educational needs.
Other educational opportunities
Mackay-Matsuura Scholarship Program
As part of this program council provides students in years 10,11 and 12 with a $1000 scholarship to be used towards the cost of travel on a two week student group visit to Japan. A highlight of the trip is a home-stay in Matsuura for approximately 7 days. Applications for the scholarship program open in September each year and to apply students need to write an essay (approximately 500 words) stating why they would like to visit Matsuura. Selection is by interview and students should be currently studying Japanese at locals high schools and be in years 10,11 or 12 at the time of travel in order to be eligible to apply. For more information click here.
Interested in booking a school tour for your class? Fill out our enquiry form.