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Celebrate the region’s best and brightest at the 2023 Queensland Training Awards Central Queensland regional final.

Join us at our awards ceremony as we announce the Central Queensland regional winners who will represent the region at the state final in September.

Event details

Saturday 1 July 2023
6:00pm to 11:30pm

Starts in

Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre
258 Alfred Street, Mackay

Cocktail, Lounge suit

Tickets are $110 for a 3-course meal, drinks, and live entertainment
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Master of Ceremonies

Katrina Davidson

Kat Davidson has 25 years' comedy experience, entertaining audiences from pubs, comedy galas, gala events and conferences.

Seeing Kat Davidson on stage is like visiting an old friend you haven't met yet. She's shared the stage with the world's best comics (Stephen K Amos, Steven Wright, Dave Hughes to name just a few).

Equally at home in a corporate venue or a room full of hens and bucks, Kat brings a fresh and intelligent view to her comedy. She tackles relationships, observations and random events with equal passion and her unique storytelling ability takes her audience along with her for the ride.

She can be heard regularly across Queensland ABC radio, broadcasting through the Covid-19 pandemic and bringing the news and some much-needed laughter during lockdown and beyond. Kat has headlined the best comedy clubs in Australia and Canada, and can also be regularly found at sea performing for huge crowds on cruise ships. She enjoyed sell out seasons of her original show Untidy at the 2012 Brisbane Comedy Festival, He Said, She Said (with husband Stav Davidson) at Wonderland Festival, solo show Still Standing Up (Perth Fringe 2018) and Love Hurts with Emily Kristopher (Brisbane Fringe, Wonderland Festival 2018, Adelaide Fringe 2019).


Mathew Surha

A proud Yidinji-Jidabal Aboriginal artist, Mathew has been born and raised out of Slade Point, Mackay. Having been taught by his mother Kate and father David, Mathew has had a passion for singing and performing since he was little. He started his performing journey 2 years ago. Mathew has now become a crowd favourite, performing in a range of venues around the Mackay region.

VaMa Music

Experience the exhilarating synergy of VaMa Music, a group of musician friends who ignite the stage with a captivating mix of covers and originals. This ensemble of talented local artists delivers a vibrant energy that guarantees an unforgettable, great time. With their seamless blend of familiar favourites and fresh compositions, VaMa Music creates a sonic tapestry that transcends genres and captivates audiences. Get ready to be swept away by their undeniable talent, infectious camaraderie, and an electrifying atmosphere that will leave you craving more.

Last updated 2 June 2023

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