COVID-19 EVENT UPDATE INFORMATION
MECC is operating at 100% capacity and following a COVID Safe plan approved by Queensland Health. For contact tracing purposes we are using the Check In Qld app and encourage all patrons to download the app and fill in their details and those of their guests prior to visiting The MECC. The wellbeing of all visitors, artists and staff is our priority.
Please read the Covid Safe Terms & Conditions which are in addition to the regular MECC Terms & Conditions of sale.
Hear from award-winning Dark Emu author Bruce Pascoe at this free community event. Traditional Land Management Practices, conservation, community, and sustainable agriculture will be key themes in this presentation. This event is funded by Mackay Regional Council’s Community Grant Program and Reef Catchments.
Bruce Pascoe has published widely in both adult and young adult literature. He has won numerous awards, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Eve Pownall Award for Young Dark Emu (Magabala Books 2019), New South Wales Premier’s Book of the Year Award in 2016 for Dark Emu (Magabala Books 2014) and the Prime Minister’s Literature Award for Young Adult fiction for Fog a Dox (Magabala Books 2012) in 2013. In 2018 Bruce was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. He has worked as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor. Bruce is a Yuin, Bunurong and Tasmanian man, and currently lives on his farm in Gippsland, Victoria.
To register for this event, click here.
Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777.
All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event. Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.
Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.