Community

Click on the links below or scroll down to find out more about the community of Proston.

Ambulance | ANZAC Day Services | Bible Study | Birdwatching | Campcraft | Car Rally | Christmas Carnival | Christmas Carols | Churches | Council Rubbish Tips | Crafts | Fishing | Fuel | Garden Clubs | Garden Nursery | Dancing | Golf | Historic Home | Hotels | Library | Lions Club | Markets | Meals on Wheels | Medical | Mens Shed | Neighbourhood Watch | Over 50s | Overnight stays | Parks | Playgroup | Proston Bowls ClubProston Show | QCWA |RADF Funding | Radio Stations | RSL | Rubbish Collection | Scouts | Shops | Swimming Pool | Tai Chi | Tennis | Toilets | Visitor Information Centre |

Ambulance

Proston has a permanent ambulance officer in residence. The office is located at the corner of Wondai Road and Rodney Street, Proston.

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Anzac Day Services

Proston
RSL sub-branch conduct a dawn service on Anzac Day at 5:30am at the cenotaph, Collingwood Street, Proston. Attendees are invited to enjoy light refreshments after the service the the RSL rooms.

Hivesville
Anzac Day dawn service at 5:30am at the memorial in the main street, followed by breakfast. Vietnam Veterans Day is remembered each year on August 18 at 10:00am, followed by Lunch. Remembrance Day is celebrated on 11 November each year, followed by lunch. Ring Trapper Ramke on 4168 9755 for more information.

Anzac memorials can be found in Hivesville, Proston and at Boondooma Homestead. Anzac Day celebrations are also held at the Boondooma Homestead each year.

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Bible Study

‘Know you Bible’ Bible Study Group, meet every Monday at 1:30pm at Mr & Mrs John Leyden’s residence, 133 Butler Drive, Proston. Just come – All Welcome or call 4168 9505 for more information.

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Birdwatching

Lake Boondooma, Reinke Scrub. Reinke Scrub is less than 4kms from Proston. To get there from Proston turn into Rodney Street, drive past the school and turn right into Weir Road. Travel approximately 1.5kms to a T-junction. Turn right at the T-junction. The Conservation Park is within a few hundred metres on the left.

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Campdraft

The Golden Spurs Campdraft is held on the last weekend in April each year at the Proston Sports Reserve Phone John Ramke, President on 0427 585 585 for more information.

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Car Rally

Proston Car Rally Club Incorporated runs a truly family weekend, this event is held every three months on the first weekend of February, May, August, and November and includes time trials; various Classes; burnouts at 5:30pm Saturday and a learners program. Learners can start as young as 12 years of age. Participants need to be CAMS licensed, and a club member. Nominations are $40.00 Adults, and $25.00 Juniors (14 years to 18 years of age).

Food and soft drinks, bar, hot showers, and toilets facilities are available. Free camping. Bring your swag, tent, caravan, ute or bus. Everyone is welcome.

The track is located 7Kms (on the left) west of Proston on the Proston Boondooma Road on a private property. Just follow the signs. For more information telephone Terry Litfin on
4168 0131.

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Christmas Carnival

The Proston Christmas Carnival is a fun-filled street carnival held each year in December, before Christmas, in Blake Street Proston, and includes raffles, ham wheel, food stalls, bar, jumping castle, merry-go-round, Christmas carols, Santa and much more. Starts at 5.00pm. Stalls available. The Proston Christmas Carnival was incorporated by Proston & District Lions Club. For more information call Jan on 0438 681 840.

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Christmas Carols

Proston Community Christmas Carols, the Monday before Christmas. Venue to ve advised. All welcome.

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Churches:

Baptist
Blake Street, Proston. Service second and fourth Sunday at 10:00am. Table Talk is on the third Sunday of the month at 2:30pm. Informal coffee and Bible study. Contact Secretary on 4169 0020.

Other activities include Vision Christian Radio on 87.6 Hivesville and 88.0 Proston. Vision 180, launched in October 2015, is live online streaming for youth.

Catholic
Rodney Street, Proston. Mass every Saturday at 8:00am. For Mass times in other areas call Murgon Presbytery on 4168 1406, or link to website www.murgon.brisbanecatholic.org.au/


South Burnett Ministries
Rodney Street, Proston. Meet every Sunday at 9:30am for Worship Service and a cuppa. Lunch is celebrated together after Sunday worship service. For information contact Ron and Katrina Mumford on 4168 9397.

Regular activities:
Promote combined church events; ladies group and morning teas; Special events like Thanksgiving Day events etc; annual seniors dinner; prayer meetings; cell/small groups; children's ministry; family events; BBQ lunches; visiting speakers; sponsor orphans/orphanage; undertake and support Mission trips.

Pastors: Lyle and Anthea Slinger 4162 5824. Affiliated with ACM (Australian Christian Ministries).

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Council Rubbish Tips

Proston
Free Council Transfer Station is located at the top end of Beresford Street, Proston. All residents or property owners who require access to the Transfer Station are requested to register with South Burnett Regional Council to receive a 6 digit access code. Please register by telephoning 4189 9100 during office hours.

Hivesville
Free Council rubbish trip is located in Oberle Road, off the Murgon-Hivesville Road, just past the sportsground.

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Crafts

Proston Craft Group meet every Wednesday at 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Old Railway Station, Rodney Street, Proston. Cost $2 includes a cuppa or two. Bring whatever you are currently working on and enjoy good fellowship, or be taught
a new craft. All welcome.

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Dancing

Proston Golden Spurs Line Dancers meet every Monday night at 6:30pm at the Proston Public Hall. Cost $3.00. Dancers’ motto: “Friends, Fitness and Fun”. Beginners and all ages welcome.

Proston Social Dancing Classes – new vogue and old time. Classes held every Tuesday at 6:30pm in the Proston Public Hall. Cost $3.00. Dress casual – no thongs or sports shoes.

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Fishing

Lake Boondooma Fishing Competition is held on the second weekend in February each year. The dam is located 20kms north or Proston on Okeden-Boondoomba Road. Extensive list of prizes to be won! See their webpage for more information.

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Fuel

John Jackson Motors (Hivesville); Lake Boondooma (Proston).

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Garden Clubs

Proston Garden Group meet on the first Thursday of each month at ‘Rose Park’, 12 Okeden Road, Proston. Members gather by 9:15am for car-pooling if a garden is to be visited; or stay the morning at ‘Rose Park’. Bring a plate for morning tea. All interested persons are welcome to join ... no fees ... no formal business. You are invited to take the opportunity to meet new friends, learn more about managing a garden in our area and enjoy the diversity of gardens in our beautiful district. Contact Helen Young 4168 9297 for more information.

Big Scrub Garden Club meet on the last Friday of each month at different gardens in the areas of Durong/Boondooma, Proston, Mt McEwen Road, Kingaroy, Kumbia and Nanango. We are a friendly group of people who enjoy looking at gardens, and meeting other like-minded people. New members are always welcome. Contact Pam Reddan on 4168 0146 or email admin@prostononline.info for more information.

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Garden nursery

'‘Rose Park’, 12 Okeden Road Proston. The nursery for plant lovers, specialists of hardy perennials. Display gardens, quality plants, expert advise. Contact Helen Young on 4168 9297.

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Golf

Proston Golf Club and greens are half a kilometre west of Proston on the Proston-Boondooma Road on the left. General competition each Sunday, names in by 10:15am for 10:30am hit off. Cost $7. Social Games $6 per person, any number of holes. Social golf, every Friday at 3.30pm, either 5 or 9 holes. Cost $5. Bar is open when golf competitions are on. Very reasonable prices, friendly atmosphere. All welcome.

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Historic Home

Historic Boondooma Homestead, Museum and Heritage Complex is located 45 minutes west of Proston, at 8262 Mundubbera-Durong Road Durong. The complex is open 7-days from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Admission is $5.00. Guided tours are available. Buses and caravans welcome. Grass site for camping is available for limited stays, and whilst there are toilets, there are no showers. Visit our website at www.boondoomahomestead.com for the history of the homestead and points of interest and their 'not to missed' annual events.

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Hotels

Golden Spurs Hotel
Located at 2 Blake Street, Proston. Built in 1966 to replace the Terminus Hotel that burnt down in that same year. Cold beer, pub grub, accommodation (5 rooms), juke box , historical photos, pool table. EFTPOS facilities. Community group raffles every Friday night.

You can contact friendly hosts, John and Anne Gleich on
4168 9272. John and Anne sponsor the famous Golden Spurs Campdraft.

Hivesville Hotel
Located at 1 Main St Hivesville. The Hivesville Hotel is the
ideal place for a cold ale or glass of wine, an overnight stay
in modestly priced good accommodation, delicious meals and country atmosphere. The high metal-pressed ceilings are not to be missed.

For all enquiries regarding accommodation rates or group bookings, call Jane on (07) 4168 9876, or email: hivesvillehotel@hotmail.com

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Library

Proston Public Library, Blake Street, Proston. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:30pm, Fridays 9:30am to 1:00pm only.
Telephone 4168 9103. E-mail prostonlibrary@southburnett.qld.gov.au

Durong Community Library, Durong Hall, Durong South. Open each Friday 2:30pm to 3:30pm. Contact Mrs Val Weiland on 4168 0172 or 0141 680 216.

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Lions Club

Proston and District Lions Club meet every second Tuesday of the month at the Golden Spurs Hotel, Proston at 7:00pm. New members and visitors welcome.

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Markets

Hivesville
Hivesville country markets held every fourth Sunday of the month at the Hivesville Sports Ground from 6:00am to 1:00pm. Family friendly, easy access and parking. A variety of stalls including: fresh local farm produce, plants, crafts and handmade jewellery, mini auctions throughout the morning, food and lots, lots more. Stalls $8.00. Powered stalls $12.00. For more information call Trish on 0459 493 511.

Wondai
Markets every fourth Saturday of the month from 7:00am to 12noon.

Kingaroy
Markets every third Saturday.

Kingaroy Friendship, held every third Saturday.

Murgon
Markets every second Sunday.

Nanango
Markets every first Saturday.

Maidenwell
Markets every second Sunday.

Kumbia
Markets every fifth Saturday.

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Meals on Wheels

Cook and distribute meals three times a week (Mon. Wed. and Fri.) in the town. Volunteers welcome. Contact Noela Ardrey on 4168 9296 for further information.

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Medical

Proston Outpatients Community Health Clinic: Drop in 8.30am to 11.30am daily. Outside these hours by appointment on 4168 9288. Queensland Health Community Nurse in attendance 5-days a week. Visiting doctor every alternate Tuesday. Allied Health staff use the clinic by appointment. Proston Health & Beauty is located at 26 Blake Street, Proston.

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Men's Shed

Proston Men's Shed is located in Rodney Street, at the old Railway Station, next to the Proston Hall. We are open every Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 9.00am to 12noon. All men are welcome to come along for a cuppa and a chat. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information call John "Pappy" Papworth on 0428 625 649.

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Neighbourhood Watch

For information about the Proston Rural Neighbourhood Watch contact Area Co-ordinator, Fred Adams-White on 4168 9156.

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Over 50s

Proston Over 50s Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Proston Town Hall. Entry is $2 and commences around 10:00am with morning tea and lunch around noon. Please bring a plate to share. Members take part in various games, lucky door prizes and progressive raffles. Membership is $5 per year. Bus trips are organised throughout the year. For more information contact Noela Ardrey on 4168 9296.

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Overnight Stays

Golden Spurs Hotel, Blake Street Proston, 4168 9272.

Hivesville Hotel, 1 Main Street, Hivesville, 4168 9876.

Lake Boondooma (cabins and bunks), animals allowed,
4168 9694. Visit their website.

Proston Caravan Park (no onsite vans). Contact Golden Spurs Hotel, Proston on 4168 9272 for more information.

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Parks

Jack Coe Park, Proston-Boondooma Road ; Apex Park, Blake Street, Proston ; Lake Boondooma, Okeden- Boondooma; Hivesville Memorial, Main Street, Hivesville; Buchanan’s Lookout, Wondai Road, Hivesville ; Lions Park, Blake Street, Proston ; Carters Corner, Proston-Boondooma Road ; Water feature park, Wondai Road, Proston.

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Proston Playgroup

The Proston Play Group  meet in their building in Blake St Proston each Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am to 11:00am.Cost $2.00.

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Proston Bowls Club

The Proston Bowls Club is located in Murphys Way, Proston. We meet every Wednesday night at 6.30pm. We offer meals from $2.50. Drinks available at the bar. New TV to watch, darts to play or bring your own games eg: cards. Visitors are very welcome and a game of bowls can be arranged. Our venue is available for hire for only $60 and we can provide bar staff at no cost. For more information call 0418 132 844

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Proston Show

The Proston Show is held in March every year at the Proston showgrounds. We have cattle, horse and poultry judging. Other events include woodchopping, chainsaw events, sideshow alley, entertainment for all the family and fireworks.

The main pavilion is a great meeting spot for the locals to compare their entries in the many different classes that can be entered into, such as cooking, horticulture, sewing, photography, fine arts, handcrafts and farm produce.

For any enquiries about the Proston Show please phone
4168 9329 or 0428 689 329. See our webpage for more information.

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Queensland Country Women's Association (QCWA)

Proston
The Proston QCWA meet on the first Monday of each month, at 9.30am, at the CWA Hall, Rodney Street, Proston. Meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 9.30am for craft and cooking. Contact Val Klein on 4168 9391 or email prostonqcwa@yahoo.com.au for more information.

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RADF Funding

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) supports the professional development and employment of arts and cultural workers in regional Queensland. Visit their website for more information.

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Radio Stations

90.7FM; 80.1CFM; 98.50FM ABC; 747AM; 612ABC

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RSL

Proston RSL Sub Branch is located at Collingwood Street, Proston and meets on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00am. All visitors are welcome. Anzac Day Dawn service is held at 5:30am on 25th of each April at the Memorial in Collingwood Street, followed by finger food and light refreshment in the RSL Rooms. All are welcome to attend. President is Mr Fred Adams-White.

A Remembrance Day service is also held at 11:00am on 11th of November each year, at the Proston State School. The RSL rooms are for hire at very reasonable rates, and have disabled access. Telephone Proston Library for more information 4168 9103.

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Rubbish Collection

Every Friday in the town of Proston around 6:30am. All households within the town have wheelie bins but there is no recycling available.

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Scouts

Proston Scout Group, consisting of joeys, cubs and scouts, meet every Monday (except school holidays) at 5:30pm at the CWA Hall, Rodney Street, Proston. Club members are aged between 6 to 14½ years old. Phone 4168 9473 for more information.

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Shops

Proston Health & Beauty; Newsagent; SPAR Groceries; Laundromat; Proston Rural Supplies, Post Office,
NB Inspirations Department Store, Jacaranda Tearooms.

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Swimming Pool

The Proston Pool is located in Collingwood Street (opposite the State School). Opening hours are: Monday to Friday 6.00am to 7:30am; The hours of 9.00am to 3.00pm are reserved for school use. The pool reopens to the public from 3.00pm to 5.00pm. The pool is open on weekends, public holidays and school holidays holidays from 12noon to 5.00pm.

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Tai Chi

Hivesville
Held every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30pm at the Hivesville Sportsground. Contact Kathy Crane on 4168 9288 for more information.

Boondooma
Tai Chi for Arthritis classes held every Monday morning at 8:00am at the Old Boondooma State School. Instructor is Lynnelle Seiler.

Durong
Tai Chi for Arthritis classes held every Wednesday at 10:30am at the Durong Hall. Cost, $5.00 per class. No classes during school holidays.

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Tennis

Social Tennis is held every Thursday night at 7:00pm at the Tennis Courts on Wondai Road, Proston. Enquiries can be made at Proston Newsagency or ring Kyle on 4168 9365. Cost $3 per person. All welcome.

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Toilets

Next to QCWA building; park with fountain on Wondai Road.

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Visitor Information

The Proston Public Library, located in Blake Street, has a well stocked tourist desk displaying a wide range of brochures and local information and is located the library foyer area.

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