Emerald Golf Day

Emerald Golf Day

Thanks to the Emerald community for making our golf day fundraiser the best ever!

Last Saturday over a hundred players from 37 teams teed off for our annual golf day in Emerald. It was another fun event with fantastic support from the Emerald community who helped make it our most successful golf day ever!

With donations still coming in the event has already raised over $33,000 which will go toward funding the Allied Health position in the Emerald Leslie Wilson Outback Centre. Thanks to everyone for their generous contributions.

The Emerald Friends of BUSHkids did a great job organising the event and a massive thank you goes to them, and the team at Emerald Golf Club for once again supporting the day, especially Matt, Steve, Doug and all the helpers.

Thank you to our donors who supported us with cash and product donations.
Cash donations from Mitre10 – Emerald Co-op, Jellinbah Mine, Enwise, Westpac, Dulux, Lachlan Millar – Member for Gregory, Justin Benjamin & Laura Nolan, Charlie and Kay Wilson, Amanda Noone & Derek Mayne – Rocky Car Wash, Cliff Tucker Plumbing and Clinton and Ali Adams.

Product donations from Makita, Webber, Mitre10 Corporate, Dewalt.

Thank you to our Volunteers on the day.
Justin Benjamin, Doug Grey, Kay Wilson, Ali Adams, Selwyn Nuttley, Amanda Noone,
BUSHkids staff Rebecca Scanlan, Sarah Chicalas, Marcia Hayston, Kate Killeen

A special thank you to our hard-working FoBk Team
Charlie & Kay Wilson, Ali & Clinton Adams, Justin Benjamin, Amanda Noone and Doug Grey.

We could not have done this without you. Congratulations and Thank You.

Here are some photos from the day:

Emerald Golf Day

Emerald Centre Renaming to the Leslie Wilson Outback Centre

BUSHkids was proud to welcome his Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland in Emerald on Wednesday 26 May to rename the centre in honour of his predecessor and founder of BUSHkids, Sir Leslie Orme Wilson, 15th Governor of Queensland.

Since Sir Leslie Wilson’s founding of BUSHkids over 85 years ago, the organization has helped change the lives of over 50,000 young Queenslanders and their families.

We’d like to thank the current governer, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit our Emerald Centre and perform the official renaming for us.

The now titled ‘Leslie Wilson Outback Centre’ has been providing services to the Central Highlands since 1997 and receives wonderful support from the local community thanks to the hard work of our Friends of BUSHkids (FoBK) volunteers who are chaired by farmer and grazier, Charlie Wilson, Sir Leslie’s grandson.

BUSHkids vision for the development of supports across Western Queensland is becoming a reality under Charlie Wilson’s leadership as chair and the Friends of BUSHkids in Emerald are working to help BUSHkids achieve this through a long term, sustainable fundraising program that will support this approach long into the future.

If you’re interested in supporting BUSHkids, please call our Brisbane Office on 07 3870 7288.

You can also find pictures from the day below.  Tap or click on individual pictures to see more, then tap left or right of the picture to cycle through the gallery.

Emerald Centre Renaming



  • Facebook Video Post from the Governor of Queensland’s page:


Emerald Golf Day 2020 Recap

Our Emerald Golf Day was held on Saturday, despite strong winds and swirling dust which made for some tricky playing conditions.

This fun annual event has grown into a major fundraiser for our Emerald service centre, and we were delighted that this year we again received fantastic support from the Central Highland Community, with 37 teams comprising 103 golfers teeing off.
In total the event raised over $30,000 which will be used to employ an Allied Health Assistant in our Emerald centre to support kids and families in the local community.

Thanks to everyone for their support

Here are a few pictures from the day. (Click on a picture then click left or right of the picture to cycle through them)

Emerald Golf Day 2020

(Video) BUSHkids is here for you.

BUSHkids is here for you during the coronavirus crisis.

Our regional teams have recorded messages to let their communities know that BUSHkids is here for them during the coronavirus crisis.

While our Service Centres are currently operating via phone and teleHealth, be assured we are still here to support children and families in regional, rural and remote areas of Queensland.

If you need our support you can contact your local BUSHkids Centre – click here for details or call our Brisbane Office on 3870 7288, or email info@bushkids.org.au.

Our local teams are here for you during the coronavirus crisis, click on the name of the centre below to see their message.

Emerald Golf Day 2019 Event Recap

Thank you to Friends of BUSHkids, all of the generous Sponsors from the Central Highlands community and the Golfers for another successful golf day in Emerald.

The event was well supported by the local community and raised valuable funds for our Emerald BUSHkids service. This year’s event raised over $25,000 and will be utilised to help more children from the Central Highlands region.

We had 22 teams competing and the winning team was Matt Youd, Noah Youd and Adam.

Please find a gallery with photo’s and a video from the day below.

Emerald Golf Day 2019


There was also a live performance from Kalesti Butler and Rocker John.