Category Archives: Businesses & Services

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210617: Roma Commerce and Tourism – Launch and Networking Function – New date Thursday 17th June

Roma Commerce and Tourism

RCAT 17 June
DATE CHANGE: Thursday 17th June
RCAT Launch
Due to family illness, our guest speaker could not make it to Roma this week…. HOWEVER we did not want you to miss out on hearing Tom Potter – so we have postponed our launch until the 17th June.
Tom Potter, founder of Eagle Boys has “been there and done that”. He founded the Australian-owned Eagle Boys Pizza and successfully built it up over 20 years from a single store to become Australia and New Zealand’s largest privately owned pizza franchise.
Tom sold the business in 2007, passing on his proven business formula. He expected Eagle Boys to go from strength to strength. Instead he watched its demise from afar until the company finally went into voluntary administration in July 2016.
Don’t miss this opportunity – Book now
We really don’t want you to miss out!!!


We are pleased to announce that Visit Roma and Commerce Roma have amalgamated to become Roma Commerce and Tourism (RCAT).
Purpose: Foster connection, confidence and knowledge; to support opportunities for businesses and the promotion of Roma; to enhance a sustainable local economy.

All membership fees 2021/22 financial year, will fall due on 1st July 2021 and the membership rate will be $150 annually.

a. Roma is a great place to live, work, play, visit and do business.
b. Roma has a collaborative and empowered business community.
c. Businesses can embrace opportunities and change.
d. Businesses can access information and resources and development support.
e. The business community can share and feel connection, encouragement, and support.

The objects of the association are—
(a) To demonstrate leadership on matters that affect commerce and industry of Roma, and collaborate with stakeholders, to progress beneficial outcomes.
(b) To advocate for the general interests, and foster development and opportunities, for commerce and industry of Roma.
(c) To support the development of individual and shared interests in commerce and industry.
(d) To support the awareness, development and promotion of Roma as an excellent tourist destination and commercial centre that fosters community pride.

As a priority, the committee is working on the development of our Strategic Plan which will also include an action plan to guide us over the next five years.  We have received a grant for this project and have engaged Liz Otto from cornerstone-sustainability to deliver the project.

The new organisation will still deliver on Visit Roma’s and Commerce Roma’s major ongoing commitments, including:

Visit Roma
• Visit Roma Inc provides volunteers for the Big Rig Visitor Information Centre (seven days per week), the Roma Express miniature train ride drivers and tour guides for Roma Sale Yards Tours.  A big thank you to our fantastic volunteers

• We also produce and supply the Roma Visitors guides (10,000 to 12,000 copies pa) at a cost of approximately $8,000 pa.

Please note a new Visitors Guide is currently being developed and will be launched in the new year

• Development of a Welcome to Roma/Maranoa tourism knowledge/customer service program

Commerce Roma
• Maranoa Business Awards

• Shop Local Program – currently over $7,000 of gift cards will be released in the lead up to Christmas.

• BEP program in partnership with the Maranoa Regional Council, Santos and the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation.

Executive Committee:
President: Charlie Eames
Vice President: Ray Howson
Vice President: Cyril Peet
Treasurer: Paul Schutt
Secretary: Camille Johnson
Committee Members: Meryl Eddie and Armando de la Flor Olavide

Roma Commerce and Tourism (RCAT) or

Mail:  PO Box 1109  Roma  Qld 4455

Previous Website: 

Commerce Roma

Previous Facebook Pages:

Commerce Roma

Visit Roma

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210619: headspace – Roma – 59 Arthur Street – Gaming Night and Photo Competition

Headspace Roma

Thursday Night Gaming – Under 25’s

under 25s Gaming Group-1

19th June – You can do it: phone photography

Photo Comp-1

Facebook Event: you can do it: phone photography

headspace Roma is a FREE and confidential service that helps young people in the Maranoa Region aged 12-25 with their mental health and well-being.

Location: 59 Arthur Street Roma

Facebook: headspace Roma

Website: headspace Roma


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210630: Maranoa Regional Council – Linemarking Program

Maranoa Regional Council’s annual Line Marking Program will commence on Monday, 24 May 2021 with all works expected to be completed by late June (weather permitting).
Works will include a refresh of all existing white line road markings in Roma, Mitchell, Surat and Injune.
To ensure the safety of motorists and road workers and to minimise traffic disruptions, some work is required to be undertaken early in the morning and at night when traffic volumes are low.
Traffic management will be in place to assist motorists while line marking works are underway.
Council asks that we follow the directions of traffic controllers during this time and warns that traffic changes and short delays may be

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210630: Damien Greer Lawyers – Community Grant – closing 30th June

Damien Greer Lawyers Community Grant

Status: Open

Damien Greer Lawyers is inviting organisations via a non-competitive process to apply for a $2,500 Community Grant in 2021.

The Damien Greer Lawyers Community Grant program recognises and celebrates organisations that strive to make a positive impact within their local community.

If your organisation is eligible, you can apply for a Community Grant of $2,500. There are 2 grants available in the first round for 2021.

The Community Grant program aims to support organisations that work within their local community and encourage the following values:

  • Helping the community in times of need
  • Building community togetherness and sense of belonging
  • Promoting positive health and wellbeing
  • Supporting community services and groups
  • Nurturing the local environment

Your organisation is eligible to apply if you meet at least one of the below criteria:

  • Promote sustainable environmentally friendly practices within the community
  • Support health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Provide services in the local community
  • Facilitate community awareness and education programs
  • Support at-risk and/or in need individuals in the local community

We are particularly interested in supporting organisations that align with Damien Greer Lawyers’ values such as:

  • organisations involved in child wellbeing and child protection
  • non-government social services organisations
  • registered charities
  • domestic violence support organisations
  • non-government mental health organisations

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • a for-profit organisation
  • an individual
  • an organisation associated with controversial issues
  • a religious, political or lobby group
  • an International Entity

Application Assessment

Applications will be assessed through a non-competitive process that reviews all applications against our Community Grant criteria.

Applications close June 30, 2021 and the successful organisations will be notified by July 31, 2021.

Please note that only the successful organisations will be notified of the result. Due to the application volume, feedback will not be available to unsuccessful applicants.

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210701: Zonta – Bingo 1st Thursday of each month – Roma Bowls Club – 1st July

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Bingo 1st Thursday of each month – Roma Bowls Club – 35 Lovell Street – Eyes down 7 pm

Zonta bingo

For more information:

Facebook:  Zonta Club of Roma

Website: Zonta International

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210831: Maranoa Regional Council – Watering Restrictions Autumn and Winter

Maranoa Regional Council


Council would like to remind residents that the autumn and winter watering schedule has come into effect today.
The following restrictions apply to all towns, excluding Surat;
• Odd numbered properties may water at any time of day on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
• Even numbered properties may water at any time of day on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
• On Mondays, handheld hoses are permitted but no unattended hoses or sprinklers may be used by any domestic households or businesses unless prior written approval has been granted.
The following restrictions apply to Surat;
• East may water between 6am – 10am & 2pm – 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
• West may water between 6am – 10am & 2pm – 6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
To view a map of Surat’s watering zones, please visit Council’s website.
Council thanks residents for their cooperation following these water restrictions.


More information:   Marranoa Regional Council – Water, Sewage and Gas


Information Submission

Below are PDF forms that you can download and fill out if you would like your information displayed on this site.

Activities and Events Form

Services and Business Form

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