Who We Are

The North Queensland Sports Foundation (NQSF) was established in 1983 to develop a sporting event to meet with a significant community need. The inaugural NQ Games was hosted in Townsville in 1984 and has continued to develop into the largest regularly run multi-sport event in regional Australia.

Founded by North Queensland Local Government Authorities, the NQSF has matured into a unique and dynamic organization that connects North Queensland resources and communities to deliver an impressive portfolio of events and projects to the region.

In addition, the NQSF is leading the way providing a community initiative to combat obesity and chronic disease. MoveIt NQ is a new and exciting project, having a major impact across North Queensland.

Our Mission

About Us


The NQSF membership includes 25 North Queensland Local Government Authorities and their constituents totaling 653,365. NQSF’s member LGAs play a vital role in the delivery of both the event and project portfolio.


The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors who, in conjunction with an Advisory Forum, ensure the Foundation operates to its constitution. NQSF delivers an impressive portfolio of events and projects to regional and remote Queensland. The Foundation is the only not for profit, non-government agency operating independently in the North Queensland region.