CQ Rescue Talent Search

Be involved in the Largest Fundraising Talent Search in your Region!

The CQ Rescue Talent Search is a Charity Talent Search raising much needed funds for CQ Rescue. We encourage boys & girls, 4 years & over to be involved in our charity event as no modelling experience is required. CQ Rescue is a community helicopter rescue service with an operating base in Mackay on the Central Queensland Coast of Australia. The essential purpose of CQ Rescue (as a Queensland Rescue Helicopter Service) is to reduce loss of life, to reduce the likelihood of permanent neurological or physical impairment as an outcome of acute illness or severe trauma, and to reduce the number of days which emergency patients need to spend in hospital.

Please follow our CQ Rescue Talent Search Information Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cqrescuetalentsearch


Here is a link to our Rehearsals Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/869244203873776

Rehearsals Date – Friday 27th August 2021
Where – Central Queensland Conservatorium Of Music Theatre, Ooralea
Time –
4pm-5pm : 4-7 Years
5pm-6pm : 8-11 Years
6pm-7pm : 12-14 Years
7pm-8pm : 15-17 Years / 18 Years & Over

Please follow our Facebook Event Page to stay up to date with event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/863429354511372

Event Date 
– Saturday 28th August 2021
Where – Central Queensland Conservatorium Of Music Theatre, Ooralea
Time –
Doors open at 3pm. Theatre Doors open at 4pm. Show begins at 4.30pm. All entrants must be there by 3.45pm at the latest.

Age Groups:

4-7 Years
8-11 Years
12-14 Years
15-17 Years
18 Years & Over

***May change slightly pending entry numbers in each age category***

– Arrival Outfit &  Competition Outfit # 1 – Daywear
– Competition Outfit # 2 – Activewear / Themed Sportswear
– Competition Outfit # 3 – Cocktail Wear / Evening Wear

Entry Fee: 

Please note that you can raise your entry fee. You have until the Registration Day to raise OR pay your entry fee or raise above and beyond that amount. All funds raised will go to CQ Rescue.

To submit your entry, please complete the entry form below. As soon as we receive your Entry Form, we will be in touch via email to confirm your entry and entry photo.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate in contacting us on 0406 974 439.

CQ Rescue Talent Search

  • The age you are on the Event Date!

  • • I, the entrant and/or parent/guardian have read the terms and conditions of entry and will abide by them.
    • I, the entrant will be accompanied by a parent/guardian to Registration Day, dropped off & collected for rehearsals and will continue to stay in contact with the event organiser via email or phone leading up to Registration Day, Rehearsals & The Event.
    • I, agree to have my entry fee paid in full, all fundraised funds dropped off before or on Registration Day. If the entrant does not live in Mackay, their entry confirmation must be finalized before Registration Day. This includes sponsorship sheet, fundraised amount, most photogenic image etc. has been posted and submitted. This can also be confirmed via email.
    • I am aware, that all entrants including myself must cover the full Entry Fee amount before or on Registration Day. Fundraised funds can cover this amount.
    • I am aware and agree, that any photographs that are taken at the event from the event photographers can be used for media purposes in the future.
    Once you have submitted your Entry Form, further information will be emailed through to you. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 7 days of submitting your Entry Form please email us on talentsearchmackay@outlook.com. You will be required to email a recent entry photo through to us to post on our social media pages to introduce our entrants. This image does not need to be a professional image and it will not be judge either. As long as it is a nice recent image of yourself without watermarks.

  • Promoter - The Promoter for this event is the owner of Brooke Lee Modelling – Brooke Hargrave | ABN - 55 208 191 553.
    Closing Date - All entries must be completed before the end of Registration Day.
    Venue - The Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music is located on Boundary Road, Mackay. There is free parking available. The bar and café will be open in the foyer prior to the show starting and at interval. NO Food and Drink inside the auditorium.
    Run Sheet - All entrants will receive a run sheet prior to the staging of this event. This will contain all the relevant information that all entrants will require to know about the registration day, rehearsal times and the event start times for each category.
    Loss or Injury - The Promoter accepts no liability for any loss, damage or injury (including without limitation, in-direct or consequential losses) suffered by an entrant. Please pack minimal electronics and valuable items as they will be your responsibility.
    Promoters Rights - The Promoter reserves the right not to accept or refuse entries (including late entries) for this event. This includes entries without their entry fee paid by the due date.
    Media Rights - The Promoter can use any photographs or videos for future promotions and media publicity taken at the event. This includes on future advertisement flyers and posters and all social media applications.
    Contact Details - Brooke Hargrave – 0406 974 439, Postal Address – PO BOX 8292, Mount Pleasant, QLD, 4740.

2021 Event Sponsors:

2021 Diamond Sponsors:

2021 Sapphire Sponsors:

2021 Ruby Sponsors:

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does it cost to enter? $250. You do not need to pay this upfront. You have until Registration Day to pay or raise the entry fee amount – 31st July 2021.

Do I have to fundraise? No. You can just pay the Entry Fee if you do not have time to fundraise.

How many outfits do I need? 3 outfits. Daywear, Activewear/Themed Sportswear, Cocktail Wear/Evening Wear.

What does each entrant do? Each entrant will walk the stage one at a time in each of their outfit above. No talent performance required. We call the event a talent search rather than a model search as you do not need to have modelling experience or training to enter.

Can I wear a long dress? Only if you fall in the 15 years & over age group.

What time is the show? How to purchase tickets? etc. – Further event information including run sheets, how to purchase tickets, hair & makeup sponsor options etc. will be sent to all entrants closer to the event date. Generally 2 months beforehand.

Do I need Catwalk/Modelling Experience to enter? No. Anyone can enter the Talent Search. We do have rehearsals the day before the show where we run through all that is required so our entrants are confident on stage at our event.

Do I need to submit a professional photographic image? No, this category is not compulsory. It is at no extra cost either. If you are entering you have the option to submit a printed photographic image. You have until Registration Day to submit this 8×12 image. This image can be different to your “Entry Photo” you submitted when you completed your Entry Form.