Federal Election Day 2 July 2016 – Voting in Ormeau, Pimpama, Yatala, Kingsholme, Jacobs Well and surrounds

Polling Booth Times:

Polling day is Saturday 2 July 2016.
Polling places open between 8am and 6pm.

Your Electoral Division:

Deciding whether you are in the Forde or Fadden electorate division is important as this will determine whether you are a local voter or an absentee voter. Click on the images below to view the division zone markings. (For Ormeau all areas on the Western side of the M1 you are in Forde, all Ormeau areas on the Eastern side of the M1 are in Fadden.)

FADDEN Electoral Division:

Forde Electoral Division

Voting Locations:

Jacobs Well Community Centre
27 Bay St, Jacobs Well

Woongoolba State School
1219 Stapylton-Jacobs Well Rd

Ormeau State School
Mirambeena Drive, Pimpama

Ormeau Woods High School
148 Goldmine Road, Ormeau

Norfolk Village State School
83 Halfway Drive, Ormeau

Pimpama State School
9 Hotham Creek Rd



  • KWON, Daniel (Greens)
  • REES, Lyn (Family First)
  • ROBERT, Stuart (Liberal National) **Currently holds position, since 2007**
  • MACNAMARA, Sean (Veterans Party)
  • BALL, Brenden (One Nation)
  • SCANLON, Meaghan (Labor)


  • WILKS, David (Independent
  • Van Manen, Bert (Liberal National) **Currently holds position, since 2010**
  • HARDMAN, Des (Labor)
  • HELLBERG, Annelise (Family First)
  • SPAIN, Sally (The Greens)
  • SPAIN, Shaun Charles (Australian Liberty Alliance)

Voting rules for the Senate have changed – this federal election you’ll have new ways to decide your preferences on your white Senate ballot paper.

You need to either:

  • number at least six boxes above the line for the parties or groups of your choice, or
  • number at least 12 boxes below the line for individual candidates of your choice.

For more details please visit http://www.aec.gov.au/

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Local Government Elections – 19 March 2016 – Gold Coast, Division 1 – All you need to know

For the 2016 Local Government Quadrennial Elections you can only vote on polling day at polling booth allocated to your registered local government area. Polling booths are open from 8am to 6pm on polling day, Saturday 19th March.

Polling Booths in Division 1 – Gold Coast

Full Wheelchair Access
Norfolk Village (Norfolk Village State School) Halfway Drive, ORMEAU

Assisted Wheelchair Access
Ormeau (Ormeau State School) Mirambeena Drive, PIMPAMA

No Wheelchair Access
Ormeau Woods (Ormeau Woods State High School), 148 Goldmine Road, ORMEAU

Assisted Wheelchair Access
Pimpama (Pimpama State School), 9 Hotham Creek Road, PIMPAMA

Assisted Wheelchair Access
Alberton (St Peter’s Lutheran Hall) Alberton Road, ALBERTON

Assisted Wheelchair Access
Cedar Creek (Cedar Creek State School) Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, CEDAR CREEK

Assisted Wheelchair Access
Coomera (Coomera State School) Beattie Road, COOMERA

Full Wheelchair Access
Coomera Springs (Coomera Springs State School) Old Coach Road, UPPER COOMERA

Assisted Wheelchair Access
Jacobs Well (Community Centre), 27 Bay Street, JACOBS WELL

Assisted Wheelchair Access
Upper Coomera (Highland Reserve State School) Reserve Road, UPPER COOMERA

Full Wheelchair Access
Upper Coomera North (Upper Coomera State College), 137 Reserve Road, UPPER COOMERA

Full Wheelchair Access
Woongoolba (Woongoolba State School) Stapylton-Jacobs Well Road, WOONGOOLBA



Division 1 Councillor
GATES, Donna

Congratulations to Councillor Donna Gates who has been automatically re-elected for the next term as a result of no competing candidates.

Click here


As part of the Local Government voting day you will also be asked to participate in the State Referendum. A referendum is held when the Government wishes to change the State Constitution and is required to seek the approval of Queensland electors.

The Commission is required to publish a statement of arguments in favour of or against the question to be posed to electors at the 2016 State Referendum. These arguments have been authorised by the majority of Parliamentary members who voted for and against the Bill.

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The Great Easter Egg Hunt 2016 – presented by LJ Hooker Ormeau and Highway Church

It’s back again for the 6th year running and due to popular demand it continues to grow in leaps and bounds. Last year even with wet weather thousands of eggs were given out to many smiling, chocolate covered, faces.

SATURDAY 26 March 2016
3.30pm – 6.30pm

Brien Harris Oval (Cnr Peachey Rd & Orange Mountain Road, Ormeau)

LJ Hooker Ormeau and Highway Church invites all residents to come along and hunt for chocolate Easter eggs. Free egg hunt sessions will run every 15 minutes, simply line up in your age zone to participate in the next available hunt.

Free fun for all ages including live entertainment, face painting and jumping castle. Get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny, Hooker Bear and local mascots.

Food vendors will be joining us if you want to purchase drinks, snacks or an early dinner.

We will be closing the event with a special Easter fireworks display (approx. 6.30pm).

As always this event relies on good weather – please keep an eye out here or on our Facebook page for the latest details. Wet weather moved the event to Highway Church in 2015 so fingers crossed for sunshine in 2016.

Hope to see you there!

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Trivia Night – Ormeau Woods High School – 23 October 2015

Register now for the Ormeau Woods High School Trivia Night

Friday 23 October 2015
7 – 7.30pm start

MPC, Ormeau Woods State High School, Goldmine Road Ormeau

Major prizes to be won. Cash bar. $50 team of 6, $10 per person.

Enquiries 5540 9222.

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Off the Streets Ormeau – 31 October 2015 – Free community Halloween event


Off The Streets is back again for 2015 thanks to our sponsors – Cr Donna Gates Div.1, Bendigo Bank Ormeau, LJ Hooker Ormeau and Highway Church

This free community event is on Saturday 31 October 2015

Gates open at 5.30pm
Fireworks at 7.30pm
Event closes after fireworks conclude

Ormeau Community Centre – Cnr Pascoe Road and Cuthbert Drive Ormeau (Near Coles Ormeau)

Dress up in your favourite costume, grab your treat bags and prepare to be loaded up with sweets. Say hello to Spongebob, Minion, Kungfu Panda, Scooby Doo, Olaf, Elmo, Ninja Turtle, Cinderella and more. Great photo opportunities and a great place to catch up with friends and family.

Disco dancing and jumping castle entertainment. Hot food and drinks available to purchase on the night – all lolly stations and entertainment is free.

Fireworks will close the event at 7.30pm. If you live locally please ensure your pets are safely secured as this can often alarm them during the 10-15 minute display.

My Ormeau and their major sponsors are dedicated to building a safe and connected community for families.

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Program Guide – 9th Annual Ormeau Lions Fair 2015, 5-6 Sept


SATURDAY and SUNDAY 5-6 September 2015

9th Annual Ormeau Lions Fair

Here is your sneak peek into the activities and events for the Ormeau Fair. With a huge array of stall holders on display, events, competitions, rides, LEGO display, food and beverages it’s a must see.

Remember the FIREWORKS kick off at 7.30pm (and if you are a local with animals who get spooked by loud noises please ensure they are safe and sound during the short display).

Download the PDF fair guide here (PDF)

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Rivermount College Spring Fair – Saturday 29 August 2015

Rivermount College Spring Fair 10am – 4pm

Rides from 11am: Extreme force, Giant obstacle course, superslide, jumping castles, ferris wheel, laser skirmish, mini jeeps, bucking bull, super sizzler, octopus.

Free Entertainment for all ages, great food, reptile show, cent auction, baby farm animals, pony rides, art auction, face painting, showbags, prizes, market stalls, live music and tonnes more!

FREE entry

Rivermount Drive, Yatala – www.rivermount.net

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Pimpama State School Auction and Fair 2015

IMG_8491Pimpama State School Auction and Family Fun Day

Sunday 2 August 2015

9am – 3pm

9 Hotham Creek Road North, Pimpama

Auction starts at 11am

Items up for grabs include:

Sell your house for FREE (LJ Hooker Ormeau), Ex display motorbike helmet (Antman Genesis Size L), Anytime Fitness voucher, Carpet cleaning voucher, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, David Fleays Wildlife Park, 1yr membership Empire Fitness Centre, PT sessions, GC Compound Packs, Electronics, Maxwell & Williams dinner sets, homewares, skateboards, 18 hole golf packs, wireless tablet, garden shed and tonnes more.

See you there!

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Family Values – Traditions

In our May edition of Family Values, we take a look at how starting some simple traditions can create great memories for you and your family.

Presented by Highway Church.

Click here to view – https://vimeo.com/127446642

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Family Values – Conversation Around Meals

In our March edition of Family Values, we take a look at the importance of bringing the family together and having a conversation around a meal.


Presented by Highway Church.

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