Your Chamber Representing Local Business on Local Issues

The Innisfail Chamber holds General Meetings each MonthKD River Billfish

Meetings follow an agenda, and often includes a guest speaker who reports to guests concerning their fields of expertise.

The idea is to have members of the Chamber get together in a positive, vibrant atmosphere where constructive input is encouraged.

You are welcome to invite persons who may share an interest with the Chamber’s activities and/or the topic.



Tuesday, 21st February 2016

Venue & Guest Speaker – yet to be confirmed

6pm for 6:30pm 


The Chamber holds monthly Dinner Meetings
each third Tuesday of each month 
(except January) 

                   RSVP to: or Phone/Text Nikki Lemonis on 0497 112 90

President’s Post                                                                                       

Well it’s that time of the year once again when we gear up for the festive season. While we are all busy trying to get the last minute things done, we sometimes lose the time to reflect of what we have achieved for the year, and for the many things that we can all be thankful for.

We certainly live in a great part of Australia, which has been blessed with many natural and man-made attractions and events.

One such event was held on Friday evening the 2nd Dec in the town centre,  with great street stalls, raffles, petting zoo, fantastic entertainment, the lighting of the Christmas tree, and most importantly for the kid in us all, greeting Santa and his helpers.

Our thanks go out to the Christmas Committee who did a great job with this year’s event, and who were proudly supported by Community Organisations, NQ Radio, the Cassowary Coast Regional Council and our own Innisfail Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism.

The Chamber also thanks all the business that contributed directly to this event, also to those who remained open and traded late into the evening. Next year we will be actively encouraging all town centre businesses to open their doors, and promote a special feature about their business. It is vital that we keep our spending within this region, so businesses need to give the shoppers of this town a reason to stay and shop locally. It’s our town, so it’s our responsibility to ensure its vitality.

I will be attending the Cassowary Coast Economic Development meeting in Tully in December, as well as 2 days on the Rates Reference Group at the Innisfail Shire Hall. I will update you on the progress of both events early in the New Year.

Our next general Chamber meeting will be on the 21st February 2017 at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start, with the venue to be decided and communicated in coming weeks. I openly encourage all business owners or operators to come along. We have an exciting event planned for this night that will be of great benefit to all business operators in this region.

On behalf of the chamber committee, I wish you and your family a safe and merry Christmas, as we all look forward to a healthy and prosperous New Year for 2017.


Ron Donges


Cheers for now Ron Donges - Photo

Ron Donges

0400 148 149

Expressions of Interest (EOI)
Executive Committee Member

With the recent appointment of Kylea Bergquist to the position of Vice President, a vacancy has been created on the Executive Committee.

Financial members of the Innisfail Chamber are invited to register their interest in being appointed as a committee member on the Executive Committee.

This EOI is being advertised on this Innisfail Chamber website only, no other channels.

EOI has been extended to close Monday 30 November 2016.  Please submit your EOI to:

Members can also talk/text with Nikki Lemonis, Secretary of the Innisfail Chamber, on mobile: 0497 112 990

Expressions of Interest (EOI):  Volunteers

The recent EOI for Volunteers closed on 03 October. It was advertised in the Innisfail Advocate and on this Innisfail Chamber website. On 04 October the following four people were appointed to the Innisfail Chamber as Project Volunteers/other:

Carmel Donges:  Moving 12 month speaker program

Claudia Galea:  Event Management

Emma Louis:  pro bono Lawyer

Kylea Bergquist:  Vice President

More information will be published soon about the people and the appointments.

Those requiring more information sooner, please contact Nikki Lemonis, Secretary of the Innisfail Chamber, on: M: 0497 112 990    E:

INNISFAIL CHAMBER: Directory, Information

If you are a member of the Chamber, please check your entry in the directory and if it needs updating please forward the information to so that changes can be implemented.

As a Chamber we are reliant on our members for their input, assistance and direction in order that our actions and projects improve the economic viability of the business community. The more members, the greater the input and potentially, the better the outcome.

To join, please complete the online form below. Annual membership is $165 due in July, lower rate if joining mid-year. Please contact the Secretary for more information.

The Innisfail District Chamber unites with businesses investing in the future of our community.

Membership Services and Benefits

• Monthly meetings, providing a forum to exchange ideas and information. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month with dinner meetings.
• Regular information emails and updates. Stay informed of what’s going on in the district.
• Marketing and advertising opportunities. Market your business and advertise your special offers quickly and cheaply within the membership and the community.
• Networking opportunities. Meetings, functions and events.
• Opportunities to participate in community and business events as they arise.  Festival of Innisfail, Awards Gala, Carols by Candlelight, Shop Local campaigns.

Business and Community Services

• Active in district Economic Development to attract new industry and business.
• Liaising with local council and providing information and advice about rates, services and business issues
• Promotion of tourism to the region.
• Provides a strong voice for pro-business policies at the local, state and federal level.
• Encourages public to shop locally.

Go to the “Join the Chamber” page to join online now!

ICC,Nominations to Management Committee

Nomination for election to ICC Management Committee