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MAKING A DONATION
To make a donation you can either -
Mail a cheque made out to Qld Blue Light Association Inc, to:
PO Box 3305
Tingalpa DC QLD 4173, or
Direct Deposit to:
Account Name: Qld Blue Light Assoc Inc
BSB 124 030 Account: 10376746
Dont forget a return address for your receipt
Our Blue Light Volunteers conduct fully supervised, drug and alcohol free events for youth under 18 years of age.
Event times, dates & age restrictions vary by Branch.
Check out what’s on at your local Blue Light Branch this month .
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Mobile Entertainment Recreational Vehicles (MERVs)
Our custom built MERV Trailers allow youth in remote areas to enjoy a variety of entertainment usually only enjoyed by their city cousins.
Each MERV is designed to cater for events such as Discos, Movie Nights and other audio visual entertainment.
To achieve this they are fitted with items such as:
How are they set up?
IThe purchase of MERV trailers is made possible through funds supplied by the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
The application for and acquittal of grants is an important function carried out by QBLAI State Office.
There are four funding rounds each year, giving us the opportunity to apply for a GCBF grant.
Every MERV is custom built and fitted out in Brisbane before delivery.
Each trailer, including equipment, costs around $30,000.00 to build.
To date, there are 44 MERV trailers located throughout Queensland.
Our Northernmost MERV
(left) Our most Northern MERV Trailer in the Torres Strait. This photo was taken on the foreshore of Boigu Island, with Papua New Guinea in the background.
To service the 17 inhabited Islands of the Torres Strait, our MERV is transported by sea, either by SeaSwift Carriers who shift the whole trailer, or via the Police Vessel, in which case the equipment only is taken.
At times the necessary gear is taken by air, via the Police Plane.