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Events – April 2019

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Teej Celebration 2075 BS

Nepalese Association of Queensland Inc (NAQ) proudly announces the mega Teej event of 2018 in Queensland. This year NAQ is privileged to associate with Queensland Nepalese Community Centre (QNCC) to make the event a grand and memorable for every community members residing in Brisbane and surroundings. We have received full support from NRNA Queensland as well as notable businesses from Brisbane. Expert Education and Visa Services has kindly offered being the event partner for this mega community event. Similarly other community/charity  organisations has offered helping hands to make this event a great message of solidarity, cultural value and refreshing social fun.

It is our great pleasure to invite you and your family to our grand festival of the year Teej Celebration 2075 BS. The guest artists this year are renowned for nepali folk and modern music. We are hoping that our community members will have the best satisfaction with their performance on the evening. Please see the attached flyer for more details. The event details are

Guest Artists: Pashupati Sharma, Manju Poudel, Devi Gharti, Santu Thapa
Venue: Lourdes Hill College, 86 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne QLD 4171
Date/time: Saturday 25 August, 4pm onwards
Ticket: $15.00

How to book:
Tickets can be booked by depositing the fund directly to NAQ account and emailing to Account details below

Account Name: Nepalese Association of Queensland Inc.
Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB (Branch No): 064-011
Account No: 10140095
Ref: Teej2018

For any queries regarding the event or to reserve the tickets, please feel free to contact the following volunteers.
Bishnu Neupane, 0421950402
Rajani Khadka, 0412818673
Sabita Paudel, 0452445036
Sunita Bhattarai, 0403709870
Gobinda Gaire, 0413808837

We look forward to welcoming you with your family and celebrate this social function together in a greater sense of community solidarity. We hope that the community together will have satisfying experience of Teej celebration as well as stronger motto to accomplish our dream community projects on the days to come.

Nominations Open for NAQ Awards 2018

Nepalese Association of Queensland (NAQ) Excellence Awards are held each year which acknowledge the outstanding academic achievement and community service. These awards are available to any person of Nepalese origin and their family members regardless of their gender, race, religious and political background, residing temporarily or permanently with valid permit in Queensland, Australia.

This year, the excellence awards shall be presented in the following categories:

1. Academic Excellence Award
There are four awards available in this category. The sub-categories of this award are:

  •  High School Level award
This award for this category shall be presented based on the academic achievements in Year 12 high school examination from Queensland in the Period between 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018.
  • University Level award for bachelor’s degree
This award for this sub-category shall be presented based on the academic achievements in Bachelor Degree study from any Australian universities in the Period between 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018.
  • University Level award for master’s degree
This award for this sub-category shall be presented based on the academic achievements in Master Degree study from any Australian universities in Period between 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018.
  • Doctorate degree award
This award shall be presented to all ethnic Nepalese Queenslanders who have completed PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree from any Australian universities in the Period between 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018.

2. Community Service Award

A single award shall be presented in this category. The recommendation for this award shall be based on the evaluation of the nominated person’s service to the community, motivation, attitude, integrity, selfless dedication for the welfare and goodwill of the community, contribution towards the development and propagation of Nepalese culture, heritage and language within the community and beyond.

For community service award category, the person can either self-nominate or any other Nepalese community member residing in Queensland can recommend a suitable person for the award. In case of any community member/s recommending the other person     of the community for the award, the recommending person/s must give in writing why  he or she is deserved to be recognized and awarded by giving a brief history of the contributions and sacrifices that the person has made to the community.

The self-nominating person for the community service award needs to provide his or her resume highlighting the contributions and the services that he or she has rendered to the community.

Each candidates filing nominations for the award has to fill in the prescribed nomination form below. For academic excellence awards the prescribed form needs to be accompanied by other supporting documents/credentials such as Queensland High school result e.g. as OP score, GPA, other certificate/s and testimonials which will assist the selection committee in making unbiased and impartial judgement on their achievements.

How to Nominate
Nomination form can be downloaded from or clicking here. Please submit your nomination by COB Friday 25 August, 2018 by emailing to final decision rights on the awards shall be reserved with NAQ executive committee 2017-18.