Table Talks Project: Heat & Hazards in FNQ

The Table Talks Project invites locals to share their stories and experiences of Far North Queensland’s climate extremes – from floods to heatwaves, and the ways our lives are impacted by these events. These stories will be compiled into a community report to support advocacy for solutions.


Click the images below to sign up for upcoming Table Talks. More dates to be announced. If you don’t see a Table Talk for you, but want to express interest in participating in the project, please contact us at



    Understanding the realities of climate change in our regional area is necessary for solving the complex issues that our communities face. We aim to build community resilience by ensuring our advocacy is bound in the stories and experiences of those on the frontlines of climate change in our region.

    We will do this by facilitating focus group conversations (Table Talks) with people in our community that are vulnerable to extreme heat, flooding, cyclones, and other hazards, as well as those who lead recovery efforts and work to build community resilience. 

    Find further details and FAQs in the Participant Info Pack.


    Our Table Talks are facilitated by passionate volunteers that have received training to guide inclusive and productive conversations with prompts that encourage participants to share their own experiences of heat and hazards in FNQ.

    Each Table Talk includes 8 participants that will share stories over tea, coffee, and snacks for a duration of 2 hours and 15 minutes. We are hosting 10 Table Talks between June and July 2024, so spaces are limited. 


    The next stage of the project is to collate our learnings from Table Talk participants’ stories into a comprehensive report that tells the story of climate change in FNQ, and what solutions are needed to mitigate the most widely-felt impacts.


    The Table Talks Project is an ambitious but important initiative. As a non-profit organisation, we rely on volunteer support to make it possible.

    Volunteer roles include:

    • Facilitation and note-taking
    • Outreach to participants
    • Events support
    • Data analysis and report writing

    Click the button below to register as a Table Talks volunteer!

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