U3A Network Qld State Conference

U3A Network Queensland State Conference

Break out of your Shell

U3A Network Queensland State Conference

U3A Network Qld State Conference Break out of your Shell

U3A Network Qld State Conference 2019 - Bundaberg

16 May to 17 May 2019

Conference location
Conference location


The 2020 Conference will be hosted by U3A Redlands on 2-3 June 2020. Further details will be available here later this year.

Thanks to all who made the 2019 Conference a success.

U3A Bundaberg was delighted to host the 2019 U3A Network Qld State Conference and Annual General Meeting on Thursday 16th May and Friday 17th May 2019. It was 31 years since U3A Bundaberg was founded in 1988. We were pleased to welcome delegates from U3As throughout Queensland and interstate. We were pleased to be the first U3A to host a Network AGM outside south-east Queensland.


The Waves Sports Club, venue for the Conference

The 2019 Conference was held at The Waves Sports Club, 1 Miller St Norville (see map for location).

The venue is single level with undercover parking with no time restrictions. The venue is a short drive from both the airport and the train station and many of the accommodation options suggested.

The conference venue is also the venue for the Conference Dinner.

Conference Program

The Program is available on the Program page.

Conference Newsletter

Conference Newsletters will be circulated to U3As in the months leading up to the Conference.

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Registrations have now closed.

Conference fees:
  - Full Conference Package: $145 (includes refreshments, lunches and Conference Dinner)
  - Conference only: $100 (includes refreshments and lunches but excludes Conference Dinner)
  - Conference Dinner only: $50

Optional Activities

Welcome Function Wednesday 15th May 6.30-8.00pm at Cane Cutters Kitchen, Sugar Country Motor Inn, 220 Bourbong St.
Cost $15 per head, payable at the venue. The Cane Cutters Kitchen is at the Sugar Country Motor Inn at 220 Bourbong St, across the railway line from the railway station. It is the conference room for the Sugar Country Motor Inn. Finger food will be served and drinks will be available at the bar at members' expense.

Bus Trip to Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Wednesday 15th May 9.30am-4.00pm
Bundaberg Rum DistilleryAs part of your introduction to the Bundaberg area, we have organised a bus trip to the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. This venue was given the seal of approval by Prince Charles when he visited about 12 months ago. The cost of entry into the venue will be covered in the fee for the trip. There will be time for a rum tasting at the end of your tour. We will also be having a drive around the area with full commentary about the agriculture and some history of the area. You will have panoramic views of the area from our one and only hill, the Hummock. Lunch is at delegates' expense on the day.
($30 payable with registration)

River Walk and Breakfast Friday 17th May at River Cruz Cafe. Meet 7.30am at Alexandra Park rotunda.
Part of the River WalkWalk along Riverway to River Cruz Cafe - is 1.5km, easy half hour, small rise, boardwalk at cafe end - suitable for powered wheelchairs. River Cruz opens at 8am - has full breakfasts and coffee/snacks. Toilets are suitable for people with disabilities. Free wi-fi available. Walk back the same way, drive to The Waves and arrive at the conference at about 9.30. If not attending the conference you can explore the city from River Cruz. A local U3A member will be guiding the walk and can tell you anything you need to know!

Conference Dinner Thursday 16th May The Waves Sports Club, 1 Miller St Norville ($50 payable with registration)

You can select these options on the Registration Form. More information about all of these activities is available on our Optional Events page.

Promotional Material

A bifold flyer is available that requires printing double-sided on A4 paper. This can be distributed to U3A members on paper or electronically. (Right-click below for link URL)
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A web tile/image is available for use on websites to promote the conference.
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Organising Committee

The 2019 conference is organised by a Project Team from U3A Bundaberg led by Beverley Hoult.

About Bundaberg

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Population: 50,000
State: Queensland
Climate: Sub-tropical
Temperature: 15-25 °C in May
Timezone: AEST (UTC +10)
Location: 385km North of Brisbane