U3A Network Qld State Conference

U3A Network Queensland State Conference

Big things have small beginnings

U3A Network Queensland State Conference

Big things have small beginnings

U3A Network Qld State Conference 2018

31 May to 1 June 2018

Conference location
Conference location

U3A Redcliffe was delighted to host the 2018 U3A Network Qld State Conference and Annual General Meeting on Thursday 31st May and Friday 1st June 2018. This marked a special milestone for U3A Redcliffe as we are celebrating 30 years since we were founded in 1988. We were pleased to welcome delegates from U3As throughout Queensland.

2019 Conference is in Bundaberg

Congratulations to U3A Bundaberg who will host the 2019 U3A Network Qld State Conference in Bundaberg on 16-17 May 2019. More details will be available here later in the year.

Conference Photos and Presentation Slides

Thank you to all who attended and made the 2018 Conference a success.

Photos taken at the Conference are now available here: Conference Photos

Many of our presenters have kindly made their presentations available. You will find the links to these presentations in our Thank-You Newsletter.



The Sutton Centre, venue for the ConferenceU3A Redcliffe

The 2018 Conference was held at the spacious modern premises of U3A Redcliffe, at The Sutton Centre, Level 1, 157-159 Sutton St. Redcliffe (see map for location).

The venue is accessible via a lift to the first floor, and has a wheelchair-accessible toilet. The venue is located about 35 minutes from Brisbane Airport by road. Rail services are available to Kippa-Ring Station then bus to Sutton St.

Please Note that the car parking area behind the Venue is separated into signed 3-hour parking, while all other areas are for All Day Parking. Make sure you check when parking (see parking map).


The Program is available on the Program page. Speaker biographies are on the Speakers page.

An A4 bifold flyer is available containing the conference program. Download flyer

Conference Newsletter

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

Subscribe to our mailing list to receive conference updates.


Registrations have now closed.

Conference fees:
  - Full Conference Package: $135 (includes refreshments, lunches and Conference Dinner)
  - Conference only: $85 (includes refreshments and lunches but excludes Conference Dinner)
  - Conference Dinner only: $55

Optional Activities

- Welcome Function 6.30-8.00pm Wed 30th May at the conference venue (free of charge).
We will be launching our 30th Anniversary History Book at this function, and we expect our Local Councillor Koliana Winchester to be in attendance and welcome our delegates and launch the book. Wine, beer and juice and a selection of finger foods will be served, and we are hoping to have some additional entertainment as well. This event will be sponsored by U3A Redcliffe and is free to delegates.

- Bus Trip to Caboolture Historical Village, Wed 30th May
As part of your introduction to the Moreton Bay Council Region area, we have organised a bus trip to The Caboolture Historical Village which is situated on 4 hectares (about 12 acres) of land just north of Caboolture town centre on the old Bruce Highway. It is listed as one of the top tourist destination in the Region. This will be followed by lunch at Bribie Island RSL. This will allow you a quick view of Bribie Island where the membership of U3A at 1600, is quite large. On the return trip to Redcliffe you will visit the Old Redcliffe Fire Station Art Gallery and Creative Workshop. ($30 payable with registration)

- Conference Dinner Thu 31st May Dolphins Redcliffe Leagues Club, Klingner & Ashmole Roads, Redcliffe, 6.30pm 31st May ($55 payable with registration)

- Whale Watching Tours ($135)
Departing daily at 9am from 1st June from Redcliffe Jetty, this unforgettable cruise, including lunch, can be booked directly with Brisbane Watch Watching. ($135 per person payable to company)

You can select these options on the Registration Form, except for the Whale Watching Cruise. More information about all of these activities is available on our Optional Events page.

Conference Video

We invite you to view this 7-minute video which we have prepared to tell you more more about the Redcliffe area and U3A Redcliffe.

Organising Committee

The 2018 conference is organised by a Project Team from U3A Redcliffe led by Tony Nobbs.

About Redcliffe

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Population: 60,000
State: Queensland
Climate: Sub-tropical
Temperature: 13-24 °C in May
Timezone: AEST (UTC +10)
Location: 30km North of Brisbane CBD
Matthew Flinders visited Moreton Bay, landed and named Red Cliff Point on 17 July 1799. He was simply describing the red cliffs in the area. The name was taken up by the explorer John Oxley in 1823 and eventually contracted to Redcliffe.