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U3A Network Queensland State Conference

Learn....to spread your wings

U3A Network Queensland State Conference

U3A Network Qld State Conference Learn....to spread your wings


U3A Network Qld State Conference 2022 - Pine Rivers

8 June to 9 June 2022

Conference location
Osprey House, North Pine River view deck (Image courtesy Visit Moreton Bay Region)
Conference location


U3A Rockhampton has been selected to host the 2023 U3A Network Qld Conference on 9-10 May 2023. This will be the 50th anniversary of the founding of the U3A Movement in France and the conference will feature international speakers.

More information will be provided here in due course.

U3A Pine Rivers was delighted to host the 2022 U3A Network Qld State Conference and Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 8th June and Thursday 9th June 2022. We were pleased to welcome delegates from U3As throughout Queensland and interstate.


North Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre, venue for the Conference
North Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre, venue for the Conference

The 2022 Conference will be held at North Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre, 22 Lakefield Dr, North Lakes QLD 4509 (see map for location).

Situated beside the picturesque Lake Eden, the hotel is just steps away from the tranquil lake. You can take a leisurely walk by the water's edge, or stroll down to the idyllic lakeside Town Park.

The venue offers free parking in their multi-level car park and is serviced by the hotel's lifts.
Public Transport: The hotel is 400m / 5-minute walk from the North Lakes (bus) Station.

COVID-19 Restrictions

As COVID-19 restrictions apply to public venues, COVID Safe Plans will be applied to all activities planned for the conference.

Please make sure you have the latest Check-in Queensland app on your phone or device you will be using to sign into the conference venue. Hand sanitizer will be provided and should be used prior to entry to the venue. If you are allergic to hand sanitizer, please bring your own.

A vaccination mandate was introduced for most public venues in Qld in December 2021, as well as an indoor mask mandate. It is not known how long these requirements will remain in place.

About Pine Rivers

Autumn leaves The verdant beauty of Pine Rivers is worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of Brisbane.

From the lofty heights of Mount Glorious, Mount Nebo and Mount Mee, to the tranquil shores of Lake Samsonvale, this is the ideal place to get away from it all. Nature takes over here, and it is impossible but to succumb to its beauty.

Yet interspersed throughout the region, in perfect harmony with the surroundings, you will find a range of outdoor adventure options and a healthy dose of pure indulgence.

Visit the charming country villages of Dayboro and Samford, with their antique stores and welcoming B&Bs. Enjoy a coffee, some quality dining or really pamper yourself with a short stay.

Granite Belt

Conference Program

The Program is available on the Program page.

Presidents Council and Alternative Activities

Presidents' Council:
8am to 10.30am Thursday 9th: Presenters to be advised.
Alternative Program:
9 am to 10:30 am: Walk around Lake Eden, which is where the conference is located, with MBRC Ranger.
9 am to 10.30 am: Displays and talks in the conference room (more details to follow)


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
  - Welcome Drinks and Canapes: $20

Transport and Accommodation

Go to our Transport and Accommodation page for information on where to stay and how to get there.

Conference Newsletter

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

Subscribe to our mailing list to receive conference updates.

Conference Survey

To help with our conference Table discussion Challenges to U3As please complete this Short Survey. You don't need to be attending the conference to complete the survey.

Optional Activities

You can select the pre-paid optional activities on the Registration Form. More information about all of these activities is available on our Optional Activities page.

Welcome Drinks and Canapes, Tue 7th June 5.30pm-7.30pm, North Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre
Join us at the North Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre.
Canapes will be served and cost includes one drink (house beer or wine, soft drink or juice).
($20 payable with registration)

Conference Dinner Wednesday 8th Jun, North Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre
Conference Dinner
Conference Dinner

To be held at the Conference venue from 6.30pm. Dinner will be a 2-course alternate drop and includes one drink (house beer or wine, soft drink or juice). All dietary requirements will be accommodated if advised when registering.
($50 payable with registration)

Choose Your Own Adventure
We will be promoting a Choose Your Own Adventure with various activities conference attendees can look at doing either before and/or after the conference in the Pine Rivers and Moreton Bay Regional Council areas.

Promotional Material

The following PDFs can be downloaded by U3As to help promote the conference. Both have links to our Conference Survey:
    Poster for noticeboards (QR Code survey link)

    Electronic Poster for websites, emails etc.

Organising Committee

The 2022 conference is organised by a Project Team from U3A Pine Rivers led by Bronwen Winn.

U3A Qld Conference

About Pine Rivers

Australia map
Population: 223,000
State: Queensland
Climate: Sub-tropical
Temperature: 12-21 °C in June
Timezone: AEST (UTC +10)
Location: 25km North of Brisbane CBD. Part of Greater Brisbane