U3A Network Qld U3A Network Qld State Conference

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
Conference location


U3A Pine Rivers is delighted to host the 2022 U3A Network Qld State Conference and Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 8th June and Thursday 9th June 2022. We are pleased to welcome delegates from U3As throughout Queensland and interstate. We aim to provide an environmentally sustainable conference.


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 will open on 1st February.

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

EarlyBird Registrations
If you register before 29th April, your name will be entered into the draw for a prize of a refund of your Conference registration of $100.
The draw will be open to those members who are not voting delegates for the Annual General Meeting.

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.

Optional Activities

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.

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.

Promotional Material

A bifold flyer/poster and web tile image will be made available for downloading in due course.

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

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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