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U3A Network Queensland State Conference

Chill Out at the Coolest Conference

U3A Network Queensland State Conference

U3A Network Qld State Conference Chill Out at the Coolest Conference

U3A Network Qld State Conference 2021 - Stanthorpe

12 May to 13 May 2021

Conference location
Conference location


U3A Granite Belt is delighted to host the 2021 U3A Network Qld State Conference and Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 12th May and Thursday 13th May 2021. We will be pleased to welcome delegates from U3As throughout Queensland and interstate.

Conference Registrations are now open


The International Club, venue for the Conference
The International Club, venue for the Conference

The 2021 Conference will be held at The International Club, Club Road, Stanthorpe (see map for location).

The venue is single level with parking with no time restrictions.

COVID-19 Restrictions

As the COVID-19 restrictions apply to restaurants and other public venues, COVID Safe Plans will be applied to all activities planned for the conference. Based on the current COVID restrictions, numbers will be limited to 120 for the conference. This number will be changed IF there are changes to the current restrictions.

About Stanthorpe

Autumn leaves Stanthorpe is the hub of the Granite Belt Region, famous for its wines, apples and stone fruits and national parks which are renowned for the beauty of the granite rocks dominating the area.

The area has been enriched by the Italian immigrants who came to the region and brought with them a love of food, wine and family ties.

There will still be a trace of the magnificent Autumn colours that herald the onset of cooler weather.

Granite Belt

Conference Program

The Program will be available on the Program page in due course.

Guest Speaker: Mike Hayes, a winemaker with a passion for wine and wine making, will enthral us with a talk about his life as a wine maker and his interest in climate change and the impact of climate change on wine making.

Presidents Council and Alternative Activities

Presidents' Council:
8am to 10.30am Thursday 13th: Presenters Leisa Donlan, Merry Cloutier and others.
Alternative Program:
8am to 9am: Autumn Walk along the banks of Quart Pot Creek, followed by coffee in Weroona Park adjacent to the Art Gallery.
9am to 10.30am: Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery Guided walk and talk.


Registrations are now open

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: $45

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

Taste of the Granite Belt Tour, Tuesday 11th May

Taste of the Granite Belt Tour
Taste of the Granite Belt Tour
This will include visits to wineries, a Cheese Factory, Suttons Juice and Cider Factory- have you heard about their apple pie that is served with spiced apple ice-cream and cream- it is delicious!!
($50 payable with registration)

Welcome Cocktail Hour, International Club, Tuesday evening 11th May, 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Cocktail Hour
Cocktail Hour
Join us at The International Club following the Taste of the Granite Belt Tour. Finger food will be served. At this stage, drinks will be at your expense.
($16 payable with registration)

Photography Competition
Photography Competition Granite Belt U3A invites all members of U3A to lodge entries in the Photography Competition. The theme is Mother Nature. All entries should be emailed, email entries cost $5 per entry. Limit of 2 per person. Judges short listed.

Competition closed on 31st March.

A walk along the Quart Pot Creek path has been organised for Thursday 13th.

Conference Dinner Wednesday 12th May, The International Club.

Conference Dinner
Conference Dinner

To reflect the Italian influence on the Granite Belt, the dinner, which is being held at The International Club, will have a distinctly Italian flavour. The dinner will be buffet style served by the caterers. All dietary requirements will be considered.
($45 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/poster and web tile image will be made available for downloading in due course.

Organising Committee

The 2021 conference is organised by a Project Team from U3A Granite Belt led by Julie Barnes.

U3A Granite Belt

About Stanthorpe

Australia map
Population: 5,500
State: Queensland
Climate: Sub-tropical Highland
Temperature: 10-15 °C in May
Timezone: AEST (UTC +10)
Location: 220km South-West of Brisbane