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    The Red cliffs

    The Famous red-coloured cliffs at Woody Point visible from the bay.
    The city's name originates from "Red Cliff Point" named by the Lieutenant(later Captain) Matthew Flinders one of the first men to step foot on the Peninsula.

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    The Gayundah

    After 40 years of transporting gravel, the Gayundah was considered to be of no further service and was towed to the base of the Woody Point cliffs and left to act as a breakwater.

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    Aerial View

    An Aerial View Of The Redcliffe Peninsula showng the Scarborough marina.

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    Houghton Highway and Ted Smout Memorial Bridge

    The new Ted Smout Memorial Bridge is the third to span Bramble Bay, linking Sandgate and Brighton in the south, with Clontarf and Redcliffe in the north.
    It is Australia's longest bridge.

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    The Redcliffe Jetty

    The Redcliffe Jetty has been considered the heart of the Peninsula since The late 1800s.
    In 1881 Rev John Sutton and other landowners requested that a Jetty be built at Redcliffe Point.
    The Third Redcliffe Jetty opened In 1999.

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    Settlement Cove Lagoon

    The Settlement Cove Lagoon also known as the Redcliffe Lagoon is located in the heart of Redcliffe.
    A visit to Redcliffe is not complete without visiting the artificial lagoon and amphitheater at Settlement Cove. Built in 1993.

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    Suttons beach.

    The Festival of Sails event is held on Good Friday every year and is hosted at Suttons Beach, more than 25,000 visitors attend this seaside carnival.

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    Another aerial view of the Redcliffe peninsula featuring views of the Redcliffe jetty and beaches.

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U3A Network Qld State Conference 2018

31 May to 1 June 2018

Conference location

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

Conference Registrations are now open


The Sutton Centre, venue for the ConferenceU3A Redcliffe

The 2018 Conference will be 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 Draft Program is available on the Program page. Speaker details will be made available soon.

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 are now open

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

All who register by 20th April will go into the draw for the Early Bird Prize - a refund of your Conference fees!

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.