2014
Australian
(& some NZ!)
Gem & Mineral Calendar

CROCOITE - Dundas, Tasmania
(photography F. Coffa)

Crocoite, Dundas, Tasmania

A large number of these shows are organised by lapidary and craft clubs. Many mineral dealers and tailgaters attend, and they are often a good source of minerals for swapping and purchase. (If readers would like their club or group dates to be included on this page, please email the web master with details).

2014

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February

 

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March

  • Sat 1 - Sun 2 March 2014
    North Brisbane Lapidary Club Gem and Jewellery Festival

    Saturday 8:30 am 4:30 pm
    Sunday 8:30 am 4:30 pm

    Aviation High School, Widdop Street Hendra Brisbane SE Qld
    email: info@nblc.com.au - www.nblc.com.au

  • Fri 7 - Sat 8 - Sun 9 March 2014
    Minerama, Glen Innes, northern NSW Annual Gem Show
    Services Club, Glen Innes
    Minerama is held annually 2nd weekend in March at Glen Innes, NSW. This gem show is one of the largest annual gem shows in NSW and features fossicking field trips for a variety of gems in the area (eg. sapphire, garnet, topaz, quartz crystals, etc). Field trips are suitable for both beginner and expert fossickers with some locations not normally open to the public. The gem show has a large number of traders in gems, lapidary supplies, minerals, fossils, jewellery and much more with gemmologists/faceting experts in attendance for advice throughout the weekend.

  • Sat 15 -  Sun 16th March 2014
    The Hobart Gem Mineral & Fossil Show 2014 'Tasmania's Hidden Treasures'

    presented by The Lapidary Club of Tasmania Inc, supported by The Mineralogical Society of Tasmania Inc, at the Grandstand Hall, Hobart Showground, Glenorchy, Tasmania.

    9 am to 4 pm For further information Ph. Rosemary Aheimer (03) 6249 1408 or email kaheimer@bigpond.net.au

  • Sat 22 -  Sun 23 March 2014 - East Devonport, Tasmania East Devonport Jewellery Gem & Mineral Fair (Northern Tasmania)
    organised by the Devonport Lapidary Club Inc, at the East Devonport Primary School, Thomas Street, East Devonport. Tas 9am to 4pm For further information Collene Donaghy ph 0407165005 or email nekloc@gmail.com

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April

  • Sat 5 - Sun 6 April 2014 
    Canberra Rock Swap - ACT
     
    830am to 5pm (Sat) 8:30am to 4:00pm (Sun)
    Wagtail Way, EPIC - Exhibition Park

    Fossickers & dealers. Crystals, minerals, rough & cut gemstones, opals, fossils, lapidary supplies, jewellery. Sieve for sapphires
     
    Food available - No entry cost

    For further information in the first instance on any of these events please contact the Club's Show Convenor, Norm Menadue on (02) 6258 6631

  • Fri 18 April - Mon 21 April 2014 (Easter)
    50th GEMBOREE - Gatton, SE Queensland
    Australia's national GEMBOREE 2014 will be held in the city of Gatton, SE Queensland

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May

  • Sat 3 - Sun 4 May 2014
    Redcliffe Gem Show, SE Queensland
    The venue for 2014 is the Southern Cross Catholic Campus, Nottingham Street,  Kippa-Ring the Redcliffe Peninsula Queensland, north of Brisbane.
     

  • Sat 17  - Sun 18 May 2014
    Lismore Gemfest, Lismore, Northern NSW
    At Lismore Showgrounds Ph 02 6688 8280

  • Sat 24 May 2014
    Gunyah Lapidary Club Annual Display

    Mt Cootha Gardens Auditorium - Brisbane SE Qld
    Ph 07 3266 5060

     

  • Sat 31 May 2014
    Mt Gravatt Gem Show (Brisbane, SE Qld)

    Mt Gravatt Lapidary Gem & Lapidary Society clubrooms,
    1873, Logan Road Mt Gravatt.
    Entry off Carsons Lane Mt Gravatt, Brisbane. (off Logan Road, Mt Gravatt,
    almost directly opposite Maccas!

  • Sat 31 May 2014 - Canberra ACT
    Canberra Lapidary Club's Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show

    10am-5pm
    Exhibition Park (EPIC), Flemington Rd Mitchell, ACT
    $5 adults, $9 family, $2 children/concession

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June

  • Sunday 1 June 2013 - Canberra ACT
    Canberra Lapidary Club's Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show

    10am-5pm
    Exhibition Park (EPIC), Flemington Rd Mitchell, ACT
    $5 adults, $9 family, $2 children/concession 

  • Sat 14 and Sun 15 June 2014
    Windsor Gem & Mineral Fair, Sydney Region NSW

    Windsor Function Centre, on the corner of DIGHT and Macquarie Streets in Windsor,  2756 
    9:30am till 5:00pm any questions please contact Peter at raregems@optusnet.com.au or call 0412 333 150

  • Sat 21 June 2013 
    Deception Bay Gem Show

    Community Hall, Corner of Ewart Street an Raymond Terrace.

  • Sat 28 June 2014 
    Gold Coast Gem and Craft Show - Gold Coast Queensland

    80 Pacific Avenue Miami (Pizzey Park next to Olympic Pool)
    Ph Alan 07 5571 6436

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July

  • Sat 12 July 2014
    Caboolture Gemfest - SE Qld
    To be held Cabolture Historical Village Beerburrum Rd. Caboolture, SE Queensland.

  • Sat 19 - Sun 20 July 2014 
    Townsville Gem and Mineral Gem Show

    Mineral displays, lapidary and silversmithing demonstrations, rough and cut gems, refreshments and lucky door prizes.

    At the clubrooms 96 Mooney Street Gulliver, Townsville North Queensland
    Contact Elethia Brady on 0411 800 944 for more information.

  • Sat 26 - Sun 27 July 2014
    Cairns Mineral and Lapidary Gem Show

    Club rooms, 129 Mulgrave Road, Cairns, far north Queensland

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August

  • Fri 1 - Sun 3 Aug 2014 
    Kybong Rock & Mineral Fest and Campout at Cooloola Rocks and Minerals, Kybong, SE Queensland

    1 Lobwein Rd, KYBONG, Qld 4570
    Phone/Fax (07) 5483 5252
    (Just a few kms south of Gympie on the Bruce Hwy and only about 2 hours drive north of Brisbane)
    Email John & Cecile Steenbergen: Cooloola Rocks and Minerals

  • Sat 2 Aug 2014
    Ipswich and District Lapidary Club Show, Ipswich, SE Queensland
    Showgrounds, Warwick Road, Ipswich

  • Sat 2 Aug 2014
    Innisfail Gem Show, Nth Queensland

  • Sun 3 Aug 2014
    Atherton Gem Show, Nth Queensland
    Club House, Racecourse Rd, Toga
     

  • Thur 7 -10 Aug 2014 
    GemFest - Festival of Gems
    Anakie - Central Queensland Allen King Memorial Park

    Australia's largest gemstone and jewellery exhibition held annually.
    Celebrating and showcasing sapphires, crystals, fossils, minerals, precious and semi-precious gemstones, lapidary and jewellery.  Four days of exhibitions, workshops, entertainment, prizes and demonstrations to keep you busy.
    For more information contact the Event Coordinator on 07 49854 375
    Email:  info@gemfest.com.au
    www.gemfest.com.au

  • Sat 23-Sun 24 August 2014
    Cumberland Gem & Mineral Fair
    , Sydney region NSW
    Roselea Community Centre, 647 Pennant Hills Road Carlingford/Beecroft, between the M2 and North Rock Road) 
    9:30am till 5:00pm any questions please contact Peter at raregems@optusnet.com.au or call 0412 333 150

  • Sat 30 August 2014
    Waterloo Bay Gem Show, Hemmant, Brisbane, SE Queensland

    Hemmant Community Hall, Coner of Ramsay and Brandt Streets, Hemmant, Qld

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September
 

  • Sat 13 - Sun 14 Sept 2014
    Bribie Island Gem Show, Bribie Island, SE Queensland

    Arts Centre 191 Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach, Bribie Isd

Gem Festival Co-ordinator: Kel Barlett
Email: kel@bribieisland.lapidaryclub.com.au
Web site: www.bribieisland.lapidaryclub.com.au

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October

  • Sat 4 Oct 2014
    Beenleigh Lapidary Club Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, Beenleigh, SE Queensland. 
    Beenleigh Showgrounds, Beenleigh, Qld

  • Sat 11 Oct 2014
    Nambour Lapidary Club Gemfest,  Nambour, SE Queensland. 
    Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour, Qld

  • Sun 12 Oct 2014
    Mackay Gem & Craft Society Inc. Annual Gem Fair, North Queensland
    At Club House 3 Leisure Street, Mackay, Qld.
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free entry
    Ph 07 49428541

  • Sat 25 - Sun 26 Oct 2014
    Toowoomba Lapidary Club Gemfest Gem and Jewellery Show
    All items are FOR SALE.
    Centenary Heights High School, Assembly Hall, Ramsay Street,
    Toowoomba, Qld. Sat: 9.00-5.00, Sun: 9.00-3.00.
    Ph: N.Kleidon (Chairman) on 0419 664 181
    Dealer co-ordinator:  Rod: rokybrightman@internode.on.net, 07 4630 8676
    Outside stall holder co-ordinator: 
    Darryl:
    darryl.helen49@bigpond.com, 0417 739 48
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November

  • Sat 8 -  Sun 9 Nov 2014 
    Bundaberg
    Gem and Mineral Society Gemfair - Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. Bundaberg SE Qld
    Civic Centre, Bourbong Street Bundaberg. Queensland.

  • Sat 8 - Sun 9 Nov 2014 - West Coast Tasmania Zeehan Gem & Mineral Show (western Tasmania) 
    held at the Basketball Stadium, Zeehan Primary School, Belstead St. Zeehan, Tasmania. Contact Kim Dunstan Ph 03 6471 6553, Email: kimdunstan@activ8.net.au

  • Sat 15 - Sun 16 Nov 2014 - Launceston Tasmania
    Elphin Sports Centre, Racecourse Crescent, Launceston, Tasmania
    (Near the K-Mart complex)
    $5 adults, Children Free
    For more information email: gem@au.pe or www.gemshow.au.pe


  • Sat 15 - Sun 16 Nov 2014 - Canberra ACT
    Canberra Lapidary Club's Spring Gemcraft and Mineral Show

    10am-5pm
    Exhibition Park (EPIC), Flemington Rd Mitchell, ACT
    $5 adults, $9 family, $2 children/concession

  • Sat 15 Nov 2014
    SUNCOAST GEM & FOSSICKING CLUB SHOW
    Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast SE Queensland
    Mooloolaba State School, Douglas St, Mooloolaba.
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Kay Chambers kaychambers1950@gmail.com

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December

  • TBA


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