The Joint Mineralogical Societies 
of Australasia 46th Annual Seminar
Sat 5th Wed 9th October 2024
Brisbane, Queensland

Brisbane River bridge

The newly constructed Neville Bonner bridge linking the Brisbane CBD and Southbank. 

The Mineralogical Society of Queensland are your hosts for our national seminar in October 2024. The selected venue for the seminar is the theatrette within the Queensland Museum at Southbank, Brisbane - home to previous joint seminars, and within easy walking distance of the Brisbane CBD. Seminar presentations will be held on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October and will be fully catered on both days. We are currently assembling a range of guest speakers that are sure to appeal to anyone interested in mineralogy, gemmology and mineral collecting. The speaker topics will cater from general interest to professional levels and a broad audience. A Seminar dinner is planned for the night of Saturday 5th October within the seminar precinct. Monday 7th October, a public holiday in Queensland, is earmarked for state society meetings early on, followed by the Australian Journal of Mineralogy AGM. Once these meetings conclude, a swap and sell session, as well as a microgroup meeting will be held. On the afternoon of Monday 7th October, a choice of visits to private mineral collections in Brisbane or the Brisbane Opal Museum are available.

On Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th October, a field trip is planned within south east Queensland which will entail an overnight stay, and approx 3.5 hrs drive time from Brisbane. 
It will be easy fossicking with minimal tools and sunscreen recommended!
BOM display

MHM mineral display at the Brisbane Opal Museum

Queensland Museum venue


Seminar registration forms and payment details to attend the seminar are available by following the links below. The guest speakers and chosen topics will be published here on the seminar website as soon as we have the finalised details locked in. In the mean time, if you have any questions, or you wish to register your interest now, please contact our Secretary, John Hayward, on, or our Treasurer, Katherine Bracco on

Joint Seminars are a great chance to add to your mineralogical knowledge in a friendly space, and to meet fellow enthusiasts from around Australia and New Zealand. The seminar only comes to Queensland once every 6 years, so plan now so that you don't miss out! 

Southbank Parklands, Brisbane

Link to Joint Seminar 2024 Registration Form and Payment Details (PDF format 94kb)

Link to Detailed Seminar Schedule (TBA)

Link to Seminar Guest Speakers (TBA)

V 27/04/2024