2022
Australian
Gem & Mineral Calendar

CROCOITE - Dundas, Tasmania
(photography F. Coffa)

Crocoite, Dundas, Tasmania

This page is always a work in progress, as I sometimes have difficulty in finding out many of the dates. I have also found a number of date errors on other club and association websites (where the weekend dates don't correspond or plain wrong) So at this stage until I gather more information, this is the best that I can do. 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, then please email the web master with details. I just don't have the time to actively chase up dates, so if you don't tell me, then I can't publish them!)

2022

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  • January

    Sat 15th - Sun 16th January 2022
    Warnambool Gem Club Show
    2 Selby Road Warnambool, Victoria
    CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS !!!!

  • February

    Sat 19th - Sun 20th Feb 2022 Bendigo Gem Club Expo 
    757 McIvor Hwy Junortoun Victoria 
    Details at: bendigogemclubinc@gmail.com

  • Sat 26th Feb 2022 
    Thornton Gem and Rock Exhibition 

    Alexandra and Eildon District Lapidary Club Annual Gem Fair
    Thornton Football Ground, Thornton-Taggerty Road, Thornton.
    From 8:00 am
    For more information phone Dave on 0408 306 823 or Alan on 0492 876 595

  • Sat 26th Feb 2022
    Redcliffe , SE Queensland

    Pop-up show at the clubhouse and in Redcliffe Botanical Gardens
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Contact Graeme 0408 883 600 or Sandy 0407 581 823

    CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER !!!!

  • Sat 26th - Sun 27th Feb 2022
    Camden Crystal and Craft Festival, Camden, NSW
    AH & I Hall Camden Showgrounds. Inside show.
    https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au


  • March

    Sat 5th - Sun 6th March 2022
    North Brisbane Lapidary Club Show
    NEW LOCATION! Festival theme is Zircon!

    Aspley State School, Cnr Maundrell Tce and Horn Rd 
    Aspley, Brisbane, SE Queensland
    Sat 8:30am - 4:30pm
    Sun 8:30am - 3:00pm
    Details at:
    Info@nblc.com.au
    CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS !!!!

  • Sat 5th - Sun 6th March 2022 
    Boutique Gem & Crystal Expo by Kristallen
    Turramurra, NSW 
    Turramurra Masonic Hall, 1247 Pacific Hwy, Turramurra NSW 2074

    Quality Gem Rough Supplies & Juter Jewellery  
       9:00am - 5:00pm on Saturday and 
       9:00am - 3:00pm on Sunday 
    Hosted by Australian Gem & Mineral Expos. This is the very first show of the year. 
    Rachelle Juter from Juter Jewellery will also be there to show you what can be made from any of the fine gemstones or crystals you have or would like to acquire! There is no entry fee and there is plenty of parking nearby. Contact Peter at raregems@optusnet.com.au or 0412 333 150

  • Fri 11th - Sat 12th - Sun 13th March 2022
    Minerama, Glen Innes, northern NSW Annual Gem Show 
    Show Grounds, Glen Innes
    8:30am - 4:30pm
    Minerama is held annually 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 12th - Sun 13th - Mon 14th March 2022, Canberra, ACT
    2022 Winter Gem Show, EPIC, Canberra, ACT

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

  • Sat 12th - Sun 13th March 2022 Wantirna, Melbourne, Victoria
    The Combined Victorian Gem Clubs Show

    The Hungarian Club,
    760 Boronia Road,
    Wantirna.
    Enquiries email: vgca1lapidary@gmail.com

  • Sat 19th - Sun 20th March 2022
    2022 Gem Mineral and Fossil Show
    Hobart, Tasmania

    Presented by the Lapidary Club of Tasmania
    Grandstand Hall, Showground, Glenorchy, Tasmania
    Sat - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sun - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


  • Sun 20th March 2022
    Illawarra Lapidary Club show

    Stuart Park, North Woolongong, New South Wales
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Stalls selling crystals, minerals, fossils and jewellery, equipment and books

    Information: https://www.illawarralapidaryclub.com


  • Sat 26th - Sun 27th March 2022
    Jewellery, Gem & Mineral Fair, Devonport, Tasmania
    East Devonport Primary School, Gymnasium Building,
    Thomas Street, East Devonport Tasmania
    9am - 4pm each day
    Beautiful & amazing pieces of jewellery, plus gems and minerals from Tasmania, mainland
    Australia & around the world, are showcased to admire & purchase.
     Lapidary supplies & equipment etc., will be available for sale plus children's gem sieving &
    gem/gold panning activities, each day.
     
    Delicious food & refreshments available on-site, all weekend.
     Entry fee = Adults $5.00     Children under 16 = FREE !!!
    All enquiries - Collene Donaghy (Co-ordinator)   - mobile 0407 165 005
     
    Website - devonportlapidary.com.au

  • Sat 26th March 2022
    Mudgeeraba Lapidary Club Show, Gold Coast, Queensland
    Mudgeeraba Show Grounds Mudgeeraba Road Mudgeeraba SE Qld
    8:00am - 4:00pm Email : communitylapidary@gmail.com

April

  • Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd April 2022, 
    South Burnett Gem Show,
    Wondai Sports Ground (NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE)
    Bunya Highway, Wondai, South Burnett, SE Queensland

    From 9:00 am
    Entry:- Adults $5.00, children under 12 Free

    Enquiries:- Secretary Mb 0491 606 427 or
    Email:- sbgemandfossickingclub@outlook.com
    Website:- www.southburnettgems.org
    COVID19 SAFE – subject to applicable regulations at the time

  • Sat 9th - Sun 10th April 2022 National Gem & Crystal Expo, 
    South Windsor, western Sydney, NSW Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium, 

    Drummond St, South Windsor, Western Sydney, NSW 
    Hosted by Australian Gem & Mineral Expo’s and the Hawkesbury Valley Lapidary Club. 
    There will be displays and demonstrations by the Hawkesbury Valley Lapidary Club as well as traders and dealers from around Australia. 

    Items for sale by the many traders will include jewellery, gemstones, beads, opals, carvings, gem rough, lapidary cutting rough, fossils, meteorites, metaphysical and healing crystals as well as mineral specimens from Australia and all over the world. A great day out for the whole family. There is also a “kids Quiz” where every child will win a prize! Adults $8, kids (under 18 with parent/s) are free! There is also a great lucky door prize for one lucky person who comes! 

    Opening hours are 9:30 till 5:00 on Saturday and 9:30 till 4:00 on Sunday. 

    For more information please go to our website www.agamexpos.com.au or contact Peter on 0412 333 150 or email at raregems@optusnet.com.au You can also find and follow us on Facebook Australian Gem and Mineral Expos 

    DEALERS and TRADERS wanted! If you’re a dealer and would like to attend, please contact Peter via email for further information!

  • Fri 15th - Mon 18th April 2022
    GEMBOREE 2022

    AREC - 267 Ulan Road, Bombira, (Mudgee) NSW
    58th National Gem & Mineral Show. 
    Event by Gem & Lapidary Council of New South Wales Inc
    Fossicking trips. Excursions. Age of Fishes display. Jewellery. Lapidary. Crystals. Minerals. Gemstones. Fossils. Jewellery & lapidary supplies and equipment. Food. Dealers and tailgaters.

  • Sat 30th April - Sun 1st May 2022, Greensborough, Victoria
    Diamond Valley Gem Club Annual Gem and Crystal Exhibition

    The masonic Centre, 23 Ester Street
    Greensborough. (Behind Woolworths)
    Enquiries: keithaesop@gmail.com

May

  • Fri 6th - Sat 7th - Sun 8th May 2022
    Palmer Crystal and Craft Fair,
    Palmer, South Australia

    A great 3 day event with sellers from all over Australia. A great chance to pick up some interesting mineral specimens, crystals, fossils or even general bric brac. Fun for all the family. Selling starts from noon Friday. On Sunday come along and join in SA Metal Detecting Championships.
    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/671456540598934

  • Sat 7th - Sun 8th May 2022
    Coffs Harbour Crystal Festival
    Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
    Coffs Harbour Showgrounds
    Entry fee is $7.00
    https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au

  • Sat 7th May 2022
    Redcliffe , SE Queensland

    Pop-up show at the clubhouse and in Redcliffe Botanical Gardens
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Contact Graeme 0408 883 600 or Sandy 0407 581 823

  • Sat 14th - Sun May 15th May 2022
    Lismore Gemfest, Lismore Gem and Lapidary Club Inc.
    Showgrounds Lismore, 
    116 Alexandra Road, Lismore
    Northern NSW

     
    Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
      Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Contact: lismore.gemfest@gemclublismore.org.au
    Web:
    www.lismoregemfest.com.au
    CANCELLED DUE TO FLOOD EVENT !!!!

  • Sat 14th - Sun 15th May 2022
    Gold Coast Crystal and Craft Festival
    Robina, Gold Coast, SE Queensland
    Robina Community Centre. Inside stalls
    Entry fee is $10.00
    https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au

  • Sat 21st - Sun 22nd May 2022 Kialla, central Victoria
    GVGC Lapidary, Fossil, Mineral, Gem and Jewellery Show

    Quest Raceway, Kialla (7km South of Shepparton.)

  • Sat 28th - Sun 29th May 2022
    Newcastle Crystal Jewellery & Craft Festival
    South Newcastle Rugby Leagues Club, Meriwether, NSW
    Inside stalls
    https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au

June

  • Sat 4th - Sun 5th June 2022    Bankstown Gem and Mineral Expo (NOTE NEW VENUE)   Greenacre Area Community Centre, 87 Waterloo Road, Greenacre 2190, South Western Sydney, NSW Hosted by Australian Gem & Mineral Expo’s and the Bankstown and Districts Lapidary Club. There will be displays and demonstrations by the Bankstown & Districts Lapidary Club as well as traders and dealers from around Australia. Items for sale by the many traders will include jewellery, gemstones, beads, opals, carvings, gem rough, lapidary cutting rough, fossils, meteorites, metaphysical and healing crystals as well as mineral specimens from Australia and all over the world. A great day out for the whole family. There is also a “kids Quiz” where every child will win a prize! Adults $8, kids (under 18 with parent/s) are free! There is also a great lucky door prize for one lucky person who comes! Opening hours are 9:30 till 5:00 on Saturday and 9:30 till 4:00 on Sunday. For more information please go to our website www.agamexpos.com.au or contact Peter on 0412 333 150 or email at raregems@optusnet.com.au You can also find and follow us on Facebook Australian Gem and Mineral Expos If you’re a dealer and would like to attend, please contact Peter via email for further information!

  • Fri 11th - Sat 12th - Sun 13 June 2022
    Northern Rivers Crystal and Craft Festival
    Murwillumbah, New South Wales
    Murwillumbah Showgrounds. Inside and outside stalls
    https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au

July

  • Possible Brisbane show scheduled - to be announced

August

  • Sat 13th August 2022 Caboolture SE Queensland
    Caboolture Club Gem Show

    Historical Village,
    280 Beerburrum Road, Caboolture 4510
    For more information please contact Toni Futcher
    email: caboolturegemclub@live.com.au

  • Sat 20th - Sun 21st August 2022 Ballarat, Victoria
    Ballarat Lapidary Club Gem Show

    Victoria Bowling Club
    231 Victoria Street, access via Gent street.

  • Sat 20th August 2022
    Redcliffe , SE Queensland

    Pop-up show at the clubhouse and in Redcliffe Botanical Gardens
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Contact Graeme 0408 883 600 or Sandy 0407 581 823


  • Sat 27th - Sun 28th August 2022 Frankston, Victoria
    Frankston and Peninsula Lapidary Club Gem Show

    Peninsula Community Theatre,
    Cn'r Nepean Highway and Wilsons Rd, Mornington, Vic
    Stall holders welcome.
    Contact: Josefin Mb 0420 364 980 or Maria Mb 0427 196 103 for details


  • Sat 27th - Sun 28th August 2022 Windsor Gem and Mineral Expo, 
    Windsor, Western Sydney, NSW 

    The Windsor Function Centre on the corner of George St. and Dight St. Windsor, NSW Hosted by Australian Gem & Mineral Expo’s and the Hawkesbury Valley Lapidary Club. 

    There will be displays and demonstrations by the Hawkesbury Valley Lapidary Club as well as traders and dealers from around Australia. Items for sale by the many traders will include jewellery, gemstones, beads, opals, carvings, gem rough, lapidary cutting rough, fossils, meteorites, metaphysical and healing crystals as well as mineral specimens from Australia and all over the world. A great day out for the whole family. There is also a “kids Quiz” where every child will win a prize! Adults $8, kids (under 18 with parent/s) are free! There is also a great lucky door prize for one lucky person who comes! 

    Opening hours are 9:30 till 5:00 on Saturday and 9:30 till 4:00 on Sunday. 

    For more information please go to our website www.agamexpos.com.au or contact Peter on 0412 333 150 or email at raregems@optusnet.com.au You can also find and follow us on Facebook Australian Gem and Mineral Expos If you’re a dealer and would like to attend, please contact Peter via email for further information!

September

  • Sat 3rd - Sun 4th September 2022
    28th Mildura Gem & Jewellery Show, Irymple, NW Victoria

    Sunraysia Masonic Centre, Irymple
    Dealers from three states and club members displaying and selling:
    Jewellery - Gems - Fossils - Rocks - Minerals - Books
    Light refreshments available
    Entry $5 kids free
    Contact the organisers, Joe and Sue email: josephwatson28@icloud.com
    Mobile: 0428 540 933 
    Or email the club milduragemclub@gmail.com

  • Sat 17th - Sun 18th September, Glen Waverley, Victoria
    Waverley Gem Club Show
    Brandon Park Community Centre,
    Ferntree Gully Road, Glen Waverley
    10am to 5pm each day
    Contact Garry Shaw - Mb 0425710006, Gwen Dunstan - Mb 0407512883

October

  • Sat 8th - Sun 9th October 2022, Mordialloc, Melbourne, Victoria
    Mordialloc Gem Club Show
    St. Bridget's primary school
    Chute Street, Mordialloc.

  • Sat 15th - Sun 16th October 2022, Nunawading, Melbourne, Victoria 
    Nunawading and District Lapidary Club Exhibition
    (Details to be confirmed)


  • Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd October 2022, Meeniyan, Victoria
    South Gippsland Gemstone and Lapidary Club Inc Show
    Venue: Meeniyan Hall.
    The Main Street Meeniyan (A bigger hall so more traders can be accommodated.)
    Contact email: 2jinkers@tpg.com.au 

November

  • Sat 5th - Sun 6th November 2022, Geelong, Victoria
    Geelong Lapidary Club Show
    Geelong West Town Hall
    153 Pakington St
    Geelong West.

  • Sat 12th - Sun 13th November 2022, Newcastle, NSW
    Newcastle Gem & Jewellery Fair
    PCYC Newcastle,
     cnr Melbourne and Young St Broadmeadow NSW
    Newcastle Lapidary clubs annual event with over 50 tables selling gems, opals, tools and related craft items.  More info please contact the club: newlap@gmail.com 


  • Sat 12th August 2022
    Redcliffe , SE Queensland

    Pop-up show at the clubhouse and in Redcliffe Botanical Gardens
    9:00am - 2:00pm
    Contact Graeme 0408 883 600 or Sandy 0407 581 823


  • Sat 26th - Sun 27th November 2022 Carlingford Gem & Mineral Expo, Sydney, NSW Roselea Community Centre, 645 Pennant Hills Road. Carlingford, Sydney, NSW 
    Hosted by Australian Gem & Mineral Expo’s and the Northern Districts Lapidary Club, Displays by the NSW Mineralogical Society as well as the Museum of Comparative Zoological Australia, come and see their dinosaurs as well as other skeletons cast from the original bones! 

    Items for sale by the many traders and dealers will include jewellery, gemstones, beads, opals, carvings, gem rough, lapidary cutting rough, fossils, meteorites, metaphysical and healing crystals as well as mineral specimens from Australia and all over the world. A great day out for the whole family. There is also a “kids Quiz” where every child will win a prize! Adults $8, kids (under 18 with parent/s) are free! There is also a great lucky door prize for one lucky person who comes! 

    Opening hours are 9:30 till 5:00 on Saturday and 9:30 till 4:00 on Sunday. 

    For more information please go to our website www.agamexpos.com.au or contact Peter on 0412 333 150 or email at raregems@optusnet.com.au You can also find and follow us on Facebook Australian Gem and Mineral Expos If you’re a dealer and would like to attend, please contact Peter via email for further information!

December

Gemboree 2023 - Queensland

www.gemboree2023.com.au
The 59th National Gem and Mineral Show
To be held at Dayboro, SE Queensland
Further information ring Lloyd Hosking 0429 040 600

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