2021
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!)

2021

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2023

Gemboree 2023
The 59th National Gem and Mineral Show
To be held at the Queensland State Equestrian Centre,
Caboolture, SE Queensland
Further information ring Lloyd Hosking 0429 040 600

February

  • February 2021 
    Gatton Gem Show, North Street, Gatton,
    SE Queensland
    CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS !!!!

    Shire Hall, North Street, Gatton
    8.30am – 4.00pm

  • Sat 27th - Sun 28th February 2021
    Newcastle Crystal and Craft Festival, Newcastle, NSW
    South Newcastle Leaughes Club, inside show only
    https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au

  • Sun 28th February 2021
    Illawarra Lapidary Club show

    Suart Park, North Woolongong, New South Wales
    Stalls selling crystals, minerals, fossils and jewellery, equipment and books

    Information: John Maley 02 4267 5618

  • Sat 27th - Sun 28th February 2021 
    Kristallen & Quality Gem Rough Supplies
    A "virtual" Back from Tucson show, Turramurra, Sydney, NSW
    Turramurra Masonic Hall
    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

March

  • Sat 6th March 2021
    Mineral Store Australia & Australian Rocks and Minerals
    Home shows! Wynnum and Birkdale! Brisbane, SE Queensland
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm Saturday only
    Tony Forsyth
    of Mineral Store Australia and  David Bissett of Australian Rocks and Minerals are putting on two great shows on Brisbane's bayside. We will have the best range of fine minerals, fossils, meteorites, slabs, lapidary and faceting materials for sale on the one day! This day is usually reserved for us both at the recently cancelled North Brisbane club show, but these two shows might just help fill the void.

    Please contact us for a personal invite:
    David Bissett:
    SMS: 0403 052 402 email: dbissett@bigpond.net.au
    Tony Forsyth: SMS: 0419 661 962 email: tonyandjude@outlook.com.au


  • Sat 6th - Sun 7th March 2021
    North Brisbane Lapidary Club Show
    CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS !!!!


  • Fri 12th - Sat 13th - Sun 14th March 2021
    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 13th - Sun 14th March 2021 
    Canberra Rock Swap - ACT
     
    8:30am to 5:00pm (Sat) 8:30am to 4:00pm (Sun)
    Wagtail Way, EPIC - Exhibition Park
    Entry is FREE!
    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 19th - Sun 21st March 2021
    Wollongong Crystal, Craft and Jewellery Festival
    Wollongong, New South Wales
    City Diggers, Wollongong. Inside stalls
    https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au

  • Sat 27th - Sun 28th March 2021
    Jewellery, Gem and Mineral Fair, East Devonport, Tasmania
    East Devonport School gymnasium - Thomas Street, East Devonport.

    9:00 am - 4:00 pm on both days.
    The fair will feature jewellery sales, trade tables, gem, crystal & mineral displays, demonstrations & activities for the kids (including gem sieving and gold panning). There will also be plenty of yummy food to tempt your tastebuds.
     
    Entry fee - Adults $5.00     Children under 16 = FREE !!!

    For more information, please call Collene on 0407 165 005 or
    email: devlap@yahoo.com.au
    web:
    http://www.devonportlapidary.com/

  • Sat 27th March 2021
    Mudgeeraba Community Gem Festival, SE Queensland
    Mudgeeraba
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    Contact: Steve Profke 0419 471 332
    sprofke@westnet.com.au
    PO Box 674 Runaway Bay Q 4216.

April

  • Fri 2nd - Mon 5th April 2021 (Easter)
    57th National Gem and Mineral Show 
    GEMBOREE - Hobart Tasmania
    The 57th National Gem & Mineral Show,
    GEMBOREE 2021 will be held at the Glenorchy Showgrounds just north of Hobart city.
    Full Details at http://aflaca.org.au/gemboree/


  • Sat 10th- Sun 11th April 2021
    South Burnett Gem and Fossicking Club show
    Kingaroy Showgrounds, Kingaroy, SE Queensland
    9:00am - 4:00pm Sat
    9:00am - 3:00pm Sun
    Contact: 0491 606 427
    Email: sbgemandfossickingclub@outlook.com

  • Sat 10th - Sun 11th April 2021
    Camden Crystal and Craft Festival, Camden, NSW
    AH & I Hall Camden Showgrounds. Inside show.
    https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au


  • Sat 17th - Sun 18th April 2021
    Greater Sydney Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Crystal Expo, South Windsor, western Sydney, NSW
    The show venue is the 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 $7, 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!

May

  • Sat 1st May 2021
    Redcliffe , SE Queensland

    Pop-up show in Redcliffe Botanical Gardens
    More info to come!

  • Sat 1st - Sun 2nd May 2021
    Sunshine Coast, SE Queensland
    Venue to be announced
    https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au


  • Sat 8th - Sun 9th May 2021
    Gold Coast Crystal and Craft Festival
    Robina, Gold Coast, SE Queensland
    Robina Community Centre. Inside stalls
    https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au

  • Sat 15th - Sun 16th May 2021
    Lismore Gemfest - Lismore, northern New South Wales
    Australia’s Largest Gem & Mineral show, over 140 Dealers and Tailgaters over two massive days.
    Lismore Showgrounds, North Lismore, NSW

  • Sat 29th - Sun 30th May 2021, Canberra, ACT
    2021 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

June

  • Sat 5th - Sun 6th June 2021      
    Combined Victorian Gem Club's Show
    Shepparton, Victoria

    Quest Shepparton Racing Complex, Goulburn Valley Highway, Kialla
    (7km south of Shepparton)
    $7 entry fee, under 12 free
    9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday
    9:00am - 4:00pm Sunday
    Inside and outside traders, Gemstones, Jewellery, Minerals, Fosssils, Tools and Equipment, Catering on site and free parking.
    Contact: vgca1lapidary@gmail.com
    www.victoriangemclubsassociationinc.com

  • Sat 5th - Sun 6th June 2021      
    Bankstown Gem and Mineral Expo,  
    Arena Sports Club, 140 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 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 $7, 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 12th - 14th June 2021
    Northern Rivers Crystal and Craft Festival
    Murwillumbah, New South Wales
    Murwillumbah Showgrounds. Inside and outside stalls
    https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au

  • Sat 19th - Sun 20th June 2021
    Mullumbimby, northern New South Wales
    Venue to be announced
    https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au

  • Sat 26th June 2021
    Gold Coast Lapidary Club Show
    80 Pacific Ave Miami QLD 4220
    8:00am - 4:00pm

    Hosted by Gold Coast Lapidary Club, there will be more than $10,000 worth of raffle prizes on the day, displays and demonstrations by the Gold Coast 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 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 fossicking” where every child can find their own treasure!
    Adults $5 entry (receives 2 raffle ticket), kids (under 12 with parent/s) are free!

    If you’re a trader/tailgater and would like to attend, please contact Tim 0402 208 117 or Jane 0438 612 600 or email to secretary@goldcoastlapidaryclub.com for further information.
    www.goldcoastlapidaryclub.com.au

July

August

  • Fri 20th August - Sun 22nd August 2021
    Kybong Rock and Mineral Fest and Campout
    Kybong, SE Queensland
    A 3 day gemfest with camping and tailgating
    Contact John Steenbergen on info@coolrocks.com.au
    http://www.coolrocks.com.au

  • Fri 20th - Sun 22nd August 2021
    Gosford Central Coast, New South Wales
    Central Coast Crystal and Craft Festival
    Welcome you to your 7th Annual Central Coast Crystal and Craft Festival.
    Come along and immerse your self amongst Australia's top traders of crystals, gemstones, silver jewellery, minerals, and fossils!

    It's going to be our most successful year yet and it's all thanks to your continued support !

    This Festival is family friendly and an all weather event, trading both inside and outside with food stalls and coffee !
    Saturday 21st August 9am - 4pm
    Sunday 22nd August 9am - 4pm

    Entry: Adults $7 per adult, Children under 12 FREE
    Tickets valid for two days ! Sorry - No Concessions
    For more information call our friendly organiser
    Rob on 0405 904 881 or email us at crystalfestivalsaustralia@gmail.com

    https://www.crystalfestivalsaustralia.com.au


  • Sat 21st August - Sun 22nd August 2021 
    Rockhampton Gem Expo, Rockhampton, Central Queensland

    9.00am - 5:00pm Saturday, 9:00am - 2:00pm Sunday 
    Schwarten Pavilion, Rockhampton Showgrounds 
    Level 2 Competition, displays and demonstrations Indoor and outdoor traders with a large range of gems, lapidary supplies, minerals, fossils, jewellery and tools Onsite Camping and refreshments available. 

    For competition, camping and other details email rockhamptongemexpo@outlook.com.au


  • Sat 28th - Sun 29th August 2021
    Check show dates and final information closer to the date!!!
    Windsor Gem and Mineral Expo, Windsor, Western Sydney, NSW

    The Windsor Function Centre on the corner of George Street and Dight Street 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 $7, 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

  • Fri 17th - Sat 18th and Sun 19th September 2021, 
    Perth, Western Australia

    The inaugural Perth Gem and Mineral Show will be held in the Curtin stadium, 17-18-19th September 2021

    Curtin Stadium is in a prime position on the campus of WA’s largest
    University, hosting over 57,000 students and leading academics.
    The venue is only 10km from Perth CBD, with public transport to the door
    and free parking in proximity.

    The indoor carpeted arena can host up to 2450 people and a further 1000
    people in the adjoining outdoor undercroft. The Stadium also has a
    separate presentation space and is flanked by immaculately maintained,
    open grassed areas near the undercroft for outdoor exhibits.
    The PGMS committee is excited to bring like-minded communities and
    individuals together for this unique event, with plenty of room to grow.

    More information to come . . . .

October

  • Sat 2nd October 2021, Beenleigh, SE Queensland
    Beenleigh Gem Festival
    Gate 10 Kent st Beenleigh Showground
    7:30am - 4:00pm
    beenleighlapidary@hotmail.com
    Ph 07 3382 0801