Gatherings & Events

These are a few highlights of upcoming events, for a complete list of all meetings and activities, please check our calendar.

21-23 September 2018

Yabba in Warwick

Can you believe it is almost two years since Yabba Capricorn 2016 when our Rockhampton members hosted and organized a great weekend of activities?

This year our members in Warwick are the hosting the Yabba—renew friendships and explore the flora of the southern Darling Downs on the weekend of September 21-23, 2018.

Yabba 2018 Registration Form (PDF) 

SGAP Qld Region State Conference 2010 8


/ˈjæbə/ (say 'yabuh) Colloquial
–verb (i) 1.  to talk; converse.
–noun 2.  talk; conversation.
[Australian pidgin, ? from Wuywurrung yaba; reinforced by jabber]
–yabberer, noun
from the Macquarie Dictionary


Friday evening will be a social time with the opportunity to discuss items of interest and concern to branches.

Saturday evening enjoy the ‘Yabba Dinner’ followed by the biennial presentation of the Bill Tulloch Memorial Lecture to be given by Maria Hitchcock OAM on the subject “Saving our Rare and Threatened Flora”. As always this Yabba at Warwick will be a ‘very Aussie weekend’ so you can experience a wide range of local native plants, in several interesting native gardens as well as walks through local park and bushland areas along and west of the Great Dividing Range in the Warwick region.

  • Friday afternoon: Rosenthall Scrub & local members garden
  • Saturday coach tour: two local members gardens and a granite ecosystem near Amiens
  • Sunday morning: one local member’s garden then Killarney & Queen Mary Falls

Getting there

We investigated the possibility of offering a special coach from Brisbane to and from Warwick for participants, but it was not economically viable. However several coach companies do offer transport at commercial rates which will be more realistic.


NPQ Warwick have suggested that you book accommodation immediately as this period coincides with Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers so it is a busy time. More details on this included in the registration form you can download below.

Don’t miss this Yabba!

We would like to think that most SEQ members would be able to attend and hope that some members from other regions of Queensland may like to come south as well. Remember NPQ Council offers a subsidy to Branches north from Gladstone to encourage participation. Be sure you take this opportunity to ‘Yabba’ at Warwick!

Download the registration form for more details and to book your spot...

Yabba 2018 Registration Form (PDF) 

Native Plants Queensland arranges a wide variety of events, outings and activities throughout the year.

Quarterly gatherings, hosted on a rotating basis by various branches, are intended to bring together members from multiple areas to share news, native plant information and social time. We also hold a biennial conference, known as our Yabba, in different parts of the state. The emphasis of this conference is learning about the flora and habitats of the host region.

Each of our 20 local branches generally holds a monthly meeting in addition to other excursions and activities.
Don't miss our Native Plant Markets and for a complete list of all meetings and events, please check our Calendar.
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