Sharing Australian Red Hat Information


Chapters around the States invite you to join in their planned activities as noted. 
Please contact the relevant person as listed.

(Contact this site for the advertising of events – )

Consider listing any projected gathering early to avoid clashes with other events.


Rubies and Pearls of Kilmore VIC
will be celebrating the 16th anniversary of Australian Red Hatting
on Thursday, 27th July, 2017 commencing at 12 noon.

The venue chosen for this occasion is the historic and heritage listed Old Kilmore Town Hall with its curved staircase to the Grand Chamber.  This building now houses Penny’s Restaurant.  Dine in the Grand Chamber Room where Parisian chandeliers hang gracefully above the dining tables.  Ample free car parking is at the rear of the building.

Queen Jan:   0419509040 or VQ Kerry  5781 0713

Payment: All money to be paid by 21 JUNE to Commonwealth Bank  BSB 063-698   A/No 10353983
                  (Remember to include your name/chapter on the reference)



As a tribute to the late Queen Mum, Florence of Rose City Red Hatters, who was first to bring the Red Hat concept of love, laughter and friendship to Australia, receiving her original charter 25th July 2001, and on behalf of the ladies of Red’n Purple Ragers – and all chapters who recognise the feat of this lovely lady, you are INVITED TO JOIN IN

THE ANNUAL CELEBRATION of AUSSIE RED HAT DAY  on Friday 28th July from 10.30am - 2pm
to be held at CALOUNDRA RSL - Main Stage

Cost $26 includes Lunch – 2 course with alternate drops Main: Roast Pork gravy, potato & vegetables OR Crumbed Whiting fillets salad & chips Sweet: Pavlova & fruit salad.

Discount drink voucher.  Raffles will be run, with some fabulous prizes. Great entertainment by Totally Charlie.


RSL Constitution - NO HATS!! – Fascinators & Hatinators are acceptable

Email QM Julie Walker re transfers:                
Cheques made payable to Red’n Purple Ragers. Mail to: C/-  Julie Walker, 7/51 Grand Parade, Parrearra, 4575       
For Bank Transfer:  Red’n Purple Ragers, ANZ Kawana Waters   BSB 014616 A/c 4848 16056

PLEASE ADVISE ANY SPECIAL DIET REQUIREMENTS along with names and if you would like to be placed with particular person/s, as personal seat places will be in effect.   
Free Buses will be made available, subject to numbers, for Red Hatters travelling from Kilcoy/Woodford/Blackbutt; Caboolture/Bribie Island/Morayfield; Redcliffe/Mango Hill; Brisbane(northside and possibly CBD) – DON’T MISS OUT! Start talking about it NOW!                   



invites Red Hatters to their

Join in and RAISE your GLASS for a GREAT CAUSE on  FRIDAY 11th  AUGUST 2017 from
11:30AM – 2:30PM  being held at BRIBIE ISLAND RSL MEMORIAL CLUB, 99 Toobul Street.


ENTERTAIMENT will guarantee you will enjoy some well deserved fun.

COSTS:  $29:50 pp (payable in advance) includes 2 course lunch.

MAIN – Alternate drop: Chicken breast, served with creamy mash potato and fresh spinach.

OR Oven baked market fish served with creamy mash potato and fresh spinach.

DESSERT - Alternate drop:  Chocolate Cake served with fresh cream OR Carrot Cake served with fresh cream.     

Please advise of any dietary needs.    

Negotiation still pending re Free glass of Bubbly or Juice on arrival.

Great Prizes on offer:

Main Raffle Draw:  4 tickets for $5:00.

Hamper Tickets:  $2:00 per ticket – now on sale. Order yours now when booking so you don’t miss out.

RSVP with numbers and Payment Code identification by: 1st July   

Bank details:  Acc Name:  Alvarez Visitacion - BSB  014-508 Acc No: 301497882






Host, Queen Marivi and her Helpers look forward to welcoming you.




You are invited to join the Roving Rubies as they celebrate their 11th Birthday on the Rhythm Boat on Sydney Harbour on Thursday 21st September

Pick up is at the Casino Wharf at 10.30am

Tickets $50.  Includes 3 course meal, music, fun, dancing and surprises.

Wear your best purple outfit and flowers in your hair, or hat to celebrate Spring and another
anniversary of this fun-loving chapter.

Limit of 100 guests. RSVP by 1st August with full payment. 

BSB 633000 A/c 141169417

Enquiries Queen Lilimarlene:

PH: 4369 8367 or 0412 760 725


Red Hat sisters will enjoy a weekend of fun and frivolity to be held at the iconic Stamford Grand Hotel on
Friday 15th – Sunday 17th September 2017

Program includes: Friday Registration High Tea, shopping at Glenelg on Saturday and the evening Dinner and
Beach Party Breakfast on Sunday.

For further information contact: Margaret  0468  990  117    Email: 


                                             CRUISE TO PACIFIC ISLANDS

THE GYMPIE RED DIAMOND HATTERS invite you to join in the 7 nights aboard the Pacific Dawn cruising to the beautiful Pacific Island of Noumea, Lifou and Port Vila for a week of FUN, LAUGHTER and FRIVOLITY
19th to 26th August 2017

Setting sail from Brisbane cruise W740 promises to be as action packed or as relaxing as you like …..  with great food, shows and entertainment.
The Gympie Chapter is celebrating their 10th birthday in August and invite you to join in the celebration of their ten years of Red Hatting.

Think of the splash of colour that could be created on this cruise. There isn’t a more memorable sight than seeing a Gaggle of Red Hatters dressed up to the hilt in their Red Hat regalia and sparkling bling. This is an opportunity to catch up with old friends and also to make new friends. You may come aboard as strangers but will leave as Girlfriends Forever.

Cabins from     $639 4 berth,    $760 3 berth and $891 twin share


Wendy Chammen

Angelika O’Neill is happy to take your booking.  Please mention Janet Bates, Red Hats when booking.

Ph: 07 5482 6999

                                ANNUAL NORFOLK ISLAND GATHERING

Her Royal Highness Queenalee Rosalie Radiant Rose of Divinity and her Bounty Babes, cordially invite you to join them for a holiday at their place 16 - 27 August 2017

The Red Hatters Gathering on Norfolk Island Holiday Package includes all sorts of socialising events, welcome and farewell events, tours and activities bringing together both Kiwi and Aussie Red Hatters. The fun begins from the moment you all meet at the airport at the start of your trip, and will leave you with memories to enjoy for a long time after you return.

For Registration Pack and any other information email Christan at Norfolk Island Travel Centre

Phone:  0011 6723 22502 (from Aust) or  00 6723 22502 (from NZ) or freecall 1800 1400 66.



Join the Beautiful Bayside Belles Red Hat Group (Redland Bay QLD)  16th - 27th October 2017 

11 night cruise which goes to 6 ports: Santo, Mystery Island, Champagne Bay, Port Villa, Noumea and Marie 

Other Red hatters are welcome to join in.

For booking details contact: Nicole Duthie from Flight Centre, Victoria Point. Phone: (07) 32078499 
Please mention Rhonda from Red Hats when booking. 

Rhonda (BBB Red Hat Group) can be reached on: 0413643266

                                                                                                   2018 EVENTS

                                                            CRUISE TO TASSIE

Join the Shoalhaven Southern Belles (NSW) on their 6 day red hat cruise to Tassie.

Depart from Sydney to Tasmania on Sun Princess  13 – 19 February 2018

Calls into Burnie, Port Arthur and Hobart and return to Sydney.

Travel agent contact is Julie Woodall at Nowra:

View itinerary on Princess website:



The ROCK n ROLL THEMED event will be held at RYDGES HOTEL & RESORTS,
23 Palmer Street, TOWNSVILLE on 20th – 22nd JULY 2018


For Registration package and all enquiries please contact
Queen Jenny:    0417 805 103

Or Diane (07) 4773 3704 or 0478 099 602

Cost $280. Deposit of $130 required from each attendee with the submission of the Registration and Indemnity Forms.
Balance of $150 to be made by
March 30th 2018



Friday 20TH

2pm to 4pm - Registration in the Foyer to the Grand Ballroom

6pm to 10pm  - Official Opening in the Grand Ballroom

Theme: "Happy Days"

Canapés with a Cash Bar - Rock and Roll Demonstration - Dancing till close.


Saturday 21ST

Free Day – Plan your own activities or join a Tour.

Tours available at own expense. Payment required with registration.


Magnetic Island $54 includes Return Ferry & Guided Bus Tour:

Group departs from the front of Rydges Hotel departure time TBA. Ferry departs 10:30am. Lunch at either: Peppers $27.50 or The Tammarind Tree $20.25

Great Barrier Reef Aquarium located at 2-68 Flinders Street, Townsville.

Entry $28  Adult / $22 Concessional. Opening Hours 9:30am to 5pm daily.

Recommended 2 – 2.5 hours to experience the beauty and wonders of the Aquarium.

Daily Tours:  10:30am – Predator Dive Show  

                             1pm & 3:30pm Turtle Talk  

                            2:30 Animal Feeding Tour (Fri & Sat)  

                            Waterview Café open for lunch and refreshments between 9:30am to 3:30pm

Townsville Day Tours $50.00

Departs from front of Rydges Hotel - departure time TBA. Sightseeing tour of Townsville and its history.  Lunch additional cost - location to be advised.


Townsville Walking Tour $75.00  

Departs from front of Rydges Hotel - departure time TBA. Includes Devonshire morning tea, location TBA

Billabong Sanctuary $35.00 plus $7.50 Bus fare

Departs from front of Rydges Hotel - departure time TBA. Lunch extra cost at Blinky Bill’s licenced Café which offers freshly made light meals, Devonshire tea and coffee, cold drinks and yummy deserts. Gluten-Free options available. Hot Food closes at 2:30pm with snacks and drinks available until closing.



6pm Dinner Party in the Grand Ball Room
Theme: "Grease"


Sunday 22ND

Free Morning: Suggestion - stroll through the Cotters Markets, Flinders Street (Between Stanley St & Denham St). Open from 8:30am to 1pm

12:30pm to 3pm - Closing Ceremony at Rydges Hotel. Lunch included  

2:30pm Handing over of the Flag



Direct Deposit (please include your Name/Surname on the bank deposit):

St George Bank – BSB: 111 879 – Acc No: 470 234 442

Acc Name: Helen Hadgraft Investment ACC

Cheques to be made payable to: Helen Hadgraft

Mail to: RHS, Unit 148, RSL Villas, 9 Havan Street, Rowes Bay, QLD, 4818


Deposits are non-refundable

If you can be replaced from a waiting list, refund moneys will be paid. However cancellations are not a guarantee of repayment.


                                                              Accommodation suggestions:


There is a lot happening in Townsville and you are advised to book your accommodation early.

Rydges Hotel & Resort: 23 Palmer Street, Townsville.  Phone (07) 4726 5265


Please advise when booking you are part of the Red Hats Girlfriend Giggle for discounted rates.


Quest Apartments: 30-34 Palmer Street.  Phone (07) 4726 4444



Hotel Grand Chancellor:  334 Flinders Street.  Phone: (07) 4729 2000



Central Hotel: 12/14 Palmer Street.  Phone: (07) 4753 2000



For those interested in something a little more ocean front the following are options along the Strand:


Aquarius on the Beach: 75 The Strand.  Phone: (07) 4772 4255



Strand Motel:  51 The Strand.  Phone: (07) 4117 3029



 from Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th October
at the WATERFRONT CONVENTION CENTRE 17 Devonport Road, Devonport.

Contact: Queen Estelle at:

Ph: 0438 342 561

Cruise n Groove “Elvis meets the Legends” Cruise from 6th – 13th November 2018.

Departing from Sydney this 7 night adventure will visit Noumea and Mare.

This cruise has been coordinated by QM Julie and the Red’n Purple Ragers and will be a once in a lifetime experience.

For all Red hatters only, who book through Jason at Seniors Travel (Fortitude Valley) with the RED HAT CODE - RHCG2018, they will be in a random draw to win the value of their cruise.

During the cruise you will enjoy over 30 live acts featuring a line-up of the best Elvis tribute artists in the world ever assembled on water for an array of concerts showcasing Elvis through the years. Together with concerts from more blockbuster legends of the era, this once in a lifetime experience will take you on a trip down memory lane.


There are two themed nights advertised – Blue Hawaii and Via Las Vegas and a great opportunity for ladies to dress for the occasion as they always do.


Royal Carribean is a well respected shipping company – it may be a bit more expensive than other cruise lines but by ladies sharing cabins (as they do rooms when attending multi groups functions) the cost is reasonable .


The cruise is not a regular Royal Carribean but rather is a charter – by Cruiseco Travel (Sydney) and is already heavily booked, so ladies need to start putting down a 25% deposit right away. This event is opened to partners, family and friends.


For all details link to:

PH: 07 3211 8599 or 1800 300 999

When booking with Jason at Seniors Travel (Fortitude Valley) use CODE: RHCG2018


Highlights include:

‘Viva Las Vegas’ Glitz & Glamour Theme Party  - ‘Blue Hawaii’ Theme Party -
Vegas Renewal of Vows Ceremony - ‘Young Elvis’ Rising Star Contest - Elvis – The Gospel Years Concert - Elvis Trivia -Elvis Pool – Side Movie Cinema - Elvis & Priscilla Look-A-Like Contests - Elvis Cooking Shows - Elvis ‘Super Fans’ Group Photo