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.

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Consider listing any projected gathering early to avoid clashes with other events, or share

any interesting events suitable to Red hatters.

                                                                                                   2018 EVENTS


The Mackay Sugar Babes are proposing to hold an event in Mackay QLD
on August 23rd - 25th 2019

The event will be open to Red Hatters Australia wide and the venue can cater up to 400 guests.

Once there has been significant response information will be made available of the itinerary, accommodation and costings etc.

Expressions of interest to be emailed  by 31st October 2018 to:


or Queen Mary:

PH: 0438235585

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 Margaret Ong at Seniors Travel (Fortitude Valley) with the RED HAT CODE - RHCG2018, there 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 Margaret 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


Pre Christmas Cruise at Echuca

Wednesday 28th November

You are invited to join with the Red Hatters of Wandering Wenches, Merry Muck-ups and Rubies & Pearls for a relaxing 2 course lunch and cruise on board the M.V. Mary Ann.   

Cost:   $45.00 per person

Location: Riverboat dock, Watson Street, Echuca.

Time:  Board 12.30pm Depart 1.00pm

Menu: Roast beef/Grilled fish

            Pavlova/Chocolate Mousse

RSVP:  was due by 3rd September to Rhonda

Just a reminder, if you haven't already paid for the river cruise, you have until the
9th November to finalise payment.
After this date there will be no refunds as venue needs to be paid in full.

BSB  633-000  A/C 152225447   R.L. Anthony

NB: Remember to include your name on deposit slip.

There is ample accommodation in Echuca for ladies intending to have an overnight stay.


  2019 EVENTS


Touring from February – June

Some bookings now open

WYONG – The Art House -2 February  
ADELAIDE – Dunstan Playhouse  6-10 February
MELBOURNE – Comedy Theatre  13-17 February
SYDNEY – The Concourse, Chatswood  20-24 February
GOLD COAST – Home of the Arts  27 Feb – 2 March
CANBERRA – The Playhouse  8-9 March
NEWCASTLE – Civic Theatre 12-13 March
PORT MACQUARIE – Glasshouse Theatre 15-16 March
SYDNEY – RIiverside Theatres, Parramatta  20-23 March
SYDNEY – Sutherland Entertainment Centre  3 April

WOLLONGONG – Illawarra Performing Arts Centre 5-7 April
PERTH – Heath Ledger Theatre 10-17 April 
TOOWOOMBA – Empie Theatre 26 April
MARYBOROUGH – The Brolga Theatre 22 May
CALOUNDRA – Events Centre Theatre  24-25 May

HOBART – Theatre Royal  30 May – 2 Jun 


The Down Under Scarlett Belles Convention
will be held from 1st – 3rd MARCH 2019
Bayview Eden Hotel, 6 Queens Road, Melbourne.


Queen Travelot (Vivienne): email  Tel: 03 5976 4643
Vice Queen Janice: email Tel: 03 5982 123  
Vice Queen Helen Tel: 03 5976 2615 





Hosted by the Dubbo Red Hot Flashes

                  Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th May 2019


Limit of 200 (to accommodate function rooms availability)                        

COST $250 - covers all events

Registration and Indemnity Forms and information available from:

Pamela Ridley, HRH Queen Playful Pam                                                                                                     
Mob:  0432 373 518
Mailing address:

Red Hat Hot Flashes                                                                                                     
10 Stirling Street, DUBBO NSW 2830

Non refundable deposit of $50 will secure your spot.
Balance or full payment due prior to registration closing on 31st January.                                                         
Cancellation after 28th February will incur a cost of $50 for administration.                                                                                           
No refund for cancellations after 31st March. 


By personal or Bank cheques mailed to address above

Direct debit:

Macquarie Credit Union 

Account Name: Red Hot Flashes
BSB: 802-126   Account No:  13602                                        

Identification of depositor – Full name

*IMPORTANT* Please confirm by email the amount and date of direct payment into Bank Account when monies have been transferred.

ACCOMMODATION - at own cost. Many choices, search "Dubbo Accommodation" online

COACHES will pick up everyone from their nominated accommodation for all tour events, including locals. Please register your location with the organisers who will advise of arrangements.  If you wish to use your own, or alternate transport to or from venues, it will be at your own expense.                                                         

TRANSPORT has been arranged by Langley’s Coaches.   

DIETARY needs? Please advise the organisers.          

All venues are disabled friendly.



6pm-8pm:  On the TERRACE at RSL Club, Brisbane Street.                                               
Welcome, Collect Registration & Function Tickets.

A Complimentary drink on arrival with Coctails and Nibbles


10am: Pick up for COACH tour of Dubbo.

PHOTO SHOOT on the steps of the Dubbo Convention Centre.

Lunch at own cost and afternoon at your leisure  - time for LLD or Retail Therapy.

MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT                                                                             
7pm: Dubbo Turf Club, Yarrandale Road & Merrilea Road.                     
COACHES will start pick up at 6.30pm.
Be ready for some excitement and overlook Dubbo from the Turf Club. Smorgasbord dinner. Drinks at own cost. Enjoy the lights and the Mystery.


10am:  COACH pick up for visit to Dubbo Regional/Japanese/Botanic/Sensory Gardens, Windsor Parade & Coronation Drive. Lunch provided at the Gardens. Join in the Mini Olympics – Show your Athletic Skills.


7pm: GALA DINNER in RSL Auditorum. Drinks at own cost.
Dress code - EXTRAVAGANT!!!

COACH pick up                                               
Dick Jeffries and the Rubba Band will entertain you EXTRAVAGANTLY!!!


9.30am: COACH pickup for tour of the Zoo and Farewell. Newell Highway & Obley Road. Includes Ploughmans lunch.                                     

** Ticket for the Zoo are valid for two day visits.

                             2020 EVENTS




2020 Queensland’s

14TH – 16th AUGUST

SeaWorld Convention Resort, Gold Coast

SeaWorld Drive, Main Beach

Gold Coast, Queensland

A fantastic, mesmerising, absolutely fabulous Extravaganza,
not to be missed.  

All queries contact Queen Michelle:
ph 07-32797995  or  0414856419

DRESS CODE- Full Regalia, of course!      


With 250 registrations already, please reserve your spot/s if you know how many of your Chapter Hatters are interested.

Queen Michelle will be away from 2nd September- 3rd October. Please try to avoid emailing during this time.  

The accommodation code is not yet available for the SeaWorld Resort.  Negotiations with management still pending re just paying a deposit. The normal booking regime is full payment up front.   However, they are holding 230 rooms for Giggle guests up till 90 days before the event, so the advice is don’t book or pay for any accommodation yet.   Not really necessary till early 2020.   



Friday 14th

2 pm – 5pm                SeaWorld Resort.   Registration commences 2pm, followed by a meet and mingle afternoon with red hat merchandise.

5pm – 7.00pm             Free time, shop at the red hat merchandisers and/or make your own way along the beach for a lovely walk.

7.00pm till 10pm        Enjoy our drinks and canapes party at the Plaza at the SeaWorld Theme Park.   Theme for the evening – ‘Shawls and Sheilas’. 
The Plaza is under cover but open air.  It will be cool, Queensland does have cool nights in winter!  Hence the Shawls.   Be outrageous, daring, and/or funky with your shawls, homemade or bought.  
Prizes for:

a.      the most outrageous shawl

b.      the most beautiful, homemade, crafty shawl

c.      the Bling-iest shawl

There will be entertainment and cocktail nibbles.   Please dress warmly. Walking distance to Plaza 300 metres, mainly flat (wear suitable walking shoes). Anyone with walking problems, please advise.

Saturday 15th

7.45am – 8.30am       Exclusive Shark Bay Encounter with Marine Specialist.  Maximum 150 guests, so get in early!  

9am till 3pm              Optional tours as below.   Limited spaces in each so get your choices in early.  Payment when tour booking.  Or you can spend the day at the SeaWorld Theme Park for a special entry price of $35 for resident guests.  Or do your own thing on the Gold Coast!

Various times             Return to your hotel.   You will have free time to do as you please, whether it is socializing, shopping, walking on the beach or having a nanny nap, whatever!

9am – 4pm                 Red Hat Merchandisers open.


Saturday Night    6pm till 10.30pm  

Gather in the front of the resort for our bus ride to Movie World for our spectacular evening with the Hollywood Legends!  

Dress code – Hollywood Legends OR Glitz and Glamour couture.

A 2 course meal will be provided with fabulous entertainment.  Cash Bar. 

Sunday 16th

8.30am                        Make your way over to the Dolphin Discovery Show in the SeaWorld Theme Park.   Plenty of room for everyone.

10am                           Make you way back to the SeaWorld Convention centre and be entertained by The Lovey’s.  Eccentric, exciting, hilarious ladies.

10.30am                      World Renowned motivational speaker, Amanda Gore.   Expect to be delighted, awestruck, tickled and amazed by Amanda.

12 noon                       Raffle drawing – beautiful amethyst jewellery

12.30pm                      2 course meal alternate drop.    Cash Bar.

2pm                             Special Entertainment by Top Hat Production Company.  Old Time Music Hall.

3 pm approx                Handover of Banner – Any chapters interested in hosting the next Qld Girlfriend’s Giggle?

 Red Hat Merchandise available in Ocean Room

     Friday  2pm -5pm  and Saturday 9am - 4pm        


Queens, Your Majesties, Please, if possible                                                                   

  1. Organize multiple registrations and payments as this guarantees all your chapter members are registered together.   Spreadsheet provided on registration forms.
  2. No Banners allowed by the Resort unless they are free standing.


Additional information


Sea World Resort, Sea World Dr, Main Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia

Seaworld Reservations 1300 139 677, 07 55910083 Email
Reception: +61 7 5591 0000
New Zealand: 0800 123 FUN

Resort/Deluxe rooms                                              $199 per night

Premium Rooms                                                     $224 per night

$40 per room per night for a rollaway bed in Queen/Queen room only.

Accommodation code for the Giggle 2020 will be available soon.

Complementary open air car park. Free WIFI in room.

Full Buffet breakfast in Shoreline restaurant, $26 per person when booked with accommodation.

Seaworld have set aside 210 resort/deluxe rooms and the rest are premium rooms which equals 230 rooms being held per night so it will be first in first served when booking the resort/deluxe.
If you are sharing, please indicate the name of the person.
Upgrade rooms and interconnecting rooms are available on request
Should you wish to stay over for the conference, discounted delegate rates are available up to 3 days prior & post of the conference, subject to availability at the time of booking and outside school or public holidays when a surcharge will apply.


Extra bonuses if staying at SeaWorld

  1. SeaWorld Guest’s Extra Special $35 unlimited entry to SeaWorld Theme Park.  Wander the excellent SeaWorld Marine Park at your leisure.  For SeaWorld Resort guests only.   Pay with accommodation booking.

  2. SeaWorld Guest’s Extra Special $75 unlimited entry to Sea World, Movie World and Wet n Wild during guests stay.  There are resort transfers available to these venues.  Pay with accommodation booking.


** Optional Tour Bookings **

Monies for tours and bus transfers must be paid when booking tours.  Numbers for some tours are strictly limited to the river cruise boat capabilities. 
All bookings on the Registration Form




1.  MORNING CRUISE.  A lovely 1 hour morning cruise of the Gold Coast’s canals with coffee and freshly baked muffin. Departs 10am, returns 11am daily.  $29 per person

2.  LUNCH CRUISE.  Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on the water - including fresh local trawler prawns. Departs 12:00pm, returns 2:00pm daily.  $65 per person.

Bus transfer  $16.


3.  SEAWORLD WHALE WATCHING CRUISE, leaves from SeaWorld Marina. Cost $90 per person. Maximum 125 people.  10am to 2pm.

4.  HARBOUR TOWN DFO trip by organized bus company. Leave SeaWorld Resort 10am, return 3pm.  Cost $18.00 bus transfer.


5.  Day trip to TAMBOURINE MOUNTAIN AND THE FAMOUS GALLERY WALK, a shopping, galleries, food and wine tasting fun day.  Leave SeaWorld Resort 9am, return 3.30pm.  Cost of bus transfer $30.   Lunch at own cost.


6.  Day Trip to CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY.   Leave SeaWorld at 9.30am and return 3pm.  More information on .  $40 admission and $20 bus transfer cost.  Lunch at own cost.


Please address any queries to Queen Michelle:
ph 07-32797995 or 0414856419


COST $355.00 per Red Hatter 

Deposit of $155.00 on registration.  Non Refundable

Second payment of $100.00 due by 15th February 2019

Final payment of $100 on 1st November 2019.



1.       Direct Deposit to:  * NB * Please include your SURNAME on the bank deposit    

            Commonwealth Bank of Australia    -   Name of Account: Giggle 2020   

            Account number: 10727014  - BSB: 064173           

2.         Make Cheques payable to:   Giggle 2020   

            Post Registration and Indemnity forms and cheques/ money orders to: 

            Queen Michelle Johnsson, 16 Maribor Street, Westlake Qld 4074


Refunds. First Deposit of $155 is non refundable.

We will refund your final payments, if you have made them, and if we can replace you with a red hatter from the waiting list, depending on final numbers and cancellation dates for guaranteed numbers for venue. 


DISCLAIMER:  Events listed on this page are posted on behalf of the organisers or agents, and the moderator of this site does not accept responsibility for any issues regarding the noted details, or repercussions of cancelled events etc. Activities noted on this site are determined as to the relevance to Red hatters. All enquiries are to be directed to the person/s noted as the contact for any event advertised.