Present at the last meeting of 2019 for the Hervey Bay VIEW Club: (left to right): Lyn Smith, Mary Pape, Celie Peach, Heather Ramm, Heather Mittelheuser, Glenda Reinke and Bev Cornwell (front).
Present at the last meeting of 2019 for the Hervey Bay VIEW Club: (left to right): Lyn Smith, Mary Pape, Celie Peach, Heather Ramm, Heather Mittelheuser, Glenda Reinke and Bev Cornwell (front).

Group Guide: Wide Bay


GYMPIE Regional Council is offering a free bus service for local residents from Goomeri Pool to Kilkivan Pool. The service was established to provide residents with access to a public swimming pool after the Goomeri facility was closed to rectify an issue with the backwash and filtration system. The free service will be offered twice a day, except Tuesdays, and will depart from the Goomeri Pool.

The morning bus will depart at 11am and leave from Kilkivan Pool at 1.30pm. The afternoon bus will depart at 2pm and leave from Kilkivan Pool at 5.

Goomeri Pool season passes will be accepted and no bookings are required. The service will continue until the end of school holidays and then every weekend until the end of the swimming season.



Hervey Bay

GOODBYE 2019 - Welcome 2020 - we held our final committee meeting for the year and we were able to recount a very successful year where our numbers grew and we took on a fourth Learning for Life student.

We sincerely thank our hard-working committee and the many members who are only too willing to help out when and where needed.

Our very successful monthly trading table continues to add to our coffers, as does our can/bottle-recycling efforts. Social outings and guest speakers made for a great 2019 year.

Our focus is now on 2020 with another dedicated and hard-working committee poised to continue the achievements set last year and planning already well under way for our 25th anniversary celebrations in May. Our club has grown considerably in the past year as we welcomed new and interesting ladies who will enrich our club with their personalities and life experiences.

Hervey Bay U3A

University of the Third Age is a volunteer not-for-profit organisation involved in the sharing of knowledge, skills and interests. It promotes the many benefits of lifelong learning.

Hervey Bay U3A was established in 1990 and we offer courses and activities covering interests such as creative writing, ethics, Asian studies, Spanish language, art and many more. Become a tutor: We value our tutors - they are what makes us possible. What is your hobby or passion? Why not share it with others? If you would like to present a course, please have a chat to our course co-ordinator. Phone 0437 140 061. Contact details: phone 0431 366 264 or email HerveyBay U3A@



Hervey Bay Seniors is where popular activities are run for the over 50s in Hervey Bay and the surrounding district. We host a whole range of social activities and groups.

Whether you are interested in finding new friends or taking part in one or more of our many games, hobbies and fitness programs, you are most welcome to join us.

Our club is one of the fastest-growing groups within the community and there are more of us than ever before.

We have bus trips for members once a month, usually the last Tuesday of the month, so check Club Chatters, our monthly newsletter, which comes out on the third Monday of the month. Or check our Facebook page, Hervey Bay Senior Citizens Club (from your Facebook page @hbseniors). We're at 28 Totness Street, Torquay. Phone 07 4128 4837 or email: hbseniors@big for more info.


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