QRTA-Badgeonly.gifThe Queensland Retired Teachers' Association

"A professional fraternal fellowship in retirement"

The QRTA is a body of ex-teachers (state and non-state, interstate and overseas) and their spouses, established to cater for the needs of members in retirement.


Who can join the QRTA?

Membership is open to:

  • All retired teachers, teacher aides and library aides for Queensland State and non-state schools, colleges and other educational insttitutions whether at pre-school, primary, secondary, tertiary, special, technical or advanced educational  levels 
  • Any retired person who held a position allied to education after accepting promotion or transfer for teaching
  • Any retired person  who held a position allied to education in an interstate or overseas educational institution
  • Any spouse of any financial member, or spouse of a deceased member who makes application for membership
  • Any retired staff member of the Queensland Teachers' Union, the Queensland Teachers' Credit Union or the Queensland Teachers' Union Health Society who makes application for membership

See tab below for downloadable forms

Benefits of QRTA membership

Financial members of the Queensland Retired Teachers' Association [ those who have paid their "additional Membership Benefits Fee} receive:

  • a subscription to the Queensland Teachers' Union Journal (currently 8 issues per year)  - QRTA have a "Retired Teachers' Column" in each issue of the Journal
  • A copy of the QRTA Annual Program
  • A subscription to the QRTA digest (currently 4 issues per year)
  • the use of the Union Shopper for discount buying of an ever increasing range of goods and services. This is the only way retired teachers can maintain access to the services of the Union Shopper
  • access to the Queensland Teachers' Union library

All this in additions to

  • social gatherings
  • forums and discussions
  • entertainment
  • group activity
  • up to date information about a range of issues relevant to our needs
  • cultural activities
  • outings and excursions

See tab below for downloadable membership and renewal forms


As from 1 July 1999, to join the Association, members will pay a Membership fee of $20 and an Additional Membership Benefits Fee of $5, ie a total of $25 for the first year's membership.

Each year, in order to retain the benefits, an additional Membership Benefits Fee (of $5) will be due on 1 January, and is to be paid before 31 March of that year - ie membership RENEWAL is $5 per year. 

Fees are set at the Annual General Meeting.

QRTA Executive meets on the first Tuesday of each month except January.

Contact : qrtasec@gmail.com





Hon. Patron

Kevin Bates

07 3512 9000 | qtu@qtu.asn.au


Noela Rogers

phone:0408 767 079 | email

Vice President/Minutes

Roger Abell


Past President

Maida Lilley



Donella Lister

phone : 0409 630 319 | email


Frank Atkinson


Membership Secretary

Bob Bell


Association Carer

Des James


QRTA Digest

Position vacant

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Sandra Crawford


Association Archivist

Position vacant



Jim Pearse

Ursula Blaszczyk

Norma Wiltshire


Events and meetings

Full details will be emailed in the QRTA monthly and also included in the Digest.

RSVP at least a week before each activity to the secretary (For Brisbane Branch) and to contact  provided (other Branches)


QRTA Secretary Donella Lister at qrtasec@gmail.com

State executive

Meet on the first Tuesday of the month (except for January).

March 20 9.45am for 10.00am Morning Tea for New Members Guest Speaker: Sallyanne Atkinson Venue: United Services Club Wickham Terrace Cost: $25.00 includes morning tea
April 17 10.00am Guest Speaker from COTA – Planning ahead – Let’s talk Enduring Power of Attorney Venue: Brisbane Square Library
May 15 11.30am for noon 38th Birthday Lunch Venue: to be decided
June 19 10.00am Dunwich Museum – Stradbroke Island We’ll catch the Water Taxi to Dunwich, visit the museum with a guided tour of the cemetery
July 17 10.00am Trade Coast Heritage Park – Eagle Farm 3 Heritage sites to visit
August 21 10.00am Annual General Meeting School as a venue
September 18 10.00am Planetarium – Mt Cootha Cost: $13.00
October 16 10.00am Visit to Life Tec – Speaker on Assistive Technology for Computers and Tablets
November 1.00pm to 2.00pm Lunch time concert At the conservatorium of Music Date and Price to be advised
December 11  Christmas lunch QTU Building

Meetings and events

Lunches will be organised at the Maryborough Cricket Club at noon on the following Thursdays:

2018:  15 March, 17 May, 16 August and 15 November


Please contact  Ashley Taylor on (07) 4122  1651  or email, or Diane Humphreys on (07) 4121 2542 or email.

Meetings and events

Rockhampton Branch meets on the 2nd Monday of each month (unless a public holiday) at Mallet Sports Centre Ann Street Rockhampton.

Meetings start at 9.30am and alternate between in-house meetings with a guest speaker and morning tea, and outings to places of interest, month about.

The Annual General Meeting occurs in August and the December meeting is followed by a Christmas luncheon.

Contact Jan or Margaret for further details.


Vice President : Jan Settree(07) 4928 9289 or email

Sec/Treasurer Margaret Black (07) 4928 2490 or email