Gold Coast

The QJA Gold Coast Branch catchment area lies south of the Albert River to the New South Wales Border, running from Ormeau in the north to Mt Tamborine in the West, and along the east coast from Jacobs Well to Coolangatta.

The Branch is here to support QJA members achieve excellence in JP service delivery.

The QJA Gold Coast Branch has been recognised as a leader in member support taking out the following awards:

  • Branch of the Year (2017)
  • Community Engagement (2017)
  • Member of the Year (2018- Keith Taylor)
  • Emerging Leader of the Year (2019 - Carol Drovandi)



Professional Development

Through regular 2nd monthly professional development meetings the Branch Committee aims to provide a collegiate learning and networking environment for Gold Coast QJA members. The committee also organises a range of activities and resources including:

  • Guest speakers
  • Workshops
  • Discussion Groups
  • Email updates
  • Newsletters
  • Group visits e.g. Southport and Coolangatta courthouse
  • Social Gatherings
  • PD record books


Meetings commence at 6:30pm and end around 8:00pm.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, venues yet to be arranged.

Branch meetings for 2021

  • Tuesday 9 March
  • Tuesday 11 May
  • Tuesday 13 July  (AGM)
  • Tuesday 14 September
  • Tuesday 30 November



Branch news

Executive Committee

The Gold Coast Branch executive committee comprises;

Chairman:Romi Hellingrath
Secretary:Joan Kennedy
Treasurer:Helen Morrow
Committee:Carol Jackson

The CSI Club is generously donating the venue. Undercover car parking is available. Enter via Scarborough Street then proceed up the ramp. There is direct access to the club via the lift.
QJA Gold Coast Branch sincerely acknowledges the support from the CSI Club


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