Updated: 8 April, 2021


The Ringers of Christ Church, Bundaberg, and St Paul's, Maryborough, Queensland, invite you to the 60th ANZAB Ringing Festival and AGM.

There will be ringing at both churches and on the LittleToze Mini Ring. The Mini Ring will move between the two cities as part of the program. Handbell ringing will be available throughout the Festival.

While we expect that most participants will be based in Bundaberg, the program will also work for participants who stay in Maryborough. For those staying in Bundaberg, there will be transport provided to Maryborough for ringing on the Saturday, returning to Bundaberg in time for the Festival Dinner. The AGM will be held in Bundaberg on the Sunday.

Pre- and post-Festival activities are being offered at Brisbane and South Brisbane.

The ANZAB 2021 Festival Committee

ANZAB 2021 Ringing Festival and AGM - important notice

Plans are still in place to hold this year's ANZAB Ringing Festival and AGM in Bundaberg and Maryborough, Queensland, on the weekend of 11-14 June 2021. We are mindful that COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings and travel may be enforced suddenly, though we certainly hope that this will not be the case.

If you are planning to attend the Festival please consider the following advice.

For any travel or accommodation bookings make sure that you can get a refund or credit for a last minute cancellation, especially one due to COVID-19 restrictions being imposed.

Should the Festival be cancelled, ANZAB will be underwriting full refunds of Festival payments to anyone who has registered and paid before the "early bird" registration cut off date of Friday, 30 April. Those who register between 1 and 14 May and pay - may be eligible for at least a partial refund at ANZAB's discretion. Festival shirts, if produced prior to the cancellation, will form part of any refund and be posted to the registrant.

Peter Harrison, ANZAB President
Ian McCulloch, Ruth Andersen and Russell Cobb, for the Festival Organising Committee
20 March 2021


Registrations to date = 22. Why not be number 23?

For information and assistance, contact the (Ruth Andersen, tel: +61 407 687 830)

What have I registered for?

Others, and ANZAB members for that matter, can go back to the confirmation email they were sent when they registered. This contained a unique link to their registration record and advice on the password they should use.

Provisional Program

This program is current at 20 March 2021. It is subject to alteration at the organisers' absolute discretion.

Morning and afternoon coffees and teas will be provided throughout the Festival.

    Bundaberg Maryborough
11 June
Afternoon General ringing - tower bells, handbells General ringing - tower bells, mini ring, handbells
Evening Welcome Reception/Registration Welcome Reception/Registration
12 June
Morning Bus/Car to Maryborough  
10:00am   General ringing - tower bells, mini ring, handbells
11:30am   Festival Photo (City Hall Steps)
12:00 noon - 2:00pm   Lunch (provided)
2:00pm   Striking Competition
(draw at 1:45pm)
    General ringing - tower bells, mini ring, handbells
4:00pm   Bus/Car to Bundaberg
7:00 for 7:30pm Festival Dinner at Bundaberg Services Club, Coral Sea Function Centre  
13 June
  Service ringing
Service ringing
following Service General ringing - tower bells, mini ring, handbells General ringing - tower bells, handbells
11:45am - 1:00pm Lunch (provided)  
1:00pm ANZAB AGM  
5:00pm Ringers' Service  
6:30pm Eat/drink at the Bundaberg Services Club, Quay 17 Bistro  
14 June
  General ringing and Quarter peals - tower bells, mini ring, handbells General ringing and Quarter peals - tower bells, handbells
  Lunch (own arrangements) Lunch (own arrangements)

Maryborough Tours - Saturday, 12 June

For Ringers and Companions. Subject to cancellation if numbers are insufficient. Bookings are required via the Festival Registration Form.

9:00am Walking tour of city - free
9:30am Tour of Olds Engineering Works - own transport - $10 per head
tba Tour of Maryborough Railway Museum - opposite tower - $2 per head
tba Tour of Brennan and Geraghty's Store Museum - walking distance from tower - $4 per head
10:00am Tour of Baddow House with morning tea - home of Edgar Aldridge, tower donor - own transport - $6 per head
2:00pm Tour of Baddow House with afternoon tea - home of Edgar Aldridge, tower donor - own transport - $6 per head

ART Courses

We are investigating the possibility of running ART courses before or after the festival in Bundaberg. These can include Module 1 (Teaching Handling) and Module 2C (Teaching Elementary Change Ringing). The courses are dependent on a minimum number of participants to proceed. You will be able to indicate interest via the registration form. Possible attendees are welcome to email in the meantime as this will help with forward planning.

More information about the courses and who should attend them is available here.


Women's polo shirt      Men's polo shirt
Polo shirts with ANZAB 2020 logo
(yes, 2020, a collector's item)

Accommodation suggestions

Hotels near the Bundaberg tower are the Burnett Riverside Motel, Bundaberg and the Sugar Country Motor Inn, Bundaberg.

Marybourgh City Motel is near the Maryborough tower.

Here are some links that may help:


Merchandise: - tel: +61 (0)407 687 830
Maryborough: - tel: +61 (0)407 687 830
Bundaberg: - tel: +61 (0)411 435 275 or +61 (0)7 4159 9752;
Brisbane: - tel: +61 (0)450 461 283
Bell Maintenance Workshop:
ART Courses:

ANZAB 2021 logo

Bundaberg and Maryborough have similar climates. June overnight minimums are typically 6o to 16oC, with daytime maximums 20o to 25oC, and there are around 4 days with at least 1 mm of rain. For realtime information and forecasts, see: