About Aussie Beading Retreats

Aussie Beading Retreats is a group of friends from all over Australia and overseas who share a passion for beading and related crafts. Newbies are always welcome!

The inaugural Aussie Beading Retreat in 2011 was held in the lovely town of Berry, NSW, with a small group of 20. Since then we have held 13 very successful retreats in NSW, QLD, SA, Tasmania and Victoria and now average 40 participants at each retreat. 

Find out what happens at a retreat.

We have over 1500 members in our Facebook group. This is the best place to find out about upcoming ABR events and our fun, friendly challenges to get the creative juices flowing!

For more information please contact us.


Registrations for our 2022 Sunshine Coast Retreat are on hold due to the current COVID situation.

Please join our Facebook group for announcements or visit this site regularly to check for updates.








What a great 4 days!! Learnt so much, met so many gorgeous people and had such fun!

Glenda Newnham

A Rose By Any Other Name

Can we get retreat passes on Medicare? I reckon they should be available on prescription. Just what the doctor ordered!

Natalie Fletcher Jones


Thank you all for being so welcoming. I had an awesome time and will be returning.

EK Parrot

What an awesome group you are. I have had the best time, been made so welcome, learnt so much, bought beautiful beads and laughed. What more could a girl want?
Jacinta Donovan

I really had a wonderful time. Thanks to all that helped set up such a wonderful place for all of us to come together and share our beading. I enjoyed meeting all of you, old and new friends. The retreat certainly has given me a renewed passion for beading.

Ann-Maree Biggs

So sad to say goodbye. Had a fabulous retreat, met so many people and learnt heaps of new skills!

Janine Connell

Thank you to everyone for making my first retreat so awesome and enjoyable. I had a wonderful time, made many new friends and met so many lovely people…and learnt some fantastic new skills! I can’t wait to do it all over again.

Seona MacDonald


Thank you to everyone who made it what it was, crazy, relaxing and FUN!

Mandy Wiliamson