2022 marks 125 years of our Gatton campus, and we’re celebrating this historic milestone by inviting all UQ and Gatton alumni and of course, the local community, back to campus!

Since it was first established in 1897 as the Queensland Agricultural College, the UQ Gatton campus has been recognised as an important national hub for agricultural teaching, research and innovation.

Please come along to explore the campus, catch up with old classmates and enjoy a fun day out with friends and family.

The festivities will include campus tours, talks, live music, fun activities for the kids, as well as a long-table lunch on the Central Walkway.

Gatton 125 long-table lunch 

Enjoy a perfect Queensland winter afternoon with pre-lunch drinks at the newly renovated Foundation Building, followed by a special long table lunch in the Central Walkway, featuring live music and a locally inspired menu with produce from the region. 

Tickets include a three-course lunch and a welcome drink, with a paid bar on site. A kids table will also be available so your little mate(s) can join in too.

Where: UQ Gatton Central Walkway
When: Saturday 2 July, 12:30-3:00pm 
RSVP: Monday 27 June

Registrations for the long-table lunch have closed. You are welcome to join us for the below activities over the morning (no registration required).


Back to Gatton campus activities

Where: UQ Gatton Central Walkway
When: Saturday 2 July, 9:30am-12:30pm
Cost: Free - registration not required

Bring along your friends and family for a morning at UQ Gatton campus. We’ll be running a stack of fun and educational activities:

Gatton campus boots ‘n’ all tour

If you're keen to reminisce or learn more about the history of Gatton campus, Ross from the Gatton Past Students Association is your guy! Join a bus tour from Morrison Hall to the solar farm, with a stop at the dairy, crossing the orchard, through the animal precinct and back via the football ovals. You'll see it all!

Drop-in Kidspace

The Kidspace will be open to kids of all ages to create their own bubble wands and get creative with some colouring in. Parent/guardian supervision required.

Mushroom grow kits

Browse Eastwell Farm's mushroom stall, with a selection of mushroom grow kits so you can try your hand at growing your own at home.

Scavenger hunt    

Time for some fun! Visit all 10 hidden gems across UQ Gatton on our self-guided scavenger hunt and claim your treasure!  You'll discover fun facts about each stop along the way.
Tractor display    

A delight for tractor lovers of all ages! Hear from the UQ Skills team about how farming has developed over the years with an old vs new tractor display.

Live music    

Relax to the sweet sounds of local musicians performing throughout the morning.


Ever wondered how a horseshoe is made? See a farrier forging a horseshoe from steel in the coal forge.

Science in the Outdoors

Where does your food come from? Visit some of the animals and crops we have on campus to find out what it takes to get your dinner on the table.

Ag tech tour

Take a stroll around the ag tech learning spaces with Professor Vic Galea who will share stories of Gatton campus and its fascinating history.

Tour of the Clinical Skills Hub    

See students put their veterinary surgery skills to the test on simulators and models with a visit to the state-of-the-art Student Clinical Skills Hub.

Kidspace activity: Paint your own pot     

Nina will entertain kids in the Kidspace where they can paint their very own pot and pick some flower or vegetables seeds to grow at home. Parent/guardian supervision required.

Panel discussion: the start-up journey in competitive ag-tech and animal industries
UQ Ventures will host an exciting panel discussion featuring three entrepreneurs from ag tech and animal industries. Find out what it takes to start a business and create something new from the people who've done it. 
Panellists: Zoe Black (Master of Business Administration ’11), Co-founder & CEO, Happy Paws Happy Hearts; Tim Neale (Bachelor of Applied Science ’95), Managing Director, Data Farming; Liz Alexander (Master of Rural Systems Mgt ‘10, Bachelor of Arts ’94), Commercialisation Facilitator, i4 Connect.


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