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About us

Welcome to QBOA

The Queensland Boulder Opal Association Inc. (QBOA) is an industry body that represents Opal Miners and QBOA’s members.


Opal is Australia’s National Gemstone

The QBOA’s function is to ensure that Legislative and Regulatory bodies controlling the industry have appropriate policies that are suitable to the needs of the Industry, and the promotion of this rare, unique product, Queensland’s Boulder Opal.

Vince Evert and a committee of local miners founded the Queensland Boulder Opal Association in Winton in 1992. Vince was born in Winton in 1932 and had long realized the potential of this beautiful gemstone. Vince was elected President of the committee, which organized the first Boulder Opal Auction held in Winton on the 29th May 1993, which was indeed successful. Vince had a long affiliation with Boulder Opal and the QBOA until his death in 1998, and is remembered fondly as a modern day pioneer and for his commitment to the opal industry. Today, the QBOA is recognized as the peak representative group by Industry and Government bodies for the Queensland Opal Industry.

Executive Committee 2021

James Evert

James Evert

President

Mobile: +61 417 646 092
Email: qboa@bigpond.com
Website: www.qboa.com.au

Mike Constable

Mike Constable

Vice President

Mobile: +61 414 782 288
Email: qboa@bigpond.com
Website: www.qboa.com.au

Alison Summerville

Alison Summerville

Secretary/Tourism Strategy Meeting

Mobile: +61 448667529
Email: qboa@bigpond.com
Website: www.qboa.com.au

David Strang

David Strang

Treasurer/Winton Opal Festival

Mobile: +61 419 172 108
Email: qboa@bigpond.com
Website: www.qboa.com.au

Lynda Alcorn

Lynda Alcorn

Project Executive

Mobile: +61 457 148 593
Email: qboa@bigpond.com
Website: www.qboa.com.au

Committee Members

Col Duff

Col Duff

Native Title/Mining

Number: +61 746 570 408
Email: qboa@bigpond.com
Website: www.qboa.com.au

James Evert

James Evert

Native Title/Mining

Number: +61 417 646 092
Email: qboa@bigpond.com
Website: www.qboa.com.au

Robbie Vinnicombe

Robbie Vinnicombe

Mining

Number: + +61 437 130 121
Email: qboa@bigpond.com
Website: www.qboa.com.au

Alan Russell

Alan Russell

Social & Fundraising/Opalton Progress

Number: +61 7 4657 1090
Email: qboa@bigpond.com
Website: www.qboa.com.au

Stephen Tasic

Stephen Tasic

Winton Opal Festival

Number: +61 414 818 100
Email: qboa@bigpond.com
Website: www.qboa.com.au

Emma Read

Emma Read

Winton Opal Festival/Jewellery Design Awards

Mobile: +61 423 275 757
Email: qboa@bigpond.com
Website: www.qboa.com.au

Janice Evert

Janice Evert

Jewellery Design Awards

Mobile: +61 438 741 269
Email: qboa@bigpond.com
Website: www.qboa.com.au

Natasha Owen

Natasha Owen

Jewellery Design Awards

Mobile: +61 438 488 696
Email: qboa@bigpond.com
Website: www.qboa.com.au

Joe Taranto

Joe Taranto

Winton Business & Tourism Association (WBT

Mobile: +61 488 488 696
Email: qboa@bigpond.com
Website: www.qboa.com.au