Centenarians celebrate at Queensland Parliament

Queensland centenarians gathered at Queensland Parliament on Friday 18 November for the annual 100+ Club luncheon—celebrating longevity, legacy and lives well-lived.

41 centenarians—including members of the 100+ Club—attended the event, which was held for the first time since 2019.

100+ Club members participate in a range of social activities throughout the year—with a highlight being the annual luncheon at Queensland Parliament.

Minister for Communities and Housing, Minister for Digital Economy and Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch was Master of Ceremonies at the luncheon, while Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk addressed guests—thanking them for their longstanding contributions to Queensland.

Among the attending members of the 100+ was 104-year old Brisbane woman Heather Cossart, who was acknowledged for her service to a number of Queensland church and social clubs, as well as her involvement with the Australian War Widows Queensland—which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2022.

The 100+ Club is independently funded and has been run by the Queensland Community Care Network since 1993.