The Gathering

The Gathering is a weekend event for men of all ages run by the Centre for Men and Families Australia. A lot has been said about toxic masculinity and the damage it does in our society. The Gathering is a celebration of healthy masculinity where men can be equipped to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. 

Whether you are new to the CFMF community, or a regular face, there will be something for you. The Gathering will include electives and workshops to help you navigate the beauty and pain of life as a man, along with plenty of time to relax, unwind and connect. 

Keynote Speaker for 2024: Brian McLaren 

Brian McLaren is a best-selling author, speaker, activist, and networker among innovative faith leaders. A college English teacher and pastor, he has written 15 books, including ‘The Great Spiritual Migration’. He is a passionate advocate for a ‘new kind of Christianity’  – just generous and working with people of all faiths for the common good.  He is a teacher at the Center for Action and Contemplation, founded by Fr. Richard Rohr. 

Brian will be joining us via live stream to present his sessions. In addition, there will be a wide range of elective-based sessions offered by local speakers covering a variety of topics to support men in their personal, emotional and spiritual growth. 

The Gathering 2024 


Early Bird $395 (closes 5th April 2024)

Full Price: $455 (closes 3rd May 2024)

Day Passes: $300 (closes 3rd May 2024)

Date: 17th – 19th May 2024

Venue: The Outlook, 4001 Ipswich Boonah Rd, Boonah QLD

All meals, accommodation, bedding and all sessions are included in the cost.

Payment Options: Full amount can be paid by Credit, Debit Card or Direct Debit. To secure your place without playing the full amount immediately a $100 deposit can be made by choosing Direct Debit at checkout, then transfer $100 to the listed account.

Can’t come for the whole weekend? Come for a day instead!

We have a number of options for men that may only be able to attend one day, or live local and would prefer to sleep at home. Click the buttons below to register. 

Come along for the full Saturday which includes all meals and full Saturday program

Come along for Sunday which includes breakfast and lunch, and Sunday program (event wraps up at 2pm)

Attend the whole event and sleep at home which includes all meals and full program Friday-Sunday

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us:

Coming from interstate? Free Bus Transfer from Brisbane Airport!

We are really looking forward to hosting men from all over Australia for The Gathering! This is a national event and no matter the state you are in, you are welcome. We realise there are some added difficulties to come from interstate or regional areas so we are hoping to make it as easy as possible for you to attend. There will be a free bus transfer to and from Brisbane airport for The Gathering.

Everything you’ll need for the weekend including bedding, accommodation and food is provided in your Gathering registration. You’ll just need to bring your own clothes for the weekend.