NEWS & EVENTS


Gallipoli & Western Front

Association members and guests are invited to join a fully escorted and highly acclaimed by the last two years’ participants, 10 day tour of Gallipoli/Turkey in May/June 2020, followed immediately by a 9 day tour of the battlefields of the Western Front, exclusively for members & guests.

Further details: Click here to download

Singapore & Thailand

Association members and guests are invited to join an 8 day fully escorted WW2 Battlefields Tour of Australians in Asia, exclusively for members & guests –

 June 7 – 15, 2020

Further Details:  Click here to download

Tuesday 25 June: 2019 Order of Australia Association ACT Branch – Australian Defence Force Oration.

The ACT Branch annual Australian Defence Force Oration was established in 2011 with the aim of further recognising the contribution made by military members of the Order of Australia to the fabric of Australian society. The 2019 Oration was delivered by the Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell AO, DSC, who spoke about security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region in the next 20 years. You can find a transcript of the Oration here.

General Campbell was appointed a Member in the Order of Australia on Australia Day 2003 for exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force as the Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion Group during operational service in East Timor. He was appointed an Officer in the Order in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday list for distinguished service as Head Military Strategic Commitments, Deputy Chief of Army, and Chief of Army. (Photo: OAA; Bio: Defence)

NEWS & EVENTS


ORDER OF AUSTRALIA ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CONFERENCE

REMARKS BY – HER EXCELLENCY PROFESSOR THE HONOURABLE KATE WARNER AC
GOVERNOR OF TASMANIA,
THURSDAY 11 APRIL 2019

Please download the speech here

The Official Table at the National Conference

Brendan Nelson AO speaking at the National Conference

The members forum at the National Conference


On the 27th February, at Deakin Edge within Federation Square, over 220 guests enjoyed the 3rd annual Inspiring Australians’ Oration.

In addition to many of the Victoria Branch members, there were students from invited schools Camberwell Grammar School, John Monash Science School, Ringwood Secondary and Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar.

The event itself consisted of a musical performance from Imogen Spendlove, an interview with the OAA Foundation Scholarship awardee Juanita Kelly-Mundine and of course a delightful Oration by The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp.

The Lord Mayor spoke about the qualities of Inspiring Australians which she admires, which was great to hear from different perspectives with her experiences.

At the conclusion, many students enjoyed their time in discussion with the Lord Mayor, Imogen and Juanita after the Oration.

The Oration has now established itself as one of the major events undertaken by the Victorian branch and will again be held in 2020.

A special thanks to Paul Wheelton AM and Angela Wheelton OAM, for their continued support of the event.

Paul Wheelton AM, Rt Hon Sally Capp, Lord Mayor of Melbourne and Helene Bender OAM

Rt Hon Sally Capp addressing the audience

OAA Foundation Scholarship awardee Juanita Kelly-Mundine being interviewed by David Mann AM