Note: At the direction of National Board all face to face events are to cease immediately until further notice

Annual Events – Victoria Branch



Thursday 16th: National Gallery Victoria – Winter Masterpieces Exhibition

This event commences with at 11:00am with an exclusive lecture by a senior member of NGV outlining the exhibition followed by inspection of the exhibition. There is an optional Lunch held in Café Vic following the lecture and inspection. Further details, including booking arrangements and costs will be provided closer to the event.


Tuesday 17th: Annual Luncheon
This will be held at the William Angliss Institute, 550 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne commencing at 11:30 am for a 12 Noon lunch. Further details will be provided closer to the Lunch.

Annual Events – Completed Events


Sunday 26th: Australia Day March.
The Order of Australia Association has again been given the opportunity to participate in one of the major highlights of Australia Day 2020: The Australia Day Parade held in Melbourne’s CBD.
The parade starts at 11.00am and is a 1.2km walk down Swanston Street to the Gardens opposite the National Gallery. This event is for members only.


Wednesday 26th: Inspiring Australians Oration.
The 2020 Inspiring Australians Oration was at the Melbourne Town Hall commencing at 11:00am followed by light refreshments at 12 Noon. The Oration was given by Kevin Sheedy AO. There is more to Kevin than football; he is a marketer, thinker, innovator, the holder of awards for community service and an inspirational speaker, capable of talking about subjects way beyond the boundaries of sport.


Tuesday 17th: Victoria Branch AGM
This will be held at the RACV Club, 501 Bourke St Melbourne commencing at 11:00am. 

The Formal Notice of Meeting including a Nomination Form can be found under the Victoria Branch webpage Administration/Vic Annual General Meeting.

For further information contact Victoria Branch Secretary, Fred Harrington OAM at

Annual Events – Regional Groups


Wednesday 3rd : North Central Suburbs
Winter Luncheon commencing at 11:45am. Venue is Sycamore Tree Cafe. Bookings to Fred Harrington OAM at

Wednesday 17th: Eastern Suburbs
Morning Tea at 10.00am followed by a Musical Theatre Performance entitled “Oh Carole! The Songs of Carole King and Neil Sedaka” at 11.00am at the Whitehorse Centre, Whitehorse Road Nunawading.

Thursday 25th; South Central Suburbs
Mid-year luncheon at the prestigious West Brighton Club
Our guest speaker will be Prof Graeme Samuel AC whose credentials are too long to mention here. His topic is ‘Should our Company Directors be more accountable?’ Booking details are in this e-Newsletter.


Friday 17th: Melbourne Central
New date. Luncheon at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club with Guest speaker Prof. Jayashri Kulkatni AM Director MAPrc – Mental Health Research and Clinic.

Tuesday 21st: Regional Group Representatives Meeting
This meeting is being held at the RACV City Club commencing at 1:00pm. The meeting is preceded by lunch in the RACV Conservatory Café commencing at 12 Noon.


Friday 28th: Mornington Peninsula Regional Group.
Annual Luncheon /Roy Ward Prize Presentation 12.30pm Safety Beach Sailing Club /Community Centre Marine Drive Safety Beach.

Sunday TBC: North Central Suburbs Regional Group.
Lunch at Yering Meadows Golf Club Café commencing at 12 Noon. Further details will be provided closer to the function.


Date TBC: Central Highlands Wimmera
A spring Luncheon will take place in Stawell.


Sunday 11th North East and Goulbourn Valley
Mitchelton Winery -Speaker to be confirmed

Wednesday 21st: Gippsland
Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet Oration and dinner. The guest speaker will be Urologist Associate Professor Nathan Lawrentschuke, the Director of the E J Whitten Foundation Prostate Cancer Research Centre at Epworth Hospital.


Wednesday 11th: Mornington Peninsula Regional Group
Remembrance Day Service 10am Memorial Garden Canadian Bay Rd Mt Eliza.

Friday 13th (TBC) Mornington Peninsula Regional Group
Annual Schools Awards Presentation and Afternoon Tea arrival by Bus Transfer from Mornington Golf Club 1pm at Beleura House and Garden Mornington.

Tuesday 17th: Regional Group Representatives Meeting
This meeting is being held at the William Angliss Institute commencing at 10:00am. The meeting is followed by the Vic Branch Annual Luncheon commencing at 11:30am for a 12 Noon start.