Annual Events – Victoria Branch

The health and wellbeing of our members is our top priority.

Victoria will enter a State of Disaster from 6pm on Sunday, August 2 to give police additional powers and ensure people are complying with the public health directions.

The new restrictions will be in place for six weeks, ending on September 13.

METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE
Melbourne will move to Stage 4 restrictions from 6pm on August 2.

• There will be a curfew from 8pm to 5am. The only reason to leave home during these hours is for work, medical care and caregiving
• Must stay within 5kms of your home. Exemptions to the distance rule are visiting partners and for shared custody arrangements
• Only one person from each household is allowed to go shopping once per day – you must stay within 5kms of your home
• Recreational activity is no longer allowed. You can exercise for one hour each day and it must be within 5kms of your home
• Groups are restricted to two people, regardless of whether they’re from the same family. There are “common sense” exemptions for children who are being cared for
• Remote learning will return across all year levels from Wednesday, onsite supervision is available to students if it is absolutely necessary
• VCE exams will not change
• Only vulnerable children and kids of essential workers will be allowed to attend kindergarten and child care
• Special schools will remain open for those who need it
• Weddings will be banned from August 6

REGIONAL VICTORIA
Regional Victoria will move to Stage 3 restrictions from 11.59pm on Wednesday. Mitchell Shire will remain on Stage 3. Restrictions implemented from Wednesday will run until September 13.

• The only reason people will be able to leave home is for shopping for food and essentials, care and caregiving, work and study, and daily exercise.
• Restaurants and cafes will move to takeaway only
• Beauty and personal services will close
• Community sport will cease
• Face coverings are mandatory
• Remote learning will return across all year levels, with onsite supervision is available for children of permitted workers and vulnerable kids

November

VIC Branch Annual Luncheon – Virtual
12 noon Tuesday November 17, 2020
Further details will be added soon.


Annual Events – Branch Completed Events

January

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.

February

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.

March

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 secvic@theorderofaustralia.asn.au

August

Tuesday August 18 Move to completed Regional Groups
Regional Group Representatives Meeting

This meeting is scheduled to be held via Zoom commencing at 1:00pm. Link details will be included with the meeting agenda pack


Annual Events – Regional Groups

October

Sunday October 11 – Cancelled
North East & Goulburn Valley has re-booked the Park Lake Hotel Shepparton for a lunch.

November

Wednesday November 25 – Cancelled
South Central Suburbs End of Year Dinner at the Victoria Golf Club