Upcoming Events – Victoria Branch



Thursday 13th: National Gallery Victoria – Winter Masters Exhibition

In a dual presentation of Chinese art and culture past and present, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series at the National Gallery of Victoria presents China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors alongside a parallel display of new works by one of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang. Booking details available late March.


Date to be confirmed: New Awardees Reception

This is an invitation only event for both Australia Day and Queen’s Birthday award recipients together with Regional Group Chairs or their representative.


Tuesday 19th: Annual Luncheon

This Luncheon is to be held at William Angliss Institute of TAFE, 550 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne commencing at 12 Noon. Further details will be provided closer to the event.

Upcoming Events – Regional Groups



Sunday 7th: Gippsland

Autumn Luncheon at the Royal Hotel in Drouin, 2/4 Main South Road, Drouin commencing at 12 mid-day. Guest speaker is new Australia Day 2019 awardee, Ms Janice Ablett, OAM who is to speak about the ‘Ice Meltdown Project’. Cost $40pp members and guests welcome.

Monday 22nd:  Loddon Campaspe

Meet for lunch after the Easter parade and launch of new dragon in Bendigo. For further information contact Deb Fleming OAM at canddflemings@bigpond.com

Wednesday 24th: Eastern Suburbs

Morning tea and live theatre show at the Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading from 10.00am. Cost $20 per person. Morning tea will be followed at 11.00am by a live theatre performance entitled Practically Perfect. This live production celebrates the life and musical career of the legendry Dame Julie Andrews. For bookings contact Activities Co-ordinator, Dot Browne OAM, on 9874 2501 or email: dotandcol23@bigpond.com.

Thursday 25th: Mornington Peninsula

Anzac Day Service Memorial Garden Mt Eliza from 2pm


Wednesday 15th: North Central Suburbs

Outing on the Melbourne Tramboat commencing at 10:30am  to cruise downstream along the Yarra, through the Port of Melbourne, past Swanson Dock under the Westgate Bridge, out into Hobson’s Bay before arriving at the historic Sea Port of Williamstown. Enjoy morning tea on the cruise and a fish and chips lunch. The cost is $49.00 per person and bookings are essential. For bookings contact Irene Harrington OAM at harri@gravity.net.au

Thursday 16th: Western Suburbs

Lunch commencing at 12.00pm; venue TBC–Guest Speaker TBC

Sunday 19th: North East Vic & Goulburn Valley

Lunch commencing at 12.30pm at Fowles Wine, Avenel – Dale Potter OAM-Guest Speaker

Sunday 19th: Barwon

Annual film twilight afternoon with supper.

Wednesday 5th: North Central Suburbs
Winter luncheon. Commencing at 11:45am at the Sycamore Tree Café, Burgundy St Heidelberg. Booking to Fred Harrington OAM at Fred.harrington@gravity.net.au

Wednesday 12th: Loddon Campaspe

Visit to the Portrait exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery. For further information contact Deb Fleming OAM at canddflemings@bigpond.com 


Tuesday 16th: Regional Groups meeting.

The meeting is to be held between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the RACV Club, 501 Bourke St Melbourne following a lunch commencing at 12 Noon at the RACV club

Wednesday 17th: Eastern Suburbs

“Christmas in July” Luncheon at Bucatini’s Restaurant, Mitcham from 12.00 noon. Guest speaker is Reg Gorman, Australian television and film actor and comedian. Known for his roles in “The Sullivans”, “Fergus McPhail” and “Neighbours” and many Australian films. Also Reg is one of the last surviving active vaudeville performers in Australia. For bookings contact Dot Browne OAM, on 9874 2501 or email: dotandcol23@bigpond.com


Friday 19th: Mornington Peninsula

Reception for 2019 Australia Day & Queens Birthday Award Recipients. This will be hosted by Mornington Peninsula Shire at their Rosebud Office Besgrove Street Rosebud.



Thursday 15th: Western Suburbs

Lunch commencing at 12.00pm; venue TBC–Guest Speaker TBC

Thursday 15th: Barwon

Primary School Citizenship Award

Friday 23rd: Mornington Peninsula

Annual Luncheon /Roy Ward Prize Presentation 12.30pm Safety Beach Sailing Club /Community Centre Marine Drive Safety Beach



Wednesday 4th: North Central Suburbs

Spring luncheon. Commencing at 11:45am. Venue to be determined. Booking to Fred Harrington OAM at Fred.harrington@gravity.net.au

Wednesday 18th:  Loddon Campaspe.

Ride the heritage train between Castlemaine and Maldon. For further information contact Deb Fleming OAM at canddflemings@bigpond.com


Wednesday 16th: Gippsland

The 7th Annual Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet Address. To be held at the Premiere Function Room 29 Grey Street Traralgon commencing at 6-30pm. Two course dinner, welcome drinks on arrival and subsequent drinks at bar prices.  Guest Speaker is Dr Margaret Hellard, AM who received her award ‘For significant service to medicine as an infectious diseases and public health physician and research scientist’.  Dr Hellard is to speak on the subject of research into the transition of adolescents into adulthood. Costs are $60pp with a student concession rate of $35pp. Further Details can be found on the Regional Group website: www.orderofaustraliagippsland.org

Sunday 20th: North East Vic & Goulburn Valley

Lunch at Corowa Golf Club. Guest Speaker, Inspector Kerrie Hicks, Wangaratta Local Area Commander, Victoria police

Thursday 24th: North Central Suburbs

Reception for 2019 Award Recipients. Further details closer to the event.



Monday 11th: Mornington Peninsula

Remembrance Day Service 10am Memorial Garden Canadian Bay Rd Mt Eliza.


Friday 15th (TBC): Mornington Peninsula

Annual Schools Awards Presentation and Afternoon Tea arrival by Bus Transfer from Mornington Golf Club 1pm at Beleura House and Garden Mornington


Friday 15th: Loddon Campaspe.

 AGM and lunch with guest speaker about the Legacy program to be held at Legacy House, Bendigo. For further information contact Deb Fleming OAM at canddflemings@bigpond.com

Tuesday 19th: Regional Groups meeting.

The meeting is to be held between 10:00am and 11:30am at the William Angliss Institute 550 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne prior to the Victoria Branch Luncheon.