Annual Program – Victoria Branch

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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. 

Wednesday 31st: 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.

Thursday 21st: Annual Luncheon
This Luncheon is to be held at William Angliss Institute of TAFE, 550 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne commencing at 12 Noon.

Guest Speaker is Rosemary (Rosie) Batty AO. Cost is $45 (incl GST) per head for a 3 course meal. Drinks at bar price. Bookings must be made via TryBookings  via: TryBooking tickets need to be presented to gain access to the luncheon. Bookings close 10th November unless booked out earlier.

Annual Program – Regional Groups

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:

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 and afternoon Tea. Commencing at 12:45pm at the Heidelberg Uniting Church 185 Burgundy St Heidelberg. Guest speaker is Channel Nine News presenter Peter Hitchener OAM. Bookings to Fred Harrington at:

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

Lunch with guest speaker about the Legacy program to be held at Legacy House, Bendigo. For further information contact Deb Fleming OAM at

Thursday 21st: 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.