Annual Program – 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.  Bookings can be made via Trybooking at


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. Further details will be provided closer to the event.

Annual Program – Regional Groups

Please note that members are able to book to attend the functions of any Regional Group not just functions organised by their own Regional Group


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

Wednesday 12th: Loddon Campaspe

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


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:

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 1st: South Central Suburbs

Lunch with Mal Walden as guest speaker. All RG members are welcome to attend.  Venue is Kingston Heath Golf Club. Cost is $60 per person. Please reply to Geoff Oscar AM at by 24th July 2019

Thursday 15th: Western Suburbs

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

Thursday 15th: Barwon

Primary School Citizenship Award

Sunday 18th: North Central Suburbs

Lunch at Yarra Valley Winery. Further details to be provided closer to the event.

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 is Sycamore Tree Cafe. Booking to Fred Harrington OAM at

Wednesday 18th:  Loddon Campaspe.

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


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. 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

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.