The inaugural meeting of the Tasmanian Branch was held in the Hobart Town Hall on 11th December 1980.
Formal Regional Groups were established in the North, North West and South. The three Regional Groups organise various types of functions including quarterly meetings with guest speakers, informative visits to various organisations, lunches and dinners with speakers.
The State Branch Committee organises a number of regular events (subject to COVID-19 restrictions) including:
- “Welcome Dinners” or lunches bi-annually on the days of the Government House Investitures.
- A bi-annual Branch Newsletter.
- Visits to various businesses/locations.
- The National Conferences in Tasmania in 1996, 2004, 2011, 2019 with the next possibly in 2028.
Each of the three Regional Groups organise their own functions. Suggestions for types of functions to be considered are welcome.
One of the main aims of each Branch of The Order of Australia Association is to raise awareness about the Order of Australia and the process through which awards are granted. The Branch Office regularly distributes information to those who are seeking to submit a nomination. Forms to nominate a person who has made a significant contribution to Australian society can be obtained from the Governor-General’s website or an on-line nomination form can be lodged.
Read an article about the history of the Australian Flag.