VICTORIA Branch Upcoming 2021 Events

The health and safety of our members, guests and volunteers is top priority for the OAA VIC Branch. We will implement measures in line with the latest Victoria CHO and Department regulations and venue requirements to ensure member safety. All venues are now required to use the Service Victoria QR Code app with everyone required to check-in upon arrival, assistance will be available for members and guests without a smartphone.
Vaccination or exemption verification will be required from early November 2021.



Wednesday 24 – annual lunch at 12noon to 2.30pm

William Angliss Restaurant with speakers Jade Hameister OAM and Paul Hameister OAM, father and daughter talking about their polar explorations including the Polar Hat Trick.
Jordan Eitler 2016 recipient of the Order of Australia Association Foundation Scholarship donated by the OAA VIC Branch will talk about his employment and community work.
Invitation will be emailed to members late October.


UPDATE regarding Oration

Inspiring Australians Oration has been deferred to 2022 due to ongoing COVID restrictions

REGIONAL GROUPS Upcoming 2021 Events


Thursday 14 – virtual free event commencing at 5:30 pm everyone is welcome, registration is required.
TryBooking  to register.
Speaker Wendy Moore OAM
Topic: Empowering Women Internationally.
Since 2006 Wendy has assisted with training and the support of the community organisation Samunnat Nepal. Eastern Suburbs


Thursday 21 – virtual free event commencing at 5.30pm.
Speaker Professor Julie Bernhardt AM  co-leader of The Florey’s Stroke Theme, and leads the AVERT Early Intervention Research Program.
Her topic will be Stroke: We’ve come a long way treating this brain injury, but still have a long way to go.
Register by emailing NCSRG Chair Fred Harrington OAM at North Central Suburbs



Wednesday 17 – annual End of Year Dinner at Victoria Golf Club.
Speaker Mr. Jan Sardi AO. He is one of Australia’s eminent screenwriters.
Cost $70 per person, guests welcome. To book contact Treasurer Alan Samuel OAM
Phone 0408 024 224 Email  South Central Suburbs

Friday 26 Christmas luncheon – Barwon



Thursday 9 virtual free event.
Speaker will be Susan Alberti AC, one of Australia’s pre-eminent philanthropists, and Chairperson of the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation.
Save the date. Eastern Suburbs

Victoria Branch 2021 Past Events & AGM

Wednesday February 24 – 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
Virtual Year Launch re-emergence of our Arts Industries
Speakers Melanie Smith Arts Centre Melbourne and Dr Tony Elwood AM National Gallery Victoria

Tuesday March 16 – at 11.00am Virtual Annual General Meeting

Thursday May 12 – Virtual from 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Speakers Jo Newton OAM and Alana Johnson AM will talk about Agricultural opportunities and challenges. No cost.

Thursday July 15 – at National Gallery Victoria Impressionist Masterpieces Exhibition and lunch at Barre Café

Tuesday August 17 – Reception for 2020 Australia Day and Queen’s Birthday and 2021 Australia Day and Queen’s Birthday Order of Australia Honours recipients at State Library Victoria Cancelled due to lockdown #6 social distancing restrictions and impact on venues.

Thursday September 23 – Virtual from 5.15pm to 6.30pm
Theme ‘R U OK’ and Mental Health
Speakers: The Hon Robert Knowles AO Company Director experienced in health sectors including Director of beyond blue and Kim Koop AM with 40 years of experience delivering and leading mental health services across Australia

Regional Groups 2021 Past Events & AGMs

Barwon Regional Group
Sunday February 14 – AGM changed from hybrid to virtual via Zoom. Guest speaker Elaine Carbines AM

Central Highlands and Wimmera Regional Group
Sunday February 21 – AGM Zoom

Eastern Suburbs Regional Group
Wednesday February 17 – AGM Zoom
Thursday July 22. Virtual at 5.30pm Professor Catherine Crock AM, the Founder of the well-known Hush Foundation Book

Frankston Mornington Peninsula Regional Group
Friday March 19 – AGM via Zoom

Sunday March 14 – AGM
Sunday April 18 – Lunch with a focus on Centenary of the RAAF at Sale Greyhound Club
Sunday August 15 – Lunch at Del Mondo Restaurant Traralgon Speaker Eric Panther OAM cancelled due to COVID social distancing restrictions

Loddon-Campaspe Regional Group
​Friday March 26 – AGM, lunch option and Bendigo Art Gallery

Melbourne Central Regional Group
Tuesday May 11th lunch at The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club with speaker Prof Jayashri Kulkarni AM a specialist and well recognised researcher in Women’s Mental Health
Monday August 16 networking night at the Residence of the British Consul-General cancelled due to COVID social distancing restrictions

North Central Suburbs Regional Group
Wednesday March 24 – AGM via Zoom
Thursday April 22 – Virtual at 5.30pm with speaker Stephanie Woollard OAM
Thursday May 20 – Virtual at 5.30pm with speaker Neil Soullier OAM CEO Blue Ribbon Foundation
Thursday July 17 – Virtual at 5.30pm with speaker Jeanette Suhr OAM
Sunday August 22 – lunch in the Yarra Valley Cancelled due to COVID social distancing restrictions
Wednesday September 1 – Informal ‘Spring’ lunch North Central Suburbs cancelled due to COVID lockdown

North East & Goulburn Valley Regional Group
Sunday March 28 – Lunch at Mitchelton Wines and AGM
Sunday May 30 – Lunch at Park Lake Hotel Shepparton with speaker Alana Johnson AM Cancelled due to VIC 7-day lockdown #4
Sunday July 25 – Shepparton – Park Lake Hotel -Guest Speaker Ms Alana Johnson AM
(Note-this luncheon is rescheduled from Sunday May 25 due to lockdown #4; cancelled Sunday July 25 due to lockdown #5)
Sunday October 3 – Luncheon at Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, 29-37 Ryley Street, Wangaratta with guest speaker Dr Nicholas Jans OAM

South Central Suburban Regional Group
Thursday March 11 – AGM
Thursday July 8 – mid-year lunch at Kingston Heath Golf Club speaker Professor Graeme Samuel AC

SW Victoria Regional Group
Friday March 26 – AGM via Zoom

Friday August 20 – lunch with speakers from Deakin University talking about the Warrnambool Hydrogen energy project

Western Suburbs Regional Group
Thursday February 18 – AGM
Thursday August 19 – lunch and guest speaker Cancelled due to COVID social distancing restrictions