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. Everyone has to check-in upon arrival.


Tuesday 17 – Reception for 2020 Australia Day and Queen’s Birthday and 2021 Australia Day and Queen’s Birthday Order of Australia Honours recipients
Invitations emailed and mailed to recipients.


Thursday 23 – Virtual from 5.30pm 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 experienced CEO and Deputy Chair experienced in mental health.
Booking via TryBooking now open


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


Sunday 15 – lunch at Del Mondo Restaurant Traralgon
Speaker Eric Panther OAM – Gippsland
Monday 16 networking night at the Residence of the British Consul-General Melbourne Central
Thursday 19 – lunch and guest speaker Western Suburbs
Friday 20 – lunch with speakers from Deakin University talking about the Warrnambool Hydrogen energy project SW Victoria
Sunday 22 – lunch in the Yarra Valley North Central Suburbs


Wednesday 1 – Informal ‘Spring’ lunch North Central Suburbs
Tuesday 21 lunch at The Kooyong Tennis Club
Speaker Hon Peter Costello AC Chairman of The Future Fund, Chairman of Nine Entertainment Ltd. –Melbourne Central


Sunday October 3 – The Barn, Brown Brothers Winery Milawa Guest Speaker Dr Nicholas Jans OAM North East Vic & Goulburn Valley
Wednesday October 20 – annual Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet dinner at Century Inn, Traralgon. Cost $75 pp
Speaker Urologist Associate Professor Nathan Lawrentschuk, Director of the E J Whitten Foundation Prostate Cancer Research Centre at Epworth – Gippsland


Friday 26 Christmas luncheon – Barwon

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 Cafe

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

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

Thursday 17th Virtual at 5.30pm with speaker Jeanette Suhr OAM – North Central Suburbs

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

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 8 – Virtual at 5.30pm with speaker Jeanette Suhr OAM

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)

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

Western Suburbs Regional Group
Thursday February 18 – AGM