All venues selected by the Victoria Branch for our events are accessible by members and guests of all abilities.

Venues are also easily accessible by public transport from metropolitan and regional areas.

Reminder members and guests are invited to attend events.

Thank You Reception

Date – Wednesday October 4

Time – 1.15pm

Venue – Alex Theatre St Kilda easily accessible by public transport

Cost – No cost to attend
OAA VIC Branch Reception is to welcome Order of Australia recipients who join the Association in 2023

Booking details – Using the booking link noted on invitation


End of Year Dinner

Date – Thursday November 23

Time – 6.15pm

Venue – William Angliss Restaurant

Speakers – Natalie O’Brien AM – CEO Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and

OAA Foundation 2022 scholarship recipient Alex Nair will update members and guests on her studies, employment and community work.

Booking details – will be available late September 2023


Barwon Regional Group

Event – Christmas luncheon

Date – Friday November 24

Time – 12.00 pm for 12.30pm sit down for lunch

Venue – Waurn Ponds Hotel

Cost per person with GST included – TBA

Speaker – Warwick Hadfield OAM

Booking details – Treasurer Peter Doak OAM [email protected]

Eastern Suburbs Regional Group

Webinars are open to all OAA members.

To book to attend the webinars contact ESRG Chairperson, Geoffrey Grinton OAM, at [email protected]

Thursday September 14 at 5.30pm Dr Neil Roy AM was a consultant paediatrician at the Women’s Hospital from 1975 to 2007, and a key contributor to the development of NETS, the Newborn Emergency Transport Service, designed originally to safely bring newborns needing specialist care to the Women’s Hospital.

Thursday November 9 at 5:30pm Jenny Graves AC is a renowned Australian Geneticist, a Distinguished Professor within the La Trobe University’s Institute for Molecular Science. Her wide research interests have included mapping the genome of Australian marsupials, and she is particularly well known for her theories of the origin and evolution of human sex chromosomes and sex determining genes. Her many awards include the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.

Gippsland Regional Group

Event – The Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet Annual Dinner & Address

Date – Wednesday October 18

Time – 6.30pm for 7.00pm

Venue – Dal Mondo Restaurant & Function Centre

7 Post Office Place, Traralgon

Cost – $90 per adult and $75 for students GST included for dink and canapés, two course dinner and drinks at bar prices.

Speaker – Professor H. Miles Prince AM

Booking details –

Melbourne Central Regional Group

Event – Regular lunch for members and guests

Date – Tuesday September 26

Time – 12:00pm to 2.30pm

Venue – The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Glenferrie Road, Kooyong

Cost – $90 GST included for members and guests. Includes two course lunch and drink on arrival

Speaker – Dr Alan Finkel AC on ‘Tackling the hardest economic challenge since the dawn of agriculture’

Booking details – Trevor Clark OAM E: [email protected]

 North Central Suburbs Regional Group

Event – ZOOM open to all OAA members

Date – Thursday September 21

Time – 5.30pm

Venue – Virtual

Cost – Not applicable for ZOOM

Speaker – Cinnamon Evans CEO of CERES located in Brunswick East

CERES is an environmental education centre, community garden, urban farm and social enterprise hub spread across four locations, linked by the Merri and Darebin Creeks on Wurundjeri Country, Naarm (Melbourne).

Cinnamon will talk about the history/establishment of CERES and its many programs

Booking details – by 5:00pm Wednesday September 20 to Fred Harrington OAM at: [email protected] The ZOOM link will be provided following the close of bookings.

Event – Social lunch

Date – Wednesday September 27

Time – 11.45am

Venue – Sycamore Tree café 185 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg

Cost – Order off the menu and pay individually

Booking details – by 5:00pm on Sunday September 24 with Irene Harrington OAM on either 0407 865 447 or [email protected]

North East Victoria and Goulburn Valley Regional Group

Event – Lunch in Shepparton

Date – Sunday October 8

Time – 12.00pm for 12.30pm

Venue – The Woolshed @ Emerald Bank, Shepparton

The venue is close to the Museum of Vehicle Evolution (MOVE) consider a visit beforehand and make a wonderful day of your time in Shepparton

Cost – $60 per person GST included for 2 course lunch (main and dessert, alternate drop) and drinks at bar prices.

Speaker – Dr Pieter Mourik AM will speak on – ‘My 50 years in Medicine; Then and Now’

Booking details – Barb Thomas OAM on 0419 889 804 if you would like to attend.