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
Please Save the Dates below, further information will be added over the coming months
2024 OAA VICTORIA BRANCH EVENTS
Updated 22 February 2024
Inspiring Australians Oration then Victoria Branch Annual General Meeting
Date: Tuesday 19 March
Time: 10.30am for 10.45am Oration
12.45pm sign in for 1.00pm Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Venue: Melbourne Town Hall Level 3. 90-130 Swanston Street Melbourne
TryBooking link for Oration https://www.trybooking.com/COTXK
Oration: Will be delivered by Fiona McLeod AO SC – Order of Australia citation – for distinguished service to the law, and to the legal profession, at the national and international level, and to women lawyers.
2008 OAA Foundation scholarship recipient James Hicks will also speak at this event
Cost: $10 per person GST included + booking fee for Oration includes light refreshments.
No cost to attend the AGM. TryBooking link https://www.trybooking.com/COTZM
Date: Tuesday 25 June
Time: 12noon for 12.30pm seating
Venue: William Angliss Restaurant – 555 Little Lonsdale Street entrance
Speaker: Alaa Elzokm OAM – Order of Australia citation – For service to the Islamic community.
There will also be an OAA Foundation scholarship recipient speaking at the lunch
Virtual Event via ZOOM
Date: Wednesday 24 July
Time: 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Venue: Via ZOOM
Speaker: Ian Carson AM Co-founder of SecondBite
Cost: There is no cost to attend this event
Pharaoh Exhibition Winter Masterpieces
Date: Sunday 4 August
Time: 10.45am includes Introduction Talk and Pharaoh Exhibition
Venue: National Gallery Victoria
Thank You Reception
This reception thanks Order of Australia recipients who join the Association in 2024
Date: Wednesday 9 October
Venue: Alex Theatre in St Kilda
Cost: There is no cost for the member and guest to attend
End of Year Dinner
Date: Thursday 21 November
Time: 6.15pm for 6.30pm seating
Venue: Stamford Plaza Melbourne – 111 Little Collins Street Melbourne
Speaker: Pamela Clark AO – Order of Australia citation – For distinguished service to the dental profession, particularly through a range of roles with national and international associations, as a supporter of research and technical dental standards, and to manufacturing.
2018 OAA Foundation scholarship recipient Hannah Gandy will also speak at this event
t.Victorian Regional Group AGMs 2024
Still to occur
Wednesday 6 March – South Central Suburbs 11am AGM The events room, The Bridge Hotel, Mordialloc with lunch to follow speaker Geoff Bransbury – Adventures of an Intrepid Motorcyclist 90,000km around the world at 70. Lunch cost is $40.00 including GST, includes pre-lunch drink, lunch, coffee.
Tuesday 12 March – Eastern Suburbs 10am Morning Tea, 10.30am Speaker & AGM Blackburn Lake Visitors’ Centre, Central Road, Blackburn, Guest Speaker, David Langworthy OAM, who will speak about his work with Disaster Aid Australia.
Wednesday 13 March – North Central Suburbs 11.15am Sycamore Tree (185 Burgundy Street) Heidelberg. Parking available in Church car park adjacent to venue. Booking for the AGM to [email protected] by 5:00pm Tuesday 12th March 2024
North Central Suburbs Seasonal Lunch (Following AGM) Lunch will commence at approximately 12:15pm The venue is the Sycamore Tree Café, 185 Burgundy St Heidelberg. Parking available in Church car park adjacent to venue. Members and guests can order from the menu and pay the café individually for their meals/drinks. Bookings to Irene Harrington OAM JP at [email protected] by 5:00pm Friday 8thMarch 2024.
Thursday 14 March – Frankston Mornington Peninsula – a lunch at the Ranelagh Club in Mount Eliza
Sunday 17 March – Gippsland –2pm in the Main meeting room Rotary Centenary House (39 Valley Drive) Traralgon Guest speaker: A senior member of the Centenary House Committee. High Tea to follow meeting at a cost of $40 including GST
Friday 22 March – South West – Mortlake
Sunday 24 March – North East & Goulburn Valley AGM and March luncheon Guest Speaker the Hon Pat McNamara AM. Venue -Memorial Hall 2 Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Ovens Street, Wangaratta
Friday 5 April – Loddon Campaspe – Bendigo including the option for a Gallery visit – Paris: Impressions of Life 1880-1925. Terrae@ Hotel Earnest, 10 -12 View Street Bendigo. 11am -11.45am AGM Terrae Restaurant. 12 noon – 1.15pm Lunch a’ la carte menu. (at own expense). RSVP for lunch to Secretary [email protected] by Wednesday 27th March.
Members may then wish to join the OAA Group at a tour of Bendigo Art Gallery’s newest international exhibition: Paris: Impressions of Life 1880 – 1925. Please book tickets directly for the exhibition on the Gallery website https://www.bendigoregion.com.au NOTE – this is a timed pre-paid exhibition that will be immensely popular so please book ASAP to avoid disappointment.
Events Victorian Regional Groups 2024
North Central Suburbs Regional Group
Thursday 18 April – ZOOM session 5:30pm with speaker to be advised. Bookings to Fred Harrington OAM at: [email protected] by 5:00pm Wednesday 17th April 2024. The ZOOM Link will be distributed to those who have booked following the closure of bookings
Thursday 16 May – ZOOM session 5.30PM. Speaker Glenys Gayfer OAM
Thursday 18 June – ZOOM session 5:30pm with speaker to be advised.
Sunday 11 August NCSRG Lunch to welcome all 2024 honours recipients
Gippsland Regional Group
Wednesday 23 October is the date for the 2024 Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet gala event to take place in Traralgon (the birthplace of Sir Frank). The details of venue, cost and timing are to be announced in due course.