Events and Activities


BRITFEST 2018 - 21st April 2018

Britfest is happening on Saturday the 21st of April, 2018 from 10am to 4pm at the Moonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds.

Entry is FREE.

This event features Morris Dancers, a Welsh Music Folk Group, Scottish dancers, food stalls and much more.

You’ll be able to buy cooked British specialty meats and a wide selection of British beers will be available from the bar.

Come and join us to celebrate British Heritage and Culture and to have a great time.

Saturday, 21 April, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

Battle for Australia Ceremony

Battle for Australia Ceremony – Forecourt, Shrine of Remembrance, St Kilda Road.

On Wednesday 6th September, Australia officially celebrates the Battle for Australia, a series of victories in the Coral Sea, at Milne Bay and on the Kokoda Track which stemmed the tide of Japanese conquest. Those heroic Australians and our allies who fought in these battles and particularly those who sacrificed their lives in these campaigns to stop a Japanese invasion deserve our eternal gratitude and recognition.

Wednesday, 6 September, 2017 - 11:00 to 12:00

Governors-General Vision and Values

ESU Victorian Branch members together with members of the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Melbourne Shakespeare Society performed excerpts of historic speeches by Australia’s Governors-General from Federation to the early 1930s in June 2017. The Royal Commonwealth Society hosted this event at their heritage property, “The Gables” and the “theatre restaurant” style event was a great success. Due to its popularity, a future performance is planned - this time, featuring Governors-General from the 1930s to the 1970s.

Social Functions

ESU Victorian Branch holds regular social functions, either solely or in conjunction with other bodies. For more information, please contact us.

An example of a recent social event is a theatre restaurant-style event, reflecting the highlights of Australia’s history as witnessed by Australia’s Governors-General from Federation until 1929.

Public Speaking Program

The ESU runs public speaking sessions to build individual confidence and composure with speaking in public. The sessions feature a framework for crafting a speech/talk, delivery techniques and tips for maintaining calm and confidence.

Anyone interested in public speaking can contact us at to find out about forthcoming sessions.