WA Branch Social Calendar


You are invited to attend a function as a friend to meet our members before joining.

The Society hosts a variety of events based on the preferences of its members and consistent with its aims. You may prefer a traditional Sunday roast and chat with people who share your interests and humour; or lunches or morning teas with interesting guest speakers; or formal events such as the Queen’s Birthday celebration. We also celebrate traditional local events, the Melbourne Cup and Australia Day.  Where practicable, the Society joins with other organisations with similar values to attend each others functions as this offers a wider range of events to a broader range of members.

Event payments made payable to the Australia Britain Society WA,                                        PO Box 3044, YOKINE WA 6060


Traditional Sunday Roast Lunch – 3rd Sunday each month

Join members and friends at the Victoria League Rooms, 276 Onslow Road Shenton Park at 12 noon for a traditional 2 course roast lunch. The room has traditional British decor with Queen Victoria memorabilia, the meal is as you like it and in good company. Licensed. Cost $35. Reserve your seat at the Aus-Brit table by contacting Joy: 9349 1354

6th October 2018 Saturday 11:00am Brunch at BISTRO 21,  21 Ocean Road, South Fremantle. PLEASE ADVISE SECRETARY IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND by Thursday 4th October. Email joymack1@bigpond.com or Telephone 9349 1354.

20th September 2018, Monday afternoon – meet by 1 pm at 34 Douglas Avenue, Yokine, for 1/2 hour drive to Woodvale to visit Timberside Villas, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, for afternoon tea and tour. Talk by President Madeleine McPherson about the Australia-Britain Society and by Vice President Kevan Barrett about the Hundredth Anniversary of the British Suffragettes. PLEASE ADVISE SECRETARY ASAP (‘phone 9349 1354 or email joymack1@bigpond.com )

18th September 2018  Tuesday 10:30am Morning Tea 11:00am to 12noon Akanna Entertainment – JUDY GARLAND “Over the Rainbow” at Cottesloe Civic Centre, 109 Broome Street, Cottesloe. Price $15.00. Two tickets for price of one – mention ‘Australia-Britain Society’ at the door.

16th September 2018, Saturday – Victoria League Roast Lamb Dinner, 12 noon. Cost $35.00 per head paid to Katie on the day.  Please advise Hon Secretary on 93491354 or email joymack1@bigpond.com by Thursday 13th September, 2018.

9th September 2018, Sunday, Royal Schools Music Club (Inc) – Musicians of the Future, Callaway Music Auditorium, School of Music, UWA. Visitors $15.00 pay at the door.

6th to 15th September 2018. The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of WA presents the musical comedy “PATIENCE” at the Dolphin Theatre, UWA. Tickets on sale through www.ticketsWA.com


2nd September 2018  Sunday 3pm  BEST OF BRITISH CONCERT – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

1st September 2018  Saturday 11:00am at Flame of Remembrance, State War Memorial, Kings Park, West Perth, 2018 MERDEKA COMMEMORATION SERVICE – Malayan Borneo Veterans &. Volunteers Group.

25th August 2018, Saturday. Annual General Meeting to be held at the Victoria League Rooms, commencing at 10:30am.  Light refreshments will be provided.

19th August 2018, Sunday – Victoria League Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding,  12:00 noon.

4th August 2018, Saturday – Special Morning Tea for the presentation of the perpetual PESA Shield by the Very Reverend Dr John Shepherd AM to the Winner of the WA 2018 Plain English Speaking Award. Venue: The Royal Perth Golf Club, Labouchere Road, South Perth.

21st July 2018, Saturday –  Plain English Speaking Award State Final at Victoria League, Shenton Park.

15th July 2018, Sunday – Victoria League, Lamb Roast Dinner 12:00noon

7th July 2018 Saturday Brunch at “LITTLE WAY” Café. 161 Broadway Nedlands.  Time 11 am.

17th June 2018, Sunday – Victoria League Roast Lamb Dinner, 12 noon.

9th June 2018, Saturday, Plain English Speaking Award Heat. At Victoria League , 276 Onslow Road, Shenton Park – 09:30 am to mid-afternoon.

20th May 2018, Sunday – Victoria League Sunday Roast Pork Dinner, 12:00noon.

11th May 2018, Friday – Traditional 2 course Lunch of Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding & a dessert, followed by a Talk on the History of The Regal Theatre, Subiaco, by Mr John Thornton. The RSL Conference Room, Level 3, 66 St George’s Terrace, Perth at 12:00 noon.

28th April 2018, Saturday – Queen’s Birthday Luncheon at The Victoria League, Shenton Park at 12 noon.

21st April 2018, Saturday – Birthday Celebration Dinner in honour of the 92nd Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Weld Club , 3 Barrack Street, Perth, commencing 5:30pm.

7th April 2018, Saturday – Get together brunch – Northlands Tavern, cnr. Amelia & Main Streets, Balcatta, 12 noon.

18th March 2018, Sunday – Victoria League, Shenton Park, at 12:00 noon, Roast Turkey dinner.

7th March 2018, Wednesday – Inaugural President’s Lunch, 12 noon, at Chez Pierre Restaurant, 131 Stirling Highway, Nedlands.

18th February 2018, Sunday – Victoria League Lunch, Shenton Park.

10th February 2018, Saturday  – Brunch at Como Hotel, cnr Canning Highway & South Terrace, Como.

26th January 2018, Friday – Australia Day Anniversary Members and Friends lunch, 11:30 am to 02:30 pm, at: Northlands Tavern, cnr. Amelia & Main Streets, Balcatta.


Friday 8th December 2017, 12 noon Xmas luncheon at Blu Grill, 88 Rosewood Avenue, Woodlands.

Saturday 26th August 2017 – Australia-Britain Society Annual General Meeting

Monday 14th August 2017 PESA National Final Melbourne The WA State Winner Esther Nixon of Ursula Frayne Catholic College competed in the National Final in Melbourne.

Saturday 29th July 2017 – Plain English Speaking Award Presentation of the WA State Shield

Saturday 22nd July 2017 – Plain English Speaking Award State Final.

Saturday 10th June 2017 –  Plain English Speaking Award Semi Final        Parents, teachers, Society members and friends attended the Victoria League Rooms, Shenton Park, to hear the participants in the PESA public speaking competition for 15 to 18 year old students.  The first session commenced at 9.45am  and the second session commenced at 1pm.   The winner of th2016 PESA Shielde first PESA State Award in 1978, Leon Cohen from Scotch College, presented the Certificates.


The Australia-Britain Society Western Australia was proud to present the Plain English Speaking Award (PESA) again on its 40th Anniversary.
Since 1978, the Australia-Britain Foundation has sponsored the PESA public speaking competition open to senior secondary school students throughout Australia.  The program was created to encourage the best use of the English language in Australian schools. Thousands of young people who have participated in the competition have said it had been a valuable experience and a worthy mention in their résumé.
Aim of the Award                                                                                                                       The PESA recognises the key role of the spoken English Language as a link among Australians and as a medium for international communication and understanding. The primary aim of the Award is to encourage and maintain the best use of clear and effective English.
The Competition                                                                                                                         The competition is open to students from private and state schools aged 15 to 18 years who are Australian citizens and permanent residents. The student must present a prepared speech, an impromptu speech and be interviewed on stage.

The winner of the Australian National Final receives sponsorship from the Big Brother Movement (BBM) to enable them to represent Australia in the international Plain English Speaking competition conducted in London UK organised by the English Speaking Union.