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 may be made payable to the Australia Britain Society WA,  PO Box 3044, YOKINE WA 6060, or via direct transfer to the bank account.


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


15th June 2019 Saturday, Final Plain English Speaking Award, Victoria League.

8th June 2019 Saturday. Planning is under way for a formal dinner at the Weld Club to coincide with the Queen’s Birthday celebration in Great Britain. Cost $140.00 per person. Further details to follow.

14th May 2019, Tuesday 12:00 noon. 3rd Floor, RSL Building, 66 St. George’s Terrace, Perth. Lunch and speaker, Tony Howes, from Community Radio and Drama Director for St. George’s Cathedral. Cost $35.00 per person. Please advise Joy Ackland on 9349 1354 or email joymack1@bigpond.com by Tuesday 07th April, 2019.

11th May 2019 Saturday, First Semi-final Plain English Speaking Award, at the Victoria League.

4th May 2019 Saturday, First Semi-final Plain English Speaking Award, at the Victoria League. For information please see the details on the WA Plain English Speaking Award page. Members are requested to attend the Semi-finals and Final to provide an audience and support for the students in their presentations for one of the Society’s major annual events.

21st April 2019 Easter Sunday, The Victoria League will be holding a Queen’s Birthday luncheon, cost $50.00 per person. Please advise Joy Ackland on 9349 1354 or email joymack1@bigpond.com by Thursday 14th April, 2019.

17th March 2019 Sunday 12:00 noon, Victoria League Roast Turkey, Cost $35.00 per head paid to Katie on the day.  Please advise Joy Ackland on 9349 1354 or email joymack1@bigpond.com by Thursday 14th March, 2019.

12th March 2019 Tuesday, at 07:30 pm British folk singer Ralph McTell will be performing at the Heath Ledger Theatre, Perth. Here is a link to tour info, tickets etc – http://www.troubadour-music.com/upcoming-tours/ralph-mctell


8th March 2019 Friday 12 noon, President’s Lunch, Chez Pierre French Restaurant, 131 Stirling Highway, Nedlands. $55.00 per head. Includes Welcome Drink, choice of any 2 from 3 course menu, tea or coffee.

17th February 2019 Sunday 12:00 noon, Victoria League Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding.

16th February 2019 Saturday 03:00pm to 06:30pm. Great Britain national hockey men’s and women’s teams playing at Perth Hockey Stadium, Curtin University Campus, Hayman Road,Bentley.

9th February 2019 Saturday 11:30am for 12 noon. Lunch at Botanica Lounge Bar (old Nookenburra Hotel), corner Scarborough Beach Road & Liege Street, Innaloo. Parking in Hotel Grounds and opposite at Event Cinemas.

2nd February 2019 Saturday, Cottesloe Civic Centre, Cottesloe Film Festival screening of “The Party”, award winning tragicomedy from acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter. Information  & tickets, visit www.cottfilmfest.com.

26th January 2019, Saturday, from 11:30 am, Australian Day Lunch at The Herdsman Lake Tavern, 33 Herdsman Parade, Wembley.

20th January 2019, Sunday 12:00 noon, Victoria League Roast Lamb.

16th December 2018  Sunday 12:00noon, Victoria League Christmas Lunch, Cost $45.00 per head paid to Katie on the day.

8th December 2018 Saturday, The Victoria League. ENGLISH SUMMER AFTERNOON including High Tea, Entertainment by the Morris Dancers and music and song in true English style by David Grace.

18th November 2018  Sunday 12:00noon, Victoria League Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding.

6th November 2018 Tuesday 10:30am. RAAFA Memorial Estate. Melbourne Cup Lunch, Lunch, Race and Ladies Hat Parade.

21st October 2018  Sunday 12:00noon, Victoria League Roast Pork Dinner,

6th October 2018 Saturday 11:00am Brunch at BISTRO 21,  21 Ocean Road, South Fremantle.

20th September 2018, Monday afternoon – Visit to Timberside Villas, Woodvale,  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.

16th September 2018, Saturday – Victoria League Roast Lamb Dinner, 12 noon.

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 held at the Victoria League Rooms, commencing at 10:30am.  Light refreshments will be provided.

12th August 2018, Darwin N.T. Interstate final of the Plain English Speaking Award. The Australia Winner for 2018 was Justin Lai from Sydney Boys High School. WA was represented by Jemima Reid of Santa Maria College, she achieved Second Place.

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.

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

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

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.

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