About the NSW branch of the Australia-Britain Society
The NSW branch was the formation centre of the Society in 1971 that developed to branches in Canberra, Queensland (now closed), Victoria and Western Australia, all now operating as independent incorporated bodies, but with the synthesis of a common aim to promote and foster cultural links between Australia and Britain. These cultural links are expressed through observance of both Australian and British significant events such as Australia Day, the Queen’s Birthday and Remembrance Day.
The Society through its social celebratory programmes aims to generate surplus funds to provide grants, with an emphasis on young people that support cultural links expressed through music, sport, language, the arts and law. In addition, New South Wales provides grants for young people to join International crews aboard British Sailing Ships.
The Annual Report page gives details of the Society, its history, Committee, grants programmes and its financial position.
Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales, is the Branch Patron and the Branch has enjoyed Vice-Regal patronage since its inception.
New South Wales has an active calendar of events detailed in the Annual Report and for the current year can be located under the Newsletters link.