Events and Activities

Events calendar for 2021

Upcoming events, 2021

Saturday 14 August from 12:30 pm - Lunch after Lockdown, at a CBD pub.

Saturday 28 August from 1:00 to 5:00 pm - Poetry Day (bring a favourite poem, or your own composition, to read)

Saturday 11 September from 12:30 pm - Pub Lunch at a CBD venue.

Saturday 25 September from 6:30 pm - Film night

2020 Update

Due to the global pandemic, our planned activities for 2020 have had to be cancelled. We look forward to being able to announce future events via this page when health restrictions permit.  

Friday, 25 September, 2020 - 10:00 to Tuesday, 1 December, 2020 - 10:00


BRITFEST 2019 - Saturday 4th May 2019

Britfest is happening again on Saturday 4th of May, 2019 from 10am to 4pm at the Moonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds.

Entry is FREE.

This event features Morris Dancers, 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, 4 May, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

Battle for Australia Ceremony

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

On Wednesday 4th 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, 4 September, 2019 - 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 the early 1930s to the 1970s in October 2018. The Royal Commonwealth Society hosted this event at their heritage property, “The Gables” and the theatre restaurant style proved a great success. Due to its popularity, a future performance is planned in 2019 - this time, featuring Governors-General from the 1970s to the end of the twentieth century.

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.