Would $5,000 help you with further study and appreciation of the English language?

The English-Speaking Union (Victoria Branch) is pleased to invite applications for its Oldham Wedlick Scholarship.

This award provides up to $5,000 for further study and appreciation of the English language.

Applications are welcome from Australian citizens (or permanent residents) with expertise in one or more of these fields:

Annual General Meeting 2022 and launch of our first video production

The Annual General Meeting of the company was held at ESU House in Ascot Vale on 27 November 2022.

At the meeting, members approved the Annual Report on Activities for 2021-2022. This document gives a comprehensive overview of the ESU's work during the latest financial year. Click HERE to visit our Annual Reports page and to download the report as a PDF.  

Funding available for junior leaders in regional Victoria

The English-Speaking Union (Victoria Branch) is pleased to invite applications for its Junior Leadership Bursary.

This award provides up to $1,500 to enable a successful applicant to undertake a development program or an experiential leadership course (e.g. an Outward Bound course or similar program).

Applications are warmly invited from individuals who meet the following criteria:

Notice of AGM 2022

The Annual General Meeting of the ESU (Victoria Branch) will be held at 2 pm on Sunday 27 November 2022 at ESU House (Ascot Vale) and via videoconference. Full details were sent by email to all eligible members.

No ballot is required for vacant directorships, because the number of nominations does not exceed the number of vacancies.

Eligible members who wish to update their contact details or have questions relating to any of the above  procedural matters are welcome to get in touch with:

The Passing of a Monarch

On Friday morning in Australia, we woke to the news that Queen Elizabeth died in Scotland on Thursday 8 September 2022. 

Queen Elizabeth II was a model of duty and service. She fulfilled her role as monarch over seven decades with surety and dignity.

Congratulations to the new recipients of Grants and Sponsorships!


The ESU is pleased to announce the recipients of grants for projects that contribute to the appreciation and promotion of the heritage, culture, identity and fellowship of the English-speaking peoples. We thank all applicants for the time they devoted to making submissions for the award round that closed on 31 July 2021.

Minor Project Grant

The ESU congratulates the two winners of grants in this round.

Young Leader Bursary 2021

We've extended the closing date for our Young Leader Bursary. Applications are now due by 11.59 pm (Melbourne time) on Tuesday 15 June 2021.

The Bursary provides up to $3,000 for the development of leadership skills.

Eligibility conditions apply: you must be aged between 18 and 25, and live in regional Victoria (i.e. not in Greater Melbourne).

Click HERE to learn more and to apply online.

This page was posted on 10 May 2021.

Congratulations to our 2020 Awards winners!

The ESU is pleased to announce the winners of awards in two categories that were offered in late 2020: the Junior Leadership Bursary and the Minor Project Grant.

Junior Leadership Bursary

The Junior Leadership Bursary is an ESU educational and community youth initiative which provides financial support to deserving students in regional Victoria to further develop their leadership capabilities.