National Patron
His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd)

Victoria Branch

Meetings and Activities

All General Meetings will be at:Batman's Hill on Collins cnr. Collins & Spencer St. Melbourne


  • Tuesday, 5th. February - 10:30am - General Meeting
  • Tuesday, 5th. March - 10:30am - General Meeting
  • Tuesday, 2nd. April - 10:30am - General Meeting
  • Tuesday, 23rd. April - Time TBA - ANZAC Day Memorial Service Werribee RSL
  • Wednesday, 24th. April - 10:30am - Austin Hospital ANZAC Day Memorial Service Austin Hospital
  • Thursday, 25th. April - 10:00am - ANZAC Day March Melbourne Shrine
  • Thursday, 25th. April - 12 Noon - ANZAC Day Luncheon Batman's Hill on Collins
  • Thursday, 25th. April - 01:00pm - ANZAC Day Football Match MCG RSL
  • Tuesday, 7th. May - 10:30am - General Meeting
  • Monday, 13th. May - 10:30am - Thomas Carr Memorial Service Thomas Carr College
  • Tuesday, 4th. June - 10:30am - General Meeting
  • Tuesday, 2nd. July - 10:30am - General Meeting
  • Tuesday, 6th. August - 10:30am - General Meeting
  • Friday, 30th. August - 10:30am - Malaya Borneo Veterans Memorial Day Melbourne Shrine
  • Tuesday, 3rd. September - 10:30am - General Meeting
  • Tuesday, 1st. October - 10:30am - General Meeting
  • Saturday, 9th. November - 10:45am - Remembrance Day Commemorative Service Austin Hospital
  • Monday, 11th. November - 10:30am - Remembrance Day Melbourne Shrine
  • Tuesday, 12th. November - 10:30am - General Meeting
  • Tuesday, 3rd. December - 12 Noon - Christmas Lunch Batman's Hill on Collins

Occasional social meetings may be arranged throughout the year.
The venues & dates are decided at branch meetings and details will be announced here when known.

Viewthe National "Live" Calendar of Meetings & Events.

News & Information

  • Service to mark the 75th Anniversary of the fall of Singapore.Read
  • A Special Gift for John Oreagan.Read
  • Marching With Grandad by Rex Bain's Granddaughter.Read
  • Photos Of Members At The Shrine Service for the Malaya & Borneo Veterans Day 2014.View
  • A Veteran Jungle Soldier Returns To Malaya To Remember His Fallen Comrades.
    Article by Arthur Seddon.ReadorDownload
  • Photos of Victorian NMBVAA members at the 2014 ANZAC Day Commemoration.View
  • Photos of NMBVAA members at the pre-ANZAC Day march in Werribee.View
  • NMBVAA Wreath Laying Remenberance Day 2013. Photos of the Wreath Laying Ceremony, held at the Springvale War Cemetery.View
  • Photos Of The Branch 2012 Christmas Party.View


President: Owen Marshall | Mobile: 0414 238 698

Vice President: Lawrie Wilson | Phone: 03 9764 8051

Secretary/ Treasurer: Ben Thurlow | Mobile: 0411 051 985

Membership Officer: John Keenan | Mobile: 0427 745 059

Welfare Officer: Rodney Marchant | Mobile: 0429 622 211

Committee: Laurence (Laurie) Jones | Mobile: 0417 390 818

Committee: Vernon Joseph | Phone: 03 9762 4056

Committee: Ronald (Ron) Lee | Mobile: 0478 145 563


Membership Form.Download

Membership categories are:
ORDINARY - ex Services members.
SOCIAL - Friends 18+
JUNIOR - under 18

ANNUAL Subscriptions are due on 1 January, or with new Membership Applications.

There are well established Branches, representing all States and Territories, who conduct regular meetings, social functions and Remembrance Services.

Membership is open to all Australian and Allied ex Armed Forces personnel who served in the prescribed areas of Malaya, Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak, the ThaiMalay Border, Brunei, Ubon, and Singapore during WW2, 1948-1960 The Malayan Emergency, 1962-1966 The Indonesian Confrontation, and post 1966 on the Peninsular and East Timor.

Widows, widowers, family and friends are very welcome.

There is an annual service held in Malaysia at Batu Gajah, Syed Putra and now Taiping where we rediscovered grave sites of some Australian and Allied servicemen who were KIA, DOW and DOI during the Malayan Emergency. There are also some Australian dependents buried there.

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