If you’re an ABC Friend who lives in or near Geelong, please consider getting involved in our local group at whatever level you’re happy with.

We cover about 300 ABC Friends Vic members. Only a few of us come along to the monthly planning meetings, so you’re sure of a warm welcome if you join us.

Covid permitting, the meetings are held at 1.30pm on the second Tuesday of the month at South Barwon Community Centre, 33 Mount Pleasant Road, Belmont. Each meeting normally lasts from 60 to 90 minutes (depending on whether there’s a guest speaker). Afterwards most of us go on to a local cafe for coffee and chat. Minutes and agendas are circulated each month.

Our other activities include:

  • Occasional film nights to raise funds and our profile in the community (as well as for the pleasure of socialising).
  • Running a stall at community markets and festivals.
  • A small Christmas party.
  • An annual meal with a high-profile speaker. In past years our guests were Julian Burnside and Jon Faine. Barrie Cassidy had agreed to join us in 2020 and may still be able to do so once we can schedule the next event.
  • Campaigning in support of better funding for the ABC in the run-up to Federal elections.

If you’d like to join the group – or find out a bit more about us first – please email Jenny Lord (Secretary ABCFG) or Martin Shirley (Convenor ABCFG) at abcfriendsgeelong@gmail.com