News desk

  • CovidSafe Plan

    Our Valetta Street centre remains closed and no sessions are being held there.

    Access is strictly by appointment only and subject to our CovidSafe Plan for each person entering the premises.

    You can join, renew membership, and enrol in courses online, or get individual help if you cannot go online.

  • Help if you cannot go online

    We can help you find and choose courses and then, later, with enrolling and paying.

    Trained volunteers are ready to help if you cannot go online.

    Simply phone us on 9500 1288 or use if you need personal assistance.

  • No sessions at Valetta Street

    Covid-19 remains a problem for our community. In order to stay safe, our current plan is to offer courses remotely as last year. Valetta St will not reopen until further notice.

  • The Knowledge Hub

    Once again you can choose from nearly 50 online sources to keep up to date via The Knowledge Hub. This is a collection of think tanks and research bodies, the majority of which claim to be independent in their aims and origins. They are prominent as influencers for ideas and directions in public policy formulation in Australia and our Asia-Pacific region. Some have a wider world reach. Sample one or two a day until you have a preferred group that become your daily briefing on current issues for Australia and the world.

  • All walks cancelled

    For reasons which would be clear to everybody in Melbourne we have to cancel every walk. As Covid restrictions are eased we will try to reschedule one or two walks.

  • No phone messages

    Under Stage 4 restrictions the office remains closed and we cannot go there to check for phone messages, You can always email us.

  • This new website

    This new website offers you online enrolments but not payments.  It works well on a smartphone or a tablet.