ANARE Club Melbourne Midwinter Dinner

An ANARE Club Expeditioners function – Station Reunions are Welcome.

Expeditioners, both ANARE CLUB MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS, are welcome with Partner, Carer, or Guest.

Date: Friday 21 June 2024, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM (UTC+10), booking cut-off 15 June 2024

Cost: $75.00 per head (Drinks not included in cost)

Venue: AMORA HOTEL (Event Pavilion) Riverwalk Melbourne   Getting There - Google Maps
649 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121

Click the links above for location on Google Maps, or see the inset map further below

⇓ On-line bookings – CUT-OFF DATE 15 June 2024

For email enquiries send your email to

Admission will be by Name Tag collected at door.
All seating is open except for booked Re-Unions.

NOTE: Do NOT include annual subscriptions with MWD bookings

Note: Subject to Change

  • 18:00 – Sit and Settle
  • 18:10-18:30 – Welcome Address
  • 18:30 – Entree Service
  • 19:00 – Guest Speaker (Ben Patrick) with questions: 30 min speaking, 15 min questions
  • 19:45 – Main Course Service
  • 20:30 – Calling of the Years
  • 21:00 – Dessert Service and End of Official Activities
  • 23:00 – Bar closes

Ben Patrick first visited Antarctica in 2000 on the first of two summers at Davis as a glaciologist. Leaving his PhD to his field partner to complete, he joined the Australian Army and served with the Royal Australian Engineers both domestically and internationally. Over the past decade Ben has worked as a consultant in diverse sectors including IT, agriculture and risk management. He volunteers with Disaster Relief Australia. Ben’s most recent role was as the Casey Station Leader for the 76th Australian Antarctic Program.

A Tram stops near the Hotel, Stop 22, Yarra Bvd/Bridge Rd. See the PTV Web Site for details.

  • The Amora Hotel offers accommodation 5% discount if you are attending Midwinter Dinner.
  • To book online: Click on this link – BOOK NOW. Your discount code is EVENTS3121
    • Select number of adults & children
    • Select requested dates
    • Select preferred room type
  • Email:, mention the discount code EVENTS3121
  • Phone: +61 3 9246 1200 or 1800 339 436 (within Australia) – mention the discount code EVENTS3121
  • All accommodation is subject to availability and rates are already discounted
  • Hotel parking at the Amora Hotel is accessed via River Street at the evening rate of $15 per car
  • There is also parking space on side streets near Hotel – e.g. River St, Murphy St, etc