2023 Sydney Reunion
Registration for the Sydney 2023 Reunion is now open!
13-15 Oct 23
All past and present Writers, Maritime Logistics-Personnel, Maritime Personnel sailors & Maritime Human Resource Officers along with one guest.
Event Program (as currently decided)
Friday 13 Oct 23 – Annual General Meeting – Club York Sydney
Friday 13 Oct 23 – Welcome Drinks – Club York Sydney (evening event)
Saturday 14 Oct 23 – Reunion Dinner – Elements Bar and Grill Pyrmont (evening event)
There are many attractions to visit in Sydney for visitors and we encourage you to investigate other opportunities to fill your Saturday morning, afternoon or Sunday. Why not consider an activity for yourself or as a group with friends and colleagues to provide additional time to catch up. Some options to consider include: Sporting events, Harbour cruises, Harbour Bridge Climb, SEA LIFE Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye, WILDLIFE Zoo, Madame Tussauds and many more. Find more information at Tourist Attractions In Sydney – Your Official Guide to Sydney.
We have liaised with the National Maritime Museum and remind you of their support to veterans. Explore Australia’s Maritime history at your own pace or there is the ability to arrange a guided tour. The ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park is also close.
Don’t forget where we all met. Why not consider a Sunday morning walk around Mrs Macquarie’s Chair to dust off your Saturday evening. You will be able to get some great views of Fleet Base East and maybe catch a view of some of Navy’s current ships. You might also consider slipping into Friscos, Bells or Rockers for a trip down memory lane.
At this stage costing is being finalised. It is anticipated the cost for members (and 1 guest) will be $15 for the Welcome Drinks and approximately $150 each for the Reunion Dinner. Exact costing will be advised in the coming weeks. A separate pricing will be set for Non-financial members for the Reunion dinner.
Where to stay?
Sydney has an abundance of accommodation options to suit every budget and we encourage you to look around to find something that best suits you. Don’t forget to investigate discount opportunities through various providers you may be affiliated with.
The Association recommends the use of Australian Partners of Defence (APOD) who provide access to discounts across a wide range of options for serving members and veterans. More information can be located at https://apod.com.au/about/
The Hyde Park Inn’s loyalty program, the Defence Family Loyalty Club, offers benefits to all current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force and their immediate family members. This program is free to join and replaces the discounts previously only available to RSL NSW members.
To inform interest and final costings we are now taking event registrations including a $50 fee per attendee which is required to be paid. Registration will close Friday 31 August 2023.
Register for the Reunion dinner and pay the $50 registration fee (per attendee) at https://www.trybooking.com/1071756
Register for the Welcome drinks and pay the $15 fee (per attendee) at https://www.trybooking.com/1066279
Watch this space and the Association webpage for further updates. Looking forward to seeing you in Sydney.