Social Events



NOTE CHANGE OF DATE to Friday August 23!  Cochlear Tour

 There are already 11 bookings, so please book promptly if you wish to join this event

 Friday August 23 10.00AM

1 University Ave, Macquarie University (opposite the Australian Hearing Hub) 

Cochlear, formed in 1981, is based in Sydney. It has supplied over one quarter of a million devices in more than 100 countries. It has twice been 

listed as Australia’s most innovative company and in 2011 Forbes listed it as one of the world’s most innovative.

Parking at Cochlear is limited but there is 3hour free parking at Macquarie Centre an 8minute walk away. You may travel on the new driverless

Metro train to Macquarie University Station which leaves a 550metre walk (7minute walk). The Tour is for 1 hour followed by morning tea.

 Cost $10 including morning tea. Book early, tour is limited to 20 participants


Sydney Opera House Tour

Tuesday 17 September 10.45AM

Meet at Stage Door on the Concourse underneath the main steps at 10-45am

Our tour will be conducted by an experienced guide along with a technical expert Mr. Paul Najor (included is a video with historic footage of 

the construction). The SSO will be rehearsing on the day. 

Our tour will be followed by lunch at Portside Restaurant Western Boardwalk including a glass of wine or similar.

Cost $ 80.00 inclusive of tour, guide, lunch and wine!



The Wharf Revue

Wednesday 2 October 1.00PM

Members will remember the magnificent performance last year. The annual Wharf Revue provides an all-singing, all-dancing, side-splittingly 

funny solution to all the world’s problems. Stars Jonathan Biggins & Drew Forsythe. We have 30 A Reserve tickets

Pic shows hilarious meeting of the Queen and Donald Trump from 2018 performance

Bookings must be finalised by 2 September, so please book early.

Cost is $70 (afternoon tea next door at own cost)

Our current Social Events are listed in our Calendar.  Click here.  

Our Social Desk, manned by John Carter and David Brand, is open at all meetings for bookings and details of events.  To contact us urgently: 

In the email or when leaving a telephone message, please state: 
  1. Your name and mobile telephone number.
  2. The event name and date.
  3. The number of persons attending.
  4. Names and addresses of guests.
  5. The amount and method of payment.
To pay for Social Events, Click here.

Please attend as many outings as you can, we go to considerable trouble to set them up and we hate to cancel. It also means that those members who have booked miss out on the event. 

If you wish to make a booking outside a meeting please advise one of us by email. EFT payments go only to the treasurer so you must also advise the social committee. Should you need to contact us urgently, please ring one of us directly any time. 

Your spouse and guests are welcome to attend social events. Usually casual dress is appropriate. 

All tours are designed to be suitable for senior attendees and require minimal physical effort. Greater than usual steps or walking will be advised.

If you cancel prior to the “cut-off” date your money will be refunded.  Cut-off dates are usually 1-2 weeks prior to the event. 

Please arrive at the pick-up point at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time, as itineraries often dictate a strictly on-time departure. Our routine City departure point for coaches is:

The York Apartments, Jamison Street

  Between York and Clarence Streets, Opposite St Philip’s Church Rectory 

If you have any questions please contact the “Member Responsible” in the Social Program at the end of the Newsletter.