Events at the Brotherhood

The Brotherhood of St Laurence is a hub for events and discussions to advance our goal of an Australia free of poverty. Our calendar includes the lively lunchtime seminar series, annual Sambell Oration, and other information sessions and workshops on our programs and services.

What's on

Northern Multicultural Small Business Awards 2017

Date 24 August 2017
Time 19:00 PM
Location Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre 35 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang

The NMSBA are part of the Small Business Victoria Festival and is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and remarkable entrepreneurial spirit of the Northern Metropolitan regions most outstanding multicultural small businesses including migrants, refugees and asylum seeker business owners.

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Investing in Australia’s Future

Date 29 May 2017
Time 09:30 AM
Location Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre University of Melbourne 761 Swanston Street, Parkville

The Promise and Pitfalls of the ‘Investment’ Approach to Welfare.

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Major annual events

The Hope Prize short story competition encourages Australian writers to tackle a subject that is all too often hidden from public view. 
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Sambell Oration 2016

Named after former Brotherhood of St Laurence Executive Director Geoffrey Sambell, the Sambell Oration is an annual forum for ideas that advance a fairer Australia. 
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Contact us

General events
Email: events(at)

Research and Policy lunchtime seminars
Email: jdouglas(at)

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Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
Brotherhood Books
Brotherhood of St Laurence Communtiy Stores
Hippy Australia
Given the Chance

The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.