Voting in the federal election.



Australian federal election - 2 July

In-person voting Thurs. 30/06 & Fri. 01/06 - 9am to 5pm

The Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 2 July 2016.  Early (in-person) voting continues to be offered at the Australian embassy in Brussels.

Voting is NOT possible on Saturday.  For this Thursday and Friday, you can vote between 9am and 5pm.

For full details, check the embassy's website.

You can find information relating to being overseas at election time on the Australian Electoral Commission’s website 

Monthly drinks - June edition (held in July!)



This Friday, 1 July, join society members and supporters from 19:15 onwards for our regular montly drinks.  Last week's general strike threw a spanner in the works for our June end-of-month drinks but, not to worry, we're just holding it almost on the last day of the month!

For June, we will be at the Mig's World Wines (Chaussée de Charleroi 43, Saint-Gilles, 1060).  

For a map and details check out our Facebook events page

Can't make it this month?  Next monthly drinks will be held on Friday July 29, venue to be confirmed. 

We'll take a break in August for summer. 

Society Monthly Drinks are usually held on the last Friday of each month.  We rotate around a few venues. Check for details on Facebook or through our blog http://australiansocietyinbelgium.blogspot.be/ You can also sign up for our newsletter.

Monthly drinks - April edition



Join society members and supporters from 18:30 onwards for our regular montly drinks. For April, we will be at the Six Nations Rugby Pub (48-50 Rue Gretry, Brussels 1000) where you can also order something to eat. We have a large table reserved - ask for us at the bar if you can't find us.  

For a map and details https://www.facebook.com/events/253225761682976/

Can't make it this month? Upcoming drinks will be held on May 27, June 24 and July 29. We take a break in August for summer. We rotate around a few venues. Check for details on Facebook or through our blog http://australiansocietyinbelgium.blogspot.be/ You can also sign up for our newsletter.

ANZAC Day Commemorations




Join the Australian and New Zealand embassies for a memorable and poignant day of commemoration that visits the war cemeteries of Tyne Cot and Toronto Avenue as well as the Menin Gate at Ypres.

The bus leaves Brussels at 7am. People living outside of Brussels can join the group at the cemeteries if they would like to but should contact the embassy, especially for inclusion in the ceremony at Menin Gate.

Additional ceremonies that you may like to join independently are the Dawn Service (06:00) at the Buttes New British Cemetery and the Last Post ceremony (20:00) at the Menin Gate.

Seats on the bus are on a first-come-first-served basis. An email must be sent to the Australian embassy, as well as the signing of a deed of waiver. Full details are here - http://belgium.embassy.gov.au/bsls/media.html

Please check the embassy's website for full details and continue to refer to the site in the lead-up to ANZAC Day due to the increased security threats in Belgium.