Events & Fundraising


The enormously successful PLBS will be repeated in early 2019.  Watch this space!

BIRTHING KIT ASSEMBLY – MFB Birthing Kit Assembly Event 2018

Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) is celebrating Refugee Week in 2018 by encouraging staff to participate in assembling 600 birthing kits which will be sent to a developing country to enable women to have a cleaner and safer childbirth.

Evidence shows that kits assembled in Australia have benefitted family members of people who have settled here, as well as women and children who may do so in the future.

We ask participants to show support for Zonta Melbourne on Yarra Inc with a nominal donation in appreciation for their voluntary presence and expert advice at this annual MFB Birthing Kit Assembly event.


Friday 22nd June, 2018

12.00 Registration and lunch in

St Peter’s courtyard

13.00 Birthing Kit Assembly

16.00 Complete assembling 600 Birthing Kits


St Peter’s Eastern Hill Anglican

Church Hall

15 Gisborne St, East Melbourne VIC 3002


Nominal donation towards Zonta Melbourne on Yarra

Bookings/ Registration:

COB Friday 15th June.

More information: contact Caroline Kettle

Club Meetings

Club Dinner Meetings ($40 for two-course meal) are held at the Amora Hotel, Bridge Road, Richmond (6:30 for 7:00 pm start) on the 2nd Thursday of the month:

May 10th: Guest Speaker: Valli Batchelor, Mothers Don’t Dance? (In recognition of Mothers’ Day 2018)

June 14th: Guest Speaker: Sarah Ireland, CEO One Girl

July 12th: Guest Speaker, Natasha Heughan, Commercial Lead, Lockheed Martin. (Zonta Club of Melboourne on Yarra celebrates the life of Amelia Earhart during July and looks to hear from inspiring women in the aviation and areospace industry)

August 9th: Awards Night: Key Note Speaker Anna Brauer, Former winner of YWiPA Award Germany – Public Causes

September 13th: Guest Speaker tba

October 11th: Guest Speaker tba

November 8th:Guest Speaker tba

December 13th: Christmas Pamper packing (during the year we save, beg, or buy small items that a woman just arriving in a refuge might need like soaps, nail varnish, shampoo and so on.  We pack these up as gifts to be given at Christmas and throughout the the Salvation Army at their Crossroads refuge).  Guests welcome!

Guests are welcome! For more information about Zonta, our meetings or guest speakers, please click here or the Contact us tab above.

Entertainment Books

Check out this article from Money Magazine Australia on how good the 2018|2019 Entertainment Memberships are! And as if this isn’t reason enough, 20% from every membership we sell, directly supports our fundraising.

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December)

The 16 Days of Activism aim to raise public awareness and mobilise people to bring about change. It is used as an organising strategy by individuals and organisations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. It was originated by the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991.

In support of this civil society initiative, each year, the UN Secretary-General’s campaign ‘UNiTE to End Violence against Women’ calls for global action to increase worldwide awareness and create opportunities for discussion about challenges and solutions. In 2014, the UNiTE campaign called on governments, UN entities, civil society organizations and individuals across the world to ‘orange their neighbourhoods’ to raise public awareness about the issue of violence against women and girls. Orange is one of the official colours of the UNiTE campaign, symbolizing a brighter future and a world free from violence against women and girls, orange has become synonymous with events during the 16 Days of Activism.