Sir John Monash Annual Dinner & Lecture

Sir John Monash Dinner and Lecture

Friday 20 September 2019 - tickets $50 (bookings will open in the near future)

For details on the Sir John Monash Education Bursary please visit our Scholarship's & Bursary's Page

This years guest speaker is Michael Bennett, great grandson of Sir John Monash. Michael is a consultant director with Escient, an Australian digital and business advisory firm, and board member of the Spirit of Australia Foundation. 

He leads and delivers consulting services to organisations in the telecommunications, banking & finance, government, education and health sectors. He holds a BSc from Monash University and a Master of Management from the University of Melbourne. 

Michael is a member of the General Sir John Monash Foundation, and Chairman of their Scholarships Selection Panel in Victoria. The John Monash Scholarships are Australia’s own postgraduate scholarships, with the aim to foster leadership, expertise and build Australia’s capabilities for the future.




2018 Sir John Monash Dinner and Lecture

From left: Austin Evans MP, Sir John Monash Bursary recipient Zac Barlow, guest speaker the Hon David Elliott MP, Greg Aplin MP.


The 11th annual Sir John Monash Dinner and Lecture was held on Monday evening 8 October 2018, in celebration of Monash, the man and the military commander.

The Dinner continues to grow in prestige, with prominent guest speakers presenting the Lecture. 

In 2018, we were privileged to welcome the Hon David Elliott MP, Minister for Counter Terrorism, Minister for Corrections, and Minister for Veterans Affairs to deliver the Oration.  Minister Elliott is a passionate advocate of Sir John, and a supporter of the Jerilderie Proposition to have Monash promoted in rank to Australian Field Marshal.   

The Minister has proudly served as the Member for Baulkham Hills since 2011 and has also held the positions of Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier for Youth, Homelessness and the Centenary of ANZAC, and Minister for Emergency Services.

He joins a very impressive list of high profile guest speakers, including Hon Tim Fischer, AC, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Hon Marie Bashir, AD, CVO, former Governor of NSW, and Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, AC, AFC (Ret’d), past Chief of Defence.

The 2018 Monash Education Bursary valued at $2,000 was presented to worthy recipient, Zac Barlow.  Read Zac’s winning essay here.

For further reading on Sir John Monash please visit this page.