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WIA Annual General Meeting 2016 - Norfolk Island

May 27, 28, & 29 2016

The WIA has announced plans for its Annual General Meeting and Open Forum weekend on May 27, 28, & 29. Friday evening is a meeting at the Norfolk RSL for refreshments and an informal dinner, at own cost. Saturday at 9am, the AGM followed by the Open Forum at Paradise Hotel. At this stage on Saturday the partner’s tour will include a tour of the island and duty free shopping. This is included in the package. There will be additional island tours for you to enjoy on Sunday. At 6pm for a 7pm start, the AGM Dinner has a guest speaker and will be at the Paradise Hotel. On Sunday a walk will be organised to Mt Bates for a SOTA Activation. Sunday afternoon a visit to Jacki Jacki on nearby Philip Island to activate the peak will be arranged, dependent on the weather. The Philip Island tour will be at own cost.

Norfolk Island is an external Australian territory in the Pacific Ocean about 1,600km northeast of Sydney. In addition to being one of Australia's most geographically isolated communities, Norfolk Island is also one of Australia's oldest territories, having been settled six weeks after Australia's founding settlement at Sydney, New South Wales. Visit this Link for more information.

Friday Evening Dinner at Norfolk RSL

Enjoy an evening at the Norfolk RSL, located at Taylors Road Kingston. The venue is full of history, the RSL Sub-Branch was reformed late in 1945 when Norfolk Island personnel began to return to home from WWII. You will be able to purchase the evening meal and drinks of your choice. The RSL offers great food and wide range of refreshments both on tap and in bottles.



Paradise Hotel










The popular Paradise Hotel will be the venue for Saturday activities. Centrally located on 11 acres of sub-tropical gardens, it is within easy access of a wide range of hotel accommodation.


The WIA 2015 AGM Canberra

The WIA Annual General Meeting and Open Forum

On Saturday morning the 28th May 2016 the Wireless Institute of Australia will conduct its Annual General Meeting of members. The AGM will be held at the Paradise Hotel, commencing at 9:00am.

The AGM will be followed by the presentation of awards, after which the Open Forum will commence with reports presented on all WIA activities over the year and the opportunity to raise any issue desired. Morning tea and coffee will be served at 10:30am, Lunch will be served at 1:00pm



Saturday Tour For Partners

The WIA hopes that partners will also choose to come to the WIA AGM weekend of activities. The weekend planning includes an optional Saturday tour of Norfolk Island for partners.


Saturday Evening Annual Dinner

Saturday Evening Annual Dinner
The buffet Annual Conference Dinner will be held in the Paradise Hotel with bar service, featuring an interesting guest speaker, an illustrated presentation will be made by Doug McVeigh of his recent time at the Casey Station in the Australian Antarctic, which included him being twice as VI0ANZAC during the WIA ANZAC 100 program..

Buffet Menu
The cost of the meal is currently being negotiated, but is not included in the package.


HF Radio Station


A HF radio station will be set up and available all weekend. VI9ANZAC will be activated between 4pm and 6pm on Sunday, while VK100ANZAC will be operated between 9am and 11am on the Sunday. A roster of operators for the ANZAC-suffixed callsigns will be organised. While on Norfolk Island you may use your own VK callsign, portable VK9. This suits most with hand-held VHF/UHF transceivers. However, if you want a VK9 licence this is available at the ACMA initial licence fee, plus the WIA Callsign Recommendation cost. See information on the WIA website “Guide To Callsigns” via this Link



Sunday Evening Traditional Island Barbeque.

Sunday evening a traditional island barbeque will be at the Headstone Reserve. This will be at own cost as it is dependent on numbers.


Air Travel to Norfolk

Please note : A passport is required to travel to Norfolk Island. Cars, bicycles and buses are available for hire. Specialist tours such as diving, fishing; walking, bird watching and swimming can be arranged through the tourist bureau on the Island. If anyone would like to add car hire to the package this is easily done. At the moment Car hire is a cost of $41 per day per vehicle including compulsory premium fees. We can be advised of this at time of booking or cars can be added in at a later date.




South Pacific Resort Hotel

South Pacific Resort Hotel
Taylors Road, Burnt Pine,
Norfolk Island 2899, South Pacific
Telephone: + 6723 22166
Website :



Paradise Hotel

Paradise Hotel
Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Norfolk Island, 2899 South Pacific
Telephone: +6723 22177
Website :



Governors Lodge

Governors Lodge
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Norfolk Island NSW 2899
Telephone: +6723 24400
Website :



Join in the weekend.


To register your attendance for the Norfolk weekend please contact the WIA office 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday (AEST) on (03) 9729 0400 or by sending an email to nationaloffice @