PNGAA 73rd AGM & Luncheon

The 73rd Annual General Meeting of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia, Incorporated will be held in Sydney on Sunday, 5 May 2024 at the Hornsby RSL, 4 High Street, Hornsby, NSW, commencing at 11:30 am.

The PNGAA has invited a guest speaker from Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) to speak about our contemporary relationship with PNG. We hope members will come along and support this special occasion which will also provide an opportunity to ask a few questions. With the 50th anniversary of PNG independence in 2025, this is a timely lead up to be present. Having this direct engagement has previously provided interesting fresh perspectives and initiated some robust discussion which has been much enjoyed by all attending.

Make sure you put the date in your diary now and ensure you get your RSVP in quickly! It’s a good reason to visit Sydney and get together with other PNGAA members!

We look forward to seeing as many PNGAA members as possible at this annual event of the Association.

We are delighted to have Ms Joanne Sharpe as our Guest Speaker at the Lunch.  Ms Sharpe is the Director PNG Strategy & Planning for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  Her insights into the Australia-PNG strategic partnership will be really interesting to hear and how it has impacted PNG.  Ms Sharpe will speak for about 20 minutes, and then there will be time for questions.

A luncheon has been arranged after the AGM starting at approximately 12:45 pm. Details are provided below. As this is a non-voting year for the management committee, the meeting should not take long and there will be plenty of time for chatting and networking.

1. Members present and apologies
2. Confirmation of Minutes of the 72nd AGM – available on the PNGAA website at:
3. Business arising from the Minutes
4. President’s Report
5. Treasurer’s Report and receipt and adoption of the Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2023
6. General discussion

Please note the Objects of the PNGAA are available at

A luncheon has been arranged and will commence at approximately 12.45 pm.

Venue: The Hornsby RSL, 4 High Street, Hornsby, NSW.
Cost: $65.00 per person . . . does not include liquor or soft drinks but these will be available from a cash-only bar.
Please note that Hornsby RSL, like other venues, has increased it’s prices this year.
RSVP: Including payment, needs to be by 24th April 2024.

The AGM should not take long and there will be plenty of time for mingling during the luncheon.

Members, families and friends are all welcome – but please let us know if you are going to attend the luncheon by completing and submitting the booking form below.

Payment can be made by credit card either using the form below or by making a Direct Credit (e.g. EFT) payment to the bank account of the Papua New Guinea Association of Australia: BSB: 062-009 / Account No. 0090 7724.

If making a Direct Credit/EFT payment, you should still complete the below form and submit so that your party details will be included on the official list. You should also you include your surname and the code ‘AGM’ in the bank transaction description and follow up with a confirming email to as the full transaction details do not always show up on our bank statement.

Note that on the Booking Form, you are able to make a voluntary donation to the PNGAA Scholarship Fund. More information regarding the PNGAA Scholarship project can be found HERE.

Bookings and prepayment are essential and must be made by Wednesday 24 April 2024. Cancellations advised by Wednesday, 24 April 2024 will secure a full refund. This is the date we need to inform the Club of our final numbers. After this date the PNGAA must pay for those unable to attend.

There is free on-site parking available to those driving – entrance via Ashley Lane at the rear of the Club. The train station is nearby; public transport information Ph: 13 15 00.

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