Social events

RE-EMERGE 2022 will be an important opportunity to catch up with colleagues socially. The Thursday Welcome Drinks is included in your conference registration fee. Information about Sectional Dinners hosted by Victorian Bar Associations on Thursday evening and the Gala Dinner at the new W Hotel on Friday evening is below. 

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Join us for Welcome Drinks at the Old Melbourne Gaol.

Location:  Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell St, Melbourne
Date: Thursday 28 April 2022
Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm
Cost: Included in In-Person Registrations

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Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner will take place in the Great Room at the stunning W Melbourne

Location: W Melbourne, 408 Flinders Ln, Melbourne
Date: Friday 29 April 2022
Time: 7.00pm
Dress Code: Evening dress / Black tie
Cost: $250 early bird, $295 standard (1 March 2022 onwards)

Sectional Dinners

Victorian Bar Associations are proud to be hosting dinners for local and interstate colleagues on Thursday 28 April 2022 beginning at 7:45pm after the Welcome Drinks. Please register your interest through the conference registration page. Payment for attending the dinners is managed separately by the relevant Bar Association and is not included in the conference registration fee. You can only attend one dinner.

Information regarding each Sectional Dinner will be made available shortly.

Sectional Dinner – Commercial Bar Association of Victoria

Chin Chin – 125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

You are warmly invited to join the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria for a dinner at one of Melbourne’s great institutions, Chin Chin on Thursday 28 April 2021, a short stroll from the conference welcome drinks at the Old Melbourne Gaol (scheduled from 5:30-7:30pm).

Cocktails will be served upstairs at Chin Chin from 7:45pm, followed by a seated banquet of South-East Asian inspired cuisine in a private dining space in one of Melbourne’s iconic venues at 125 Flinders Lane.

Numbers are limited, hence early expressions of interest are encouraged.  The anticipated cost for dinner and drinks throughout the evening is $150 per person, to be confirmed closer to the date.  We look forward to welcoming you and hope that you can join what promises to be a wonderful evening.

Sectional Dinner – Rainbow and Inclusive Dinner

Longrain – 44 Little Bourke Street

Members attending the Conference in person are warmly invited to an inaugural rainbow and inclusive dinner with LGBTIQ+ colleagues, allies, and friends on Thursday 28 April 2021 at 8pm (following the keynote speakers and ABA welcome cocktail event at the Old Melbourne Gaol). The dinner will be held at Longrain, located at 44 Little Bourke Street, a short 900 metre stroll or Uber ride from the Old Melbourne Gaol.

Sectional Dinner – Tax Section Dinner

Sunda – 18 Punch Lane, Melbourne

Following the conclusion of welcome drinks at the Old Melbourne Gaol, the Australian Bar Association and Tax Bar Association are co-hosting the Tax Section Dinner on Thursday, 28 April 2022 at 7.45pm at Sunda, 18 Punch Lane a 750m stroll away.

Sunda draws on the flavours of Southeast Asia – the tectonic plate it was named after – marrying these with native Australian ingredients in a sophisticated, distinctive interpretation of modern Australian cuisine.  Sunda is regularly featured in various Top 50, Top 100 as well as good food guides and was Gourmet Traveller’s best new restaurant of 2018.

Guests in attendance will include speakers and panellists from the Tax Section, including members of the judiciary.  Attendance at the Tax Section Dinner is strictly limited to 36 guests in total, so please RSVP as soon as possible.  Reservations, other than for panellists and speakers, will be allocated on a first in line basis. Please note, you must be attending the conference in order to attend the Tax Section Dinner.  Dinner, inclusive of drinks, will be priced at $200 per head.

Sectional Dinner – Victorian Bar

Lupino, 41 Little Collins Street

Members of the Victorian Bar Council invite conference registrants to Lupino, 41 Little Collins Street, for a welcome dinner at 8:00pm on Thursday 28 April 2022. More details to follow.