1 August - 6 November 2011
The White Wedding Dress presents the most romantic, glamorous and extravagant wedding dresses from the Victoria & Albert Museum's superb collection. Every woman wants to look beautiful for her wedding and today the traditional, Western European white wedding dress is the garment of choice for brides across countries and cultures. This exhibition asks why and how this has happened.
Wedding dresses also unlock memories and awaken emotions. Lovingly preserved, sometimes by several generations, their fabric and form conjure up the physical presence of the bride on one of the most momentous days of her life and form a tangible link between past and present. This exhibition highlights the histories of the dresses, revealing fascinating details about the lives of the wearers and offering an insight into their circumstances and fashion choices.
Also on display in the exhibition will be gowns by celebrated designers, including Vera Wang, Norman Hartnell, Christian Dior, Zandra Rhodes, Lanvin and Lacroix. Also included are sumptuous wedding dresses worn by celebrities Dita Von Teese and Gwen Stefani.
The VTAC Guide 2012 is available now from newsagents and can be downloaded from the VTAC website.
The Guide contains courses offered by institutions that participate in the VTAC system, information about these institutions, and general information about application procedures.
If you're intending to study in 2012, the VTAC Guide 2012 is essential reading.
You'll find a great range of useful information about the admission process, including key dates, on the VTAC website.
August is Super Science Month at Scienceworks
Celebrate the importance of science in our everyday lives.
Incorporating National Science Week (13 - 21 August), Super Science Month is an initiative held over 31 consecutive days to foster an appreciation and understanding of science through a variety of fun and engaging activities, workshops, classes, live shows and exhibitions.
There's an activity for every curious mind no matter your age.
Victoria's Small Business Festival features hundreds of events focussed on small business issues and is presented by expert speakers from 1 - 31 August.
'Add One More Skill' is the 2011 festival theme. With a strong emphasis on practical knowledge, new business skills and hands-on learning in 2011, it will be simple for business owners, managers and staff to apply what they learn at the festival in their workplace.
The 2011 Fire Awareness Awards are now open for entries!
Launched by Fire Commissioner Craig Lapsley, the Awards are the only awards of their kind in Victoria, and provide an important opportunity to thank people for their efforts in protecting Victorians from fire.
Co-ordinated jointly by DSE, MFB and CFA, the Awards have been running for over 17 years. They are open to anyone who has been involved in a project that helps to make Victorians safer from any kind of fire, whether bushfire or building fire.
Projects can be entered in a range of categories that include design and construction, new technology, industry innovation and education.
At a community level, there are several awards for great work being done on bushfire community preparedness, bushfire recovery work and volunteer work.
The entry process is easy - it requires brief descriptions of the project, including why it was undertaken, what it has achieved and who has benefited.
There’s three very simple ways to enter:
Also on offer are a $10,000 RACV Insurance Fire Innovation Grant, and two $2,000 Special Incentive Grants.
So if you, or someone you know, has worked on a project that’s contributed to fire safety and awareness - enter now!
For more information on the awards, or to find out which category your award fits best, visit www.fireawarenessawards.com.au, or call Caitlin Barratt on 0457 803 667.
The Community Safety Fund Grants Program (CSF Grants) will fund local crime prevention and community safety projects across Victoria to help make our communities safer.
In creating the CSF Grants, the Government recognises that communities are best placed to identify and prioritise issues of concern regarding local crime and safety, and will support them to do so.
CSF Grants will be open to councils and local community groups to undertake practical crime prevention projects. This includes projects such as installing security lighting, padlocks, security screens, fencing, or undertaking awareness activities to deter crime and increase community safety.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for the first round.
The CSF Grants Program will be implemented over a four-year period, as part of the government’s Community Crime Prevention Program.
CSF Grants close 29 August 2011.
The Victorian Government is proud to launch the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, searching for Victoria's most innovative, informed and effective healthcare.
Each year the awards seek out innovations and excellence in public health, health services and service initiatives that deliver innovative, informed and effective healthcare. The awards celebrate our health champions and demonstrate the highest commitment to patient outcomes and experiences in Victoria.
The awards program has been expanded in 2011 to ensure recognition across all parts of the public healthcare system including health promotion and disease prevention, primary healthcare, secondary care and tertiary care.
With 20 awards to bestow, including the new Health Lifetime Achievement Award, seven Health Leader’s Awards and six Better Health Awards, opportunities are open to all Victorian health services to celebrate their quality, innovation and excellence.
As an award winner, you receive statewide recognition of your achievements and provided the opportunity to share your successful ideas with peers and colleagues for the ongoing benefit of patients and the Victorian community.
A shared pedestrian and cyclist bridge over Maroondah Highway to link the Warburton Trail at Lilydale is now complete.
VicRoads, Parks Victoria and the Shire of Yarra Ranges jointly funded the project and worked together to provide this vital link in the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail.
The bridge is approximately 90 metres long and 3 metres wide (internally) with 1.7 metre high sides. The steel fabrication was carried out at Corowa and steel trusses were transported to the site and placed in position over Maroondah Highway.
Victoria's Cultural Guide 2011-12 showcases an extensive range of theatre, concerts and other performing arts, museums and art galleries, festivals and historical, heritage buildings, sites and monuments.
Produced by Cultural Tourism Victoria, the free guide is available through the Victorian Tourism Information Service, tourism operators and online.
The guide brings together 86 of Victoria's vibrant arts and cultural attractions ranging from blockbuster exhibitions such as the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces, Tutankhamum and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs (Melbourne Museum) and Vienna Art & Design (National Gallery of Victoria) to local treasures such as our laneways.
The 1 September 2011 will mark the tenth anniversary of the commencement of the Victorian Information Privacy Act 2000.
The Forum will feature a presentation by Paul Chadwick, first Victorian Privacy Commissioner. This will be followed by Brave New World or 1984? An expert panel discussion of the many privacy issues affecting the Victorian public sector and wider community since 1 September 2001.
Panellists include Anna Johnston, (former Deputy NSW Privacy Commissioner and consultant), Michael Gawenda, former editor of The Age, privacy advocate and consultant Nigel Waters and a representative from Microsoft.
Date: Thursday, 1 September 2011
Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm (registration and refreshments from 10.00am)
Venue: Theatrette, Spring Street Conference Centre, 1 Spring Street Melbourne.
Metal Detecting for Gold in Australia (2011 Edition)
by Stone, Doug @ $130.00
What Jobs Pay: 2011-2012
by Stinson, Rodney @ $23.95
by Curran, James @ $34.95
The Editor's Companion (2nd Edition)
by MacKenzie, Janet @ $49.95
Dictionary of Law: Penguin Reference Library
edited by Webb, Julian @ $39.95
Breaking Up: A Self-Help Guide to the Courts and the Law
by Larkins, Robert @ $32.95
Gold Prospecting (2011 Reprint)
by Stone, Doug @ $49.95
The Great Australian Dream: A Guide to Buying Your First Home
by Boehm, Peter @ $25.00
Balnarring Byways and Memories: Volume 5
by the Balnarring & District Historical Society @ $19.95
Greater Melbourne Melways Street Directory 2012 (Edition 39)
by Melways Publishing @ $53.95
Bruny Island Walks (2011 Edition)
by Tasmap @ $9.95
Gold Atlas of Victoria
by Stone, Doug @ $130.00
A Guide to Property Values 2010 (DISK)
by LANDATA @ $30.00
|A30.11||Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Act 2011||$3.80|
|A31.11||Planning and Environment Amendment (Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution) Act 2011||$7.80|
|A32.11||Road Safety Amendment (Hoon Driving and Other Matters) Act 2011||$5.70|
|A33.11||Terrorism (Community Protection) Amendment Act 2011||$3.80|
|A34.11||Transport Legislation Amendment (Taxi Services Reform and Other Matters) Act 2011||$15.75|
|A35.11||Victorian Urban Development Authority Amendment (Urban Renewal Authority Victoria) Act 2011||$5.70|
|S38.11||Agricultural Industry Development (Polls) Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S39.11||Infringements (General) Amendment Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S40.11||Land (Tour Operator Licence Fee) Regulations 2011||$5.70|
|S41.11||Crown Land (Reserves) (Tour Operator Licence Fee) Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S42.11||Forests (Tour Operator Licence Fee) Regulations 2011||$5.70|
|S43.11||National Parks (Tour Operator Licence Fee) Regulations 2011||$5.70|
|S44.11||Wildlife (Tour Operator Licence Fee) Regulations 2011||$5.70|
|S45.11||Environment Protection (Distribution of Landfill Levy) Amendment Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S46.11||Zoological Parks and Gardens (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S47.11||Tobacco (Victorian Health Promotion Foundation) Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S48.11||Building Amendment (Fees) Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S49.11||Plumbing Amendment (Fees) Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S50.11||Control of Weapons Amendment Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S51.11||Road Safety (Drivers) and (Vehicles) Amendment (Fees) Regulations 2011||$5.70|
|S52.11||Subordinate Legislation (Legislative Instruments) Regulations 2011||$12.20|
|S53.11||Supreme Court (Chapter 1 Amendment No. 27) Rules 2011||$3.80|
|S54.11||Magistrates' Court (Fees, Costs and Charges) Interim Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S55.11||Magistrates' Court General Regulations 2011||$5.70|
|S56.11||Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Amendment (Ductwork and Standby Power Controllers) Regulations 2011||$5.70|
|S57.11||Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S58.11||Magistrates' Court Authentication Rules 2011||$3.80|
|S59.11||Magistrates' Court Criminal Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2011||$3.80|
|S60.11||Country Fire Authority Amendment Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S61.11||Metropolitan Fire Brigades (General) Amendment Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S62.11||Road Safety (General) Amendment Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S63.11||Planning and Environment (Fees) Interim Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S64.11||Subdivision (Fees) Interim Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S65.11||Regional Growth Fund Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|S66.11||Road Safety (Traffic Management) and (Drivers) Amendment Regulations 2011||$3.80|
|A12.06||Infringements Act 2006 Reprint 3||$21.50|
|A47.91||Casino Control Act 1991 Reprint 8||$21.50|
|A61.05||Pipelines Act 2005 Reprint 1||$18.65|
|A50.93||Accident Compensation (Workcover Insurance) Act 1993 Reprint 7||$18.65|
|A9212||Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978 Reprint 10||$18.65|
|A10082||Food Act 1984 Reprint 9||$21.50|
|A99.04||Legal Profession Act 2004 Reprint 4||$50.55|
|A46.08||Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 Reprint 1||$22.90|
|A111.86||Transport Accident Act 1986 Reprint 12||$25.75|
|A10191||Accident Compensation Act 1985 Reprint 18||$73.00|
|A66.96||Firearms Act 1996 Reprint 6||$25.75|
|A127.86||Road Safety Act 1986 Reprint 13||$68.50|
|A16.06||Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 Reprint 1||$18.65|
|A43.96||Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 Reprint 3||$12.20|
|A77.08||Coroners Act 2008 Reprint 1||$15.75|
|A41.87||Conservation Forests and Lands Act 1987 Reprint 8||$15.75|
|A39.04||EastLink Project Act 2004 Reprint 3||$21.50|
|A46.03||Safe Drinking Water Act 2003 Reprint 1||$12.20|
|No reprinted statutory rules published this month.|
Visit the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website for a list of all Victorian acts and statutory rules.
Gold Atlas of Victoria
Doug Stone's Gold Atlas of Victoria brings together 40 years of prospecting and mapping work in one volume.
Get Your Eyes Checked
- putting the focus on diabetes-related blindness.
Family zoo membership is cheaper now, kids are free!
Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market - is the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere and was originally built on the site of Melbourne's first general cemetery.
Journey to historic Maldon and experience what life was like during the gold rush era. Maldon is located 135km northwest of Melbourne in the heart of the Victorian Goldfields. The town is nestled on the slopes of Mt. Tarrangower in an agricultural, pastoral and mining district. The town is steeped in history and has retained an authentic pioneer-like appearance with history of the gold-mining era being preserved. The National Trust declared it Australia's first Notable Town in 1966. It once had quartz reefs that were among the world's richest, attracting a population which built grand houses and a very busy commercial centre.
If you would like to see your town mentioned in the Region Focus - send us an email.