Each year Western Chances organises a number of key events including the Good Business Forum, the Scholarship Award Ceremony and a range Alumni Community events.

We employ the services of our alumnus, Julia Truong of JT Production Management to manage the Good Business Forum and Scholarship Award Ceremony.

The Good Business Forum - Friday 30 August 2019, ZINC Federation Square

Held annually in central Melbourne, this fundraising event brings together business, community and government leaders across Melbourne to hear from keynote speakers network with peers and support Western Chances. There is a keynote address from a top influencer, engaging and inspiring speeches from our scholarship recipients and the chance to win some fantastic prizes in the raffle.

Date: Friday 30 August, 2019

Time: 12.00-2.30pm

Where: Zinc at Federation Square

RSVP: Friday 16 August, 2019

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Ticket Price: $250 per person or $2500 per table of 10*

*Prices are inc GST

We will have group tables of 10 and shared tables - bring friends, colleagues or come along on your own and we will make sure you are seated with a great bunch of fabulous people. To find out more please call Operations Manager Fizz Dakin 03 8345 7812 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The Good Business Forum Lottery

Help raise funds for Western Chances. Purchase a ticket for the chance to win 10 days in a luxury penthouse overlooking Noosa Heads. Valued at $5,000, the prize includes accommodation for up to six people and return flights from Melbourne for two people.

Thanks to Virgin Australia and Gabi & Simon Gray.

Only 200 tickets available so buy now!

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Read about the most recent Good Business Forum here.



"The Western Chances Good Business Forum was a great way to see and hear about the amazing work that Western Chances are doing for young Victorians living in Melbourne's west. We invited some of our key clients along to enjoy lunch at Zinc, hear some great speakers and a bit of time to talk about Western Chances and its initiatives. Thanks for a great afternoon." Tyson, Printing Intelligence

To get the latest information about the Good Business Forum, including ticket bookings, sign up to the Western Chances Update email.

Scholarship Award Ceremony

Our Scholarship Award Ceremony honours and celebrates new scholarship recipients and is held in March each year. It is an evening to celebrate the achievements of our recipients and alumni to encourage them to continue their hard work and dedication to following their dreams. The event is attended by recipients, alumni, their families, their nominators, school principals, donors and supporters. It is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.

Read about the most recent Scholarship Award Ceremony here.

To keep updated about the ceremony, held in March each year,  sign up to the Western Chances update email.

Alumni events

The Western Chances Alumni Community provides previous scholarships recipients with exciting opportunities to participate in key networking and learning events.

Topics for alumni events include personal finance tips and advice, leadership skill building, career planning and more.

Information about Alumni events can be found here.

Event sponsorship opportunities

Western Chances welcomes the support of sponsors for our annual events. It's a great opportunity to support your local community and raise awareness for your business or government department.

To find out about the opportunities available please contact our CEO Rhyll Dorrington at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Attendees and key speakers at the 2018 Good Business Forum Melbourne Airport CEO Lyell Strambi at the 2018 Good Buisness Forum Western Chances CEO Rhyll Dorrington at the Scholarship Award Ceremony Western Chances Alumni receive their graduation certificates at the Scholarship Award Ceremony

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