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

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

Scholarship Award Ceremony: 18 March 2020

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 2019 Scholarship Award Ceremony here.

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

The Good Business Forum: 28 August 2020

Held annually in late August, 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 key note address from a and a speech from a scholarship recipient or alumni plus the chance to win some fantastic prizes in the raffle.

Read about the 2019 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, 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 Key note speaker Virginia Trioli with Terry Bracks, Rhyll Dorrington, Julia Truong and Jesse #GBF2019 #GBF2019 Guests from Nation Partners 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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