Events and Exhibitions
Find out about all the upcoming events around Australia.
Ocean Film Festival Australia
At the Ocean Film Festival World Tour our vision is to inspire you to explore, respect, enjoy, and protect our oceans. The film is at the heart of the Ocean Film Festival World Tour and we aim to share the best films from around the globe with our audiences.
Each year the Ocean Film Festival World Tour will screen over 2 hours of the most inspirational, educational and entertaining films related to the ocean from independent filmmakers both international and Australian. The tour kicks off in March before travelling around Australia before heading around the globe.
The Ocean Film Festival World Tour includes a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics such as the oceanic environment, marine creatures, ocean-related sports, coastal cultures and ocean lovers.
When: March – April 2020
A Portrait of Australia
From Australian Geographic’s 33 years of unparalleled editorial coverage of Australia’s land, nature and people, a version of an Australian national identity emerges. The people who have been brought sharply into focus across its colourful pages have tended to live beyond the cities. They dwell in places where the vagaries of weather and climate dictate the fortunes of those willing to try their luck.
These landscapes and the people who live there are what inspire Australian Geographic and this exhibition is a celebration in pictures of their indomitable community spirit, their struggles, passions, livelihoods, skills and the changing times through which they have lived.
On show at:
- Cobb+Co Museum, Toowoomba, Queensland, 15 August to 24 November 2019
- Warwick Art Gallery, Queensland, 9 January to 29 February 2020
- Bribie Island Seaside Museum, Bongaree, Queensland, 28 February to 24 May 2020
- SEEN@Swansea, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, 5 June to 2 August 2021
Australian Geographic Presents
Australian Geographic is proud to represent our inspirational community of Trail Blazers, Explorers, Adventurers and Scientists, for corporate and community speaking engagements. Their diverse, inspiring and insightful stories will light up any event, whether it be an uplifting keynote for a corporate audience, or an educational session for schools or galvanizing action for community groups.
When you book a presenter through AG Presents you can expect the level of professionalism and support offered by a top Speakers Bureau, combined with the philanthropic spirit and outreach of Australian Geographic.
Australian Geographic Society Awards 2020
Recognising greatness since 1987, the Australian Geographic Society Awards are Australia’s longest running awards for adventure and conservation.
When: October 30th 2020
BirdLife Australia’s Aussie Backyard Bird Count
The #AussieBirdCount is a great way to connect with the birds in your backyard no matter where your backyard happens to be — a suburban backyard, a local park, a patch of forest, down by the beach, or the main street of town.
You can count as many times as you like over the week, we just ask that each count is completed over a 20-minute period. The data collected assists BirdLife Australia in understanding more about the birds that live where people live.
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
For 27 years, Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea has brought together millions of Australians over a cup of tea in support of those affected by cancer.
In 2020, the official day to host a morning tea is Thursday 28 May, but anyone can host at any time in May or June. By hosting or attending an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea anywhere in Australia, participants will help Cancer Council continue our life-saving cancer research, prevention, advocacy and support programs.
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is the largest and most successful event of its kind in Australia. Last year alone, the simple act of our participants hosting a morning tea raised $13.2 million.
Those who want to host can register at biggestmorningtea.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85 to receive a free morning tea host kit.
Anyone unable to host a morning tea can still get involved by donating directly to Cancer Council via biggestmorningtea.com.au.