Our monthly events calendar gives you the opportunity to plan ahead for BCA’s various events.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please feel free to contact us on events@bca.org.au or call 1800 033 660.



Saturday, 2nd September at 8:00pm AEST.

Test your general knowledge with this week’s trivia presented by Michael Janes.

BCA Inform – Standing for Election 

Tuesday, 5th September from 7:15pm to 9:00pm AEST. 

7:15pm AEST: Informal ‘Foyer Chat’ – Come early to connect and chat with others prior to the formal event start. 

7:30pm AEST: Event start.

In the coming weeks, BCA will be calling for nominations and expressions of interest for a variety of roles, including directors, NPC representatives, and NSW/ACT State Division Committee representatives. If you’ve been thinking about taking on one of these roles and would like to know more about what they involve, we encourage you to come along to BCA Inform to find out more. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from Fiona Woods, BCA’s President and Sally Karandrews, BCA’s CEO as well as representatives from the board, NPC, and NSW/ACT State Division Committee. Ahead of the 2023 AGM, the following roles will be available. More details on how to nominate or express interest will be provided over the coming weeks.

Director roles  

This year, 5 director positions will be up for election. Three directors have completed their three-year terms and two casual vacancies have arisen during the year.

National Policy Council  

There will be 4 positions available on the NPC. These positions are to represent members in the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.

We will first seek to fill these positions with representatives from those states. If we do not receive enough suitable EOI’s, BCA will seek to fill the vacant roles with interested members from all States and territories. This means that even if there is no vacancy in your State, there may still be an opportunity for you to express your interest in joining the NPC.

NSW/ACT State Division Committee

This year, there are 3 positions available in NSW and one in the ACT.  

Contact BCA for more information on 1800 033 660 or email events@bca.org.au. 


Saturday, 9th September at 8:00pm AEST.  

Test your general knowledge with this week’s trivia presented by Ramona Mandy. 

Music Group  

Tuesday, 12th September at 7:30pm AEST. 

The Music Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. 

Hosted by Jen Parry and Tim Haggis, the Music Group welcomes musicians of all levels to talk about music, create collaborative pieces, and share personal experiences as performers. It’s a fun and friendly place to meet and hang out with fellow musicians. 


Saturday, 16th September at 8:00pm AEST. 

Test your general knowledge with this week’s trivia presented by Peter Rickards.   

Assistive Technology Group 

Monday, 18th September at 7:30pm AEST. 

Assistive Technology is useful and increasingly necessary in our daily lives. However, not everything is easy to navigate and new technologies develop every day. Join Adam and others to learn more about assistive technology and how to get the best from it. 

Journey to Employment Group 

Tuesday, 19th September at 7:30pm AEST.   

Join Garry each month to discuss his job search journey and learn employment tips from the An Eye to the Future team.   

BCA – Connect on Policy 

Saturday, 23rd September from 10:00am to 3:30pm AEST.  

BCA has a long and proud history of producing public policy documents and position statements, that articulate a variety of issues experienced by people who are blind or vision impaired, and solutions or recommendations to these issues. This work is led by BCA’s National Policy Council (NPC), a group of dedicated members, elected to the NPC by their peers, who volunteer their time and expertise to ensuring that BCA produces documents that are relevant to, and align with the views of people who are blind or vision impaired. 

The NPC is currently working across a variety of topics, including Emergency Preparedness and Health. BCA Connect on Policy will be a chance to showcase this work, discuss important policy matters, and introduce you to the members of the NPC. 

In addition to this, we will also be announcing the recipients of this year’s David Blyth Award and the BCA Certificates of Appreciation. You can nominate someone for one of these awards through BCA’s Awards and Recognition page https://www.bca.org.au/awards-and-recognition/. 

Finally, BCA Connect on Policy will provide you with the opportunity to share your thoughts on BCA’s current and future work; you can make suggestions on things you would like the organisation to address or focus on, from systemic advocacy to project ideas, peer support opportunities and anything else that promotes connecting, empowering and informing people who are blind or vision impaired. If you’ve attended one of BCA’s in-person conventions in the past, this may sound familiar to you, that’s because it’s a revamped version of our traditional Recommendations session. To ensure the smooth running of this session, your ideas must be submitted in advance, information on how to do this will be provided to anyone interested in making a submission once you complete the registration form. 

Register for BCA Connect via Humanitix 

Registrations will remain open until Friday, 22nd September 2023. 

For assistance with registering, contact BCA on 1800 033 660 or events@bca.org.au. 


Saturday, 23rd September at 8:00pm AEST.

Test your general knowledge with this week’s trivia presented by Annette Leishman. 

Acquired Sight Loss Group  

Monday, 25th September at 7:30pm AEST. 

Hosted by BCA Advocacy Officer, Martin Stewart, this welcoming and friendly group is a forum for members to meet and talk with others with acquired sight loss.   

Music Group 

Tuesday, 26th September at 7:30pm AEST. 

Another great evening of music and performing, hosted by Jen and Tim. 

Gardening Group 

Wednesday, 27th September at 7:00pm AEST. 

Gardening can be therapeutic and bring joy when plants are growing and thriving. Join Silvana and other gardening enthusiasts and share your knowledge, tips and techniques for a flourishing home garden. All welcome. 

Guitar Group 

Saturday, 30th September at 2:00pm AEST. 

Whether you’re picking up a guitar for the first time, or have been playing for years, this group is for everyone! Come along and connect with Sean and other members who share the same passion. 


Saturday, 30th September at 8:00pm AEST. 

Join us for a round of fun and games presented by Ramona Mandy.