Geelong ABC Friends.

The ABC is our most trusted, admired and valued national institution, but it is under very serious threat – from politicians, commercial media organisations and certain lobby groups.

The Geelong ABC Friends group was formed in the 1990s to defend and promote the ABC in its vital role as Australia’s only independent broadcaster. The group is not party-political, but does encourage voters to think about the ABC before they vote. We organise rallies, letter-writing campaigns and fund-raising activities as well as meeting to plan those activities, discuss issues that affect the ABC and enjoy each other’s company.  

ABC Friends’ Michael and Jon Faine

We are part of ABC Friends Victoria. You can find out more about the aims and activities of the whole organisation at  

The ABC needs friends now more than ever, so new members are always very welcome.

Our regular meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month at 1.30 pm at the South Barwon Community Centre, 33 Mount Pleasant Road, Belmont.

Please come along to one of our next meetings on May 11 or June 8, keep an eye out for our next major event – Dinner with Barrie Cassidy (when Covid 19 permits)

If you’d like more information about the group, please contact our Secretary, Hilary Robinson – email:,  phone: 0447 435 923.

Information and photos from Geelong ABC Friends.