This is to advise you of the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the members of BIA. The details of this meeting are as follows:


Monday 7th November 2022

Open from 6.00pm and commencing at: 6.30pm

Barkly Square 25-39 Barkly Street Ballarat East Lecture Theatre – Ground Floor (Enter from side entrance).

Attached are:

At the meeting, paid members will have the opportunity to:

  • find out about BIA’s operations and finances
  • ask questions about the operations and finances of the BIA
  • speak about any items on the agenda

At the meeting, paid members will be asked to VOTE (if required) to:

  • accept the minutes of the last annual general meeting
  • accept the annual report (The BIA’s yearly report to members, documenting its activities and finances in the previous financial year).
  • accept the auditor’s report
  • accept the annual financial statements
  • appoint an auditor for the next financial year
  • elect Committee of Management.

BIA Committee of Management Position Nominations:

RSVP Attendance for AGM:

Following the AGM business please join us for light refreshments. Please RSVP your attendance and any specific food requirements for catering purposes by 12:00 noon on 3rd November 2022 by:

COVIDSafe AGM Requirements:

The event venue conforms to Victoria’s COVIDsafe settings, please stay up to date with the current requirements to staying ahead of COVID-19. Full details can be obtained here: Summary of details listed below:

Follow these steps before and while you attend a small or large gathering:

  • ensure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination
  • take a rapid antigen test if you are visiting someone who is at a high-risk of severe illness from COVID-19
  • stay home if you are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • maintain a physical distance of 1.5m from each other
  • wear a face mask in a space (indoor or outdoor) where you cannot physically distance
  • spend more time outdoors than indoors. Avoid poorly ventilated spaced, crowded indoor settings and prolonged contact with others
  • clean your hands with soap and water regularly. Carry a hand sanitiser with you
  • always cover your cough and sneeze into a tissue or a bent elbow
  • keep a note of people you have visited in a gathering so you can contact them in case you get COVID-19.

When to wear a face mask in Victoria

We strongly recommend wearing a mask if you:

  • are on public transport, in taxis/rideshare services and in tourism vehicles
  • are in an indoor setting
  • can’t physically distance, such as at entry or exit points to large events
  • have any COVID-19 symptoms, though you should remain home, or
  • are with people who may be vulnerable to COVID-19.

People who are at risk of severe COVID illness are encouraged to wear a mask whenever in public.