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If you have any questions you'd like to direct to the AOOB, please contact Jenny Read on (07) 5531 3362. Jenny is available every Friday between 8.30AM and 2.30 PM. All surface mail may be directed to: PO Box 2686, Southport, Queensland, 4215, Australia.

Brisbane (Gill’s Old Bastards)

Our Branch motto is ‘For good times and doing some good’ and we think we’ve lived up to it pretty well. We are fortunate to have a ‘home base’ at the Criterion Hotel and thank them for their great support. This year we have raised funds for the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation and Radio Lollipop through a range of fun activities – trivia nights, bowls days, barbecues, theatre events and of course, raffles, in an obliging pub! Please contact President, Pete ‘PK’ Tate on ph 0418 752 727 or come along and join us every Wednesday night. Email address is

Gold Coast

Radley O’Donnell email:- Another successful ‘Big Lunch’ at the QT Hotel in July – our 23rd with great entertainment, food and drinks so we must be doing something right with over $38,000 raised on the day. The 17th Annual Old Bastards Cup Race Day to be held at the Gold Coast Turf Club in February 2017. We get together approximately every 2 months for a social lunch and everybody is welcome to come along.


ANDREW BURT, Secretary/Treasurer – (07) 47829166


Graham Crowther (0421 052020) The tradition continues at the refurbished Royal Hotel every Saturday morning with a Bar-b-que in the beergarden. We would like to thank the Royal Hotel for their continued support of the Old Bastards.

Twin Towns

Peter Farrell The AOOB’s Twin Towns Branch meet on the first Friday of each month at the South Tweed Sports Club at 2pm (DST when applicable) with interesting guest speakers. We continue to support local charities and thank all our members for their fantastic support.


‘Big Kev’ Gunn - Ph:- (02) 4633 9786 - Email After many years in Camden we have moved to Menangle and wish to continue the tradition of signing up new members to enable us to continue supporting local charities.

Hornsby Chapter #94

President Gena Mulukin (02) 9489 7191 – first female President of an AOOB branch


President, Dot Wooder, (02) 67347239 – fundraising activities at the Club Hotel – all welcome.


Darwin's 'Top End' Branch
President Chris Jones 0439 421353 Proudly supporting local Children’s Charities. Fundraising is conducted through raffles every Friday night at the Hibiscus Tavern – a good time assured!


Please contact President, Greg Tyley at PO Box 70 Kulin 6365

For more information on the Kulin branches efforts in 2017, please click here.


Heather Smith, Secretary, (08) 9937 2269 - Kalbarri branch of the AOOB welcomes all and sundry to come sample the fantastic local seafood whilst raising funds to support local charities

Carnarvon Group

Ann Arden Ph. (08) 99411757

The Old Bastards of Carnarvon have been collecting cans for several years in its efforts to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, St.John ambulance Carnarvon and other local charities. Old Bastard members, who are all volunteers, spend tireless hours collecting, sorting and crushing cans and preparing numerous wool bale bags full of aluminium for collection and transportation to Perth. Over 23 tonnes of recyclable waste has been kept out of Carnarvon’s landfill thanks to the efforts of the Old Bastards. The Shire of Carnarvon is proud to support the Old Bastards – new members always welcome – please contact AOOB Carnarvon Secretary, Ann Arden on 9941 1757 or AOOB Carnarvon President, John Wheelock on 9941 2283.


Kate Matthews, President and Secretary/Treasurer Caron Green have re-established this Branch. Located in the Wheat belt region 235 kms south east of Perth, Corrigin is predominantly a farming community incorporating cereal cropping and sheep.

Rockingham - Mandurah Area

The search is on for current and new Old Bastards in the Perth, Rockingham-Mandurah area. Please contact current AOOB member Steve Robson who'd like to form a branch and would love your help. You may contact him on 0416 560 742 or


The AOOB ACT Branch is up and running – please contact President Bernard Povan – 0409 443 717 Secretary, Doug Hovi – 0422 202640 Treasurer Trim Chakrapni – 0413 272014

The ACT Branch gets together at: ‘The Raiders Club’ Gungahlin (happy hour 3-4pm each Saturday and 5-6pm weekdays), ‘The Lakes’ Gungahlin and Meetings held at the ‘Sirens Bar’, Gungahlin