Meetings & Events

We list both DWCV and other related events (e.g. Australian conventions with Doctor Who guests) here. Click on ‘Read more’ for any of the items listed below to see a map for that event. You can also subscribe to our list of events here, and it will automatically update in your calendar application whenever we update this list.

Mar
10
Sat
2018
March DWCV Meeting: Heroes and Companions @ The Hub Docklands
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Doctor Who wouldn’t be the same without it’s heroes and companions. Companions allow us – the viewer – to have a human connection to the time-travelling alien. While heroes come in all forms – human or alien – and can be found helping The Doctor..

This month we take a look at some of those who can be called The Doctor’s friends.

We will be running a couple of discussion panels on companions and heroes. We look back at the companions and heroes over the years. Followed by a countdown of the top 20 companions.

There will also be a wrap up of the 2017 Christmas special. What we liked and didn’t like about it, and what we thought of Jodie Whittaker’s first appearance as The Doctor.

Meeting theme and information may be subject to change without notice.


Meeting Information

Doors open @ 1:00 pm, activities start @ 1:30 pm.

Admission Prices:
Members: $6.00* / Non-members: $8.00
Kids under 14: $2.00 / Kids under 2: Free
Family (2 adults and kids): $14.00 members / $18.00 non-members
Non-member first-time attending a meeting: gold coin donation

Food and Drink:
Tea and coffee provided, soft drinks available to purchase for $1.50.
Some snacks are provided for no additional cost.
Donations of a plate of food are always appreciated but not necessary. 🙂
Venue is walking distance from food places if you wish to eat something more substantial.

*Members can also choose to use their ‘one free meeting entry’ as part of their membership for this meeting.

May
12
Sat
2018
May DWCV Meeting: Cosplay & Fan Day @ The Hub Docklands
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Guest Cosplayer Panel – our guest cosplayers this year will be Cat and Nicola. If you were lucky enough to see them at Supanova, their cosplays of Madame Vastra and Jenny were amazing to see, with Madame Vastra’s makeup taking 4 hours to put on alone.
     
  • Robert Lloyd – unfortunately two of our planned guests from Illusionist Productions are no longer able to attend (we hope to have them at a future meeting). However 1/3 of them is still coming along, who is none other than our very own Robert Lloyd. You might have seen him at such places as the Doctor Who FestivalThe Science of Doctor Who, or even his very own comedy production which he has performed around the world – Who, Me. He’s even appeared on the BBC documentary Doctor Who: Earth Conquest. He’s Australia’s most famous Doctor Who fan!
     
  • Beginners Cosplay Panel: The Companions – Cosplay tips and advice for beginners, this time we take a look at how to cosplay some of the Doctor Who companions.

Meeting Information

Doors open @ 1:00 pm, activities start @ 1:30 pm.

Admission Prices:
Members: $6.00* / Non-members: $8.00
Kids under 14: $2.00 / Kids under 2: Free
Family (2 adults and kids): $14.00 members / $18.00 non-members
Non-member first-time attending a meeting: gold coin donation

Food and Drink:
Tea and coffee provided, soft drinks available to purchase for $1.50.
Some snacks are provided for no additional cost.
Donations of a plate of food are always appreciated but not necessary. 🙂
Venue is walking distance from food places if you wish to eat something more substantial.

*Members can also choose to use their ‘one free meeting entry’ as part of their membership for this meeting.

Jul
14
Sat
2018
July DWCV Meeting: AGM / Comedy and Humour in Doctor Who @ The Hub Docklands
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

July is our Annual General Meeting. It’s when we give our members and fans a chance to have their say on the direction of the club, with an open forum and a member survey, and look back on the past 12 months in the club. We’ll also be holding elections for the incoming executive and general committee (must be a financial member to be able to vote, but all are welcome to view proceedings).

Of course, we don’t want to have just serious business, so we’ve chosen a light-hearted theme to balance things out. We’ll be looking at some of Doctor Who’s funniest moments from both classic and new series alike. There will be lots of clips and laughs and we’ll be asking the audience what their favourite light-hearted moments are.

We’ll end the day with our committee induction ceremony, where we induct our incoming committee – Time Lord style.


Meeting Information

Doors open @ 1:00 pm, activities start @ 1:30 pm.

Admission Prices:
Members: $6.00* / Non-members: $8.00
Kids under 14: $2.00 / Kids under 2: Free
Family (2 adults and kids): $14.00 members / $18.00 non-members
Non-member first-time attending a meeting: gold coin donation

Food and Drink:
Tea and coffee provided, soft drinks available to purchase for $1.50.
Some snacks are provided for no additional cost.
Donations of a plate of food are always appreciated but not necessary. 🙂
Venue is walking distance from food places if you wish to eat something more substantial.

*Members can also choose to use their ‘one free meeting entry’ as part of their membership for this meeting.

Sep
8
Sat
2018
September DWCV Meeting: The Time Lords @ The Hub Docklands
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For our September meeting, we will be taking a look at The Doctor’s own people – The Time Lords.

1. Doctor and the Time Lords
A look back at some of The Doctor’s greatest moments with the Time Lords. Includes clips and discussion.

2. Academy of the Time Lord – how to become a Time Lord
Ever wanted to become a Time Lord? In our fun and interactive panel, we’ll get members of the audience to experience going through the Time Lord Academy.

3. Renegade Time Lords
Panel discussion looking at renegade Time Lords throughout the show’s history. From the Master to the Rani, The Meddling Monk to Romana. And many more who turned their backs on the traditional Gallifreyan ways.


Meeting Information

Doors open @ 1:00 pm, activities start @ 1:30 pm.

Admission Prices:
Members: $6.00* / Non-members: $8.00
Kids under 14: $2.00 / Kids under 2: Free
Family (2 adults and kids): $14.00 members / $18.00 non-members
Non-member first-time attending a meeting: gold coin donation

Food and Drink:
Tea and coffee provided, soft drinks available to purchase for $1.50.
Some snacks are provided for no additional cost.
Donations of a plate of food are always appreciated but not necessary. 🙂
Venue is walking distance from food places if you wish to eat something more substantial.

*Members can also choose to use their ‘one free meeting entry’ as part of their membership for this meeting.

Oct
8
Mon
2018
The Woman Who Fell to Earth Cinema Screening @ Hoyts Melbourne Central
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm

For our Tardis Trip to the cinema screening of The Woman Who Fell to Earth, we have chosen to attend the charity screening to support One Girl. This is the 6:00 pm screening at Melbourne Central.

One Girl is an organisation that raises funds for girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda to go to school and learn business skills so that they can have a chance at life and escape the cycle of childhood marriage and forced pregnancy that they are often subjected to.

In order to purchase tickets that will help support One Girl, please ensure that you purchase your tickets through the Eventbrite page and not through the cinema directly.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/doctor-who-series-11-premiere-one-girl-fundraiser-tickets-50430530073

You can also purchase tickets on the night for the screening (subject to availability), but these will not support One Girl, so we encourage everyone to pre-book in order to support this wonderful cause.

Meet up with fellow DWCV members after the screening as we may grab a bite to eat if enough people are interested or to just chat and talk about that we thought of the episode.

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Doctor Who Anniversary and Christmas Party @ The Hub Docklands
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

It’s our biggest event of the year – we celebrate Doctor Who’s 55th Anniversary and throw in a bit of Christmas cheer as well.

Panels—

  • Kid’s Panel: some of our kids share their opinions on the Christmas Specials
  • Season 11 Review: we look at season 11 so far.
  • Where to Next: where do you want to see Doctor Who go in the near future?

Activities—

  • Trivia Quiz: form a team and join in our interactive trivia quiz!
  • Games: Adipose Toss, Pin the Eyebrows on the Doctor
  • Junior Time Lords: our newly re-named kids corner will have lots of activities for kids including Christmas Cards, banner decorating, Gallifreyan writing and more.
  • Cyber Santa will be back with lolly bags for all in attendance.

Competitions and Prizes—

  • DWCV Passport Challenge: complete various activities throughout the day and get your passport stamped for a chance to win a $50 Minotaur voucher.
  • The Great Whovian Bake-Off: we will again be running our Doctor Who themed cooking competition. Bring along a Doctor Who themed food item for a chance to win a prize.
  • Raffle: chance to win a Whovian Christmas hamper, 13th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver or a 13th Doctor Rock Candy figure. Tickets for $2 or 3 for $5.
  • Cosplay: prizes for best adult and best kids cosplay.

For the Buyer—

  • Mystery Boxes: our popular mystery boxes are back again – up to $50 value for $15. You’ll have to get in early, as last year these sold out in 15 minutes!
  • Market Stalls: a range of sellers will be selling their Whovian wares, from official merchandise, DVDs and books and hand-made items. You’ll also be able to buy the 13th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver!
  • Silent Auction: we will have a few items available in a silent auction for your bidding persual.

We’ll also have our classic TARDIS on site, so take your photo and be sure to tag us on social media. #DWCVparty #DoctorWhoVic

A limited number of tables are still available to sell merchandise or other related items. Please email bookings@dwcv.org.au if you are interested.

Save the date for 2018!

Please note that this year’s meeting is later than usual as our venue has a regular weekly booking in the morning/early afternoon. All kids activities will be run earlier in the day to accommodate families that need to leave earlier. Also with the Victorian State Election on this day, the earlier time gives people ample chance to get voting done!

Information subject to change without prior notice.


Meeting Information

Doors open @ 2:00 pm, activities start @ 2:30 pm.

Admission Prices:
Members: $10.00 / Non-members: $12.00
Kids 16 and under: $5.00 / Kids under 2: Free
Family (2 adults and kids): $25.00 members / $30.00 non-members

Food and Drink:
Tea and coffee provided, soft drinks and bottled water available to purchase for $1.50.
Bring a plate to share (optional, not required for entry). Feeling creative? Bring something Doctor Who themed and you might win a prize!
Some finger food and snacks provided for no additional cost.
Pizza dinner will be provided (included in entry cost).

*Please note that due to this meeting being larger than our usual meetings, members aren’t able to use their free meeting entry.
*Gold coin donation for first time visitors does not apply to this meeting (sorry!).

Dec
9
Sun
2018
DWCV Christmas Lunch @ Melbourne Central Lion Hotel
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm

Our last event of the year. Come along to our Christmas Lunch and relax and chat with other members and fans. This is an informal lunch and just a chance for people to unwind at the end of the year.

This year we’ll be having our Christmas Lunch at the Melbourne Central Lion Hotel (we will be in the back area). This venue is right in the middle of the city, easy to get to for both public transport and paid car parks in the area.

Menu: http://www.acemelbourne.com.au/mclion/menu/

** Please note that bookings are essential so that we can adjust our booking if necessary for the required amount of people. Bookings must be received before midnight, Friday 7th December **

To book please phone/text 0482 010 403 or via our contact form.

Jan
26
Sat
2019
Australia Day Parade and Picnic @ Queen Victoria Gardens
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am

The Doctor Who Club of Victoria has again been asked to be part of the Australia Day Street Parade**.

The parade starts at 11:00am, however we recommend arriving a little earlier as good positions tend to get snapped up! Come and support us, along with seeing many other cultural and special interest groups from around Melbourne.

This will again be a TARDIS trip, with a picnic afterwards. Members, fans, family and friends are welcome to join us for a picnic afterwards. Bring a blanket or a chair and a picnic lunch for a relaxing afternoon with other Doctor Who fans! We’ll even be having a Whovian game of cricket!

Click the image below for a map of the location where you can find us:

Australia-Day-Picnic-Map

We will also be manning our phone on the day though, so if you can’t find us, we can give you directions. 🙂

We are looking to start the picnic after midday (we will also have some committee members there early to set up and get our spot, so feel free to come by any time).

**If you are interested in joining us for the actual parade, places are limited. You must be wearing either Doctor Who related cosplay (Torchwood, Class, etc are also acceptable), or Doctor Who clothing such as a T-shirt or scarf. As there is a restriction on the number of people who will be able to part of the parade, preference will be given to cosplayers. Contact us to register!

Feb
9
Sat
2019
February DWCV Meeting: Games Day @ The Hub Docklands
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a fun relaxing afternoon as we explored and play some of the many Doctor Who themed games.

Games include:

  • Doctor Who Risk
  • Doctor Who Monopoly
  • Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit
  • Time Wars Board Game
  • Doctor Who Electronic Board Game
  • Doctor Who Uno
  • Doctor Who Cluedo
  • … and more!

We will also have  PlayStation 3 set up with ‘The Eternity Clock’ and a computer with the Doctor Who Adventure Games.

Or just chat and socialise with other members and fans. Or watch some episodes and clips in the screening room.

This meeting is fun for the whole family, with games suitable for all ages!


Meeting Information

Doors open @ 1:00 pm, activities start @ 1:30 pm.

Admission Prices:
Members: $6.00* / Non-members: $8.00
Kids under 14: $2.00 / Kids under 2: Free
Family (2 adults and kids): $14.00 members / $18.00 non-members
Non-member first-time attending a meeting: gold coin donation

Food and Drink:
Tea and coffee provided, soft drinks available to purchase for $1.50.
Some snacks are provided for no additional cost.
Donations of a plate of food are always appreciated but not necessary. 🙂
Venue is walking distance from food places if you wish to eat something more substantial.

*Members can also choose to use their ‘one free meeting entry’ as part of their membership for this meeting.

Mar
16
Sat
2019
March DWCV Meeting: The Daleks @ The Hub Docklands
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We take a look at The Doctor’s most fearsome foes – The Daleks. Are they killing machines who will not hesitate to exterminate you? Or are they over-sized pepper-pots with weaknesses that can be exploited?

  • Building a Dalek – our guest speakers talk about building their own Dalek, their challenges and the fun in having a full-sized Dalek.
  • History of the Daleks – two part panel looking at the Daleks throughout the years both on-screen and off-screen.
  • Dalek Mania – interactive discussions about people’s favorite Daleks stories/moments, does Davros make the Daleks weaker, paradigm Daleks – why Moffat Why??? and a tough in cheek -hot or not comparison with different Daleks models.

Kids corner will include some Dalek themed activities and our screening room will be showing some of our favourite Dalek stories.


Please note that we have scheduled this meeting a week later than usual, our usual weekend would be on the Labour Day holiday weekend and we have found that many people are away during this time.


Meeting Information

Doors open @ 1:00 pm, activities start @ 1:30 pm.

Admission Prices:
Members: $6.00* / Non-members: $8.00
Kids under 14: $2.00 / Kids under 2: Free
Family (2 adults and kids): $14.00 members / $18.00 non-members
Non-member first-time attending a meeting: gold coin donation

Food and Drink:
Tea and coffee provided, soft drinks available to purchase for $1.50.
Some snacks are provided for no additional cost.
Donations of a plate of food are always appreciated but not necessary. 🙂
Venue is walking distance from food places if you wish to eat something more substantial.

*Members can also choose to use their ‘one free meeting entry’ as part of their membership for this meeting.