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.

Nov
6
Tue
2018
ComiXpo 6.0 @ Matthew Flinders Hotel
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

On Melbourne Cup Day ComiXpo 5.0 will showcase some of the greatest science fiction and fantasy pop culture names in comics, movies, television, animation, and gaming. ComiXpo highlights the best in collectables, merchandise, and memorabilia from both industry and the fans. Presenting amazing props, costumes, art, and impressive fan based cosplay, coupled with innovative customer interactions.

There will be a Cosplay Fashion Parade with prizes and certificates given out to the winners.

An event run by fans for fans!

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Lords of Time 4 with Catherine Tate @ Rydges on Swanston
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lords of Time – A Doctor Who fan event returns for the 4th time with the amazing Catherine Tate in her first ever Australian convention appearance.

Photo ops, Autographs, a dealers room and Catherine Tate live on stage answering all those burning questions you have.

Come and join fellow fans in this exclusive event. Guaranteed no more than 300 attendees, the most exclusive events around.

General tickets – $90
Includes numbers seat behind VIP’s, opportunity to purchase photo ops and autographs.

VIP Tickets – $400
Includes numbered seating in the front 4 rows, included photo op, included autograph, VIP gift, Exclusive VIP Meet & Greet brunch.

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!).

Nov
25
Sun
2018
The Whovian Parade 2018 @ Carlton Gardens
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For the fifth year running, the Whovian Parade will be on again, for fans of Doctor Who to show off their Whovian pride through the streets of Melbourne!

To celebrate the anniversary of the airing of the very first episode of the very first serial of “Doctor Who” way back in 1963, starring William Hartnell as the very first Doctor, all fans are invited to come along and parade their pride for the legacy it spawned.

Please keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event, costumes and behaviour should be in accordance to this.

Those not wishing to participate in the parade, are free to stay at the Carlton Gardens, as this year’s parade route will be slightly different to previous years and will be ending back at the Carlton Gardens.

Please note that this information is not final and may be based on previous event information. Please check the Facebook event for updated information and rules of participating.

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.

Feb
10
Sun
2019
Days of Future Pop Culture @ Green Gully Soccer Club
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is the first event from Days of Future Pop Culture for lovers of all things pop culture, come down and check them out. There will be comics new and old, retro toys, pops and so much more.

There will be kids activities active all day, with giveaways and competitions.

They will also be raising money and donating money raised by the event to help out the great cause which is Keeley’s Cause.

Mar
3
Sun
2019
ComiXpo 7.0 @ Matthew Flinders Hotel
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

On Sunday 3 March 2018, ComiXpo 7.0 will showcase some of the greatest science fiction and fantasy pop culture names in comics, movies, television, animation, and gaming. ComiXpo highlights the best in collectables, merchandise, and memorabilia from both industry and the fans. Presenting amazing props, costumes, art, and impressive fan based cosplay, coupled with innovative customer interactions.

EA Games will be present with their Playtesting section and there will be a FREE Cosplay Fashion Parade open to kids, teens, and adults with prizes and certificates given out to the winners.

An event run by fans for fans!

You can buy tickets at the door on the day or pre-purchase through www.ComiXpo.com (with no booking fees).

* For this ComiXpo, there will be a focus on cosplay, so unfortunately we won’t be in attendance as there are no fan club tables at this event and only limited traders tables. We will be back again at the November event, so we will see you there then!

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.