Doctor Who Festival coming to Australia

Some of you may have heard of the official convention, Doctor Who Festival which is happening in London in November. Well it appears that London is not the only place that Peter Capaldi will be stopping in November. The BBC have announced that the Doctor Who Festival will also be coming to Sydney and Auckland.

Although only a small amount of details have been announced so far (Peter Capaldi as guest and some of the panel information), it looks like it will take much of the same format as the UK event. Tickets are along the lines of the recent Whoniverse event, with general admission at $195.00 ($99.00 for children), or the TARDIS (VIP) ticket for $365.00 ($265.00 for children).

Tickets go on sale on July 3.

Oz Comic-Con this Weekend

It’s that time of the year again. Oz Comic-Con is on again this weekend. This year it makes a return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (opposite Crown Casino).

We will also be in attendance, so drop by and say hello!

For more information and tickets visit the Oz Comic-Con website or we also have information on our events page.


May Meeting – Cosplay and Costuming Day

Our May meeting is on this Saturday, with our second annual Cosplay and Costuming day. Including special guest panelists, photo opportunities and a cosplay competition for those who are brave!

For more information, see the event page here:


Win Last Christmas on DVD or Blu-Ray

comp-lcsmallThanks to BBC on DVD/Roadshow Entertainment we have 3 copies of Last Christmas on DVD and 3 copies on Blu-ray. We will also be giving the winner a 12 month digital membership to the club.

For more information, check out our competitions page.



March Club Meeting – Doctor Who in Australia

Full details of March’s meeting (March 14) have been posted in the Events section.

In this meeting we will be celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who in Australia, with screenings, panels, reminiscing and even a cake! Come along and relive your memories of Doctor Who – or for long-time members, of the club in general.

Membership Price Changes

Due to increases in postage and printing costs, but also to cover other club running costs such as public liability insurance, we have had implement changes to membership prices of joining the club. Although the prices have increased for receiving Sonic Screwdriver by mail, we have kept the prices the same for those wishing to receive it electronically.

The new pricing structure is as follows:

  • Digital Membership – newsletters sent electronically
    – Single: $12/year
    – Family: $15/year
  • Classic Membership – newsletters sent by mail
    – Single: $20/year
    – Family: $25/year

All other membership benefits remain the same.

Doctor Who Pop-Up Shop Super Sunday

The Doctor Who Pop-Up Shop will be holding a Super Sunday this weekend – Sunday 21 December – with big discounts on a a range of products, just in time for last-minute Christmas shopping. Some of the discounts available include:

  • 25% off polo shirts
  • 15% off selected stationary items
  • 15% off selected homewares
  • 10% off Sherlock t-shirts
  • and other discounted items in-store

There will also be activities running throughout the day, including a visit by a Cyberman between 11am and 2pm, face painting and temporary tattoos. There will also be prizes awarded for best-dressed Whovians, so drop by in your best Doctor Who cosplay and you might score a prize!

The Doctor Who Pop-Up Shop is located at Shop E09/10, Galleria, 356 Little Collins Street (Corner of Little Collins Street and Elizabeth Street), Melbourne and will be open between 11am and 4pm on this day.

Please note that the club member’s discount does not apply to discounted items on this day.

Last Christmas Screening Details

The ABC have confirmed the details of this year’s Christmas Special – The Last Christmas. The episode will be screening on Friday December 26th at 7:30pm on ABC1 but unfortunately there will be no direct early-morning screening. The episode will be 60 minutes long.

Source: DWCA

Official Series 8 Marathon

To celebrate the recent arrival of Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series on Blu-ray and DVD, BBC on DVD – AU are launching the Doctor Who Series 8 Official Fan Marathon! Fans all around Australia are invited to press play on the first episode of Series 8 at 12noon AEDT on Saturday December 13th and marathon all 12 episodes of the complete eighth series, just in time for the Christmas Special.

So pull on your Doctor Who onesies, invite some friends over and join in the fun as fans across the country unite on social media through the hashtag ‪#‎watchingWho‬.

Register your party (whether it is for 1 or 100!) at for further information and to be eligible to win some out of this world prizes.

The Doctor Who Club of Victoria is officially supporting this event and will be joining in the live posting on Twitter and on Facebook on the day!

Doctor Who Pop-Up Shop Returns to Melbourne

The Doctor Who Pop-Up Shop has made it’s return to Melbourne, opening from today and remaining open until January 4, 2015. Packed with Doctor Who goodies of all types, and to suit all kinds, it’s a dangerous place to be if you want to save money!

The shop is located at Shop E09/E10, Galleria, 343 Little Collins Street, Melbourne (on the ground floor and is just off Elizabeth Street and right near the Little Collins Street entrance).

For opening times, visit the website at

Update: Doctor Who Club of Victoria members can receive 10% discount on purchases on presentation of their membership card.