Reflections from Victoria Chair - June 24


  • ACS Victoria Office Move: ACS Victoria will relocate to 555 Collins Street, Melbourne, starting July 1, 2024. The new office, in partnership with Hub Australia, offers a flexible workspace with a range of amenities including boardrooms, collaboration areas, and high-speed internet. It is conveniently located with excellent transport links, including proximity to Southern Cross railway station.

  • Awards and Honors: Congratulations to Prof. Trina Myers FACS for her Fellowship Certificate for her contributions to our profession.

Dear ACS Victoria Members,

Our final Branch Forum was held at our Collins Street HUB, Tuesday 11 June. The forum featured Prof. Sardar M.N Islam of Victoria University speaking on the topic “Quantum Computing and the Future of Mankind.” What better topic to springboard us into the future as our offices relocate during June, and re-open for members 1 July. We had a great turnout to farewell these premises.

As of 1 July 2024, ACS Victoria will be based at 555 Collins Street, Melbourne. We are entering an arrangement with Hub Australia for a flexible workspace with all the member and event facilities, as we aim to provide a premium service to our members. We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy this workspace at this very convenient location which offers excellent transport links. You'll find numerous bus, train, and tram options right at the doorstep. Southern Cross railway station is just a 4-minute walk away, and Flinders Street Railway is 15 minutes away.

The office will feature a variety of workspaces to meet your needs, including boardrooms, collaboration areas, private suites, and hot desks. Naturally, it is fully equipped with high-speed and secure internet as standard.

As we look forward to the future, I reflect on our home of the past five years.  We will miss the wonderful views and spaciousness of the office space and carry fond memories of the events and gatherings we have hosted there.

Our final formal event was our Fellows and Honorary Life Member lunch hosted by Charlynn Miller FACS who has assumed the Chair of our Fellows Committee.  The gathering featured guest speaker Dr Peter Thorn FACS AM who provided insights into the importance of our computing heritage. Pioneers and innovations including the commissioning of the world’s first computer-controlled telecommunications in St Kilda 1974, and Jeff Whittle FACS, who created mining management software that is used worldwide. Jeff sadly passed away in February.

We also took the opportunity to award Prof. Trina Myers FACS for her Fellowship Certificate, for her contributions to our profession.

Remember, our Branch forums are scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month and feature some great speakers and guests. Our events will continue to be in person with an option for virtual attendance starting with our inaugural branch forum in our new home – 555 Collins St, Tuesday 9 July, focusing on “Navigating Modern ICT Leadership Challenges” in collaboration with IPSecure.

Mark this in your calendars now.



I look forward to greeting you there.


Dr Rod Dilnutt FACS CP

Chair, ACS Victoria


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