Cape Schanck - image courtesy Michelle Grosser

Talks and Events
Monthly Division Meetings

Date: Last Thursday of each month (Except January and December)
Location: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, University of Melbourne
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start
Contact: Michelle Grosser, email
Details are also posted on the Victorian website

27 April 2017 - Victorian Division Monthly Meeting

Topic: Salty Megafauna from Long Ago (Dispatches from the new frontier of Australian palaeontology)
Speaker: Dr Erich M. G. Fitzgerald

June 2017 - Howitt Lecture
Topic: The generation of ore deposits in volcanic arcs.
Speaker: Andy Tomkins 

25-28 September - Granites 2017: crustal evolution and mineralisation
Location: Benalla, Victoria

29-30 September - Specialist Group in Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology
Location: Benalla, Victoria
To register go to: SGGMP registration page
For information about student bursaries email:

13-17 August 2018 – Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA 2018)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Previous Meetings
30 March: 2017
Topic: Granite formation and the origins of isotopic heterogeneity
Speaker: Kieran Iles

25 February 2017
Topic: Non-plate tectonic interpretations for the Superior Craton, Canada, and Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia − exploration implications
Speaker: Prof. Lyal Harris, National Institute for Scientific Research (INRS-ETE)

June 2016, Howitt Lecture
Topic: The age of Victoria's volcanoes
Speaker: Erin Matchan 

Other talks and events

Geological Society of Australia, Victoria Division, Student Research Scholarships
The scholarship is valued at up to $500 for travel within Australia and $700 for travel outside of Australia. The number of and value of the scholarships awarded each year is made at the discretion of the GSA(Vic) committee. Funding will not be granted retrospectively and applicants are asked to submit forms no later than 6 weeks prior to their trip to give the committee time to consider the application. For more information and application form click here

Applicants must be members of the GSA and enrolled in a full-time degree at a Victorian Tertiary institution and undertaking research in Geology. The scholarship will be awarded to assist with conference travel for honours and postgraduate students, who are presenting (either poster or talk) at the conference. Honours and postgraduate students that receive this scholarship will be required to submit a report for publication in ‘The Victorian Geologist’ newsletter following their trip. A presentation may also be requested by the committee, which will consist of a short 10-15 minute presentation prior to the monthly seminar. Students who have previously received a GSAV research scholarship are not eligible. Scholarships and bursaries from other sources are acceptable.

Applications forms can be scanned and emailed to: or mailed to:
Geology Research Scholarships Victoria
Geological Society of Australia (Victoria Division)
GPO Box 2355
Melbourne VIC 3001

More information can be found by contacting Barbara Wagstaff,


Chair: David Cantrill

Secretary: Michelle Grosser

Treasurer: Barbara Wagstaff

The Victorian Geologist Editor: 
Kieran Iles

Divisional committee members
Hamed Aghaei
Kieran Iles
Karen Kapteinis
Estephany Marillo
David Moore
Adele Seymon
Susan White

Awards: Ingrid Campbell

Bicentennial Gold: Gerhard Krummei

Education: Shannon Burnett

Heritage: Susan White

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