Since 1995, an Annual Luncheon is held in September at the Strangers’ Dining Room, NSW Parliament House, Sydney with a prestigious woman guest speaker. This Luncheon is the major fundraiser for the Library. All are welcome at the Annual Luncheon and the Library is proud that students from public and private schools across the state attend.

Last year’s guest speaker was Dr Gill Hicks. Other past speakers include Tanya Hosch who spoke about RECOGNISE; The Honourable Quentin Bryce, first female Governor-General; Helen Reddy, singer of the iconic feminist song ‘I am Woman’; Dr Meredith Burgmann, former president of the NSW Legislative Council and initiator of the Ernie Awards for sexist male comments and Professor Kerryn Phelps, former President of the Australian Medical Association.

Invitations to the Annual Luncheon are sent out during May and posted on the Library website and Facebook page. Booking is essential and the booking form is on this page. Please contact the Library for further information or any special requests. Join us for a stimulating and entertaining afternoon.

Annual Fundraising Luncheon 2018

Speaker: Kate McClymont

Topic: The narcissists, the nefarious and the ne’er do wells: tales of an investigative journalist



The Annual Luncheon was a great success. Kate was a wonderful, entertaining and informative speaker. Everyone had a great time. Kate’s address is available here.

Kate McClymont Address


Annual Luncheon archive

The Annual Luncheon archive shows the guest speakers and their topics from 1995 to 2016. To see the archive click on this link. Annual Luncheon archive