Spirit of Australia Foundation

Adopt as your fundamental creed that you will equip yourself for life, not solely for your own benefit but for the benefit of the whole community

- Sir John Monash

The Spirit of Australia Foundation was established to remember and commemorate Australia's heritage.

We aim to honour great Australians, such as Sir John Monash, who have made significant contributions to the Australian community and beyond, to make them known and recognised by all Australians, and an inspiration, particularly to students, to develop their possibilities and potential for our community.

Each year SoA conducts Monash Commemorative Services in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. St Catherine's hosted the Sydney Ceremony on 3 June, while Somerville House hosted the Queensland Ceremony on 18 May. The Melbourne Ceremony will be held in Parliament House on 5 August as part of 0808 Week activities (see details below).

Monash Ceremony at Parliament House

SoA Monash Ceremony at Parliament House – 10 Aug 2012

Monash Ceremony at Parliament House

News & Events

Monash Leadership Forum - 2017

At Scotch College - Year 10 Leadership students from 15+ Melbourne schools...

Monash Medal Presentation - 2017

2017 Monash Medal to be presented at the Rotary Club of Melbourne meeting - 12:30pm for 12:50 - 2pm...

Monash Commemorative Service 2017

At the Victorian Parliament by the Spirit of Australia Foundation followed by Monash Lecture and Luncheon at the Windsor Hotel...

0808 Ceremony at The Shrine - 99th Anniversary

8 Aug 2016 – 99th Anniversary of 0808 – The Battle of Amiens. Gather at 0745 for overflight by the Sopwith and RE8 (RAAF..