Guest Speakers


An interesting and varied program makes for an exciting membership of the Rotary Club of Bendigo South. As well as learning about and keeping up to date with Rotary events and programs, our Club regularly attracts several high calibre guest speakers. Anyone is welcome to attend our guest speaker events and meetings, so please keep an eye on our EVENTS page to see who you might be interested in hearing.

Some of our keynote speakers have included:

  • Simon McKeon
    Australian of the Year – 2011
  • Glenn Cooper
    CEO – Cooper’s Brewery
  • Mike Hirst
    Managing Director – Bendigo Bank
  • Justice Geoffrey Giudice
    recently retired President of Fair Work Australia
  • Ken Lay
    Victoria Police Chief Commissioner
  • Hugh Norris
    CEO – Hip Pocket Work Wear
  • Dr Peter Dingle
    Motivational Health Speaker
  • David Nyuol Vincent
    Author, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Die
  • Michael Ronaldson retired Senator for Victoria and Minister for Veteran’s Affairs
  • Lisa Chesters MP serving Member for Bendigo
  • Jacinta Allan MP serving Minister for Public Transport
  • John Brumby – past Victorian Premier
Jacinta Allan MP and President Tony Plant, earlier in 2016.
Other guest speakers have included: