85 Transport Association

The home of past and present 85'ers

2015 Reunion at Victor Harbour

We look forward to seeing you in Victor Harbor at our bi-annual reunion, which is to be held over the period from August 14 to 18, 2015. We hope to see a large number of 85’ers and there will certainly be someone that you know to catch up with. We have aimed to keep costs down and think that we have a very exciting weekend planned with a total cost of only $175.00 per person for two Dinners and two Tours.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Download our registration form and review our reunion activities. Fill in your details and nominate all, or any, of the activities in which you wish to participate as well as any items of regalia that you wish to purchase.
  2. Send a cheque, money order or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) along with the total amount on your registration form to us at:

85 Transport 2015 Reunion Committee, PO Box 2067, SOUTH PLYMPTON SA 5038. Your registration must reach us by no later than 30th May, 2015. If Paying by EFT make sure your Surname is in the Lodgement Reference.

  1. Book your accommodation in Victor Harbor using the list of hotels motels, caravan parks etc. available from here at the Tourist Information Centre.
  2. When booking mention you are attending the 85th Transport Platoon Reunion.
  3. Hook up your caravan, jump in your car, catch a flight, or maybe ride your bike and come and join us for a Whale of a time.

Accommodation Bookings:

Caravan Park & Cabin Accommodation

Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park


Group Bookings 10% Off. Tell them you are with 85 Transport Platoon Reunion.

Hotels / Motels

Directly on line, or through:

Victor Harbour Tourist Information Centre.                 

Information Links:   vic@victor.sa.gov.au                       Telephone:   1800 557 094



For Flights/Transport Adelaide to Victor Harbor/Accommodation Packages

http://rslvh.b2c-experts.com.au/                  Through Victor Harbor RSL.


Friday, August 14– 6:00 pm – ‘Meet & Greet’ Dinner. (Neat Casual)

Venue: Hotel Victor.

Saturday, August 15 -­ 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Day Tour ($30.00 p/p).

Join us for an all-day coach tour to the Historic German Settlement of Hahndorf.

Three bus choices: Visit

  • The Cedars, the Home of Artist Hans Heysen. Entry at own cost.
  • Beerenburg Fine Food Products.
  • Hahndorf Village.
  • All buses will meet in Hahndorf for lunch at own cost.

Sunday, August 16 ­Lay Day and reunion Dinner

Free day to enjoy Victor Harbor and surrounds. Go for a trip on the oldest railway in South Australia – The Cockle Train to river port of Goolwa on the Murray River.

Evening Reunion Dinner Dance (Jacket & Tie)(After Five). at Southern Lakes Golf Club, Goolwa.

  • Buses will transport you from Victor Harbor to the Venue and return.
  • Departure: 6:00 pm. Return Service to Victor Harbor later in the evening.
  • Entertainment by Minnie & the Moochers – a 5 piece dance band 60’s, 70’s 80’s.

Monday, August 17: (PM) Bus Tour of local wineries and cheese factory.

Tuesday, August 18: Memorial Service followed by a BBQ lunch at RSL at own cost.

Joining the Victor Harbor RSL in their Long Tan Service.

Fond Farewell until we meet again.


As a memento of this reunion, we are offering a number of items for purchase. Details are on the registration form.

Please make a diary note of the Reunion and return your registration details to us as soon as possible. We look forward to catching up once more.

Agenda item for the Meeting

Should we Combine our reunions with with 86 Transport Platoon?

A number of members have asked about combining with our Sister Platoon 86 and have Combined Reunions.

For further information, please contact

Tony French, Chairman 2015 Reunion Organising Committee

Email:   tony.french@adelaide.on.net

Telephone: 08 83711739, Mobile:  0431 934 044


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