CAV Photo Gallery

Photo Credits: Most of the photos seen here were taken by Mr. Kim Saw

26th August 2023 – CAV Gala Ball “A touch of gold”

“The hottest ticket in town”, the CAV Gala Ball brought together members and guests of the CAV for an evening of Chinese culture, fine dining & entertainment. “We come together in unity as a community to support each other, celebrate our diversity and acknowledge our heritage – which continues to bring goodness to multicultural Victoria that we all love, enjoy and live in.”

22nd January 2023 – CAV Yee Sang Dinner

How time passes. This year, Chinese New Year was very early – in January. Once again we had a full house and a beautiful 10 course dinner with Yee Sang at the start and a noisy and upclose Lion dance performance . Were you there?

30th October 2022 – CAV 40th Anniversary Ruby Gala Night

40 years ago, a group of very forward looking visionaries in Melbourne, decided that they could affect positive change for our community here in Victoria. Their crazy idea was to go purchase a 5 acre (20,000 sqm) piece of land in Wantirna to build a chinese school and a clubhouse for the new chinese immigrants coming into Victoria. None of them were rich enough to do it by themselves, but as a group, pitching in their own time and resources, they made the impossible, POSSIBLE.

But the best part of their achievement was that in working together, they became great FRIENDS.

5/6 February 2022 A New School Year Begins!

School is back for 2022! The buzz and excitement can be felt as you walk through the campus. Parents asking for directions to classes. The odd kindergarten child wailing for her parents. The small groups of parents chatting in the shade. And of course, the seasoned CAV school students who have been through this experience so many times before. Come take a look inside the school on our very first day.


Over the past years our donors have had the foresight to recognise the importance of CAV’s Chinese School in shaping the culture of young Chinese Australians in Victoria. In 2021, the School Building Fund (SBF) helped fund 2 new school buildings consisting of an additional set of classrooms as well as a new library/parent’s lounge, where parents can wait or chat with other parents while their children are in class. Come for a tour of the school.

June-July 2021 – Behind the Scenes

The opening of 2 new buildings and refurbishment of some older classrooms didn’t happen by themselves. Members of Exco, family and members chipped in their time and volunteered to make it happen. Here are some behind the scenes shots of volunteers in action.

27-28 March 2021 – CAV School End-of-Term Sausage Sizzle

How time flies! The CAV’s first term is already over and the school celebrated this with a sausage sizzle over the two weekend days. Highlights were show bags for all students (products sponsored by Oriental Merchants),  Sichuan cold foods (sponsored by one of the school parents) and an Art exhibitions by Incredible Art Studio 飞凡艺术

21 February 2021 – CAV School Chinese New Year Celebrations

Taking advantage of the beautiful weather, the Chinese School hosted a picnic for students and parents on the CAV school grounds.

20 February 2021 – Yee Sang Dinner.

After our long lockdown, this was the first event in 2021 that we could meet again. Due to Covid restrictions we had to cut down on the number of seats at the Shangri-La Inn. But it was so good to eat out, and to see friends and familiar faces.

02 February 2020 – Yee Sang Dinner.

Our last event in 2020 prior to the COVID lockdown in Victoria

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