Carmen – A Night at the Opera

Join us for a glamorous evening of champagne, canapés and a performance of Bizet’s Carmen, performed by Opera Bites.

Smuggled: An Illegal History of Journeys to Australia

Ruth Balint & Julie Kalman discuss the ideas behind the book Smuggled: An Illegal History of Journeys to Australia, tracing the fascinating story of people smuggling in Australia’s migrant history, from the Second World War through to the present.

Film Matinee: The Castle (1997)

The Kerrigan family’s domestic bliss is threatened when they receive a compulsory acquisition notice for their home in suburban Melbourne.

Building Resilience Post-Pandemic

Dr Aileen Alegado joins us to speak about the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and shares positive tools to help build resilience and move forward.

Classic Film Night: The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Join us to watch this classic thriller in 16mm film, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.
185th Birthday Banner SMSA

The Henry Carmichael Lecture

Join us for champagne and light refreshments and to hear about the life of Henry Carmichael, educational progressive, social reformer, and winegrower.

Perspectives on war: poetry and film

Join us to start the Anzac weekend with a selection of significant war poems and a screening of Kubrick’s film classic, Paths of Glory (1957).
Touring Australia by Road

Touring Australia by Road

Join Ian Scanlon as he shares his journeys around Australia with a group of historic car club members, and get inspiration for your next travel adventure.

Film Matinee: Innocence (2000)

The story of two separated lovers who fall in love again after more than forty years apart.
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Sydney’s Invisible Women

Join Jo Henwood as she highlights significant women of Sydney’s history and some amazing women still around today, celebrating their achievements by exploring their individual stories.
Sansho the Bailiff

Classic Film Night: Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

Join us to watch this Japanese classic in 16mm film, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.
Harold and Maude

Classic Film Matinee: Harold and Maude (1971)

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of much loved film, Harold and Maude, with an introduction by SMSA member, Peter Rainey.
Elizabeth & Elizabeth with Sue Williams

VIRTUAL TALK: Elizabeth & Elizabeth with Sue Williams

Sue Williams joins us to discuss her new novel, Elizabeth & Elizabeth, the story of two women who combined their courage and wisdom to wield extraordinary power and influence behind the scenes of the fledgling colony.
Medieval Market

VIRTUAL TALK: Life in Medieval Times

Carmel Bendon takes us on a journey back in time to explore medieval life and society.
Playtime (1967)


Clumsy Monsieur Hulot finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of a gadget-filled Paris.
Living with Chronic Pain

VIRTUAL TALK: Living with Chronic Pain – the hidden world

Dr Dawn Macintyre joins us to share her personal experiences navigating the hidden world of chronic pain.

The Wreck – Meg Keneally in conversation with Leah Kaminsky

Join Meg Keneally in conversation with Leah Kaminsky as she takes us through her latest historical novel, The Wreck.


Join us via Zoom and Beamafilm to watch and discuss Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman (2017).