Friends of Norway

The Norwegian Club of Victoria


Friends of Norway events 2019

Friends of Norway invites you to a range of events throughout the year. Further details of the events will be announced in our newsletter Budstikka.

Friends of Norway members

Memberships supports the running of Friends of Norway events throughout the year.


We welcome bank transfer with reference: member name to BSB: 633 000 account no: 1077 61959, account name: Friends of Norway. We also accept cheques (forwarded by post to our secretary Anecke Chapman Svensen, see address below), or cash payment at our events.

Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival 2019

Friends of Norway members have a chance to win 3X double passes (admit 2 tickets) to the Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival 2019 in Melbourne. The tickets are given away on a first come, best served basis, thanks to Palace Cinemas. Please email your postal address to Beverley at 50 Degrees North for your chance to win!
Not yet a FON member? Download a FON membership form and join now.

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Check out the Melbourne session times and buy tickets on the festival web site. Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival screens in Melbourne 11 - 31 July 2019 on Palace Cinema Como in Toorak, Palce Brighton Bay in Brighton, Palace Westgarth in Northcote and on Palace Balwyn.

From Norway: Out Stealing Horses and Sonja – The White Swan.

Out Stealing Horses

This loving adaptation of Norwegian novelist Per Petterson’s international bestseller was praised at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival for its powerful evocation of the inner lives of men tormented by their past.

Sonja – The White Swan

Sundance award-winning director Anne Sewitsky reunites with a stunning Ine Marie Wilmann for this engaging portrayal of Norwegian Olympic figure skating champion turned Hollywood movie star Sonja Henie.

Friends of Norway 17. mai 2017. Image © Karl Reed.Friends of Norway 17. mai 2017. Image © Karl Reed.
Friends of Norway 17. mai 2017. Image © Karl Reed.Friends of Norway 17. mai 2017. Image © Karl Reed.

Friends of Norway celebrated 17. mai at Toorak House Sunday 14 May 2017. Image © Karl Reed.


Friends of Norway Members' newsletter

Budstikka Editor Kristin Jakobsen keeps Friends of Norway posted and connected with our quarterly newsletter.
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We welcome Australian - Norwegian businesses to contribute to Friends of Norway through sponsorships! Contact us today for this opportunity to share news of your products and services with the Norwegian community in Australia.

Thank you!

Your support keep us going

Thank you to our 17. mai raffle and auction sponsors 2018: 50 Degrees North, A Touch of Norway, Liv Baklien and Irene Banksi + Friends of Norway guests attending.

Friends of Norway Committee 2018-2019

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