Friends of Norway

The Norwegian Club of Victoria


Friends of Norway's 17th of May 2022 Celebration, the Constitution Day of Norway

Sunday 15th of May at the Swedish Church in Melbourne, 21 St Georges Road, Toorak Victoria


Contribution of cakes will be greatly appreciated.

Last years during the pandemic, with "minimum exchange of touch", food was free from money-exchange. This year however, without the above limitations, we return to normal payments set by the Swedish church.

According to Covid regulations set for the Swedish church, only guests with double vaccination can attend the event.

For any questions, please contact Friends of Norway secretary Anecke at 04 9288 4929 /

Learn more from Visit Norway about the Norwegian Constitution Day.

May updates

Dear members

The administration of FON, including our newsletter Budstikka (thank you to Tomm), have remained in the hands of only three committee members for several years. This also includes working on our strategic direction in relation to how we can best utilise our funds and network to support our members.

We hope to get some fresh faces and ideas in the mix at the next AGM meeting. Several of us have been long term members of the committee, including Anecke for 17 years. As such, we recognize the importance of making some changes soon in order for FoN to change with the times and requirements.

We will need members to step up and forward their interest to attend the committee before our next AGM. The future existence of and events by FON depend on it. For interest, please see contacts in committee member details.

My kind regards, Ole Martin Chapman, President FON.

Celebrating our seniors reaching 80/85/90/95/100 years (and beyond) with flowers!

Senior liason Merete Pettersen, who has been a most ardent, and active committee member since FON started has vacated her role in terms as senior birthday advisor. You all know, FON like to celebrate our seniors reaching 80/85/90/95/100 years (and beyond) with some nice flowers. We will go through our records as we have, but will also rely on information back from family and friends to make sure that no one is missing out.

Members' Luncheons

We will be seeking the advice/wishes of our members for an additional function to replace the luncheon we used to have at Cookoo restaurant in the Dandenongs.

Tomm Paulsen

Friends of Norway members

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

  • $40 Family incl children under 18 years old
  • $25 Individual
  • $20 Student
  • $15 Senior 60+
  • $10 Joining fee
  • $$$ Business sponsorships also welcome


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.

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.


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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 event sponsors 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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