Spirit of Australia Foundation

Adopt as your fundamental creed that you will equip yourself for life, not solely for your own benefit but for the benefit of the whole community

- Sir John Monash

The Spirit of Australia Foundation was established to remember and commemorate Australia's heritage.

We aim to honour great Australians, such as Sir John Monash, who have made significant contributions to the Australian community and beyond, to make them known and recognised by all Australians, and an inspiration, particularly to students, to develop their possibilities and potential for our community.

Each year SoA conducts Monash Commemorative Services in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Knox Grammar School will host the Sydney Ceremony on 7 May, while Somerville House will host the Queensland Ceremony on 2 June. The Melbourne Ceremony will be held in Parliament House on 14 August to complete 0808 Week activities (see details below).

Monash Ceremony at Parliament House

SoA Monash Ceremony at Parliament House – 10 Aug 2012

Monash Ceremony at Parliament House

News & Events

0808 Week: 1-8 Aug 2015 - Melbourne Activities

31 Jul** Spirit of Australia Foundation Monash Commemorative Service @Vic Parliament Monash Lecture and Luncheon – Windsor Ho..

Monash Leadership Forum - 2015

4 Aug 2015 - Monash Leadership Forum hosted at Scotch College - sponsored by 0808 Inc, RCM-0808, Engineers Australia, Monash Foundation,..

Monash Medal - 2015

The Monash Medal is presented annually by The Rotary Club of Melbourne, honouring the Founder of the Club (and of Rotary in Australia in..