Victoria East

History of the Vic East Region

The first Australian team was formed in Melbourne and so naturally this is where the growth of Teams began in Australia.  With this growth it became necessary to break into sectors which, as is obvious from their names, are grouped along the rivers, namely:

  • Gardiner sector
  • Maribyrnong / Plenty sector
  • Yarra sector, and
  • Southern sector.


In 2014, Ron and Angela Waanders took over the Regional Couple role from Murray and Maureen Cullinan. During their time as Regional Couple, they have continued to work through the 5-year plan for the region which has now seen the introduction of a new governance model.



Vic East Sector Couples

Maureen and Garry Mahon (Members of Married Spirituality Group), Marie and Gerard Wood (Regional Gatherings Task Group), Bernadette and Robert Pell (Database Couple), Karen and Bernard Drane (Regional Gatherings Task Group), Angela and Ron Waanders (Vic-East Regional Couple)



Victoria East is one of the regions of the Oceania Super Region, is mainly centered around Melbourne and also includes team in Gippsland, Geelong and Tasmania.

As at 2016, Vic-East has 31 Teams with around 300 members.


Victoria East – Regional Couple

Angela & Ron Waanders



Bernie McKenna

New Governance Model

Regional Gatherings Task Group – Ron & Angela Waanders, Gerard & Marie Wood, Karen & Bernard Drane.

Married Spirituality Task Group – Murray & Maureen Cullinan (Convenors), Garry & Maureen Mahon, Rose Marie Prosser, Bernie & Maureen Parker

Regional Membership – Rob & Bernadette Pell (Database Couple), Helen & Brendan Maloney

Regional Promotion – Ron & Angela Waanders

New Teams Task Group – positions vacant


 Responsible Couples 2016 Guide

We encourage you this resource through the year. Importantly, please remember that it is to be handed to the RC who takes over from you next year.

We hope that the year is enjoyable and fruitful for your Team and for each member in it. As you meet together in Christ’s name we trust that you will continue to grow closer to each other and to the others in your Team, and to your God.

From the Vic-East Regional Team


What's New

Vic East News

by kev · 2017-09-04

Vic-East is about to go through the discernment process for the next regional couple and hope to announce that by October 22nd. Vic-East will host the next Oceania Team meeting […]

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Newsletter 7th edition – July 2017 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Cover Story – Formation / Gathering Day Feb 2017 Discernment Process for next Vic-East Regional Couple Teams history – Team 22 […]

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE Pages 2&3 – Team 25 – A very special Retreat Page 4 – Team 76 – short history Page 5 – Save the date and other important […]

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Newsletter 5th edition INSIDE THIS ISSUE Letters from the Leading International Team and their Spiritual Counsellor New Governance model adopted by Vic-East Around the Teams featuring Geelong Team 1 and […]

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE Governance review Task Group Teams Style / Format of meeting survey results Around the Teams featuring Geelong Team 1 Potential Study Topic Teams Recipes

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