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 2018, Bob and Cath Dixon took over the Regional Couple role from Ange and Ron Waanders. 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.



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



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 Gathering day

by kev · 2020-02-23

The Vic East Gathering day was held on the 23rd of Feb 2020 at St Peter and Paul’s in East Doncaster. Around 45 members, including incoming responsible couples, attended and […]

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE  Update from Cath & Bob Dixon  Report from Oceania meeting  Report on the Vic-East Formation / Gathering Day 2018  Gippsland Team Retreat Day […]

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On one level, the Liturgy reminds us of the great revelation that we have pondered and acknowledged, week by week, since Christmas. Today we celebrate our new understanding of the […]

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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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