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The ODA GALA ~ Melbourne 2024
The ODA GALA ~ Melbourne 2024

Fri, 01 Mar


Melbourne Town Hall - Swanston Hall

The ODA GALA ~ Melbourne 2024

Celebrating all aspects of the Australian Optical Dispensing Industry

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Time & Location

01 Mar 2024, 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm AEDT

Melbourne Town Hall - Swanston Hall, 90/130 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

About the event

Don your finest outfit and come ready to celebrate! This year's Gala is "Black Tie with a touch of Sparkle"

ODA is thrilled to invite you to the 2024 ODA Gala in Melbourne. The ODA Gala is the feature social event of the year. 

Being held on the evening of Friday, 1st March 2024 in Melbourne, the celebratory evening will recognise the achievements of outstanding optical dispensers and commemorate students graduating from the Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing course.

Taking place in the iconic Melbourne Town Hall on Swanston Street, the magnificent heritage building and historical treasure in the heart of the city is a world-class event venue. Defined by striking monumental architecture and located right in the centre of the CBD, the Gala is sure to attract guests from all over the country. 

The 2024 evening will play host to the ODA National Excellence Awards and Optical Dispensing Graduation and is a wonderful way to network with optical dispensers, new and old, in the lavish setting of Swanston Hall. The presentation of awards will take place before honouring graduating students and enjoying a fun filled evening complete with a silent auction and entertainment to raise funds for the ODA Aid trip to Fiji, live band, cocktail food, drinks, city lights and a photo booth.

***With Keynote Speaker: Internationally renowned Australian eywear designer PETER COOMBS***

Friends, family, suppliers, optometrists, optical dispensers and industry colleagues are all welcome to this event. 

*Gradutaing students can enjoy a 25% discount off their individual ticket price with thanks to ACOD*


This event is only possible because of our generous sponsors. With thanks to:

CR Labs




Nominations are now open for the ODA Excellence Awards and will close on Wednesday 7th February 2024.

More information can be found here:


  • Adult Gala Ticket

    This ticket is for one adult admission (18 years +) to the ODA Gala on 1st March 2024.

    Tax: GST included+$2.45 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Graduating Student Ticket

    This ticket is subsidised by ACOD and is available to students graduating on the night. Guests are not included in this ticket option.

    Tax: GST included+$1.84 service fee
    Sale ended
  • Child Gala Ticket (U18)

    This ticket is for one child admission (under 18 years old) to the ODA Gala on 1st March 2024.

    Tax: GST included+$1.84 service fee
    Sale ended



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