The VVMC-Gippsland Chapter came into being to give more Victorian Vietnam Veterans the opportunity to be part of the VVMC in Victoria. 

At no time with malice, a member of the Victorian Chapter, with the assistance of other bike riding Vietnam Veterans, started the process of getting the acceptance of the Vietnam Veteran M.C. chapters around Australia.

Other M.C. clubs were also notified of the intent to start a VVMC chapter in Gippsland, receiving only positive feedback.

On the 15th of August 2003, with six riding Vietnam Veterans, the Gippsland Chapter was accepted by all VVMC chapters and was ratified on the 21st February 2004 by the Presidents of all the chapters of the VVMC.

In August 2004, a building in Rosedale was acquired and modified to suit the needs of the Chapter.

Then in January 2006 after the needs of the Chapter changed,  the members went in search of a new club house.  We found an old disused and dilapidated hall in Longwarry Nth.  After several months of  submissions by our  Members, discussion with State Government Departments, local council and local residents. The perseverance and commitment of the members was rewarded. On the 30th of August 2006 we were granted a permit and license to use the premises.

It is now more than a Club House it is a home for the members, also a drop in centre and pension office for all Veterans and their families.

Since the move to Longwarry north the Chapter has become heavily involved with the local community. We have donated funds to the local CFA, SES and other organizations in the area

We held a  Kids with cancer fund raiser day at the Club House in 2011 and raised $24,500.00  this money went to Peter Mac and the Children's hospital.

On the 1st of May 2015 the VVMC Gippsland Chapter changed to VVMC & VMC Gippsland Chapter.

This opened the doors for younger veterans of all wars and conflicts to be part of the Gippsland Chapter

 

 

Vietnam Veterans

 

Can approach  the VVMC Gippsland Chapter and get to know the members.  If it is seen that you could be a benefit to the Chapter and the Chapter to you, and after certain requirements are met,  your name will be put to the Committee by a Full Member.   A Vietnam Veteran will not get automatic entry to the Chapter it is earned.

 

Veterans

With the return of younger Veterans for various conflict the VVMC Gippsland Chapter welcomes these men to spend time with like minded fellow veterans with the prospect of becoming a Memorial Riders MC member.

 

Memorial Riders

 

        If you are not a Veteran  you may  (after certain requirements are met) be invited to be part of  the Memorial Riders.  A Memorial Rider is a person that wants to ride and carry the memory of all Vietnam Veterans into the  future.

All Memorial Riders must own and ride an approved cruiser style bike, set down by the Committee.

Goto Memorial Rider page

 

Goto Membership page

 

 
                                                     
 
The  COLOURS  must be worn with pride and will only be presented to a full riding member after  he has proven to the committee and other members that he is worthy to wear the colours. The colours are symbolic in that they represent not only mates lost but also those still living, who must go on in their memory.
 

No one other than a full financial Vietnam Veteran member can Display on his person or on a bike or car the
Vietnam Veteran MC Australia  patch.