Encounter Celebration Organisation

About us

Logo of the Encounter Celebration Committee

The Encounter Celebration Organisation was established in 2013 to promote and celebrate one of Australia’s most important maritime events – the April 1802 meeting between England’s Matthew Flinders and France’s Nicolas Baudin. This event led to the charting and naming of many of our coastal features and the resulting map-making provided the first complete map of Australia.

The Encounter Celebration Organisation is a  not-for-profit organisation, committed to fostering local knowledge and understanding of the role these two captains played. We continue to celebrate their historic encounter each year so that the importance of the Encounter in our local and nation’s history is kept alive.

To commemorate the actual date of the original encounter, the committee’s focus is on events planned for the afternoon of April 8th when we hold a flag raising ceremony and the morning of April 9th when we conduct a flag lowering ceremony.

In recent years, events have been expanded to include a day long festival with market stalls and a program of entertainment.

Latest news

Check out the scheduled events tab for the latest updates about what is happening in 2017.  Rolling updates and images are also posted regularly on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/encountercelebrationorganisation/

Tickets are now selling for the People’s Choice Community lottery with proceeds to go towards hosting Encounter Celebration events:

https://www.peopleschoicecu.com.au/encounter-celebrations-organisation-victor-harbor-inc

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Encounter Celebration Organisation is proud to be a member of Creative France, the portal of all things French in South Australia.

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