Vic Skeptics New Phone Number

13 June, 2019

The contact phone number for Vic Skeptics, a.k.a. Australian Skeptics (Victorian Branch) has changed. It is now 0403 837 339. You can also contact us at

SKEPTICON 2019 – Earlybird Tickets Go On Sale

1 June, 2019

Australian Skeptics Annual Convention, Melbourne
Friday December 6 to Sunday December 8 2019

Tickets are now available for purchase at an Early Bird rate at this link:

The Earlybird discount is 5% off standard ticket price and applies to both full and concession tickets. Read the rest of this entry »

Puzzles for June 2019

31 May, 2019

This month’s puzzles comprise the usual rebus-type Picture Puzzles, “Mixed Bag” triva type questions that get progressively harder, a Skeptical Crossword about Astrology with a set of standard and cryptic clues, and ten Logic and Maths Puzzles with in-depth solutions.

All on the PUZZLES PAGE.


Melbourne’s “Global March for Sciences” – IMPORTANT NOTICE

1 May, 2019

To clear up some confusion about next Saturday May 4th’s Melbourne event.

It WILL be a BYO everything picnic, NOT a march. All welcome.

It will take place entirely within the leafy environs of the Royal Society of Victoria. For those unfamiliar with the RSV, it entirely occupies the traffic island formed by Victoria Street / Exhibition Street / Latrobe Street. Some limited free parking should be available on site.

RSV site

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May 4 Global March for Science (Melbourne)

30 April, 2019

Join us for the Melbourne edition of this year’s Global March for Science event, hosted by the Royal Society of Victoria. Bring a picnic lunch and a poster to celebrate science with us, and join in a panel discussion that will challenge and inspire you to be a better advocate for science.

                               Royal Society of Victoria building
                                   8 Latrobe Street Melbourne

We’ve all seen examples of individuals, groups and governments ignoring or denying the best available science and making decisions that have put us all at greater risk of harm. Consider the anti-vaccination phenomenon, outcomes of government policies in the Murray-Darling basin, and the inadequacy of government policy and action on energy and climate change, and so on…

We can all do better than this! Read the rest of this entry »

May 2019 Puzzles

30 April, 2019

Head to the PUZZLES PAGE for May’s aliquot of puzzlement.

The usual seven Picture Puzzles are either quaintly bemusing or the product of a deranged mind……….. It depends on your individual point of view.

The  Skeptical Crossword is, (with just a hint of sarcasm) entitled Wellness! and comes with a set of standard and cryptic clues.

with twenty “Mixed Bag” triva type questions that get progressively harder.

and ten Logic and Maths Puzzles with in-depth solutions.


With Leo at The Dan

16 April, 2019

By Ken Greatorex

Vic Skeptics recently moved Skeptics Café to the new venue of The Dan O’Connell Hotel (a.k.a. “The Dan”) in Carlton. We’ve been fortunate in the past with long tenures at good venues.

I arrived chez Dan with a few misgivings:

Could I park within a comfortable distance of the venue?

Would the venue suit us?

Would enough people turn up?

Would the topic be sufficiently relevant and interesting for such a “landmark” Skeptics event? Read the rest of this entry »