The Victorian Association for Newsagents.

My Local Community Newsagent 2020-2021

Dear Members,

2020 was an unprecedented and challenging year but one thing that continued to occur during this challenging time is that most newsagencies still opened their door and provided services to their customers. Newsagencies have done an extraordinary job for their local community by making donations to those people and organisations in need and spreading correct knowledge to help limit virus transmission.

It is with great pleasure that I announce My Local Community Newsagent 2020-2021 finalists shown below.

Carlton Newsagency – Mandeep Singhsahni
Beaufort Newsagency – James Cox
East Boundary Road Lotto – Thao Bui and Andy
Somerville Lotto and News – Heidi Shu
Palm Plaza Tattslotto – Sineth Sareth Sar
Coburg North Lotto – Laura Casagranda
newsXpress Tatura – John Lovel

The winners will be announced and celebrated for their contributions at our awards night on 1 May 2021.

If you have not registered yet, register now for the memorable night via the link below.
Good luck to all finalists!

Kind regards,

Brendan Tohill | Chief Executive Officer
VANA – Victorian Authorised Newsagents Association

Complimentary Parking

Clients and guests of the Plaza Ballroom can avail of preferred parking rates at the nearby Wilson Parking, Flindersgate, 172 Flinders Street, Melbourne.
  1. Booking
    • Parking must be booked online in advance via
    • Enter codeword: MARRINER (case sensitive) in the Discount Voucher field
    • You have a 1 hour grace period either side of your entry/exit times. To alleviate issues, please book to leave as late as possible as you can always leave earlier without any issues.
    • You will receive confirmation of your booking via email and you can also select to receive by SMS to your phone if preferred.
  2. Entering
Use the credit card you booked with as the identifier at the boom gate on entry to the car park.
  1. Exiting
No need to queue at the pay station, simply insert the relevant credit card at the boom gate on exit and the boom gate will open.
Full terms and conditions can be viewed online at