The Victorian Association for Newsagents.

VANA Gala Industry Awards

Dear Members,

“The Best Industry Awards Ever” was the quote from VANA & NLNA CEO Brendan Tohill.

A packed house at the iconic Victorian Arts Centre saw the best night ever at VANA Industry Awards night.

The entertainment was amazing, Chris Sebastian was superb and Sarah Maclaine absolutely blew the roof off the Arts Centre with an incredible rendition of Beyonce’s HALO!

Angela Pippos steered the ship all night with a warm and engaging MC performance.

Special thanks to all our VIP’s that attended including Hon. David Southwick MP – Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, Hon. Wendy Lovell MP – Liberal Party, Lynda McAlary-Smith – Victorian Small Business Commissioner and Dr Peter Larkins – Olympian and Mental health advocate.

Congratulations to all our award nominees and winners – all great newsagents and even better people!




Victorian Newsagent of the Year
Press & Grocers Co.
Peter Lavender & Archana Patel

Tatts, newspapers, magazines, greeting cards, fresh flowers, fresh vegetables,The Ministry of Chocolate, Uber Eats and open 6am -11.30pm

My Local Community Newsagent 
Anglesea Authorised News & Lotto
Paul and Corinne Nigro

Employee of the Year 
Alisha Murray
Reservoir Newsagency

VANA Rookie of the Year 
Rosebud Authorised Newsagency
Hemant Pathak & Vishal Marwah

Lottery Kiosk of the Year 
Million Dollar Lotto
Robert Stewart

Lottery Newsagent of the Year   
Plenty Luck News & Lotto
Hock & Lynn Oh

VANA Industry Businesswoman of the Year 
Brooke Hyland
Owner & Founder Trio Rouge



The VANA Team