The Victorian Association for Newsagents.

VANA Industry Awards Night

Dear Members,

The VANA Industry Awards night has had an unprecedented response.

Only 40 tickets remain (4 tables) please register now via the link below to secure your table.

Please see below the nominees and the amazing talent booked for the night.

Victorian Newsagent of the Year 2020-2021: Retail

Mentone Newsagency – Geoff and Theresa Deas
Press & Grocers Co. – Archana( Archu) Patel & Peter Lavender
East Boundary Road Lotto – Thao Bui and Andy
Traralgon Newsagency and Lotto – Gary and Cheryl Garth
Anglesea News & Lotto – Paul & Corinne Nigro
Mt Eliza Newsagency – Lynn & Hans Bloemendaal
Birchip Newsagency – Jim Varghese

Victorian Newsagent of the Year 2020-2021: Distribution

Deliveries Plus – Cameron Mullenger
Warrnambool Nextra – Sanjay Gupta
Ballarat Newspaper Delivery – Kate McDonald
South Barwon Distribution – Kevin and Josephine McCann

My Local Community Newsagent 2020-2021

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

VANA Industry Business Woman of the Year 2020-2021

Eulinid Stevenson – CEO Henderson Greetings
Michelle McArdle – Head of Amazon Hub Australia
Sineth Sareth Sar – Director Palm Plaza Tattslotto
Fouzul Fazmina – Software Engineer VANA
Cheryl Garth – Director Traralgon News and Lotto
Corinne Nigro – Director Anglesea News & Lotto
Ardyn Bernoth – Editor The Good Food Magazine -Nine
Heidi Shu – Director Somerville Lotto & News

Blueshyft Award 2020-2021

Plenty Luck News & Lotto – Hock & Lynn Oh
Racecourse Lucky Lotto – Tuan Nguyen
Cotham Newsagency – Craig McCully
Castlemaine Newspower – Michelle, Matthew & James O’Brien
Newsplaza Newsagency – Theo Zafiropoulos

VANA Rookie of the Year 2020-2021

Glenhuntly News and Lotto – Zhao Zhang
Thrift Park Lotteries – Carlos Liang
Moreland Lucky News & Lotto – Michael Tran
Beaumaris News & Lotto – Elisa Luo and Brian Carson
Racecourse Lucky Lotto – Tuan Nguyen
Windsor Lotto – Peter Singleton

Lottery Kiosk of the Year 2020-2021 Finalists
A to Z Lotto – Adrian Zalcman
Billionaire Lotto – Mary and Joseph Annam
Box Hill Central Lotto – Victor Zhang
Hunt Club Lotto – Rommy Siantosia
Seraglio Lotto – Amelia Lay

Lottery Newsagent of the Year 2020-2021 Finalists
Baxter Newsagency – Barry & Cathy McKay
Central West Newsagency – Gino Bertolini
Lovells Shepparton Newsagency – Gary Lovell and Louise Lovell-Brown
Werribee Authorised Newsagency – Jin Yang (Grace)
Yarra Glen Newsagency – Manthan Patel

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