The Victorian Association for Newsagents.

Victorian Newsagent of the Year 2020-2021: Distribution and Retail

Dear Members,

It is with great pleasure that I announce our 2020-2021 Victorian Newsagent of the year, Distribution and Retail finalists.

Thank you to those of you who took the time to submit a nomination this year. This year has been very competitive, after a thorough selection process, the top finalists were selected as shown below in each category.

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