ExFortuna Survey Association

The formation of the ExFortuna Survey Association was adhoc and commenced as a series of informal social gatherings by serving and past members of the Army Survey Regiment. The aim of the group was to satisfy the need to continue the fellowship and Esprit de Corps that had been so strongly formed by members of the Survey Regiment and the Survey Corps over their years of service together.

In May 1996 the Army Survey Regiment located at Fortuna, Bendigo closed. Through the ExFortuna Survey Association the fellowship between both members of the Army Survey Regiment and past members of the Survey Corps has continued.

As well as organising social gatherings, ExFortuna Survey Association publish a newsletter called “Magna Carto”.


Patron |
Don Swiney MBE
President/Editor |
Gary Warnest
Secretary/PO |
Tracey Phillips
Treasurer |
Bob Thrower
Melbourne Rep |
Adrian Rynberk

Functions and Events

110th RASvy Corps Reunion

Friday 4th July 2025 – Sunday 6th July 2025

The committee of the ExFortuna Survey Association has decided to plan and organise another reunion to coincide with the Corp’s 110th Birthday.  An initial expression of interest distributed around the country via state groups has already returned over 200 interested members and partners wishing to attend.

Details of the weekend’s activities at this stage are:

Friday 4th July 2025 5pm
Informal meet and greet at Bendigo RSL
Members/Guests to organise own meal at the bistro should they desire

Saturday 5th July 2025 6pm
Dinner at All Seasons Bendigo
Limited to 300 guests

Sunday 6th July 2025 midday
BBQ lunch at RSL Bendigo

It is also planned that a static display and exhibit of RASvy memorabilia and photos will be open for the months of May, June, July and August at the RSL Soldiers Memorial Institute (Bendigo Military Museum)

The organising committee will not be arranging or booking accommodation for the weekend that will be the individuals responsibility. For information the All Seasons Bendigo contact number is 03 5443 8166

If you are interested in attending please send your expression of interest to John Phillips EMAIL HERE with names, contact number and email.

Updates will be promulgated on this webpage regularly.

The ExFortuna Survey Association meet on the First Friday of the month at 5pm at the Bendigo RSL Havilah Road. Tables are booked and members are encouraged to stay for a meal. Any visiting RASvy members are welcome to attend.

The Association march on Anzac Day each year in Bendigo, followed by an informal lunch at the Bendigo RSL Havilah Road and any RASvy members are also welcome to join us. Anzac Day details will be published on the RASvy Facebook site. Please advise the Secretary if you are planning to attend these activities.