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Torquay Improvement Association












 The Torquay Improvement Association (T.I.A.) began in 1889, a group of Geelong business men purchased a large package of land in Price Street, this group actually saved the large Foreshore area that is now the caravan Park.

Over the years the T.I.A. was instrumental in getting the Police, Mail Delivery,School, Churches,  Sewage, Gas and other worthwhile services to the town, also making donations to Essential Services and donated $100,00.00 to the building of Surfworld in 1989, $100 for every year of TIA. We are finally getting with the times and hope this website will bring others into our Association with like minded commitment to the Surfcoast.


Our Statement of purpose as an organisation is:

·        To investigate and research opportunities that support the development of Torquay

·        To advocate and promote initiatives relating to the improvement of Torquay

·        To raise and expend funds for the general improvement of Torquay

·        To address such other objects as may be brought before the Association for the general welfare of Torquay

·        To serve as custodian of any property belonging to the Torquay Improvement Association Incorporated.

(Extract from rules adopted TIA 13th November 2013)


Membership : To apply to become a member of the Association a person must submit to the Secretary (or a designated Committee member) a written application on the prescribed form available from the Secretary (or a designated Committee member stating that the person:-

A)    Wishes to become a member of the Association; and

B)      Supports the purposes of the Association; and

C)      Agrees to comply with these rules

The application must be signed by the applicant and include signatures of two current financial members who have supported the application.

Once approved Membership of $12 is to be paid. Membership renewal is at end of financial year 30th September


Contacts :

President : David Gittings : 0408583346

Secretary: Lynda O’Flaherty: 0408701582

Treasurer: Lesley McQuinn: 0438612504


Hall Bookings: Lesley McQuinn 0438612504 - Hall information

All mail to PO BOX 27 TORQUAY VIC 3228