Alzheimers Australia

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22 December 2015

I was honoured to attend a Parliamentary meeting to acknowledge 125 anniversary of the University of Tasmania

Kingborough Helping Hands Christmas Drive

Senator Bilyk presenting gifts and groceries collected for the 2015 Kingborough Helping Hands Christmas collection to Edna Pennicott.
16 December 2015

Second Annual Walk for Brain Cancer – Tasmania

On Sunday November 22, Dru Point was the venue for the second annual Walk for Brain Cancer in Tasmania. The day was a great success, more than 200 people attended and enjoyed the walk and we raised more than $27,000.  With more events like this one day we may be able to find a cure for this truly awful disease.

Opening of the Greens at Kingborough Bowls Club

Senator Bilyk was honoured to open the greens for this season at Kingborough Bowls Club on Sunday September 27. After the ceremony she also enjoyed playing in the first game of the season for 2015.
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Senate Arts Inquiry

At a hearing of the Senate Arts inquiry, I joined Senator Anne McEwen and Senator Glenn Lazarus in hearing from Arts organisations in Adelaide about how they are affected by the Government’s policy to rip $105 million from the Australia Council and direct it to a slush fund controlled by the Arts Minister.
21 September 2015


Russel Morris Concert and Cure Brain Cancer Auction


On Sunday September 13 Russell Morris will be performing at the Home Hill Winery in Ranelagh. At this even there will be a silent auction to raise vital funds for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. For an afternoon of good music and an amazing silent auction please book a ticket and come along. More information can be found here.

1 September 2015


Surf Lifesaving Awards Evening

Earlier this year Senator Bilyk had the very great pleasure of attending the Surf Lifesavers Awards Ceremony. The evening was a great success and rewarded some of the most commited volunteers in the Surf Life Saving Club.

ALP National Conference 2015


Senator Catryna Bilyk and Senator Helen Polley at the ALP National Conference 2015

28 July 2015

Walk to School Safely Day



Senator for Tasmania, Catryna Bilyk, walked to school on Friday, 22 May with a group of Snug Primary School children to mark National Walk Safely to School Day.

22 May 2015

Huonville Highschool Visit

I was pleased to give Huonville High School students flags and other trinkets from home before their trip to Japan.

1 July 2015

Cure for Life Cocktail Function

I was pleased to attend Cure Brain Cancer Foundation’s cocktail party and help raise much-needed funds for research to end brain cancer. Pictured below is me with Dr Helen Wheeler, Medial Oncologist from RNS Hospital, General David Hurley, Governor for NSW, and Dr Charlie Teo AM.


May 2015

Sense-T Briefing

Senator Bilyk was honoured to attend the Sense-T briefing with Claire Rutherford and Amanda Castray for their current projects at the office of Senator Carol Brown.

10 June 2015


Senator Catryna Bilyk was very proud to support the #Beanies4braincancer tag on twitter

9 June 2015


Brave young man to raise funds for Brain Tumour Awareness

A very brave young man, Jordan Cowen, was diagnosed 10 months ago with a large benign brain tumour from a rare disease called MEN1. Since then he has been very passionate about increasing awareness of brain cancers and brain tumours.

At 12pm on Friday 1 May at St Virgils College Austins Ferry, Jordan, along with the principal Mr Damien Messer, and a few other young men will be shaving their heads to raise awareness and funds for Brain Tumour Alliance Australia (BTAA).

Please donate to this worthy cause at the GoFundMe website and show your support by liking the Facebook page.

27 April 2015


Russell Morris & Band raising funds for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation

On Sunday 13 September 2015 Russell Morris and Band will be performing at an All Aussie Music Day at Home Hill Winery. Local bands Rewound and band24seven will be support acts for Russell and his band. The songs of John Farnham, Daddy Cool, INXS, AC/DC, Angels and many more great Aussie artists will be covered by Rewound and band24seven.

Funds raised from an auction at the concert will be donated to support the Walk4BrainCancer Tasmanian event. You can book for the concert here.

The program starts at 11.00am and will continue to 3.00pm. Tickets can be booked here. Food and drinks are available on site. Please no BYO.

27 April 2015
Great to catch up with Ursula Stephens outstanding ALP candidate for seat of Goulburn

3 March 2015

Brain cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in Australians aged 18-40 and kills more Australian children than any other disease.

Senator Bilyk needs your help to turn this around – join Walk4BrainCancer Tasmania and raise much needed funds for brain cancer research.
3 March 2015

I am proud to support the Firetree Phonetree scheme. Fire safety is an important skill for all Australians. And being part of an early warning network to spread the word of Fires is a tremendous step toward safety for all.

27 January 2015


On Australia Day, I was proud to attend the Kingbnorough Council Australia Day awards with Federal Member for Franklin, Julie Collins MP. Congratulations to all the recipients of the awards. They are a true reflection of your hardwork and the commitment you have to your community.


26 January 2015
Once again this Australia Day I was proud to be the Patron of the Kingston Beach Regatta Associations A Day on The Beach Event. In total 12,000 people showed up and enjoyed a free day of fun in the sun!

26th January 2015