Welcome to the VIC Branch of the Australian Oracle User Group.

We provide meaningful presentation topics covering a wide range of Oracle-related areas such as database, hardware and Oracle Applications. We also provide industry updates for major events happening locally and overseas. We work closely with Oracle representatives in Melbourne, interstate and overseas.

The Victorian Branch is a very friendly community where we interact, communicate, socialise and exchange professional views.

We always welcome anyone who is interested or involved with Oracle products, be it on a beginner, professional or master-level. Opportunities also exist for people who wish to provide presentations to our members, and we are always happy to support this kind of involvement by providing a venue and catering where required. Presentation events can be held during lunch time, or in the evening and are usually held in a Melbourne CBD location.

Not sure if you are a member, or want to become a member - please click on Membership or, you go to the forgotten password page http://www.ausoug.org.au/pages/forgotpwd

We look forward to welcoming you to our next event.



June 2018

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May 2018

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April 2018

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March 2018

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February 2018

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January 2018

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December 2017

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November 2017

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October 2017

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January 2017

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VIC Let's Talk Database

Where: Oracle Office Melbourne, 417 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004
When: Thursday, May 11, 2017 09:30am - 01:30pm

Let's Talk Database: Introduction to the Oracle Cloud and to Oracle Database 12c Release 2

These sessions are aimed specifically at Oracle DBAs and other technical professionals who have an interest in Oracle Database technologies. They’re intended to provide valuable technical information as well as be an opportunity to learn from and interact with other Oracle database professionals.

The next “Let’s Talk Database” session will discuss two topics: “Introduction to the Oracle Cloud for DBAs” and “Introduction to Oracle Database 12c Release 2

Introduction to the Oracle Cloud for DBAs

The Oracle Cloud has many key features and benefits that would be of much interest to Oracle DBAs including increased flexibility and elasticity, better security and compliance, reduced complexity with regard to maintenance and patching, improved access to database features and faster database deployments. This session will introduce the various options and capabilities available when deploying Oracle Databases within the Oracle Public Cloud, such as database services and deployment options, database option bundling, backup/recovery and DR services, hybrid manageability features and database accessing options. Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service will be used as an example of how to quickly deploy and access an Oracle Database in the cloud. We will also look at some options with regard to a Hybrid Cloud model, including deploying Cloud based infrastructure within your own data centre. Finally, we introduce the Oracle Cloud data centre which has recently been expanded in Sydney, Australia.

Introduction to Oracle Database 12c Release 2

Oracle Database 12c Release 2 continues Oracle’s innovation with its leading database with the introduction of many new exciting features and enhancements. This session will discuss in some detail many of these new 12.2 capabilities that makes the Oracle Database the cloud database of choice, including improvements with the Database In-Memory option, new indexing compression and tracking features, new online maintenance operations such as online tablespace encryption, online table move, online table/index partition conversion, new pluggable database capabilities such as hot cloning and application containers, Oracle Sharding, Active Data Guard and RAC improvements, Big Data and Analytics innovations as well as several new developer features such as JSON support improvements, SQL enhancements and case insensitive support.


8:30 - 9:00am Registration and coffee

9:00 - 10:00am Introduction to Oracle Cloud for DBAs

10:00 - 10:15am Break

10:15 - 11:15am Introduction to Oracle Database 12c Release 2 – Part I

11.15 – 11:30am Break

11:30 – 12:30pm Introduction to Oracle Database 12c Release 2 – Part II

12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch, Networking and informal Q&A


Richard Foote

Based in Canberra, Australia, Richard has been working in the local IT industry for nearly thirty years, twenty some years with Oracle database technologies. Richard has supported and diagnosed the performance of numerous highly secure, mission-critical, large-scale Oracle database systems. In 2002, he became a member of the world-renowned Oracle OakTable Network and an Oracle ACE Director in 2008. Richard is a very popular speaker and regularly presents at universities, Oracle user group events and conferences including Oracle OpenWorld, IOUG Collaborate, Hotsos Symposium, AUSOUG InSync, ODTUG Kscope, UKOUG Conference and the E4 Enkitec Extreme Exadata Expo. He is especially renowned for his research and knowledge of Oracle indexing structures (commonly referred to as "Mr Oracle Index"), hosts an internationally acclaimed blog on Oracle Index Internals and has developed in-depth seminars on Oracle Internals which he has presented in over a dozen countries. In 2011, Richard re-joined Oracle Corporation as a Technical Pre-Sales Consultant where he is continually requested to address performance related issues for larger Oracle customers. He is also currently an Oracle ACE employee

Want to see more happen in VIC for the Oracle community?  If you have a topic you would like to present, or know of someone interested in presenting, just contact one of the committee members or conferencemanager@ausoug.org.au and we will add it to the list. 

Alternatively, if you would like us to organize a presentation on a topic, contact us and we will work to make it happen.


Chris Olsen presented a demonstration on the 29th of September 2015 that was very well received by our members, particularly in the DBA space. The topic of the presentation was Oracle Multitenant Pluggable Database.
Chris has provided a PDF version of his presentation, and it is available here:


Kevin Payne gave a demonstration on the 26th of August 2015 that was very popular from both a DBA and Developer persective. The topic of the presentation was Workshop APEX 5.0 Basics for DBA's.
Kevin has provided a ZIP file containing setup instructions and exercises from his presentation, and it is available here:


Adam Crosby gave a presentation on the 22nd of July 2015 covering discovery tools that can be used with Oracle Big Data, and was a really interesting topic.
Adam has provided a Powerpoint version of his presentation, and it is available here:


If you are interested in becoming the Victorian State Partner please contact Burke Scheld, AUSOUG General Manager conferencemanager@ausoug.org.au for all the details on a mutually beneficial Partnership arrangement.

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Note: all email is suffixed by @ausoug.org.au

Joseph Kattar
Email: president.vic
Vice President
Barbara Rabinowicz
Email: vicepresident.vic
Previous President
Shaun Begley
Aamer Mushtaq
Marc Thompson