Join us for a special event celebrating the past two years of The Shot, Melbourne’s newest and sweariest publication.

Hear from some of Australia’s most loved writers, reflecting on Australian life and politics of the last two years, looking ahead to the future of politics and media in Australia, and then discussing The Shot’s plans over the next three years.

The night will conclude with the launch of The Shot’s first book, The Shot Anthology. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event, ahead of its official release day (Tuesday 4th October 2022).

The Shot emerged from locked-down Melbourne as a voice of reason, despair, community, hope, better health, and swear words. Standing in opposition to a relentless propaganda campaign against the Andrews Victorian Government waged by The Herald Sun, The Shot provided a counter-narrative for people who hadn’t yet lost the plot but feared they still might. Compiling the past two years into a book has been a journey Editor and key contributor David Milner describes as “an awful task.”

The night will be the first time you can see the regular contributors to The Shot live on stage. It will be hosted by Jo Dyer (Director of Adelaide Writers’ Week 2019-2022), and the speakers will include David Milner (Editor of The Shot) and Charles Firth (Co-Founder of The Chaser), and Michael Bradley (Marque Lawyers) who will be talking about the legal battle against Christian Porter. A night not to be missed.

Please note: Non-VIP Seating will be unallocated and will be based on a door list. You won’t need a printed ticket to make it through the door.

Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30pm start.


  • 3rd October
    October 3, 2022
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



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The Shot – Special Event

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