1982 Bernard marries Jan Mayhead, they move from Darwin, NT, to Bendigo, VIC, Ollis takes up a post as Acting Head of Painting at La Trobe University.
Myfanwy the first of Bernard and Jan's three daughters was born in 1984, in the same year La Trobe University appoint Bernard as Senior Lecturer and Head of Fine Art.
The Visual Arts Board of Australia award Ollis a grant. The grant enables a major touring exhibition 'Bernard Ollis - The Australian Tour'.
The exhibition visits to a total of 12 galleries in Victoria and NSW between 1984 and 1986, ending with an extended survey exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC.