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The Creative Drama and Arts Centre

The Greek Community of Melbourne is proud to announce the creation of a new drama centre for young children.

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First Minutes (1897)

On the occasion of our 114th Anniversary we are proud to publicly release images of the first minutes of the G.O.C.M.V. (1897-1916). Read about the establishment of the first Greek Orthodox Church in Melbourne, the contribution to the war efforts in Greece and the first constitution of the GOCMV.

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Modern Greek Courses for Adults for 2016

Our Courses in 2016

Learn Modern Greek by attending our courses offered in 2016 and planned according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages *

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2016 TERM 1 (FEBRUARY-MARCH: 8 Sessions X 2 hours)
Venue: Level 2, Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, 168 Lonsdale St., Melbourne (map)

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2015

The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria will conduct its Αnnual General Meeting on Sunday 13 December 2015, at 12:00pm. The AGM will be held at the "Andrianakos Centre", Alphington Grammar School, Old Heidelberg Road Alphington.

22nd Greek Film Festival closes with Cacoyiannis' classic "Zorba the Greek"

altThe Delphi Bank 22nd Greek Film Festival wrapped up on Sunday 1 November with the beloved classic Zorba the Greek. Directed by Michael Cacoyiannis and set to one of the most recognisable film scores by Mikis Theodorakis, it is a film that continues to move audiences more than 50 years since its release in 1964.

The 29th Lonsdale Street Festival: 27-28 of February 2016

altThe Lonsdale Street Festival and the Greek Film Festival are two of the most popular Greek cultural events in Melbourne, which are organized under the auspices of the Greek Community of Melbourne.

Future filmmakers awarded at the 5th Greek Student Film Festival

altOur future filmmakers were celebrated yesterday during the 5th Greek Student Film Competition at Palace Cinema Como in Melbourne. The event has found a very happy home within the broader Greek Film Festival program.

Delphi Bank 22nd Greek Film Festival

altAfter a huge opening at The Astor Theatre last week, the Greek Film Festival continues with a selection of contemporary films from Greece, documentaries, short films and a selection of classics.

$100,000 raised for the Greek Centre at the Greek organisations dinner dance

altIn what was a spectacular gala night, dozens of community organisations joined together for the first time in 30 years to raise funds for the ongoing project that is the Greek Centre.

The story of the saboteur Tom Barnes

altThe book of the award-winning Australian author Katherine Barnes, The Sabotage Diaries, will be launched at the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture of the Greek Community of Melbourne, on Thursday 22 October 2015.

Επίσκεψη Κώστα Κατσουράνη στο Ελληνικό Κέντρο

altTη διοργάνωση ενός μεγάλου ποδοσφαιρικού κάμπ για παιδιά ανακοίνωσε ο Έλληνας άσος του ποδοσφαίρου Κώστας Κατσουράνης, κατά τη διάρκεια επίσκεψής του στο Ελληνικό Κέντρο Σύγχρονου Πολιτισμού της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης, το Σάββατο το μεσημέρι, δηλώνοντας συγκινημένος και εντυπωσιασμένος από την φιλοξενία και την υποδοχή που του επεφύλαξε ο Ελληνισμός της Μελβούρνης.

Ancient and Modern Greek courses for Adults

Learn Ancient Greek or Modern Greek by attending our courses offered in 2015.

Delphi Bank 22nd Greek Film Festival to open with feel-good Australian film "Alex & Eve"

altThis year’s Opening Night film will have your hearts dancing as the hit Australian stage play Alex & Eve turns big screen sensation in this World Premiere event at the iconic Astor Theatre, which was recently rescued from imminent closure and reopened by Palace Cinemas.

GCM Calls on Australian Parties to Support Greece

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) commends the Australian Greens for attempting to pass a motion in the Australian Senate in support of the suffering Greek people who are experiencing an unprecedented economic crisis. The GCM President, Mr Bll Papastergiadis and the Greek Centre Director Jorge Menidis called for action from the other parliamentarians in this critical time for the Greek people.
“Last Thursday, (20 June) Senator Scott Ludlam moved a motion in the Australian Senate that called for action from the Australian Treasurer and member of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) of the IMF, and Governor of IMF and The World Bank Group.

The Creative Drama and Arts Centre for Children

Aimed to attract children and adolescents who wish to cultivate their theatrical expression, the centre will provide students of a Greek background an avenue to express their feelings, emotions and character via their participation in theatrical experimentation and performances.

Ancient (Classical) Greek Courses For Secondary Education Students In 2015

Ancient (Classical) Greek for High School students and VCE students in 2015

It’s All Goody’s At The Greek Centre

The Most Successful Family Restaurant from Greece to Open at the New Greek Centre in Lonsdale Street

In what has been an anticipated announcement the Greek Community of Melbourne has confirmed that the successful tender for its ground floor retail space is the well-known Greek Family restaurant, Goody’s.

Greek Film Festival 2014

The Delphi Bank 21st Greek Film Festival opens with the winner of Best Film and Best Cinematography at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards, and Greece's entry for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars.

Greek Centre to be a generational bridge between the past and the future

By: Elly Agrotis Symons

Last Tuesday, the foundation benefactors of the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture came together in the shell of the new building to celebrate the achievement of this great milestone in the Greek Community. Building on the example set by our forefathers more than a century ago, the dream of what can be achieved by unity and vision has become a reality.

Overwhelming Support for the Greek Community's Centre for Contemporary Culture

More than 150 people attended a Foundation Benefactors event on Tuesday evening, ahead of the opening of the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture at 168 Lonsdale Street scheduled for later this year. Conceived to not only thank the existing Principal Benefactors of the Greek Centre, the event provided an opportunity to encourage further financial support from members of the community as Foundation Benefactors. Almost $800,000 has been pledged, with further support continuing to come through.

Greek Community VCE Students receive outstanding results in Greek

The Board of Management of the Greek Community of Melbourne is proud to announce the names of the seven students who received an outstanding academic achievement in Greek. All seven students, who attend the Community's Greek Language School & Alphington Grammar, received a 40+ score.

Alphington Grammar School receives outstanding VCE results and is now ranked in the 50 best performing Schools in Victoria

The Greek Community of Melbourne is proud to announce that its day school Alphington Grammar is now placed number 43 in the VCE School Ranking for 2013, and according to daily Melbourne newspapers the school is now considered one of the most improved throughout Victoria over the last ten years.

Classical Greek classes receive authorization from VCAA

Greek Community students currently enrolled in Ancient GreekThe Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) granted authorisation to the Greek Community of Melbourne & Victoria to teach Classical Greek (Ancient Greek) Units 1-4 at VCE level, starting in 2014.

The Greek Community of Melbourne will be offering Ancient Greek to VCE students, as well as to students from Year 7-10. Those students wishing to complete Ancient Greek at VCE level are required to have studied the subject for two years prior to beginning Ancient Greek studies at VCE level. We wish to remind interested people that the subject of Ancient Greek is scaled up; for example in 2013 this meant an additional 16 marks for those students who received a score of 30.

GOCMV condemns the closure of the Greek National Broadcaster (ERT)

ert opt2In an unprecedented move the Greek Government's spokesperson Mr Kedikoglou has announced the closure of its public radio and television station ERT. Sighting exorbitant costs, mismanagement and the unsustainable nature of the Public broadcaster, the Government, without consultation, shut down ERT and dismissed some 2700 staff within hours.

The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne & Victoria (GOCMV) in a letter sent to the Prime Minister Mr Antonis Samaras condemned the closure of ERT and highlighted the disappointment of the Greek diaspora in Australia. Additionally, many Greek Community representatives noted the need for responsible management of the Public Broadcaster however such decision defies rational explanation, in a statement issued by the organisation.

First Minutes (1897)

Οn the occasion of the 114th Anniversary of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne & Victoria we are proud to publicly release detailed images of the first minutes of the GOCMV (1897-1916).

The minutes contain hundreds of names of early Greek settlers and through its pages we observe the history of the organisation as it evolved through its first two decades: the establishment of the first Greek Orthodox Church in Melbourne, the contribution of the founding members to the war efforts in Greece and the first constitution of a Greek organisation in Australia.

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