Here is how to help the victims of the fires in Attika

Many people have been asking us how to assist in supporting the recovery efforts relating to the catastrophic Athens bushfires.

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Learn Ancient Greek and unlock the texts that form the basis of modern Democracy, Philosophy and Science

Ancient Greek for Adults, High School and VCE students.

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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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Eleonora Zouganeli to headline 2019 Greek festivals

altThe Lonsdale St Greek Festival and the Greek Festival of Sydney are delighted to announce that headlining the biggest Greek parties of 2019 will be one of Greece’s most popular singing sensations - Eleonora Zouganeli on her first ever Australian visit. Zouganeli’s contemporary and traditional songs and her versatile singing style will cater to audiences young and old - cementing her reputation as a household name.

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A special event for the 45th anniversary of the Polytechnic students uprising

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne together with the other members of the Polytechnic Commemorative Committee will honour the 45th anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic students heroic uprising against the junta, with a special event at the Democritus Cultural Centre, on Sunday 18 November, at 2.00pm.

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Australia, Greece and the European Union - an economic overview

altThe Head of Economic and Market Research, of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, David Robertson will present a lecture entitled “Australia, Greece and the European Union - an economic overview”, on Thursday 15 November 2018, at the Greek Centre.

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Book launch at the Greek Centre: Eleftherios Venizelos - A story of an adventurous life

altThe Cretan Brotherhood of Melbourne is pleased to invite you to a book launch of a biography of Eleftherios Venizelos, being held at the Greek Centre (Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne), on Tuesday 13th November, at 7pm .

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Daniel Andrews government promise a historic grant to GCM

altThe Daniel Andrews government has promised a grant of $ 2.5 million to the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) for a new centre for seniors and young people, if re-elected in the forthcoming state elections. This is the largest grant to the GCM in its 121-year history by an Australian Government.

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Art as a form of cultural and political resistance in the daily lives of asylum seekers

altAuthors, artists, musicians’ and scholars engaged with Behrouz Boochani and his novel 'No friend but the Mountains' at the Greek Centre. In an exceptional evening in which artists, writers, scholars and musicians, engaged with, and celebrated the work of Kurdish-Iranian writer and journalist Behrouz Boochani, and his extraordinary novel, ‘No Friend but the Mountains’.

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Introducing The Club at the Greek Centre

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne officially handed keys to its brand-new Club rooms at the Greek Centre to the first of what is hoped will be many members, the Argos Orestikon Association, in a special event at the Greek Center last Wednesday.

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Authors, artists, musicians and scholars engaging with Behrouz Boochani and his novel 'No friend but the Mountains' at the Greek Centre

altAuthors, artists, musicians’ and scholars engaging with Behrouz Boochani and his novel 'No friend but the Mountains' at the Greek Centre, on Wednesday 31 October 2018

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Mήνυμα του υπουργού Τέρενς Κουίκ για την 28η Οκτωβρίου

altΣε μήνυμά του προς την Ομογένεια με την ευκαιρία των εορτασμών για την 28η Οκτωβρίου, ο υφυπουργός Εξωτερικών και αρμόδιος για θέματα αποδήμων αναφέρει τα ακόλουθα:

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Greeks and the politics of Australian cosmopolitanism

altThe Research Unit in Public Cultures (RUPC) and the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) presented a public lecture by Andrew Jakubowicz, Professor of Sociology at the University of Technology Sydney, at the Greek Centre, on Wednesday 17 October 2018. Also this event provided the opportunity to launch two major reports on multiculturalism.

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Άνοιξε το γραφείο Απόδημου Ελληνισμού της Κεντρικής Ένωσης Δήμων Ελλάδας

Άνοιξε το γραφείο Απόδημου Ελληνισμού της Κεντρικής Ένωσης Δήμων Ελλάδας και λειτουργεί επίσημα από το Σεπτέμβριο του 2018. Έχει σαν κύριο αντικείμενο την υποστήριξη και προώθηση ζητημάτων του Απόδημου Ελληνισμού σε επίπεδο Τοπικής Αυτοδιοίκησης και Δήμων.

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Melbourne’s Greek Community Support Greek Volunteer Fire Fighters

altThe devastating Athens Fires have shocked many and yielded a world-wide response with pledges of money and expertise made to the Greek state. The fires also brought to light the constrained fire-fighting capabilities of the Hellenic Volunteer Firefighters who due to a lack of resources are hamstrung in their endeavors.

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OPEN DAY: Modern Greek Studies at La Trobe Uni

La Trobe University, Melbourne campus (Bundoora) - Visit the campus, speak to academic staff and students, and find out more about our courses.

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How to assist the victims of the devastating fires in Greece
Greek Consulate letter detailing the banking details for the relief of the victims of the Greek fires

Many people have been asking us how to assist in supporting the recovery efforts relating to the catastrophic Athens bushfires.

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The Greek Community of Melbourne responds to the Fires in Attiki

The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) expresses its support and deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the devastating firestorm that hit the outskirts of Athens in the Rafina area.

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GCM welcomes the implementation of the Working Holiday Visa agreement

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) welcomed the announcement of the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece, Terence Quick, about the implementation of the bilateral agreement for the Working Holiday Visa between Australia and Greece, which allows young people to visit each country respectively with the right to work.

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Modern Greek Courses for Adults for 2018

Our Courses in 2018

Learn Modern Greek by attending our courses offered in 2018 and planned according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages *

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Ancient Greek Program for Adults 2018

Commencement dates and other relevant details on our Ancient Greek classes for Adults.

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Parthenon frieze replica unveilled in the Greek Centre

altThe Hon Daniel Andrews MP, Premier of Victoria joined Mr Bill Papastergiadis President of the Greek Community of Centre Melbourne, and other leading political and community figures on Sunday 26 November 2017, to unveil a life-size replica of the Parthenon Marble Frieze in central Melbourne.

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La Trobe Uni and the GCM collaborate to offer a PhD scholarship on Greek language learning

The Department of Languages and Linguistics at La Trobe University seeks a candidate to pursue a PhD thesis investigating parental attitudes to language learning in the Greek community of Melbourne.

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GCM announces a ground-breaking agreement with the National Library of Greece

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) is pleased to announce a historic agreement with the National Library of Greece.

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The President of the GCM met with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

altThe President of the Greek Community of Melbourne Bill Papastergiadis and the General Secretary Costas Markos met with the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos and the Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, as well as with the Minister for Culture, the Minister for Tourism, the Mayor of Athens and leaders of political parties, during their recent trip to Athens.

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President of Greece met with GCM’s Board members

altThe President of Greece Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos met with the President of the Greek Community of Melbourne Mr Bill Papastergiadis and the General Secretary Mr Costas Markos, at the Presidential Mansion, on Saturday 1 October.

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Drama Workshops for Adults

altAs part of the 2016 program, the Creative Drama and Arts Centre (CDAC) of the Greek Community of Melbourne has scheduled a series of Drama workshops for adults.

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Ancient (Classical) Greek Courses For Secondary Education Students In 2018

Ancient (Classical) Greek for High School students and VCE students in 2018

Catering for students who wish to increase their cultural literacy, investigate the origins of philosophy, science, politics, rhetoric, history and literature, be inspired from the moral insight and virtue of the classical world, read the architects of western civilization in their own words and finally increase their performance at the VCE Classical Greek examinations with a high score scaling. (see vtac link here, PDF)

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The Creative Drama and Arts Centre

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Aimed to attract children, adolescents and adults 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.

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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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Alphington Grammar Koinotika Nea - the Greek Community newsletter Requirements for Greek Citizenship

 

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