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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Delphi Bank 25th Greek Film Festival to open with "The last note"

altThe 25th Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival to open with the Melbourne Premiere of ‘The Last Note’ directed by Greece’s acclaimed filmmaker Pantelis Voulgaris at the Astor Theatre Wednesday 10 October.

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The Events of Tashkent: Red Brotherhood at War

altAfter the termination of the Greek Civil War in 1949, faraway Tashkent, the present-day capital of Uzbekistan, became home to more than 12,000 Greek political refugees, mainly former combatants of the Greek Democratic Army. On the 9th and 10th September 1955 violent clashes took place within this exiled community between two opposing factions, those supporting the KKE (Greek Communist Party) leader Nikos Zachariades and those opposing him.

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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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Action for Athens - ABC Radio Live at the Greek Centre

altIt’s claimed that Melbourne has the third biggest Greek population of any city in the world (after Athens and Thessalonica). And here in Victoria we know only too well what it’s like to feel the impact of devastating fire.

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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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Ironbound

Greek Australian actor Alex Tsitsopoulos will be in the Australian Premier performance of Pulitzer Prize winner, Martyna Majok’s IRONBOUND.

At a bus stop in a run-down New Jersey town, Darja, a Polish immigrant cleaning lady, is done talking about feelings; it’s time to talk money. Darja with her husband Maks, left Poland in the early 1990’s in the pursuit of ‘The American Dream’ but the Ironbound of New Jersey is not the dream they imagined.

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Town Hall choice crucial to development of Melbourne says Bill Papastergiadis

altLast night, Moray & Agnew Lawyers hosted a panel discussion with four of the top contenders for Melbourne’s next Lord Mayor - Sally Capp, Gary Morgan, Ken Ong and Jennifer Yang all shared their views on the future of Melbourne and its development.

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The GCM Annual and Special General Meetings

altBoth the Annual General Meeting and the Special General Meeting of the Greek Community of Melbourne were held in a calm and constructive atmosphere, on Sunday 29 April 2018, at the ‘Andrianakos Centre’ of the Alphington Grammar School.

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NUGAS Newsletters

Celebrating its 48th year of operation, NUGAS has solidified its place as “one of the oldest, if not the oldest, community based organisation”. Supported by its 8 affiliate university clubs, NUGAS Victoria has been an active leader for Greek Australian university students across the State, providing a forum for students to celebrate their heritage in a multitude of ways.

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Our Church “Evangelismos” opens its doors on 24 March

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The historical chuch "The Annunciation of Our Lady" of the Greek Community of Melbourne will soon be up and running. The church was severely damaged early May 2016 by fire.

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31st Lonsdale Street Festival - Big, Bigger, Biggest...

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Over 150,000 people flooded the historic Lonsdale Street Greek Precinct on the weekend to be part of the 31st Lonsdale Street Greek Festival. The expanded offering saw the Festival take over the city’s busiest thoroughfare from Swanston Street right up to Exhibition Street making this year’s event the largest in its history.

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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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GCM enters 2018 with an ambitious program

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne has entered the year 2018 with a diverse program of activities, an ambitious plan for the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture and with new school campuses and programs.

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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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Celebrating 120 years of οur organisation

altOur organisation marks it's 120 anniversary with a series of lectures and presentations that highlight its history in an attempt to find the way forward.

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A Latin language program for High School Students in 2018

After the great success of the Ancient Greek programme the Greek Community of Melbourne is pleased to offer a Latin programme for High School Students supporting thus the teaching of both classical languages.

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«Επεράσαμε όμορφα!» λένε οι μαθητές για το Πρόγραμμα σχολικών διακοπών

altΈνα πρωτοποριακό πρόγραμμα δημιουργικής απασχόλησης οργανώθηκε από την Ελληνική Κοινότητα Μελβούρνης τις δύο βδομάδες των εαρινών διακοπών που πέρασαν. Σχέδια για επανάληψη του Προγράμματος το 2018.

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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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Hellenic Museum Summer School

Spend a week this summer at Melbourne's Hellenic Museum, learning about the fascinating and thought-provoking world of the ancient Greeks.

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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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Greek Community Schools E-Newsletter

See below the amazing new e-newsletter of the Greek Community Schools.

We say "Excellent work" to the kids, teachers, families and everyone else that contributed towards this jam-packed first semester of 2017.

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Argos Orestikon donates $1 million to GCM

altThe Victorian Association of Argos Orestikon and District (Orestias) proudly announced that donated the sum of One million dollars to the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria.

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GCM will restore Evangelismos to its past glory

altA fundraising campaign for the reinstatement of the first Greek Orthodox church in Melbourne, "The Annunciation of Our Lady", was announced by the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV).

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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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Books for sale at the Greek Community

altAt the office of the Greek Community of Melbourne are available for sale the following books:

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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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