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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Easter Message from the Prime Minister of Australia

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See below the Easter message from the Prime Minister of Australia:

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From the Riddle of the Sphinx to the Riddles of the Psyche

altAs part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, Harry Constantinou will present a lecture entitled “From the riddle of the Sphinx to the riddles of the psyche - Sophoclean tragedy and psychoanalysis”, on Thursday 11 April, at the Ithacan Philanthropic Society.

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Successful inaugural Women's Forum - Initiatives Announced

alt“Our community, our paroikia, can only improve through initiatives that enhance cross-collaboration, activism and interest in community affairs, as well as sharing insight and experience,” said Tammy Iliou, Vice-President of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) at the opening of the inaugural Women’s Forum.

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The GCM welcomes the $5m funding from the Federal Government

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) welcomed last night’s budgetary announcement of the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs David Coleman to fund our organisation with an allocation of $5 million in the 2019-2020 Federal Government Budget.

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Pittsburgh comes to Melbourne

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne is delighted to announce that Pittsburgh, the highly acclaimed theatre production by audiences and critics alike, which played to sell out crowds throughout Greece- will be seen in Melbourne from 3rd to 5th May 2019.

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Migration from Limnos to Australia: Re-discovering Identity, Belonging and ‘Home’

altMelissa Afentoulis will a present a lecture about the migration from Limnos to Australia, on Thursday 4 April, at the Ithacan Philanthropic Society, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Romiosini and Beyond Concert

altOn Friday, 17 May the tribute concert “Romosioni & Beyond” will honour Mikis Theodorakis, featuring international vocalist Dimitris Bassis, conductor George Ellis and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

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Varemenos visits the Greek Centre

The Vice-President of the Greek Parliament and SYRIZA MP, Mr George Varemenos, visited last Saturday the Greek Centre, where he had a very important meeting focused on the educational issues of the Greek community.

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The GCM condemns the attacks on Greek politicians and community leaders

The Greek Community of Melbourne condemns the behavior and the violent actions of a small group of individuals outside the Malvern Tow Hall last Monday and also in our National Day parade at the Shrine of Remembrance, on Sunday.

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The GCM welcomes the announcement for the Work & Holiday visa

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) welcomed the announcements of the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece, Terence Quick and the Minister for Immigration of Australia David Coleman, about the implementation of the bilateral agreement for the Working Holiday Visa between Australia and Greece. This visa allows young people to visit each country respectively with the right to work. The reciprocal agreement is set to commence on 1 July 2019.

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Greek National Day Announcement

The GCM participates and supports the Greek National Day March. It is not however the organiser of the activities and does not issue invitations for the event.

 
Eκπαιδευτική εκδρομή για παιδιά από 10-16 χρονών

Η Παγκρήτιος κανονίζει εκπαιδευτική εκδρομή για παιδιά από 10-16 χρονών στην Ελλάδα φέτος το Σεπτέμβρη.

Παρακαλούμε επικοινωνήστε με τον Νίκο Κουκουβιτάκη στο 0407 007003, δείτε το λεπτομερές πρόγραμμα πατώντας εδώ (PDF 85KB)

 
Historic meeting between South Sudanese leaders and the GCM

Leaders of the South Sudanese Federation of Associations met for the first time with members of the Greek Community to discuss how the Greek Community of Melbourne, one of the oldest cultural organisations’ in Australia could assist the present-day South Sudanese community.

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GCM honours its benefactors

altDuring the recent visit of Prime Minister Mr Scott Morrison at the Greek Centre, honouring plaques were presented to businessman Mr Greg Kaias and Mr Jim Sarris, head of Delphi Bank, in appreciation to their financial contribution towards the development of The Kaias Education Level and The Delphi Bank Mezzanine Level.

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Prime Minister visits the Greek Centre

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) today had the pleasure of hosting the Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Scott Morrison at the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture on his first visit.

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Great and Marvellous Deeds: Herodotus and his world

Dr Andrew Connor, Lecturer in Ancient History in the Centre for Ancient Cultures at Monash University, will present a lecture entitled Great and Marvellous Deeds: Herodotus and his world, at the Greek Centre, on Thursday 7 March, as part of the Greek history and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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The biggest and best that Lonsdale Street has ever seen

altThe music may have stopped, but the memories from the biggest and best Lonsdale Street Greek Festival will last a lifetime.

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Η Ελληνική Κοινότητα Μελβούρνης συγχαίρει το συγγραφέα Behrouz Boochani για την βράβευσή του

altΕλληνική Κοινότητα Μελβούρνης συγχαίρει τον Κούρδο-Ιρανό συγγραφέα και δημοσιογράφο Behrouz Boochani, στον οποίο απονεμήθηκε το Βραβείο Λογοτεχνίας της Βικτώριας (Victorian Premier's Literary Awards).

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Greek Community executive members meet Minister Mikakos

altIn a spirit of cooperation and noting historical support from minister Mikakos and the Andrews Labor Government, President Bill Papastergiadis, together with the Secretary of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) Costas Markos met with the Hon Jenny Mikakos, the Victorian Minister for Health, on Tuesday 20 January at the Minister’s office.

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Το νέο Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης

altΣυγκροτήθηκε σε σώμα το νέο Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης σε συνεδρίαση των 19 υποψηφίων, που εκλέχθηκαν στις πρόσφατες εκλογές, με τα μέλη της Εφορευτικής Επιτροπής που είχε την ευθύνη των εκλογών, τη Δευτέρα το βράδυ, στο Ελληνικό Κέντρο.

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32nd Lonsdale Street Greek Festival

altWith three weeks to go, planning for Melbourne’s largest celebration of Greek culture – the Lonsdale St Greek Festival (LSGF) - is well and truly underway.

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GCM honours Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne honoured Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas, in a special event organised at the Greek Centre, last Saturday.

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Elections Results - Announcement of the Electoral Committee

altThe Eectoral Committee appointed to conduct the elections for the new Board of Management of the Greek Community of Melbourne announced that the elections were held in accordance with the organisation’s constitution and without irregularities, on 20 January 2019.

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Expanding Medical Liaisons between Greece and Australia

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne recently hosted Dr Konstantinos Pantos, world renowned specialist in fertility medicine. He was awarded by Bill Papastergiadis (President) and Associate Professor Marinis Pirpiris a commendation for his work in furthering the intellectual and trade exchange between Greece and Australia.

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Tourism by Australians in Greece

altFurthering the tourist connections between Australia and Greece has been at the forefront of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s program.

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Πρόγραμμα σχολικών διακοπών για το καλοκαίρι

altΠρόγραμμα δημιουργικής απασχόλησης κατά τη διάρκεια των Καλοκαιρινών σχολικών διακοπών οργανώνεται από τα σχολεία της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης.

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ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ ΕΦΟΡΕΥΤΙΚΗΣ ΕΠΙΤΡΟΠΗΣ

Τα μέλη της Εφορευτικής Επιτροπής για τη διενέργεια εκλογών ανάδειξης νέου Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου της Ελληνικής Ορθόδοξης Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης και Βικτώριας συνεδρίασαν, στις 17 Δεκεμβρίου 2018, και ώρα 7.00μμ, και αποφάσισαν ομόφωνα τα ακόλουθα:

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Modern Greek teaching programs will be reinstated in two public schools

altAfter intense lobbying by the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) and the parents of Strathmore Secondary students, the school has decided to reinstate VCE Greek for 2019. The decision was made after a meeting that took place on Monday 11 December at the offices of the School. The meeting was attended by representatives of the GCM, the Victorian Education Department, the Greek Education Consul and concerned parents of Strathmore Secondary school.

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GCM holds its AGM and reports on its 121st year of operations

altOn Sunday 16 December the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) held its 121st Annual General Meeting at the Andrianakos Centre at its Alphington Grammar School.

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Board Members of the Greek Community of Broadmeadows visited the Greek Centre

altMembers of the Board of Management of the Greek Orthodox Community of Broadmeadows visited the Greek Centre on Monday 19 November 2018.

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GCM elections will be held on Sunday 20 January 2019

img 20181216 124344The Electoral Committee of the GCM met on Monday evening at the Greek Centre, to set the date and the details for the elections for the new Board of Management.

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Special movie night for Greek organisations

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A special night of Greek cinema was organised by the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM), with representatives of Greek community organisations, benefactors and supporters as exclusive guests.

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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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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 2019

Our Courses in 2019

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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