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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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THE GREEK COMMUNITY OF MELBOURNE LIGHTS THE GREEK CENTRE RED

untitled hdr-4The Greek Centre lights up in red to mark the remembrance of the Pontian Greek Genocide (1916-1923), one of the darkest moments in Greece’s history.

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LABOR ANNOUNCES 1.8M SUPPORT FOR THE GCM’S GREEK CENTRE HUB PROJECT

In an announcement earlier today at the community hall at the Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GCM) St Demetrios site in Windsor, Federal Labor’s Bill Shorten MP Shadow Minister for the NDIS, Andrew Giles Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Labor Candidate for Higgins Dr Michelle Ananda -Rajah announced a 1.8million dollar commitment for the GCM’s Greek Centre Hub project.

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Crossing Cultures: Ancient Greece meets Aboriginal Australia

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An event dedicated to the common points between two peoples -cultures took place at the Greek Centre, on Sunday 15 May 2022.

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Seminar: The First Pontian Genocide

pontian-genocide-1024x601Lawyer, poet and short story writer, Dean Kalymniou, will present a lecture entitled The First Pontian Genocide, on Thursday 19 May, at 7 pm, at the Greek Centre. This is a joint event between the Greek Community of Melbourne’s Greek History and Culture Public Seminar Series and Pontiaki Estia.

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SEMINAR: THE BATTLE OF 42ND STREET

42ndstreetProfessor Peter Monteath will present an online only lecture entitled The battle of 42nd Street, on Thursday 26 May 2022, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminras, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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DIMITRIS BASIS ΤHE ‘BALLAD OF THE DEAD BROTHER”, A RESOUNDED SUCCESS PRESENTED BY THE GREEK COMMUNITY OF MELBOURNE

Melbourne’s audience welcomed the production of the “Ballad of the dead brother” and his Greatest Hits at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday

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Cultural Memory: Repatriation of Greek cultural property and the role of the National Archaeological Museum

On Tuesday 26 April, the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) hosted Dr. Anna Vasiliki Karapanagiotou, Director of the National Archaeological Museum of Greece (NAM) as she presented a seminar at the Greek Centre’s Delphi Bank Mezzanine in which she outlined recent developments in the campaign for the Repatriation of Greek cultural property.

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GREEK NATIONAL GUARD VISITS THE GREEK CENTRE

The Greek National Guard paid a visit to the Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GCM) Greek Centre in the historic Greek Precinct of Melbourne on Saturday 23 of April.

 

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GCM welcomes $1.8 million funding announcement by Senator David Van

Victorian Senator David Van and Federal member for Higgins Dr Katie Allen MP announced support for an expansion of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GCM) Greek Centre Hub program with a 1.8 million, dollar commitment to the project.

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SEMINAR: THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE OF CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE OTTOMANS

altProfessor Tom Papademetriou will present an online only lecture about the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Ottomans, on Thursday 28 April, at 7pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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THE PRESIDENT OF GCM MEETS WITH MINISTER LINA MENDONI

The president of the Greek Community of Melbourne met with Minister Mendoni as she prepared to travel to Australia for the Open Horizons Exhibition.

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Bill Papastergiadis: Greece should become a global educational destination

bill papastergiadis delphi economic forum“Greece with its rich history and culture should become a global educational destination” said Bill Papastergiadis at the Delphi Economic Forum”.

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Μαθητές της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης διακρίθηκαν σε ραδιοθεατρικό διαγωνισμό

Oλοκληρώθηκε με μεγάλη επιτυχία η "3η Διεθνής Διαδικτυακή Ραδιοφωνική Συνάντηση/ΦΕΣΤΙΒΑΛ 2022 - Θέατρο μπροστά σε ένα μικρόφωνο - Youth Theatre On Air", Την Κυριακή 3 Απριλίου 2022, όπου μαθητές, εκπαιδευτικοί, διευθυντές από τα 39 σχολεία της Ελλάδας, Κύπρου, Πολωνίας και Αυστραλίας αλλά και γονείς των μαθητών, τοπικοί φορείς της περιοχής τους, συναντηθήκανε στην Απονομή των Βραβείων Ερμηνείας και γιορτάσανε την δημιουργικότητά όλων των μαθητών που συμμετείχαν.

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Ancient Sparta: Myths versus Reality

altProf Paul Cartledge will present an online lecture entitled Ancient Sparta: Myths versus Reality on Thursday 7 April, at 7pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Maria Vamvakinou visits the Greek Centre

Federal MP Maria Vamvakinou paid a visit to the offices of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) on Tuesday, 15 March.

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The Fest Day of our church Evangelismos

The Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GCM) historical church, "The Annunciation of Our Lady", celebrates its Feast Day on Friday 25 March, with a Divine Liturgy officiated by His Grace Bishop Evmenios of Kerasountos, in the presence of the Consul General of Greece Mr E. Kakavelakis, GCM Board Directors and a large number of parishioners.

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GCM GREEK SCHOOL STUDENTS CELEBRATE THE GREEK INDEPENDECE DAY

Students of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GCM) Schools (Bentleigh campus) along with distinguished guests and members from the wider community marked this significant occasion on 25 March 2022.

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Seminar: Art and Gentrification in Athens

Herbert Ploegman, a PhD candidate and lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, will present an online lecture entitled Art and Gentrification in Athens, on Thursday 31 March 2022, at 7pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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A MAGICAL NIGHT IN MELBOURNE’S GREEK HEART

On Saturday 18 March, under a warm starry sky in late summer, Melina Aslanidou performed to 550 lucky patrons in an open-air carpark in our historic Greek Quarter of Lonsdale Street.

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GREEK COMMUNITY OF MELBOURNE HOSTS VISIT BY GREENS LEADER ADAM BANDT

Greens leader and parliamentarian Adam Bandt recently visited the GCM’s Greek Centre to announce that the Community was successful in its application for a ‘Melbourne Stronger Communities Program’ grant.

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Greek traditional dance, an alternative form of exercise and an inexhaustible source of well-being

altDr Maria Bougiesi will present a lecture an online only lecture entitled Greek traditional dance, an alternative form of exercise and an inexhaustible source of well-being, on Thursday 24 March, at 7pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Panel Discussion: Sexism, Misogyny and the Migrant Woman

The Greek Community of Melbourne organises a panel discussion entitled Sexism, Misogyny and the Migrant Woman, at the Greek Centre (Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Mlebourne), on Thursday 17 March, at 7pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars. Facilitators are Prof Joy Damousi and Dina Gerolymou, and panelists: Melina Mallos, Fotini Kypraios, Anatoli Amanatides and Alkistis Pitsaki.

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International Women’s Day Tuesday 8th March 2022

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne together with the Philhellene restaurant have organised an annual International Women’s Day fundraiser, and this year, along with their chosen charity - the much needed work of Royal Women Hospital’s CASA House - Centre Against Sexual Assault.

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GREEK COMMUNITY OF MELBOURNE IN CONTACT WITH GREEK COMMUNITY IN KIEV SPEAKING DIRECTLY WITH VICE PRESIDENT

altWith the inexplicable war in the Ukraine dominating world news, the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) reached out to the vibrant Greek Community in the Ukraine by penning a letter of solidarity to the President of the Greek Society “Enotita” of Kiev, Ms Nina Paskal.

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Prof. Vrasidas Karalis lecture: Mikis Theodorakis and the Nature of Greek Music

Professor Vrasidas Karalis will present a lecture entitled Mikis Theodorakis and the Nature of Greek Music: Some Reflections, on Thursday 10 March, at 7.00pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Melina Aslanidou Live at The Lonsdale St. Greek Music Festival

altAntipodes maybe postponed but Melina Aslanidou couldn’t wait to come and perform on Lonsdale St.

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Το Δημιουργικό Κέντρο Δράματος και Τέχνης παρουσιάζει την παράσταση «Μόνοι»

altΤο Δημιουργικό Κέντρο Δράματος και Τέχνης της Ελληνικής Kοινότητας Μελβούρνης παρουσιάζει την παράσταση «Μόνοι», το Σάββατο 26 Φεβρουαρίου, στις 8.15μμ στο Αμφιθέατρο του Φέρφιλντ.

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GREEK COMMUNITY OF MELBOURNE NEW BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

gcomboard20220216 0014On Wednesday 16 February the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) Electoral Committee called to a meeting at the Greek Centre the 19 successful candidates from the most recent Greek Community elections.

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H ΕΡΤ παρουσίασε τη σειρά Podcast «Ήχοι ελληνικοί» από τα σχολεία της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης και το Πανεπιστήμιο Monash

altΜε αφορμή την Παγκόσμια Ημέρα της Ελληνικής Γλώσσας, η «Φωνή της Ελλάδας» της ΕΡΤ σε συνεργασία με το σχολείο της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης μετέδωσε μια σειρά podcast με τίτλο «Ήχοι ελληνικοί».

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Mentoring Program for future Greek teachers

screen shot 2022-01-20 at 11.52.05 amIn a space that constantly changes, all human activity is based on the evolution of innovative decisions and the exchange of new knowledge. The Greek Community of Melbourne, wanting to be one step ahead of the developments, started a pioneering -for the Greek community - mentoring program to guide the future Greek teachers.

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GCM elections will be held on Sunday 6 February 2022

The GCM Electoral Committee met on Tuesday 18 January at the Greek Centre, to discuss the date and the details for the forthcoming elections for the new Board of Management.

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The 2021 AGM of the Greek Community of Melbourne

agm 2021 kkThe 2021 Annual General Meeting of the members of the Greek Community of Melbourne was held on Sunday, 16 January  2022 at the Alphington Grammar School.

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Greek organisations call on the Goverment to recognize the genocides committed by the Ottoman Empire

simela stamatopoulou bill papastergiadis theo theophanous petros stefanidis 800The President of the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria, Bill Papastergiadis and the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria, Theo Theophanous, with the support of the Pontian Federations of Australia, have written to the Prime Minister calling on the Government to formally recognise the genocides committed by the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923 of Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks and other Christian minorities.

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AGM 2021 Announcement and Nomination Form

Notice of the Greek Community of Melbourne’s 2021 AGM has been issued.

The meeting will take place on Sunday 16 January 2022, 1pm at The Andrianakos Centre, at Alphington Grammar.

The Notice and the 2020-2021 Financial Report can be found via this link (PDF 4.6MB).

Please find the nomination form here (PDF 137KB).

 
RICHARD MARLES AND ANDREW GILES VISIT WITH THE GREEK COMMUNITY

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) hosted deputy opposition leader Richard Miles and the Opposition Minister for Multiculturalism, Andrew Giles, at its Greek Centre in Melbourne on Monday 20 December.

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Award night for the adult students of the Greek Community of Melbourne

An event dedicated to its adult students who are taught Greek as a second or foreign language organised by the Greek Community of Melbourne as part of the Christmas farewells and the completion of the learning courses of 2021.

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Modern Greek Courses for Adults for 2022

Our Courses in 2022

Learn Modern Greek by attending our courses offered in 2022 and planned according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages *

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VCE Graduation night for the Class of 2021

The Greek Community of Melbourne’s Language and Culture School held the graduation ceremony of VCE students, on Wednesday, December 15, at the Greek Centre.

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Impressive results for the Greek Community of Melbourne VCE 2021 Class

2021 vce breakdownFor another year, the students of the Greek Community of Melbourne Schools, stood out and excelled in the Modern and Ancient Greek VCE exams, scoring extremely high performances.

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Χριστουγεννιάτικο “Πρωινό” για τους δασκάλους της Κοινότητας

Ένα όμορφο Χριστουγεννιάτικο “Πρωινό” στα Fitzroy Gardens οργάνωσε το Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης, την Κυριακή 12 Δεκεμβρίου, προκειμένου να ευχαριστήσει το εκπαιδευτικό προσωπικό των Σχολείων για την πολύτιμη προσφορά τους, για την υπομονή και την υπέροχη συνεργασία τους στη διάρκεια της σχολικής χρονιάς, που σε λίγες μέρες ολοκληρώνεται.

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CHRISTMAS BOOK CATALOGUE

The best presents for Chirstmas are books. We offer a series of titles from the GCM Bookshop with a discounted price. If you want to buy one or more of the following books please email us: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Postage & Handling: $10 for less 1kg, $15 for over 1kg

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COMPULSORY ACQUISITION OF THE GREEK COMMUNITY’S GREENAWAY STREET BULLEEN PROPERTY

The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) would like to announce that after a long campaign to realise its preferred community centre proposal (see photo above) at its Greenaway Street Bulleen property, that the land has been compulsorily acquired as part of the North East Link Project.

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Η Κοινότητα και οι μαθητές μας τιμούν την επέτειο του Πολυτεχνείου

Η Κοινότητα και τα σχολεία μας θα τιμήσουν την επέτειο του Πολυτεχνείου με μια ειδική διαδικτυακή εκδήλωση που οργανώνουν την Τρίτη 16 Νοεμβρίου, στις 5.00μμ και η οποία θα παρουσιαστεί μέσω Zoom.

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GREEK COMMUNITY OF MELBOURNE PRESSES MINISTER ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BILATERAL HEALTH CARE AGREEMENT WITH GREECE

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) is calling on the Australian Government to start talks with the Greek state on a bilateral Health Care Agreement between Australia and Greece.

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Movie for the Year 9 of City Campus

1 Saturday, October the 22nd, Year 9 students from City Campus, as part of the lesson for the 28th of October, watched the movie "The boy in the striped pajamas", which is based on the book of the same name by John Boyne.

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ELA for all

 

ela open1Thursday, October 21st, ELA team offered a free online interactive creative and all in Greek program to children aged from 18 months to 4 years old.

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GCM Students Celebrate the OXI Day

On Thursday, October 28th, students from all the Campuses of the Greek Community School’s of Melbourne, gathered to celebrate in an online assembly Greece’s National Day of Remembrance, Courage and Determination.

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POP UP VACCINATION HUBS IN PRAHRAN AND BRUNSWICK WILL HELP SAVE LIVES SAYS HEALTH MINISTER

papastergiadis greg hunt 2 800pxThe recently announced vaccination popup hubs being run by the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) in Prahran and Brunswick have received support and encouragement by the Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care the Hon Greg Hunt.

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THE GREEK COMMUNITY OF MELBOURNE TO OPEN PFIZER POP-UP VACCINATION HUB IN PRAHRAN

covid 1280x620Following the success of the vaccine pop up at the Greek Community of Melbourne’s St Georges Church in Thornbury, the Greek Community of Melbourne will be launching another vaccination hub at St Demetrios Church in Prahan to be followed in the following week by a Pop-Up Hub in Brunswick.

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Online Lecture: The Mediterranean monk seal, the rarest pinniped in the world

seal monkMarine biologist Kimon Koemtzopoulos will present an online lecture entitled The Mediterranean monk seal, the rarest pinniped in the world, on Thursday 21 October, at 7.00 pm, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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