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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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'Adults in the Room' film screening followed by Q&A

altIn 1995 during the economic crisis, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis attempt to re-negotiate the country's relationship with the EU sparked immerse controversy.

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Mark Bouris AO | Greek Community of Melbourne's Dialogues

The Greek Community of Melbourne is delighted to announce that the next evening of its Dialogues series, features none other than the successful businessman and prominent Greek Australian, Mark Bouris AO.

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The Annual Antipodes Cocktail Party
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ANTIPODES FESTIVAL IS BACK ON LONSDALE STREET

The Greek Community of Melbourne’s Antipodes Festival will take over the historic Lonsdale St Greek Precinct on Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March.

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The GCM presents Mauthausen and Other Songs of Humanity

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne is proud to present Mauthausen and Other Songs of Humanity to be performed at Melbourne Recital Centre on Wednesday 29 April by two of the world’s greatest voices, Maria Farantouri from Greece and the Israeli tenor Assaf Kacholi.

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"Λίγη Αλήθεια" από το Κέντρο Δράματος και Τεχνών της Κοινότητας

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Το Δημιουργικό Κέντρο Δράματος & Τεχνών (Τμήμα Ενηλίκων) της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης, παρουσιάζει το θεατρικό δρώμενο «Λίγη Αλήθεια» σε σκηνοθεσία της Ελένης Μπουκουβάλα.

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Αρίστευσαν μαθητές των σχολείων μας στις εξετάσεις του VCE

altΠολύ ικανοποιητικά αποτέλεσματα είχαν φέτος οι μαθητές των σχολείων της Κοινότητας που διαγωνίστηκαν στις εξετάσεις του VCE στο μάθημα των Ελληνικών και των Αρχαίων Ελληνικών, καθώς και οι μαθητές του ημερήσιου Κολλεγίου της Κοινότητας Alphington Grammar.

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Modern Greek Courses for Adults for 2020

Our Courses in 2020

Learn Modern Greek by attending our courses offered in 2020 and planned according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages *

Due to coronavirus concerns and restrictions all our classes in 2020 term 4 will be delivered on-line; for further information please email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 0431995055.

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Ancient Greek Program for Adults 2020

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

Due to coronavirus concerns and restrictions all our classes in 2020 term 4 will be delivered on line; for further information please email to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 0431995055.

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Ancient (Classical) Greek Courses For Secondary Education Students In 2020

Ancient (Classical) Greek for High School students and VCE students in 2020

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.

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Διάβημα της Κοινότητας για την ψήφο των Ελλήνων πολιτών του εξωτερικού

altH Κοινότητά μας με αφορμή την πρόσφατη συμφωνία για την ψήφο των Ελλήνωn πολιτών του εξωτερικού, απέστειλε επιστολή στον Πρόεδρο της Δημοκρατίας κ. Προκόπη Παυλόπουλο, τον πρωθυπουργό κ. Κωνσταντίνο Μητσοτάκη, τον Αρχηγό της Αντιπολίτευσης και Πρόεδρο του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ κ. Αλέξη Τσίπρα, σε όλους τους Προέδρους των Πολιτικών Κομμάτων, στον Υπουργό Εσωτερικών κ. Τ. Θεοδωρικάκο και τον Υφυπουργό Εξωτερικών Αρμόδιο για Θέματα Απόδημων κ. Αντώνη Διαματάρη. Η Κοινότητα στην επιστολή της εκφράζει τις ανησυχίες της για σοβαρές παραλείψεις στη συμφωνία, και προβαίνει σε σειρά προτάσεων που θεωρεί απαραίτητες για να αντιμετωπιστεί σωστά και αποτελεσματικά το θέμα αυτό.

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Εκδήλωση για την επέτειο του Πολυτεχνείου

altΗ Επιτροπή Μνήμης του Πολυτεχνείου, στην οποία συμμετέχει και η Κοινότητά μας, διοργανώνει την Κυριακή, 17 Νοεμβρίου 2019, εκδήλωση για την 46η επέτειο της ηρωικής εξέγερσης των φοιτητών του Μετσόβειου Πολυτεχνείου στην Αθήνα, ενάντια στη χούντα των συνταγματαρχών.

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World premier of "The Taverna" wraps up successful 2019 Greek Film Festival

altThe Delphi Bank 26th Greek Film Festival concluded with the world premiere of  acclaimed Greek- Australian writer and director Alkinos Tsilimidos’ highly anticipated black comedy The Tavern last night (Sunday 20 October).

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Arthur Sinodinos A.O. - Greek Community of Melbourne Tribute Dinner

The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) honoured Senator Arthur Sinodinos AO during a sold out fundraising tribute dinner last night, to coincide with the 28th of October Greek National Day at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.

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Η Πανελλήνια Ένωση Εθελοντών Πυροσβεστών ευχαριστεί την Κοινότητα

altΗ Πανελλήνια Ένωση Εθελοντών Πυροσβεστικού Σώματος ευχαρίστησε με επιστολή της την Ελληνική Κοινότητα Μελβούρνης για την υποστήριξή της.

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GFF2019 -Additional screenings by popular demand announced

The Delphi Bank 26th Greek Film Festival concluded with the world premiere of acclaimed Greek- Australian writer and director Alkinos Tsilimidos’ highly anticipated black comedy The Tavern last night (Sunday 20 October). Over 600 people including the cast and crew attended the Closing night celebration at The Astor to see the screening of the funny and at times though-provoking film about the dilemmas faced by a Melbourne Greek restaurant owner during one fateful night. Guests were also treated to a drink upon arrival, a gift bag and movie snacks.

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Ταξίδι στην Ελλάδα σε 22 μαθητές προσφέρει η Κυβέρνηση της Βικτώρια

altΗ Ελληνική Κοινότητα Μελβούρνης συγχαίρει την πολιτειακή κυβέρνηση για το πρόγραμμα «Πνεύμα Δημοκρατίας του Πρωθυπουργού». H κυβέρνηση της Βικτώριας προσφέρει μέσω του προγράμματος «Πνεύμα Δημοκρατίας του Πρωθυπουργού» σε 22 μαθητές και τέσσερις συνοδούς καθηγητές την ευκαιρία να συμμετάσχουν σε ένα δωρεάν εκπαιδευτικό ταξίδι δύο εβδομάδων στην Ελλάδα.

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Εντυπωσίασε το 9ο Μαθητικό Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου

altΣε μια κατάμεστη αίθουσα του κινηματογράφου Palace Cinema Como πραγματοποιήθηκε την Κυριακή 20 Οκτωβρίου 2019 το «9ο Μαθητικό Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου», που διοργανώνει το Ελληνικό Φεστιβάλ Κινηματογράφου σε συνεργασία με τις δύο Κοινότητες, Μελβούρνης και Σίδνεϊ, με την υποστήριξη του Πολιτειακού Υπουργείου Παιδείας της Βικτώριας, του Γραφείου Εκπαίδευσης του Ελληνικού Προξενείου και του Συλλόγου Εκπαιδευτικών Νέων Ελληνικών Βικτώριας (MGTAV).

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O Αρχιεπίσκοπος κ.κ.Μακάριος στον Πανηγυρικό Εσπερινό του Αγίου Δημητρίου στο Περάν

altO Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αυστραλίας κ.κ. Μακάριοςπρόκειται να επισκεφθεί τον Ιερό Ναό του Αγίου Δημητρίου της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης, συνοδευόμενος από τους επισκόπους Δέρβης κ. Ιεζεκιήλ και Μηλιτουπόλεως κ. Ιάκωβο, την Παρασκευή 25 Οκτωβρίου, για να συμμετάσχει στις εορταστικές εκδηλώσεις της εκκλησίας.

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Παρουσίαση του βιβλίου της Ελένης Τσεφαλά για το Ελληνικό Θέατρο στην Αυστραλία

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To βιβλίο της Δρ Ελένης Τσεφαλά για το ελληνικό θέαρο στην Αυστραλία πρόκειται να παρουσιαστεί την Πέμπτη 17 Οκτωβρίου στο Ελληνικό Κέντρο. Η παρουσίαση του βιβλίου με τίτλο «100 χρόνια θέατρο των Ελλήνων στην Αυστραλία (1910-2010) θα γίνει από τον Κωνσταντίνο Καλυμνιό.

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OPEN LECTURE: Theatre – A forty-year journey

altActor and director Stathis Grapsas will share his life changing experience in the theatre, in a special seminar at the Greek Centre, on Thursday 10 October.

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Open workshop of the GCM's Creative Drama & Arts Centre

altWe invite you to a unique workshop of creative drama expression, at the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria. The workshop will be facilitated by the artist Steve (Stathis) Grapsas.

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OPEN LECTURE: Engaging our Youth in Modern Greek Education

altAdelaide-based dynamic primary and secondary school Greek teacher and a rock musician, Simone Mary Karanicolas, will present a lecture about how to engage our Youth in Modern Greek Education, on Thursday 3 October, at the Greek Centre.

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Who is the Greek citizen? Citizenship status from the creation of the Greek state till today

altProfessor Dimitris Christopoulos at the Department of Political Science and History of Panteion University, will give a lecture entitled Who is the Greek citizen? Citizenship status from the creation of the Greek state till today”, at the Greek Centre, on Tuesday 24 September, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Πρόγραμμα Σχολικών Διακοπών

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Τι κοινό έχουν ένα λυχνάρι, ένα πιθάρι και ένας Παναθηναϊκός αμφορέας; Περιείχαν όλα λάδι. Όμως σε κάθε ένα από αυτά το λάδι είχε άλλη χρήση. Με το λάδι οι γυναίκες μαγείρευαν, το χρησιμοποιούσαν ως καλλυντικό ή το έβαζαν σε λυχνάρια για να φωτίσουν το σπίτι όταν έπεφτε η νύχτα. Ακόμα, οι γιατροί θεράπευαν πληγές και οι αθλητές άλειφαν το σώμα τους. Ήταν βέβαια και το βραβείο για τους νικητές στους αγώνες των Παναθηναίων, της μεγάλης γιορτής προς τιμήν της θεάς Αθηνάς. Άλλωστε εκείνη ήταν που πρόσφερε αυτό το σπουδαίο δώρο στην πόλη.Με το θέμα «Ελιά, το δώρο μιας θεάς..» η Ελληνική Κοινότητα Μελβούρνης συνεχίζει το πολύ επιτυχημένο και ιδιαίτερα αγαπητό στα παιδιά Πρόγραμμα Σχολικών Διακοπών.

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Human Rights in the Age of Inequality: xenophobia, exclusion and the myth of the strong leader

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Professor Dimitris Christopoulos and Dr Kostis Karpozilos will present a lecture entitled Human Rights in the Age of Inequality: xenophobia, exclusion and the myth of the strong leader, at the Greek Centre on Thursday 26 September. With this lecture will close the 2019 Greek History and Culture Seminars series, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Stavros Kallergis: a socialist intellectual from Crete (1865-1926)

altStavros Kallergis was a leading figure of 19th-century Greek socialism; editor of the newspaper Socialistis [The Socialist] and organizer of the first May Day celebration in Athens, in 1893.Dr Kostis Karpozilos, a historian and the director of the Contemporary Social History Archives (ASKI), will present a lecture at the Greek Centre, on Wednesday 25 September, as a part of a special series of the Greek History and Culture Seminars.

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Dimitris Tsaloumas Memorial Lecture: Re-imagining Australia's Greek Diaspora

altCultural historian and literary translator Dr Konstandina Dounis will present this year’s Dimitris Tsaloumas Memorial Lecture at the Greek Centre, on Thursday 19 September 2019, which is a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminar, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne. The lecture is organised in collaboration with the Greek-Australian Cultural League.

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The GCM honoured the work of Andrew Liveris

altThe Greek Community of Melbourne honoured the work of Andrew Liveris with The Hellenic Initiative (THI) in the presence of Delphi Bank (Jim Sardis) and other key Australian fund managers and community leaders. The Consul General was also in attendance.

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Delphi Bank 26th Greek Film Festival Program announced and tickets on sale

altThe Delphi Bank 26th Greek Film Festival returns to Palace Cinemas with an injection of Greek culture, history and stories for twelve days, from 9 to 20 October. This year's lineup will include 15 acclaimed and award-winning features, 3 fascinating documentaries and some interesting shorts.

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Greek-American Workers and Radicals: a forgotten story

altKostis Karpozilos, a historian and the director of the Contemporary Social History Archives, will present a lecture about the Greek-American workers and radicals, on Monday 23 September, at the Greek Centre, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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What’s happening in Thrace? Rights and minorities

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Dimitris Christopoulos, professor at the Department of Political Science and History of Panteion University in Athens will present a lecture entitled “What’s happening in Thrace: Rights and minorities’, at the Ithacan Philanthropic Society, on Sunday 22 September, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Dimitris Christopoulos & Kostis Karpozilos: Two prominent Greek academics to visit Melbourne in late September

altDuring the final week of September, the Greek History and Culture Public Seminar Series organized by the Greek Community of Melbourne, will be hosting two prominent Greek academics, political scientists and public intellectuals. They will spend a week in Melbourne as part of a two week Australia tour, which will also include visits to Canberra and Sydney.

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The Oracular Tablets from Dodona: Prospects for Further Research in Social History

altLecturer of Greek Language and Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, Emily Hulme Kozey, will present a lecture entitled “The Oracular Tablets from Dodona: Prospects for Further Research in Social History”on Thursday 12 September, at the Greek Centre, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Discussions regarding the future of the Greek Program at the Coburg West Primary School

altRepresentatives of the Greek Community of Melbourne and parents of Coburg West Primary School students, met with the principal Mark Colagrande and assistant principal Dan Copping, as well as members of school Council, on Monday 26 August 2019, to discuss the future of the Greek program.

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Exploring and presenting our history as Greek-Australians

altTwo fascinating lectures which undoubtedly contributed to the building of the Greek Australian narrative, were presented recently at the Greek Centre as a part of the Greek history and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Russia’s Byron: Pushkin and the Greek revolution

altThe Greek Revolution brought a storm of enthusiasm and support in the West, fuelled by the Romantic Movement. Yet no Romantic was so close to the instigators and protagonists of the revolution than Russian national poet Alexander Pushkin.

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Minister of Immigration met with GCM President and General Secretary

altMinister Coleman has worked with the Greek Centre on a number of issues and has a detailed understanding of the workings of the Greek Community of Melbourne. As part of this ongoing relationship, Minister Coleman invited Bill Papastergiadis and Costas Markos to a meeting to continue the dialogue.

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Σχολικό πρόγραμμα Κοινότητας και "Φροντίδας"

altEγκαινιάσθηκε για δεύτερη χρονιά η συνεργασία των Σχολείων Γλώσσας και Πολιτισμού της Ελληνικής Κοινότητας Μελβούρνης και του Φιλανθρωπικού Οργανισμού για την υποστήριξη της τρίτης ηλικίας «Φροντίδα».

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‘Australia! Australia! The Voyage of the SS Corsica and its passengers from Cyprus to Australia in 1951-52’

altAssociate Professor Andrekos Varnava, Flinders University, Adelaide, and Honorary Professor De Montfort University, Leicester will present a lecture entitled ‘Australia! Australia! The Voyage of the SS Corsica and its passengers from Cyprus to Australia in 1951-52’ at the Greek Centre, on 29 August 2019, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Free lecture: The alleged Greek Social Security Conspiracy of 1978

altToday, few people remember the events of 1 April 1978, when 181 people had their homes raided in the early hours of that day by the then Commonwealth police and charged with conspiring to defraud the federal government Department of Social Security, by obtaining invalid pensions to which they had no legal entitlement.

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Papastergiadis met with Pavlopoulos, Mitsotakis and Greek Ministers

The President of the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM), Bill Papastergiadis, met with the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos and the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, as well as with the Minister for Interior, Takis Theodorikakos and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Diaspora Greeks, Antonis Diamataris.

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The maintenance of Greek cultural traditions and the teaching of folk dancing in the diaspora

altThe maintenance of Greek cultural traditions and the teaching of folk dancing in the diaspora is the topic of a special lecture which will be presented at the Greek Centre, on Thursday 15 August, by Nick Papaefthimiou. This is a memorial seminar for Roz Nicolaou.

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Archbishop Makarios visits the GCM and the Greek Centre

Archbishop Makarios paid a historic visit to the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) on Wednesday, where he met Board and staff members.

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MELBOURNE GREEK FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS VICTORIOUSLY!

altFrom award winning and acclaimed Greek Director Tassos Boulmetis (A Touch of Spice, Mythopathy), the heart-warming docudrama 1968 about the epic basketball game
between A.E.K., Athens and Slavia of Prague (Czechoslovakia) will open the 26th Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival on Wednesday 9th October.

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A fascinating lecture about The Bridge of Arta

altDr Stavroula Nikoloudis, Greek Studies coordinator at La Trobe University, presented a fascinating lecture entitled Greek Folk Songs: The Bridge of Arta, last Thursday, 25 July 2019, at the Greek Centre, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Alexander in Art: The Legend and his Legacy

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Dr Roslynne Bell, Associate Research Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, will present a lecture entitled Alexander in Art: the Legend and his Legacy, on Thursday 1 August 2019, at the Greek Centre, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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Greek Folk Songs: The Bridge of Arta

altDr Stavroula Nikoloudis, Greek Studies coordinator at La Trobe University, will present a lecture entitled Greek Folk Songs: The Bridge of Arta, on Thursday 25 July 2019, at the Greek Centre, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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SAVE THE DATES: Festival dates announced

altThe 26th Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival returns to Palace Cinemas with an injection of Greek culture, history and stories over ten days from Wednesday 9th October until Sunday 20th October.

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Η Κοινότητα Μελβούρνης χαιρετίζει την εφαρμογή της συμφωνίας για τη βίζα διακοπών με δικαίωμα εργασίας

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H Ελληνική Κοινότητα Μελβούρνης χαιρετίζει την εφαρμογή της συμφωνίας μεταξύ Αυστραλίας και Ελλάδας που δίνει το δικαίωμα σε νέους ηλικίας 18-30 ετών να πηγαίνουν διακοπές στην κάθε χώρα αντίστοιχα έχοντας και δικαίωμα εργασίας.

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