Australia

Evzones Exhibit Opens Greek Bicentennial Year in Australia

The Bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence was marked recently with the opening of an exhibition showing the daily lives of Evzones

Tsitsipas Loses to Medvedev in Straight Sets

Stefanos Tsitsipas looked tired and lost the seminal of the Australian Open to fourth seed Daniil Medvedev in straight sets 4-6, 2-6, 5-7.

Cocaine from Greece Worth $5.8 Million Discovered in Australian Drug Bust

Australian detectives belonging to the nation's Strike Force discovered a cache of $5.8 million worth of cocaine which had been smuggled into the country from Greece recently. The drug had been hidden inside Capri wafer cone packages which came into...

Sydney’s Greek Suburb to be Renamed “Little Greece”

Marrickville has long been the center of Australia's thriving Greek community. Now, an area of the Sydney suburb will officially be called "Little Greece." Honoring the district's distinct culture and history, including the rich stories of generations of Greek immigrants,...

Tsitsipas Fends Off Kokkinakis in All-Greek Australian Open Battle

Stefanos Tsitsipas fended off Greek-Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-7(5) 6-4 6-1 6-7(5) 6-4 and reached the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday. The fifth seed battled hard in a four-hour 32-minute epic against the 267th-ranked Kokkinakis. Fans were on the...

World Greek Language Day Celebrated Around the Globe

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, along with religious leaders and students of the Greek language, praised the mother tongue of the Greek people on Tuesday, the commemoration of World Greek Language Day. "Greek is the language of Homer and Aristotle,"...

Greek and Turkish Musicians Perform “Songs Without Borders” at Sydney Opera House

The beautiful and evocative music of Asia Minor took the audience at the Sydney Opera House on an historic, emotional journey in two performances recently, showcasing the melodies and rhythms of its rich, ancient cultures. The band members say that...

Melbourne’s La Trobe University Reinstates Greek Language Program

After receiving word that the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) will donate funds and help in increasing student enrollment, La Trobe University reversed its recent decision to cease offering the Greek language in its curriculum. The language will be taught...

Hellenic Museum To Offer Virtual Course on Ancient Greece in January

The Hellenic Museum, Melbourne's iconic hub of Greek culture and history, both ancient and modern, will be hosting a fascinating course called "City, town and country in ancient Greece" in January via Zoom. The educational program will allow learners to...

Australian Artist and Philhellene Max Grierson Inspired by Beauty of Greece

In his pen and ink drawings, with delicate touches of watercolors, Australian artist and philhellene Max Grierson manages to capture the unique sensation of strolling through Athens and the Greek islands. His drawings perfectly depict the country's distinctive architecture...

HACCI Awards 2020 Recognize Australia’s Best and Brightest Greeks

The Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry celebrated the best and brightest in the Hellenic-Australian community for the 34th consecutive year on Thursday November 19 in its first-ever digital awards ceremony. This year has been a year of firsts...

First Greek-Australian Womens’ Group Keeps Greek Culture Alive and Thriving

The nation of Australia, as most people are aware, is home to the most Greeks living outside of the country anywhere in the Greek diaspora. Accordingly, Sydney, its largest city, which alone has a population of 127,274 Greeks, is the...

Hellenic Australian Chamber to Present 34th Annual Awards in Livestreamed Ceremony

The Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Victoria, undaunted by the coronavirus pandemic, will hold its 34th annual HACCI Awards on Thursday, November 19 as an event which will be live-streamed around the world. The HACCI was formed...

Plans to Close Greek Studies Program of La Trobe University Sparks Reactions

La Trobe University of Victoria, in Melbourne, announced recently that it is planning to discontinue its Modern Greek Studies program, sparking widespread negative reactions across the Greek Australian community. Currently, this is the only program in Victoria to offer a...

Fifteen-Year-Old Greek Australian Wins Prestigious Greek Language Award

Greek Australian student Anastasia Rigopoulos, age fifteen, was recently given the European Union Delegation to Australia's "European Language Award" for her mastery of the Greek language. Although she has never visited Greece, Anastasia started speaking Greek at home with her...