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GCM Welcomes Greek Government’s Approval of the Working Holiday Visa

The Greek Government passed the relevant legislation related to the approval and implementation of the working holiday visa. All relevant Ministers signed the legislation and the Ministry of Education is the responsible authority. The agreement is in part an initiative...

Don’t Miss GCM’s Historical Church Feast Day Celebrations

On March 25, the Greek Community’s most historical church The Annunciation of Our Lady will celebrate its feast day with the attendance of religious and consular authorities and also representatives of Greek community organizations. The Board of Management of the...

Greek Singer Alkinoos Ioannidis to Perform at 29th GCM Festival

The famous Greek singer and songwriter Alkinoos Ioannidis will be traveling to Melbourne to perform at the 29th Lonsdale Festival on Saturday, February 27. The Greek-Cypriot singer will be added to long list of distinguished artists that have performed in...

Melbourne to Illuminate Landmarks to Commemorate Greek Bicentennial

Some of Melbourne’s top landmarks will be lit up in blue and white to commemorate the declaration of the Greek War of Independence 200 years ago.

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...

Greek Community Rallies to Support Greek Immigrants During Pandemic

The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) has been focusing over the past few weeks on developing a coordinated response to assist Greek citizens who do not yet have Australian citizenship and might face problems during this difficult time of...

Greek Youth Summit in Melbourne Sparks Renewed Commitment to Community

The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) hosted a Youth forum on Tuesday night, February 11 which was organized by two passionate young Greek-Australians, Dean Kotsianis and Vasilios Berbatakis. An intergenerational audience of 100 people, including young, inspiring Greeks from all walks...

Greek-Australian Women Mobilize for a More Inclusive Community

Greek-Australian women representing a diverse range of community organizations met at the Greek Centre last Sunday to discuss and design a pathway for active participation of women in Greek community organizations and affairs. Tammy Iliou, Vice-President of the Greek Community...

Australia Awards $5 Million Grant to the Greek Community of Melbourne

The Australian Federal government announced on Monday that it will award a grant of $5 million to the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM). The funding commitment follows a recent visit to the Greek Centre of Contemporary Culture in Melbourne by...

PM Scott Morrison Hails Greek Contribution to Australia (video)

  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited  the headquarters of the Greek Community of Melbourne on Thursday, where he hailed the contribution of Greek immigrants to the nation of Australia. "It's impossible to think about Melbourne without thinking about the Greek...

Daniel Andrews Administration Promises $ 2.5 Million to Melbourne Greek Community

The Andrews administration 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 Andrews is re-elected in the forthcoming state elections, according to the...

SBS Invites Australians to Participate in National Language Competition 2018

For the third year, SBS Broadcasting System has launched the SBS National Languages Competition 2018 to celebrate Australia's increasing cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity. The competition is a nationwide initiative to inspire and encourage language learning and retention. In its...

Federal Minister Visits Greek Centre in Melbourne

Thousands of people gather at the Greek Centre of Melbourne each week, and recently the Federal Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Alan Tudge, paid a visit to the Centre. “We welcome the opportunity to meet and work with the...

Bulleen Property Purchase Dominates Melbourne Greek Community AGM

The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM)'s 2018 Annual General Meeting has heard confirmation that the Bulleen property will be compulsory acquired to build a new freeway in the city. Sunday's AGM atmosphere was described as "calm and constructive" but GCM President...

Work and Holiday Visa Allows Young Greeks to Work in Australia for 12 Months

The long-awaited Work and Holiday Visa legislation for Australian and Greek citizens finally saw the bill published in the Greek Official Government Gazette this week, making it official. It will allow for hopeful applicants from 18 to 31 years of...