Notice of AHC Meeting. 16 May 2021

The Australian Hellenic Council (AHC) was initially established to be a peak representative body of the Australian Hellenic Community with the idea that it would comprise secretariats of the Hellenic Councils of each of Australia’s States and Territories. It is in turn made up of representatives from Hellenic community organizations
including regional brotherhoods and educational, welfare and youth organisations.

The purpose of the AHC is the promotion of closer political, cultural and economic relations between Australia, Greece and Cyprus and through advocacy and lobbying in respect of issues which are of concern to the Australian
Hellenic community, both domestic and international.

The AHC NSW has been quite active but the point has been reached where the AHC, both federally and at state levels, needs to be rejuvenated with the infusion of new blood and greater participation by Greek community organisations and other associations with a common interest in promoting Hellenism in the diaspora.

To that end, a meeting is being held on
Sunday, 16 May 2021 at 2.00pm
at Mytilenean House at 225 Canterbury Road, Canterbury
to encourage the formation of a new committee for the AHC NSW.

Everyone is welcome.


THE AHC NSW has been vocal in a number of areas, including but not limited to:

  • continued advocacy for Cyprus and a peaceful resolution;
  • the Macedonian (fYROM) naming issue;
  • formal recognition of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides;
  • protesting the ongoing Turkish threat and the conversion of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople to a mosque;
  • advocating the return of the Parthenon Sculptures;
  • promoting multiculturalism in Australia;
  • campaigning against changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.

For those who may be unfamiliar, some examples of how the AHC NSW has articulated the Hellenic cause and lobbied in the past, including a selection of newspaper articles, parliamentary submissions, letters, media releases and op-ed pieces, are included as an attachment to provide further insight into the activities of the AHC generally.

Download the full Meeting Notice and attachments



The AHC NSW also has a webpage which can be accessed at https://www.helleniccouncil.org.au/ and a Facebook page which can be accessed using the hashtag @AustralianHellenicCouncil.