Community Directory

Northern Interfaith Intercultural Network
The Northern Interfaith and Intercultural Network brings together faith and cultural leaders, educators and community workers from across Melbourne’s northern region.
The network aims to initiate forums and activities that celebrate the region’s different faiths and cultures, and develop community-led responses to local social and cultural issues.

Contact Name:
Julie Fam

Phone:
0423 266 105

Email:
niin.contact@gmail.com

Website:
Northern Intercultural Interfaith Network website

Mailing Address:
PO Box 610, Preston VIC 3072


Whittlesea Interfaith Network

The Whittlesea Interfaith Network brings together faith-based leaders from all the faiths in the City of Whittlesea, who meet to talk and learn more about each others respective faiths.
This network has been a reference group to guide strategic planning in new growth areas.
The group is very active and each year arranges forums and exhibitions in order to promote the benefits of interfaith collaboration in the community.
In 2011, the network created an interfaith display and exhibition which toured to Epping Plaza and Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries taking interfaith dialogue to the community.

Contact Name:
Tini Rimoni

Phone:
0424 256 834

Email:
whittleseainterfaith@gmail.com


Brotherhood of St Laurence Multicultural Communities Team
Providing support to people of refugee, migrant and asylum seeker backgrounds through services for children and families, facilitating employment and training opportunities for youth jobseekers and capacity-building programs for communities.

Contact Name:
Epping Community Services Hub

Location:
Epping Community Services Hub
713 High Street
Epping
Phone:
1300 015 107

Email:
eppinghubenquiries@bsl.org.au

Activities / Services:
Integrated family services, Refugee Child Outreach, Stepping Stones, Youth programs, Employment Program for Young Asylum Seekers (EPYAS), Brain Bank, Refugee Action Program (RAP), Community Proposal Pilot(CPP), Community Engagement: Future opportunities, Cross Cultural Responsive Training.


Whittlesea Multicultural Issues Network
This network works with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and meets regularly to discuss way to improve services.

Contact Name:
Emma Antonetti

Location:
Whittlesea Community Connections, Shop 111, Epping Plaza
Cnr High and Cooper Street
Epping
Phone:
9401 6666

Email:
eantonetti@whittleseacommunityconnections.org.au

Opening Hours:
The network meets bi-monthly.


CCCS Melbourne Parish Inc
“The CCCS have continued to rely on their God given mission to reach out to others and spreading the Gospel and making known the name of Jesus Christ in whatever way possible. The “”Congregational Christian Church Samoa”” endeavour to live according to hteir name as a gathering of Christian believers who reach and make decisions through deliberation and dialogue. In most programmes we try and accommodate bilingually. ”

Contact Name:
Rev. Asafo Iosefa

Location:
Salvation Plenty Valley Church Cnr Moran Drive & Fred Hollow Drive Mill Park Vic 3082
Phone:
0401 187 881

Email:
cccsmelbparish@yahoo.com.au

Mailing Address:
12 Peacock Close Mill Park Vic 3082

Cost:
Donation

Opening Hours:
Sunday Main Service 2pm, Sunday School 12.30-1.30pm, Youth (per monthly), Womens Service (per monthly), Wednesday Prayer Devotion (Auleoleo) 7pm, Friday Choir Practice 7pm (Please call prior to program as there may be an alternate venue)


Congolese Community of Victoria Inc
Offers settlement assistance, advocacy, referral, interpreting, community nformation sessions and social support.

Contact Name:
Christian Konkwe

Email:
jsckonkwe@yahoo.fr

Mailing Address:
PO Box 69, South Morang VIC 3752


Friends of Farm Vigano Inc
Dedicated to the preservation, restoration and development of Farm Vigano.

Phone:
9465 9033

Email:
farmvigano@hotmail.com

Mailing Address:
PO Box 505, Preston VIC 3072


Kurdish Women’s Society of Victoria
The group meets once a month and sometimes more when needed

Contact Name:
Mrs Chrou Hameed

Phone:
0431 641 314

Email:
chrou77@hotmail.com


Niruththa Indian Fine Arts
Promotes Indian culture through the performance arts of Indian classical dance.

Contact Name:
Mrs Niruththa Tharmakulendran

Phone:
0433 686 039

Email:
nruththa@aol.com

Opening Hours:
The group meets every Sunday


Northern Egyptian Association
Preserves Egyptian cultural identity.

Contact Name:
Mr Raouf Georgiou

Phone:
9465 7669 or 0438 604 606

Email:
rg46@hotmail.com

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1223, Lalor VIC 3075

Activities / Services:
Activities include bingo, music, celebrating birthdays and going on outings.

Opening Hours:
The group meets on the first and third Sunday of each month.


Northern Gujarati Association of Melbourne
Preserve cultural identity, work with other groups to build good society and support Council programs

Contact Name:
Mr Nimesh P. Shah

Phone:
9436 8006 or 0412 227 353

Email:
nimeshshah50@hotmail.com


Sierra Leone Australia Community of Victoria
Group seeks to practice the Sierra Leone culture.

Contact Name:
Hassen Mansaray, Zonal Coordinator (Northern Metro Region, Melbourne)

Phone:
0469 569 760

Email:
mansarayhassen@yahoo.com

Cost:
Meets bi-monthly at the Multicultural Hub


Turkish Women’s Recreational Group
Group of Turkish women who meet socially.

Contact Name:
Ms Nurcihan Ozturk

Location:
Thomastown Library
Phone:
0408 059 286

Email:
ozturkn@hotmail.com

Opening Hours:
Meet every Thursday 1pm – 3pm


Umendra School of Indian Classical Dance
Performs and teaches Indian classical (Bharathanatyam) dance programs.

Contact Name:
Mrs Uma Singham

Phone:
9465 1568 or 0425 421 632

Email:
ugsrush@yahoo.com.au


Whittlesea Multicultural Communities Council
An independent not-for-profit organisation that represents the views and interests of our municipality’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The Council operates as a consultative body with other levels of Government, other organisations and NGO’s and organises forums and cultural events.

Contact Name:
Cr Kris Pavlidis

Phone:
0407 689 032

Email:
krp@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1274, Lalor VIC 3075

Opening Hours:
Meetings are held bi-monthly in Lalor.


Whittlesea Township Community House and Alliance Group
Provides courses and and supports community groups

Contact Name:
Mrs Barbara Ireland

Phone:
9716 3361

Email:
wchi@whittleseach.com.au

Mailing Address:
PO Box 364, Whittlesea VIC 3757


Doreen Baptist Church
A family church with a desire to see the words and life of Jesus Christ shared with the community at Doreen and beyond.

Contact Name:
Pastor John Edmonds

Location:
Laurimar Community Hall
25 Hazelglen Drive
Doreen
Phone:
0417 568 576

Email:
pastor@doreenbaptist.org.au

Website:
Doreen Baptist Church website

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2, Doreen VIC 3754

Opening Hours:
Every Sunday morning at 10am

Age Criteria:
Open


Khalsa Education Society Inc
Educating others about the Sikh community. Also offer Bhai Vir Singh book club, kids and youth classes, seminars, competitions and natural disaster fundraisers.

Contact Name:
Gurinder Kaur

Location:
29 Granite Outlook
Epping
Phone:
0430 582 078

Email:
info@khalsaeducation.com.au

Mailing Address:
29 Granite Outlook, Epping

Activities / Services:
Education, book club, kid/youth classes and other.


Northern Melbourne Sri Lankan Association Inc
The group meets once a month for a program which consists of a presentation or an information session in the morning followed by lunch and music. Annually the seniors are taken on excursions organised by the Association and often the members are involved in other relevant activities.

Contact Name:
Mrs Pushpa Jayakodi

Location:
Senior Citizen?s Centre
2 May Road
Lalor
Phone:
9404 4199 or 0432 154 552

Email:
pushpa.jayakody@bigpond.com

Mailing Address:
PO Box 298, South Morang VIC 3752

Opening Hours:
Last Sunday of the month from 10.30am to 3pm.


Iraqi Council
The Foundation’s work is primarily centred on nurturing an environment for reconciliation, with the view of alleviating the suffering, poverty and distress suffered by Iraqis. Equally important an objective, the Foundation has sought to build and maintain social cohesion and trust within and between communities.

Contact Name:
Samir Kafaji (President)

Location:
26 Lorne Street
Lalor
Phone:
0431 099 338

Email:
iraqicouncil@gmail.com

Cost:
$70 per year

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 1030am – 3pm


Whittlesea Chinese Association
The group organises various social and cultural activities – including dances, birthday celebrations, Chinese cultural activities, arts and craft and singing.

Contact Name:
Mr Albert Yew

Location:
Thomastown Library
2 May Road
Lalor
Phone:
9467 7861 or 0469 756 599

Email:
albert@yewnited.com.au

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1256, Lalor VIC 3075

Opening Hours:
Meets every Wednesday 10am – 2pm


Whittlesea Malaysian Group
A social group that comes together for social activities, a chat and fun. Welcoming ladies and gentlemen from Malaysia to add to our enrichment of being in Australia. University students are also very welcome.

Contact Name:
Jasbir Gill

Location:
Mernda Community Activity Centre
70 Mernda Village Drive
Mernda
Phone:
0413 585 774

Email:
whittlesea.malaysian.women@gmail.com

Cost:
Free

Opening Hours:
Last Friday of the month – 6.30pm-8.30pm


Fillipino Cultural Sport and Welfare Society of Victoria
The group aims to help newly arrived migrants to settle in daily life and fundraises to help migrants maintain family ties back home.

Contact Name:
Mrs Dori Lambert

Location:
9 Bronsdon Court
Mill Park
Phone:
9408 4815 / 0431733523

Email:
lambert_ak@yahoo.com.au


African Australian Welfare Bureau (AAWB)
AAWB is a welfare, support and resource group. This group works with NGOs and government department, individuals and communities to make a difference in the lives of African Migrants in Australia to support self-reliance, integrated, sustainable and flourishing migrant communities.

Contact Name:
Peter Uzande

Location:
Axis Business Centre
Level 1, Suite 22, 797 Plenty Road
South Morang
Phone:
0415 121 100

Email:
pcuzande@aawb.org.au


Australian Somali Welfare Brotherhood Association of Victoria
The group meets as required.

Contact Name:
Mr Ali Said Haji Aliyow

Location:
8 Toulouse Road
South Morang
Phone:
9436 0223 or 0422 030 923

Email:
alisaidhaji@hotmail.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior citizen clubs

Greek – Cultural & Theatrical Centre Paradise Inc
Cultural & Theatrical

Contact Name:
Anastasia Xenophontos

Location:
Various locations
Phone:
0400 844 804

Opening Hours:
Meet every Friday 6pm to 9pm and Monday fortnightly 6pm to 9pm


English-speaking – Bundoora Senior Citizens Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Les Tasker

Location:
Bundoora Community Hall
20 Noorong Avenue, Bundoora
Phone:
0409 941 421

Opening Hours:
Meet on Monday and Friday – 10am to 3pm


English-speaking – Doreen Seniors Club Inc.
Carpet bowls, walking, coffee mornings.

Contact Name:
Terrie MacKenzie

Location:
Doreen Seniors Club
25 Hazelglen Drive, Doreen
Phone:
0400 814 200

Email:
donter631@bigpond.com

Mailing Address:
PO 237 Doreen

Opening Hours:
Meet on 2nd Tuesday of the month – 10am to 1pm


English-speaking – Epping Combined Pensioners Association Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Irene Short

Location:
Epping Memorial Hall
827 High Street, Epping
Phone:
8401 3332 or 0437 100 610

Activities / Services:
Carpet Bowls, Darts, Table Tennis, Bocci, Cards, Bingo, Trivia Pursuit, Putting.

Opening Hours:
Meet on Tuesday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.


Greek – Community of Cypriots of the Northern Suburbs Senior Citizens Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Fay Yanni

Location:
Epping Memorial Hall
827 High Street, Epping
Phone:
0419 847 189

Activities / Services:
Dancing, cooking and entertainment.

Opening Hours:
Meet on Thursday – 9am to 1pm


Italian – Pensioners Association of Mill Park Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Maria Gianchio

Location:
Epping Memorial Hall
827 High Street, Epping
Phone:
8418 6520 or 0438 884 410

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday – 12pm to 4.30pm


Italian – Speaking Senior Citizens Association of Epping Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Rosa Contarin

Location:
Epping Memorial Hall
827 High Street, Epping
Phone:
9465 1091 or 0433 474 179

Activities / Services:
Bowling, Bingo.

Opening Hours:
Meet on Monday – 12pm to 4pm


Macedonian – Armenoro Senior Citizens Association Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Greg Filev

Location:
Armenoro Social Club
60 Epping Road, Epping
Phone:
9404 2021 or 0415 770 753

Email:
gregfilev@iinet.net.au

Activities / Services:
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday – 9am to 1pm


Macedonian – Beranci Social Seniors of Whittlesea Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Simon Petrovski

Location:
Epping Memorial Hall
827 High Street, Epping
Phone:
9465 8559 or 0401 151 506

Activities / Services:
Social, Traditional Dancing.

Opening Hours:
Meet on Friday – 9am to 4pm


Macedonian – Macedonian Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria Elderly Citizens Group of Epping Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
George Nolis

Location:
Epping Memorial Hall
827 High Street, Epping
Phone:
9715 1320

Opening Hours:
Meet on Tuesday – 9am to 12pm


Macedonian – Neret Senior Citizens Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
George Dimos

Location:
Neret Reception and Club
19 Salicki Avenue, Epping
Phone:
9465 9713

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday 9am to 12pm.


Spanish – Speaking Seniors Women’s Group North East
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Gabriela Zicavo

Location:
Epping Memorial Hall
827 High Street, Epping
Phone:
9466 1043

Opening Hours:
Meet on Thursday – 10am to 1pm


Italian – Barry Road Italian Senior Citizens Club
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Raffaella Spina

Location:
French Street Hall, 47A French Street, Lalor except on second Friday of month where they meet at Galada Community Center
10A forum Way, Epping North
Phone:
9717 4879 or 0457 975 412

Opening Hours:
Meet on Fridays 10am to 4pm


Macedonian – Golden Sun Disabled and Senior Citizens Association Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Stanko Jankolovski

Location:
Galada Community Centre
10A Forum Way, Epping North
Phone:
9465 0725 or 0433 363 106

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday – 9am to 12pm


Egyptian – Northern Egyptian Association Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Rauof Georgiou

Location:
May Road Senior Citizens Centre
2B May Road, Lalor
Phone:
9465 7669

Email:
shsidrak@hotmail.com

Opening Hours:
Meet on 1st and 3rd Sunday of month – 6pm to 9pm.


Egyptian – The Good Sheperd Egyptian Seniors Association Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Mourad Youssef

Location:
Lalor Library Community Room
2 May Road, Lalor
Phone:
0432 436 266

Opening Hours:
Meet on 3rd Thursday of the month – 12.30pm to 4.30pm.


English speaking – Lalor and District Men’s Shed Inc.
Focus on men’s activities

Contact Name:
Dimitri Dimech

Location:
Peter Lalor Secondary College
Gate 2, 37 Robert Street, Lalor
Phone:
0431 119 422 or 9467 1574

Email:
lalormensshed@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
PO Box 59, Epping 3076

Cost:
$30.00

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm


Greek – Community of Cypriots of the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne Women’s Group
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Elpida Tellis

Location:
May Road Senior Citizens Centre
2B May Road, Lalor
Phone:
9437 7910

Opening Hours:
Meet Wednesday 12.30pm to 2.30pm


Greek – Community of Niki Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Charlie Markidis

Location:
May Road Senior Citizens Centre
2B May Road, Lalor
Phone:
9465 4625 or 0411 457 761

Opening Hours:
Meet on 3rd Sunday of the month – 10am to 4pm.


Greek – North Eastern Greek Elderly Citizens Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
George Karabasis

Location:
May Road Senior Citizen’s Centre
2B May Road, Lalor
Phone:
9465 5334

Opening Hours:
Meet on Monday – 9am to 12pm, except for the first Monday of each month meets – 9am to 4pm.


Greek – Orthodox Community of Whittlesea Senior Citizens Group
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Con Constantineas or John Chrisomalis

Location:
Greek Orthodox Community of Whittlesea Hall
4 Lorne Street, Lalor
Phone:
9402 7881

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday – 8.30am to 1pm.


Greek – Orthodox Community of Whittlesea Women’s Group
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Helen Argiriou

Location:
Lalor Library Community Room
2 May Road, Lalor
Phone:
9467 4563

Opening Hours:
Meet on Thursday – 9.30am to 12pm


Greek – Welcome Women’s Group Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Fay Doukas

Location:
Lalor Library Community Room
2 May Road, Lalor
Phone:
9466 4989

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday 12.30pm to 3pm.


Italian – Women’s Senior Citizens Association of Whittlesea Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Elisa Cieri

Location:
May Road Senior Citizens Centre
2B May Road, Lalor
Phone:
0467 742 006 or 9406 6291

Activities / Services:
Bingo, Exercise Classes, Dancing, Excursions.

Opening Hours:
Meet on Tuesday – 9am to 12pm; plus last Monday of the month.


Macedonian – Kajmakcalan Social Club
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Trajko Lamovski

Location:
May Rd Seniors Citizens Centre
2B May Road, Lalor
Phone:
9401 1806

Mailing Address:
32 Woolnough Drive, Mill Park 3082

Opening Hours:
Meet on Monday – 5pm.


Macedonian – Macedonian Men’s Seniors Group of Whittlesea Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Rade Dandushevski

Location:
May Road Senior Citizens Centre
2B May Road, Lalor
Phone:
0412 567 405

Opening Hours:
Meet Monday 1pm to 4pm.


Macedonian – Senior Citizens Club of Thomastown, Lalor, Epping and Mill Park Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Guro Mihajov

Location:
May Road Senior Citizens Centre
2B May Road, Lalor
Phone:
9465 0076

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday – 9am to 12pm


Macedonian – Welcome Senior Women’s Group Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Fay Doukas

Location:
Lalor Library Community Room
2A May Road, Lalor
Phone:
9466 4989

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday – 12.30pm to 2.30pm


Macedonian – Women’s Senior Citizens Group of Lalor Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Luba Temelkovski

Location:
Lalor Library Community Room
2A May Road, Lalor
Phone:
9465 4455 or 0400 513 168

Activities / Services:
Dancing, bus trips, bingo, guest speakers.

Opening Hours:
Meet on Monday – 9am to 12pm


Macedonian – Women’s Social Club of Whittlesea Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Vita Pevcova

Location:
May Road Senior Citizens Centre
2B May Road, Lalor
Phone:
9466 1084

Activities / Services:
Dance

Opening Hours:
Meet Tuesday 7pm to 9pm. Operates January to December


Maltese – Whittlesea Maltese Senior Citizens Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Mr Emanuel Cuschieri

Location:
May Road Senior Citizens Centre
2B May Road, Lalor
Phone:
0434 616 962

Opening Hours:
Meet on Friday – 8am to 3pm


Multicultural – Senior Citizens Group of Whittlesea Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Maria Natis

Location:
Lalor Library Community Room
2A May Road, Lalor
Phone:
9464 6439

Activities / Services:
Social Activities, Dancing, Bingo, Exercising, Guest speakers

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday – 9.30am to 12pm.


Multicultural – Whittlesea U3A Inc.
Run training courses in different locations around the City of Whittlesea. Classes are held every day. Office open Tuesday and Thursday.

Contact Name:
Glen Wall

Location:
May Road Senior Citizens Centre
2B May Road, Lalor
Phone:
0422 852 593

Email:
secretarywhittleseau3a@gmail.com

Activities / Services:
55 classes and activities each week in the categories of exercise and wellbeing, IT digital technology and computers, arts and crafts, social and communication.

Opening Hours:
Meet on Tuesday – 12.30pm to 4pm; and Thursday – 10am to 4pm


Sri Lankan – Northern Melbourne Sri Lankan Senior’s Association Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Daya Silva

Location:
May Road Senior Citizen’s Centre
2B May Road, Lalor
Phone:
9465 6974

Opening Hours:
Meet on last Sunday of each month – 10am to 6pm.


Turkish – Green Island Turkish Women’s Group Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Serif Civan

Location:
Lalor Library Community Room
2 May Road, Lalor
Phone:
9408 1659 or 0410 490 457

Opening Hours:
Meet on Monday 12.30pm to 2.30pm.


Turkish – Whittlesea Northern Cyprus Turkish Women’s Group Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Necmiye Ayhan

Location:
French Street Hall
French Street, Lalor
Phone:
9466 2590 or 0411 345 046

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday – 12noon to 3pm


Turkish – Whittlesea Turkish Women’s Association Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Perihan Unal

Location:
Lalor Library Community Road
2A May Road, Lalor
Phone:
9465 4985

Opening Hours:
Meet on Tuesday – 11am to 2.30pm


English speaking – Mernda Combined Probus Club Inc.
Fun, friendship, fellowship. Trips, tours, dine outs, cards group.

Contact Name:
Norm Grimwood (Membership Officer)

Location:
Mernda Village Community Activity Centre
70 Mernda Village Drive, Mernda
Phone:
9717 0378

Email:
secretary.mcpc@hotmail.com

Mailing Address:
PO Box 357

Activities / Services:
Trips, tours, dine outs, cards games, short holidays.

Cost:
$15 joining fee/$40 annual fee

Opening Hours:
Meet on 4th Monday 1pm to 3pm (except on public holidays)

Age Criteria:
55+


English-speaking – Mernda Senior Citizens Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Lorraine Smyth

Location:
Mernda CFA
79 Schotters Road, Mernda
Phone:
9404 8095

Activities / Services:
Lunches, excursions, bingo, guest speakers.

Opening Hours:
Meet on 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday of Month – 10.30am to 3pm.


Chinese – The Chinese Seniors Friendship Association of Whittlesea Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Mrs. Fu Yan Chen

Location:
Mill Park Community Centre
Cnr Mill Park Drive and Blamey Ave, Mill Park
Phone:
9424 9809

Mailing Address:
16 Grevillea Drive, Mill Park

Opening Hours:
Meet on Thursday – 1pm to 4pm


English – The Recycled Teenagers Senior Citizens Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Jean Ellis

Location:
Mill Park Community Centre
Cnr Mill Park Drive and Blamey Ave, Mill Park
Phone:
9404 2385

Activities / Services:
Social meetings with games, entertainers, speakers, day trips, holidays, lunches.

Opening Hours:
Meet on Tuesdays – 1.30pm to 4pm.


English-speaking – Mill Park Senior Citizens Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Maureen Watts

Location:
Mill Park Community Centre
Cnr Mill Park Drive and Blamey Ave, Mill Park
Phone:
9216 1763

Activities / Services:
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday – 9am to 2pm.


Filipino – St Francis Senior Citizens Club of Whittlesea Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Delilah Mungcal

Location:
St Francis Church
290-312 Childs Road, Mill Park
Phone:
9408 7772

Opening Hours:
Meet on 2nd Sunday of the month – 1pm to 4pm.


Greek – Greek Australian Ex Servicemen’s Reserve Whittlesea and Districts Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Trevor Natis

Location:
Mill Park Community Centre
Cnr Mill Park Drive and Blamey Ave, Mill Park
Phone:
9462 6439 or 0469 717 322

Opening Hours:
Meet on Friday 9am to 12noon.


Greek – Mill Park Greek Elderly Citizens Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Jim Vavladellis

Location:
Mill Park Community Centre
Cnr Mill Park Drive and Blamey Ave, Mill Park
Phone:
9466 2986

Activities / Services:
Seniors Club Social Activities Lunches, Bus trips, board games.

Opening Hours:
Meet on Monday – 9am to 1pm.


Macedonian – Association of Macedonian Refugee Children Elderly Citizens Group Inc
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Yanko Kalincev

Location:
Mill Park Community Centre
Cnr Mill Park Drive and Blamey Ave, Mill Park
Phone:
9466 1772

Opening Hours:
Meet on Monday – 10am to 1pm.


Macedonian Community Welfare Association (MCWA) Planned Activity Group
Planned Activity Group for frail or disabled and isolated people

Contact Name:
Lila Marusevska

Location:
11 Mill Park Drive, Mill Park
Phone:
8358 5999

Email:
info@mcwa.org.au

Website:
www.mcwa.org.au

Mailing Address:
Level 2 – Office 3, 13-15 Lake Street, Caroline Springs Vic 3023

Activities / Services:
Brings together frail or disabled and isolated people on a regular basis and creating meaningful social connections with other members of their community. The PAG groups are conducted in a supervised environment with activities and outings organised for the group members on a regular basis. The PAG group also provides important support for carers in the form of respite.

Opening Hours:
Meet every Thursday from 10am to 2pm


Palestinian – The Palestinian Community Association of Victoria Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Khalil Elmobayed

Location:
Mill Park Community Centre
Cnr Mill Park Drive and Blamey Avenue, Mill Park
Phone:
0421 060 233

Opening Hours:
Meet on Tuesday 5pm to 9pm


Tamil – Seniors Social Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Mr S. Sabanayagam

Location:
Mill Park Community Centre
Cnr Mill Park Drive and Blamey Ave, Mill Park
Phone:
0404 777 901 or 9437 8112

Opening Hours:
Meet on 1st Saturday of the Month – 10.30am to 2pm.


Iraqi – Chaldean Senior Citizens’ Group Whittlesea
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Basma Marcus

Location:
Mill Park Lakes Meeting Room
Shop 9/1 The Promenade, South Morang
Phone:
9436 6488

Opening Hours:
Meet on Monday and Wednesday – 5pm to 9pm.


Iraqi/Chaldean – Shlama Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Mrs Nathira Hanna

Location:
Mill Park Lakes Hall
Shop 9/1 The Promenade, South Morang
Phone:
9404 0162

Opening Hours:
Meet every Friday and Saturday – 6pm to 10pm


Chinese – Whittlesea Chinese Association
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Regina Leung-Hining

Location:
Thomastown Library Meeting Room
52 Main Road, Thomastown
Phone:
0432 267 557

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday – 10am to 2pm


English-speaking – Lalor and Thomastown Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Honor Mackie

Location:
Spring Street Hall
1 Spring Street, Thomastown
Phone:
9465 2182

Activities / Services:
Bingo, Cards, Carpet Bowls, Weekly Choir – with pianist, Guest speakers, Entertainment, Day Trips, 1 Annual Trip over 7 days.

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday – 8.30am to 1pm


Greek – Paliomillo Social Club
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Thomaida Nikola

Location:
Spring Street Hall
1 Spring Street, Thomastown
Phone:
9464 4226 or 0452 499 957

Opening Hours:
Meet on Monday 1.30pm to 3.30pm.


Greek – Panagia Soumela Pontian Association of Whittlesea Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Con Xanthopoulos President

Location:
18 Spring Street, Thomastown
Phone:
0419 001 096

Email:
con@alumincopyltd.com.au

Opening Hours:
Meet on Friday 9am to 1pm


Greek – Senior Citizens’ Group of the Greek Orthodox Parish of the Transfiguration of Our Lord
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Very Rev. Evmenios Vasiliopoulos

Location:
45 Poplar Street, Thomastown
Phone:
0408 003 002

Opening Hours:
Meet on Tuesday – 9am to 12noon.


Greek – Thomastown East Greek Senior Citizens Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Milya Nanas

Location:
Nick Ascenzo Community Centre
2 Boronia Ave, Thomastown
Phone:
9465 8443

Activities / Services:
Cards, backgammon Luncheons, Celebrations.

Opening Hours:
Meet on Tuesday – 9am to 1pm.


Greek – Whittlesea and District Greek Elderly Citizens Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Stephen Williams

Location:
Nick Ascenzo Community Centre
2 Boronia Ave, Thomastown
Phone:
9464 0123 or 0432 208 093

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday – 9am to 2pm


Italian – Circolo Pensionati Italiani Di Bundoora Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions. This club also meets at Bundoora Community Hall.

Contact Name:
Maria Biondo

Location:
Thomastown Library Meeting Room
52 Main Road, Thomastown
Phone:
9467 2541

Opening Hours:
Meet on Tuesday – 11.30am to 4pm


Italian – Circolo Pensionati Italiani Di St Luca Lalor and Thomastown Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Maria Biondo

Location:
Thomastown Library Meeting Room
52 Main Road, Thomastown
Phone:
9467 2541 or 0402 441 017

Opening Hours:
Meet on Tuesday – 11.30am to 4pm


Italian – Senior Citizens Club of Lalor and Thomastown Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Lorenzo Annese

Location:
Thomas Street Reserve
1A Thomas Street, Thomastown
Phone:
9401 5642 or 0419 332 792

Opening Hours:
Meet on Monday to Friday – 10am to 4pm


Italian – Thomastown East Italian Senior Citizens Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Marco Daniele

Location:
Nick Ascenzo Community Centre
2 Boronia Ave, Thomastown
Phone:
9465 6143

Opening Hours:
Meet on Monday, Thursday and Friday – 12.30pm to 4pm


Italian – Welfare Association of Whittlesea Senior Citizens Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Antonino Fisicchia

Location:
Spring Street Hall
1 Spring Street, Thomastown
Phone:
9359 1402

Opening Hours:
Meet on Friday – 10.30am to 4pm


Macedonian – Australian Senior Citizens Group Ilinden Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Strebe Dimevski

Location:
Thomastown Library Meeting Room
52 Main Road, Thomastown
Phone:
9466 1926

Opening Hours:
Meet on Thursday – 10am to 12noon.


Macedonian – Bitola Macedonian Senior Citizens Club of Whittlesea Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions

Contact Name:
Stojan Janakievski

Location:
Thomastown Community Activity Centre
36 Barry Road, Thomastown
Phone:
9466 1977

Opening Hours:
Meet on Mondays – 9am to 12pm


Macedonian – Goce Delchev Senior Citizens Association Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Yanko Necovski

Location:
Thomastown Community Activity Centre
36 Barry Road, Thomastown
Phone:
9408 6868

Opening Hours:
Meet on Thursday from 9am to 12pm.


Macedonian – Veterans and Friends Senior Citizens Group Inc
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Kosta Kolevski

Location:
Conference Rooms 1 + 2, Thomastown Library
52 Main Road, Thomastown
Phone:
9466 2610

Opening Hours:
Meet on Saturday – 10am to 1pm.


Mauritian – Northern Mauritian Seniors Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Jacqueline Latour

Location:
Spring Street Hall
1 Spring Street, Thomastown
Phone:
0412 426 622

Email:
justjac24@gmail.com

Activities / Services:
Social activities such as Board Games, Sing a song, Indoor winter Games.

Opening Hours:
Meet on Tuesday – 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

Age Criteria:
50+


Multicultural – St Anthony Senior Social Club
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Aida Tadrus

Location:
Thomastown Library
52 Main Road, Thomastown
Opening Hours:
Meet on 1st and 3rd Sunday of month – 1pm to 4pm.


Turkish – Whittlesea Turkish Elderly and Pensioners Association Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions. Meets at Spring Street Hall on Thursdays and Barry Road CAC on Tuesdays.

Contact Name:
Sucettin Unal

Location:
Spring Street Hall
1 Spring Street, Thomastown
Phone:
9465 4985 or 0421 894 495

Email:
sunal55@hotmail.com

Activities / Services:
Bushwalking, day trips, playing cards, get together lunches and information sessions.

Opening Hours:
Meet on Tuesday and Thursday – 12noon to 4pm.


Turkish – Women’s Recreational Group Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Nurcihan Ozturk

Location:
Thomastown Library Meeting Room
52 Main Street, Thomastown
Phone:
0408 059 286

Email:
ozturkn@hotmail.com

Opening Hours:
Meet on Thursday – 1pm to 3pm.


Vietnamese – Northern Melbourne Vietnamese Elderly Association Group Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Liem Van Nguyen

Location:
Thomastown Library Meeting Room
52 Main Road, Thomastown
Phone:
0451 390 511

Opening Hours:
Meet on 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month – 1pm to 5pm.


English Speaking – Whittlesea Combined Pensioners Association
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Nella Palmieri

Location:
Whittlesea Community Activity Centre
Laurel Street, Whittlesea
Phone:
0433 114 960

Opening Hours:
Meet on 1st Thursday of the month – 1pm to 4pm.


English Speaking – Whittlesea Men’s Shed
Focus on men’s activities.

Contact Name:
Daryl Hannant

Location:
Whittlesea Men’s Shed, Whittlesea Showgrounds
Whittlesea-Yea Road, Whittlesea
Phone:
9717 1876

Opening Hours:
Monday/Thursday/Friday 9am to 2pm


English-speaking – Whittlesea Senior Citizens Club Inc.
Meetings, outings and lunches often celebrate special occasions.

Contact Name:
Faye McAuley

Location:
Whittlesea Community Activity Centre
Laurel Street, Whittlesea
Phone:
0420 414 698

Opening Hours:
Meet on Wednesday – 1pm to 3pm