In 1924 a group of Greek Shopkeepers in the inner city area of Sydney decided to lease some floor space so that they could meet during their leisure hours. These meetings brought about formation of a Club which they named the Hellenic Club. All the National celebrations and concerts were held in these premises for many years. The early pioneers who started this idea such include the families of the Louisons, Soulos, Pangas, Gravas and Georgiadis

The Hellenic Club was primarily a sporting and businessmen's Club. The Club was originally opened for membership to Greeks from all parts of Greece however, by 1958 it was open to other approved applicants.

On 4 December, 1926, the Hellenic Club was incorporated and it served to bring future generations of Greek migrants together. During these early days the Club was supported the Greek Orthodox Church and assisted in the building of the St Sophia Church. The Club also assisted the financing of the Greek Archdiocese.

For many years, the membership of the Hellenic Club was restricted to sixty (60) persons. However, during the World War II all Greeks serving in the Armed Forces were accepted as honorary members and had the use of all facilities available, at that time, on those premises.

The club began to grow and the directors increased the membership and allowed younger members with new ideas on the Board. The Board of Directors, with the new members, thought fit to sell Adams Chambers (which was purchased by the Club in the 1940s) and purchase the property where the present Club stands and which was eventually built on and called Hellenic House. On 19 October, 1959 the Hellenic Club was officially opened by the then Premier Mr JJ Cahill.

The plan was to accommodate various Greek establishments in this building, such as the Greek Consulate, the Tourist Organisation, the Greek Chamber of Commerce and the National Bank of Greece, central office for the Greek Archdiocese and for Greek professionals such as doctors, solicitors, accountants and so on, however, but these efforts did not succeed.

The other alternative was to house Greek Organisations such as the Greek Sub-Branch of the R.S.L., the A.H.E.P.A., the Greek Young Matrons, The Pan-Hellenic Soccer Club and many others which proved very lucrative and helped pay off the many debts which the Club had accumulated during its construction.

The Hellenic Club will always maintain its current activities in the future and its main consideration to utilise future income to build retirement facilities for the aged and to maintain and promote the Greek culture in its new building for future generations. The club currently offers sponsorship, donations and assistance to a wide range of organisations and individuals.

Thank you to our generous club members, family and friends who have donated images and photos found on The Hellenic Club Sydney website, and special thanks to the collection donated by the late George Pappas. 

The Hellenic Club brings the Greek Presidential Guard to Sydney

25 Aug 2017

Nine Evzones – the soldiers of the Greek Presidential Guard – will visit Sydney to commemorate Anzac Day.

Released by special permission of the President of Greece, the Evzones will visit Adelaide and Sydney to take part in the official ANZAC Day ceremonies, celebrating the role of the soldiers of Greece and Crete, often known as the ‘forgotten ANZACs.

The Evzones will join the Allied Forces for Sydney's Anzac Day March, and form a Guard of Honour at the Martin Place Cenotaph from 1-2pm on April 28 and 29.

The Evzones’ arrival in Sydney on April 24 will follow a historic four-day visit to Adelaide, organised by the Foundation for Hellenic Studies and supported by the South Australian Government. Official events in Adelaide will include a march to the city’s War Memorial and a pre-game flag-raising ceremony at Adelaide Oval for the AFL Anzac Day round between Port Adelaide and Carlton.

The defense of Greece by the ANZACs and other Commonwealth forces is recognised by historians as one of the major contributions to the Second World War, significantly delaying the Nazis’ invasion of Russia.

For the final programme of the Evzones' visit to Sydney, see below.

The Hellenic Club honours Greek-Australian NRL greats

24 Mar 2017

Hosted at the Club's newly-established Beta Bar & Gallery, above the acclaimed Alpha Restaurant, the Club celebrated the achievements of NRL leaders Nick Politis AM, Chairman of the Sydney Roosters, Dr George Peponis OAM, former Australian captain and Chairman of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, and Nick Pappas AM, Chairman of the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Respected former player and NRL identity, Phil Gould AM chatted with the guests of honour about their successes in the NRL, while guests dined on a menu prepared by Alpha’s renowned Executive Chef, Peter Conistis, and a selection of Greek wines.

Net proceeds from all ticket sales were donated to The Hellenic Initiative, a global not-for-profit organisation that works to assist Greece through crisis relief, entrepeneurship and economic development.

To view the video honouring the guests, click here.

The Hellenic Club hosts Presidential Guards

19 Apr 2017

The Hellenic Club Sydney is honoured once again to announce the impending visit of the elite Presidential Guard of Greece. The contingency of nine Evzones and two officers has been released by special permission of the President of Greece, and will visit the city of Adelaide from 19th April to 23rd April and Sydney from 23rd April to 3rd May. The Evzones will take part in official ANZAC Day ceremonies, commemorate the history of the ANZACs, and their involvement in the Battle of Crete and Greek Campaign, when Australian and Greek soldiers fought side by side for our shared values of freedom and democracy.

Traditional Pascha Feast at Alpha

16 Apr 2017

Join us for a traditional Greek Pascha Feast at Alpha Restaurant, with proceeds to be donated to the soup kitchen at the Greek Orthodox Parish of Saints Constantine and Helen.

Sunday April 16, 12:30am-3am (after Easter Saturday Anastasi Church Service).

Tickets are $100 per person, $60 for pensioners and children under 15, free for kids under 5.

Book via eat@alpharestaurant.com.au or call (02) 9098 1111. 



Private dining at Beta

26 Oct 2016

Alpha's private dining experience is now available at Beta, on level one. 

For lunches only, Beta bar can accommodate 20-40 people, while bookings of 40-60 can be hosted in the spectacular gallery. 

Guests will dine on Alpha's $85pp or $95pp private dining menus, created by Executive Chef Peter Conistis. 

Beverage packages and beverages on consumption can be arranged. 

Bookings are available from 12pm, and tables will need to be vacated by 4pm. 

For more information, click here.

To book your private dining experience, call (02) 9098 1111 or email eat@alpharestaurant.com.au

Hellenic Youth Club Sydney Launches at Beta

28 Sep 2016

Join the HYCS as they celebrate their launch at one of Sydney's hottest bars, Beta Bar and Gallery. 

Date: Wednesday 28 September

Time: 6:30pm - late

Venue: Beta, level one, 238 Castlereagh Street Sydney

Ticket cost: $10 (price includes HYCS membership for one year)

Dress: Cocktail 

Please note the HYCS membership is only available to persons between the age of 18 and 30. Anyone over 30 is welcome to purchase full membership to the Hellenic Club Pty Ltd. Details on obtaining full membership can be found on the Hellenic Club website

For further membership enquiries, pelase email HYCS.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Alpha Restaurant celebrates Melbourne Cup

01 Nov 2016

Alpha Restaurant is a sure bet this Melbourne Cup with a set menu lunch for $99 per person and a glass of bubbles on arrival. 

Enjoy a four-course Greek feast on November 1st with all the action broadcast live. 

To book, call (02) 9098 1111 or email eat@alpharestaurant.com.au  

Alpha's Peter Conistis' Breakfast on The Morning Show

26 Jul 2016

Showing The Morning Show hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies how it's done, Alpha's Peter Conistis created a delicious baked yoghurt breakfast with figs, live on air. 

To view the video, click here

Beta Launches On Level One Above Alpha

28 Jun 2016

Beta, a bar and gallery, will boast a menu of authentic Greek dishes with an added dash of Peter Conistis' signature flair, while the drinks menu will feature inventive Greek twists on classic cocktails.

Drawing on the elegant Victorian architecture of 238 Castlereagh Street, the bar will create a modern installation within the classic space with raw and natural interiors complemented with contemporary furniture and design.

Alpha's Chef Peter Conistis on The Morning Show

29 Apr 2016

Cooking lamb souvlaki with Greek coffee rub, fetta pesto and pomegranate tzatziki for Greek Orthodox Easter, Executive Chef Peter Conistis appeared on Channel 7's The Morning Show. 

To see the full segment, see the video below.

View the recipe here