Community Support

During the past 77 years the Hellenic Club has assisted many charities both in Australia and in Greece especially during World War II and beyond.

The Red Cross, the Benevolent Society of NSW, the Blind & Deaf Societies, the Spastic Centres to name a few, have been recipients of the Club's generosity. The University of NSW, Sydney, Macquarie and Athenian Universities have also benefited from Hellenic Club donations.

The Club provided free meeting and function room facilities for numerous organisations on a regular basis. Anecdotal evidence indicates that demands by groups for free meeting space becomes ever increasing. Meeting and function room facilities are also offered to commercial organisations for a modest fee.

The Club has supported over the years various Greek organisations such as the Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Hellenic Council of NSW, and the Hellenic Lyceum by providing free accommodation within the Club's premises. Organisations that the Club has donated funds and supported include the following:

  • Aboriginal Children Advancement Society
  • Australian Council For International Services
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Australian Quadriplegic Association
  • Ambulance Services
  • Crown Street Thelassaemia Fund
  • Consulate General Of Greece
  • Education Dept, Language Day
  • Cretan Association
  • Central School Of Speech & Drama London
  • Estia Foundation Of Australia
  • Ethnic Communities Council
  • Federation Sterea Hellas Of Australia & NZ
  • Genetic Eye Foundation Limited
  • Greek Earthquake Relief
  • Greek Orthodox Community Of NSW
  • Greek Community Home For The Aged
  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Of Australia
  • Greek Orthodox Church Of St Constantine & St Helene
  • Greek Orthodox St George Monastery
  • Greek Orthodox St Dimitrius, St Marys
  • Greek Orthodox St Peter, Paul & St Gregory Palamas
  • Greek Orthodox Community of N & W Suburbs
  • Greek Welfare
  • Hellenic Council Of NSW
  • Hellenic Tribute Sydney Olympics
  • Hellenic Lyceu
  • Kytherian Brotherhood
  • Liberal Party Of Aust NSW Division
  • Lord Mayor-Flood Victims
  • Macquarie University-Sydney 2000 Olympic Book Project
  • Macquarie University - Modern Greek Studies
  • Marrickville Girls High School
  • Matthew Talbot Hostel
  • Mt Keira Rural Fire Brigade
  • NSW Sports Council For The Disabled Inc
  • Pan Arcadian Association Of Nsw
  • Panhellenic Sporting Club
  • Panachaian Philanthropic Association
  • Paralympic Games
  • Pontian Genocide Studies Fund Macquarie University
  • Rotary Club
  • Royal NSW Institute For Deaf And Blind
  • Salvation Army-Xmas Appeal
  • St Basil's Homes
  • Sydney City Council-Bushfire Appeal
  • Sydney City Mission Winter Appeal
  • Sydney Cancer Centre
  • Sydney Symphony Orchestra
  • St Andrews Theological College
  • St John Ambulance Brigade
  • St Vincents Hospital
  • Sydney Hospital - The Eye Health Appeal
  • Sydney University Greek Orthodox Fellowship
  • University Of Athens, Greece
  • University Of NSW Dept Modern Greek
  • University Of Sydney
  • Variety Club (Special Children's Christmas Party)

Professor Nicos C. Alivizatos to speak at Beta Bar

13 Jun 2017

Professor Alivizatos will speak on “Authoritarian Democracy – Populism, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe. Recent Developments from a Greek Perspective”. The NSW Patron of HAL, The Honourable Justice Melissa Perry, Federal Court of Australia, will also speak.

The event will be held at the Beta Gallery, Level 1, 238 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, on 27 June 2017 at 6.30pm.

RSVP by 13 June 2017 to Sophie Balayannis by email: info@hellenicclub.net.au or on 0418 352 637.

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.