A little taste of Austria in Melbourne
The Austrian Cultural Society ( Austrian Club Melbourne ) was founded in 1944 and is dedicated to maintaining the connection to Austria, its culture and traditions. Originally set up to provide help to Austria at the end of the war, with the big influx of migrants in the early 50s and 60s, it quickly became the club for the Austrians and Friends of Austria as a meeting place. Today the club is a busy thriving club on 2 acres of beautifully maintained parkland which caters for both, the older migrants as well as the younger, often Australian born generations. Many of these will want to keep in touch with the rich historical and cultural heritage, stretching from the ice ages to the modern successor of a thousand year old empire.
The Club facilities (Bistro and Bar) are open from 6.00 pm, and a band provides music for dancing and listening on Saturdays from 8.00 pm to midnight. Music can range from typically European style popular and folk music, to swing, jazz, Latin, bush dance, world music, and other styles. Due to the variety of functions held it is advisable to make enquiries beforehand and secure a reservation. There is free entry for Guests & Members currently on Austrian National day, for other entry prices please refer to "what's on" Entertainment guide for full details.
The Club and its facilities are open from 11.30 am. On many afternoons special events and concerts take place. For example, the Robert Stolz Society presents several concerts during the year (reservations through the Robert Stolz Society only) and so does the Australian Accordion Society.The Club also presents performances of visiting overseas artists from Austria. Reservations are also advised for major events such as Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc. Some of the Club’s highlights are the Festivals it organizes in the beautiful grounds of the venue, like the “Spring Festival” (March) . A cover charge applies to all concerts and major events. The remaining Sundays in the year offer a great afternoon for the whole family, with musicians providing entertainment for your enjoyment - all with a small cover charge. Please refer to the "what's on" section for details of the whole year ahead.
The Club is open for lunch on Thursdays (by appoinment) and Fridays from 11.30 am - to 2.00 pm.
Bookings & inquiries
Tel (03) 9459 8686
Fax (03) 9457 1221
Thursday(booking) & Friday - 11.30am - 2.30pm
Saturdays - from 6.00pm
Sundays - from 11.30am
Bistro Service Hours:
Thursday (BOOKING) & Friday - 11.30am - 2.00pm
Saturday - 6.00pm - 8.00pm (Dinner only nights) 6.00 - 9.00 pm Function Nights (with Band)
Sunday - 11.30am - 3.00pm
Also open at other times by arrangement for special functions
What's on at the Club
Entertainment Program for 2019
The Austrian Club would appreciate early telephone bookings.
Standard Entertainment entry price is :
Members $5.00 *
All special event pricing is listed below.
* Membership card must be shown on arrival, plus members receive 10% discount on Main meals.
Entry Fees only apply when we have Live Entertainment.......
For Dinner only in Keller there is No entry fee.
Saturday 5th October 2019
A La Cart Dining in the Keller
Sunday 6th October 2019
A La Cart Dining in the Keller
Silver Echoes - Main Hall
Saturday 12th October 2019
Sunday 13th October 2019
Saturday 19th October 2019
Sunday 20th October 2019
Saturday 26th October 2019
Austrian National day -75th Anniversary Celebrations
Sunday 27th October 2019
Silver Echoes - Main Hall
Saturday 2nd November, 2019
Dinner in the keller
Sunday 3rd November, 2019
Euros - Main Hall
Lunch in the keller
Saturday 9th November, 2019
Dinner in the Keller
Sunday 10th November, 2019
Silver Echoes - Main Hall
Lunch in the Keller
Saturday 16th November, 2019
Philip on accordion and friends
Dinner in the Keller
Sunday 17th November, 2019
Saturday 23rd November, 2019
Sunday 24th November, 2019
Saturday 30th November, 2019
Sunday 1st December, 2019
Saturday 7th December, 2019
Sunday 8th December, 2019
Saturday 14th December, 2019
Saturday 21st December, 2019
Saturday 22nd December, 2019
Club Closed from the 23rd reopen New Years Eve
With a seating capacity of 190 people, the main hall is used for functions and dinner and lunch.
Our fully licensed bar has beer from Austria, a selection of Austrian Red and White wines, German & Australia Beers, Australian wines, Radler, Almdudler, soft drinks and of course Schnapps.
The Keller is a cosy area seating 35 over 6 tables.
Maintained grounds suitable for many activities from festivals , wedding receptions, end of year staff parties to group BBq's.
Tradizionelle Österreichische Hausmannskost
Traditional home-made Austrian Food
Wiener Schnitzel vom Schwein mit Pommes und Salat
(Pork schnitzel with chips and salad)
Naturschnitzel Jaeger Art mit Spätzle und Butter Karotten
(Pork Steak with Mushroom bacon sauce with Spätzle and butter carrots)
Schweinebraten mit hausgemachtem Semmelknödel und Sauerkraut
(Roast Pork with homemade bread dumpling and Sauerkraut)
Gypsy schnitzel – Veal Schnitzel with a light spicy capsicum – mushroom sauce.
Served with “Spätzle” and green salad with a pumpkin seed dressing.
Frieda’s Gulasch mit hausgemachtem Semmelknödel
(Beef Gulasch with homemade bread dumpling)
Barramundi Filet mit Gemüse, Salzkartoffeln und Hausgemachte Tartar Sauce
Würstle / Sausages
1 Paar Frankfurter mit Semmel. Senf und Kren (1 Pair Frankfurters with bread roll, mustard and horseradish)
1 Paar Debreziner mit Semmel. Senf und Kren (1 Pair Debreziner with bread roll, mustard and horseradish)
If you have any special dietary requirements please speak to our trained staff.
Apfelstrudel mit Vanilleeis & schlagsahne
Traditional Apple Strudel ice-cream & cream
Kuchen / Cakes
Ask about our daily fresh cakes made in-house
Membership is open to any citizen of this planet - in theory. In other words, we welcome applications from anybody who is interested in becoming a member of our Club, regardless of nationality or religion, as long as you are willing to abide by the rules of the Austrian Cultural Society - and, of course you will have an interest in what we do.
Membership of our Society entitles you to various benefits:
1. Receive the quarterly Club's Newsletter with all the latest news free in the mail.
2. Greatly reduced member's admission fees to all events with entry fees.
3. Free entry to some events, where guests have to pay entry fees.
4. Discounts on Meals in our Restaurant
The good feeling that your membership helps to keep the Club going into the future.
How to become a Member:
1. Open and/or download the Membership form at this link: Membership Form
Adobe Acrobat available from https://get.adobe.com/reader/
2. Fill in the Form and either:
If you cannot locate existing members to nominate and second your application, you can still send the membership form and the Committee will qualify your application. If you have any queries or want more information about joining or what we do, please call the Club's office on 03 9459 8686. or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sub Groups and other regular activities
Fridays from 10am til 12 noon, in the Sports Pavilion
On the Stock Bahn, (bitumen lanes/sports pavilion)
New Players Welcome
Wednesdays from 6 pm, in the Strauss Stube
(Dinner & Meeting) New Members always Welcome
Thursday from 6.30 pm in the Main Hall, meet Bi-monthly on the 2nd Thursday of month
Volkswagon Car Club Victoria
Thursday from 6.00 pm in the Main Hall, meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday of month
Association Of German Teachers of Victoria Inc
Poetry Competition Final
40th Anniversary in Victoria 2019 !!! Congratulations
Sunday 19th May ,2019
The Austrian Club Management Committee 2017-2018
Mr F Reiterer
Mrs E Reiterer
Mr G Reiterer
Mr W Khan
Mr T Stockhammer
Mr P Greber
Mr G Buresch
Links from Australia
Austrian Associations of Australasia
Austrian Club Canberra
Austrian Club Adelaide
Austrian Club Sydney
Austrian Embassy - Canberra
Austrian Foreign Trade Office - Sydney
Department of Immigration & Citizenship
Austrian Consular Listing
Austrian Airlines - ex Lauda Air
Emirates Airlines - flying direct to Vienna
Goethe Institut - Australia
Die Bruecke - Dachorganisation der Deutschsprachigen in Australien & NZ
Robert Stolz Viennese Music Society, Melbourne
Radio 3ZZZ - multi cultural radio programs (incl Austrian & German - listen on-line)
SBS Radio & TV - multi cultural radio & TV programs (incl Austrian & German)
Radio Austria 4 - Austrian Radio programs from Adelaide (listen on-line)
Infobahn Australia - German speaking Scene in Australia
Die Woche - Australian German weekly newspaper
Oberbayern Volkstanzgruppe - Melbourne Bavarian/Austrian dance group
Swiss Club of Victoria
German Club Tivoli - Melbourne
White Hat - Comprehensive listings of "What's on" in Melbourne & Victoria
Association of German Teachers in Victoria
Links from Austria
Republic of Austria - Government web site
Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Auskunft - Austrian & international information (incl. maps, time tables, life styles, etc)
Öesterreich Alben (AEIOU) - vast Information about various subjects
Austrian Press & Information Service - US based comprehensive information resource
Compnet - Search for Companies and Products in Austria
ORF - Austrian Radio & Telvision, latest news
Austrian Tourism Office
Tiscover Austria - last minute information for the traveller
Auslandsoesterreicher - info for Austrians abroad
Austria Today - English language news magazine
ORF On-line - Austrian TV news on demand
Die Presse - major Austrian newspaper
Kleine Zeitung - popular newspaper for Steiermark & Kaernten
Kurier - major Viennese newspaper
News Networld - Major weekly news magazine
Tele2Internet - Austrian Life Style & News Net-Magazine
Austrian Telephone Book - White Pages & Yellow Pages
Steiermark Server - Steiermark Government site
Wien Info & Service - information from and about Vienna
Gesundheit - vast German language resource about health, medicine, food, etc.
Rezeptsammlung - Large collection of Austrian & German Recipes
Austrian Wine - Wein aus Oesterreich
Wiener Christkindlmarkt - Wiener Adventzauber
Österreiches Volksliedwerk - Austrian umbrella organisation for folk music
Chor Austria - links to Austrian choral music sites
Orpheus Musikverzeichnis - Links to over 8000 Austrian & German music sites
Volkslieder - 20,000 Folk Songs from Germany. Austria and the rest of the world
Witze - A large selection of German-language jokes
ORF Ski Challenge - Great virtual reality skiing game (free downolad)
Swarovski - Kristallwelten (Tirol)