• A little taste of Austria in Melbourne

  • About

    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.

    Objectives

    • To make known and promote Austrian culture in Australia with particular emphasis on Austrian Cuisine, Music and Arts.
    • To help enable children and young people to participate in social, cultural and artistic activities.

    Regular Activities

    Saturday Night

    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.

     

    Sunday

    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.

     

    Weekdays

    The Club is open for lunch on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11.30 am - to 2.00 pm.

  • Contact

    Bookings & inquiries

    Tel (03) 9459 8686

    Fax (03) 9457 1221

    ausclub@bigpond.net.au

    Opening Hours:
    Saturdays from 6.00 pm

    Sundays from 11.30 am to about 6 pm
    Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for Lunch from 11.30 am to 2.00 pm

     

    Office Hours:
    10.00 am to 3.00 pm Wednesday to Friday
    5.00 pm to 8.00 pm Saturday
    11.00 am to 6.00 pm Sunday

     

    Also open at other times by arrangement for special functions

     

    90 Sheehan Road, Heidelberg West 3081

     

    (03) 9459 8686

     

    ausclub@bigpond.net.au

     

  • What's on at the club

    Entertainment Program for 2018

    The Austrian Club would appreciate early telephone bookings.

     

    Standard Entertainment entry price is :

    Members $5.00 *

    Guests $10.00

     

    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....... On Dinner nights there is No entry fee.

    February 2018

    Saturday 3rd

    Dinner

    Sunday 4th

    Silver Echoes

    Saturday 10th

    Dinner

    Sunday 11th

    Silver Beat

    Saturday 17th

    Ivanhoe R.S.L. Fundraiser

    Live Music, Silent Auction lots more Fun $10 entry

    Sunday 18th

    Valentine's Day Lunch

    Mustang

    Free glass Bubbly for the ladies on arrival

    Saturday 24th

    Dinner

    Sunday 25th

    Silver Echoes

    March 2018

    Saturday 3rd

    Dinner

    Sunday 4th

    Bavarian Cowboys

    Saturday 10th

    Laterndl Trio

    Folk band from Salzburg, Austria.

    Ticketed Event - Members $20 - Guests $25

    Sunday 11th

    Silver Beat ( Main Hall)

    In the Gardens - The Japanese Classic and Custom Motorcycle Club Show

    Saturday 17th

    Dinner

    Sunday 18th

    Silver Echoes

    Saturday 24th

    JW Swing Orchestra

    John Wanner and His swing Orchestra, always a fantastic night out.

    Sunday 25th

    The Euros

    Saturday 31st

    CLOSED

    April 2018

    Sunday 1st

    Easter and Easter Egg Hunt

    Silver Beat

    Saturday 7th

    Dinner

    (pic) Bauerschmass

    Sunday 8th

    Bavarian Cowboys

    Salzburger Nockerln

    Saturday 14th

    Schnitzel Night

    No entry Fee

    Sunday 15th

    Silver Beat

    LeberKase

    Sunday 21st

    Dinner

    (pic) Leberkase, Austrian Meatloaf

    Sunday 22nd

    Mustang

    Friday 27th

    Macleod College Music Academy Fundraiser

    Groovin' at The Austrian Club

    Saturday 28th

    Dinner

    (pic) Barramundi

    Sunday 29th

    The Euros

    May, 2018

    Saturday 5th

    Dinner

    9pic) Wiener Schnitzel

    Sunday 6th

    MaiBaum - Maypole

    Silver Echoes

    Saturday 12th

    JW Swing Orchestra

    16pce Big Band Sound

    Members $13 Guests $18

    Sunday 13th

    Happy Mothers Day Celebrations

    Free Glass of Bubbly for the Ladies

     

    Saturday 19th

    Dinner

    (pic) Roast Pork

     

     

    Sunday 20th

    Robert Stolz Viennese Music Society

    Concert

    Contact Society for Bookings

     

     

    Saturday 26th

    Dinner

    (pic)Gulasch

     

    Sunday 27th

    Accordion Society CONCERT

    Please contact Margaret for Bookings

     

     

    Saturday 2nd June

    Dinner

    (pic)KaseSpaetzle

    Sunday 3rd June

    Silver Echoes

    Saturday 9th June

    Dinner

    (pic)Salzburger Nockerl

    Sunday 10th June

    SilverBeat

    Saturday 16th June

    Dinner

    Sunday 17th June

    Euros

    Saturday 23rd June

    Dinner

    )pic) Barramundi

    Sunday 24th June

    Silver Echoes

    Saturday 30th June

    Dinner

    (pic) KaiserSchmarren

    Sunday 1st July

    Mustang

    Saturday 7th July

    JW Swing Orchestra

    Members $13 Guests $18

    Sunday 8th July

    SilverBeat

     
     

    Saturday 14th July

     

     
     

    Trachten Abend

    Guests..... Melbourne Oberkrainer Band

    Members $10 Guests $15

  • News

  • Club Facilities

    Main Hall

    With a seating capacity of 190 people, the main hall is used for functions and dinner and lunch.

    Bar

    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.

    KellerStube

    The stube is a cosy area seating 30 over 5 tables.

    Festival Grounds

    Maintained grounds suitable for many activities from festivals , wedding receptions, end of year staff parties to group BBq's.

  • Restaurant Menu

    Tradizionelle Österreichische Hausmannskost
    Traditional home-made Austrian Food

    Entree/Soup

     

    Fritatten Suppe in Gemüseboullion (Clear vegetable soup with sliced pancakes) 9

    Griessnockerl Suppe in Gemüseboullion (Clear vegetable soup with semolina dumplings) 9

    Leberspätzle Suppe in Gemueseboullion (Clear vegatable soup with liver spaetzle) 9

    Gulasch Suppe mit Semmel (Gulash soup with bread roll ) 9

    Gebackener Camembert mit Preiselbeer Marmelade

    (Baked Camembert with Currant Jam) 10

     

    Main

    Vom Schwein / Pork

    Wiener Schnitzel vom Schwein mit Pommes und Salat

    (Pork schnitzel with chips and salad) 26

     

    Naturschnitzel Jaeger Art mit Spätzle und Butter Karotten

    (Pork Steak with Mushroom bacon sauce with Spätzle and butter carrots) 26

     

    Schweinebraten mit hausgemachtem Semmelknödel und Sauerkraut

    (Roast Pork with homemade bread dumpling and Sauerkraut) 26

     

    Vom Lamm / lamb

    Lammkeule mit Kartoffelpüree, Sparkel und Ratatouille

    (Lamb shank served with mash potato, asparagus and ratatouille) 26

     

    Vom Rind / Beef

     

    Frieda’s Gulasch mit hausgemachtem Semmelknödel

    (Beef Gulasch with homemade bread dumpling) 24

     

    Vom Geflügel /Poultry

     

    Huehnerschnitzel mit Pommes und Salat

    (Fried crumbed Chicken breast with chips and salad) 26

     

    Vom See und Meer / fish and Seafood

     

    Barramundi Filet mit Gemüse, Salzkartoffeln und Hausgemachte Tartar Sauce

    (Barramundi filet with vegetables, boiled and pan-fried potatoes and homemade sauce tartar) 25

     

    Vegetarisch / Vegetarian

     

    Auberginekokrotten mit Ratatouille, Salat und knuspriger

    (Parmesan Eggplant croquettes with ratatouille, salad and crispy parmesan) 23

     

    Käsespätzle mit Knusprigen Zwiebeln und Österreichisher kartoffelsalat

    (Cheese Käsespätzle with crispy onions and Austrian style potato salad 22

     

    Würstle / Sausages

    1 Paar Frankfurter mit Semmel. Senf und Kren (1 Pair Frankfurters with bread roll, mustard and horseradish) 14

    1 Paar Debreziner mit Semmel. Senf und Kren (1 Pair Debreziner with bread roll, mustard and horseradish) 14


    If you have any special dietary requirements please speak to our trained staff.

    Desert

    Heiss und Kalt / Hot and Cold

     

    Salzburger Nockerl mit Schokoladensauce und Kürbiseis

    (hot Austrian Soufflé with hazelnuts and chocolate chips and chocolate sauce and pumpkin ice-cream) 14

     

    Kaiserschmarren mit Apfelmus

    (Austrian torn pancake with applepuree) 14

     

    Apfelstrudel mit vanilla Ice cream and whipped cream

    Traditional Apple Strudel ice-cream & cream 9

     

    Kuchen / cakes

    Ask about our daily fresh cakes made inhouse

     

    April Specials

     

     

    Entree

    Pumpkin Soup - With whipped cream, pumpkin seed oil and roasted Pumpkin-seed 9

     

     

    Mains

    Szegediner Gulasch - Pork & Beef ragout With sauerkraut & sweet paprika, Served with

    Carraway seed potatoes farmers style 25

     

    BauernSchmaus - Farmer Platter

    Variety of Austrian Style meat dishes with sides

    An Austrian Feast For 2 people 60

     

    Dessert

    Chestnut puree - served with meringue & vanilla ice cream 12

     

  • Membership

    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:

    • post with your cheque or money order to the Austrian Club, 
    • or visit the Club during office hours or opening times to pay in person either by cheque, cash or credit card. (Unfortunately credit card facilities are not available over the Internet as yet)

    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: ausclub@bigpond.net.au

  • Sub Groups and other regular activities

    Table Tennis

    Fridays from 10am til 12 noon, in the Sports Pavilion

    Stockschießer (Icestock)

    On the Stock Bahn, (bitumen lanes/sports pavilion)

    • Wednesdays from 7 pm - Ice Stock practice
    • Sundays from 1.00 pm - Ice Stock practice & competition

    New Players Welcome

    Rosanna Rotary

    Wednesdays from 6 pm, in the Strauss Stube
    (Dinner & Meeting) New Members always Welcome

     

    Deer Hunters

    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

    Robert Stolz Viennese Music Society Inc.

    Concerts

  • Committee

    The Austrian Club Management Committee 2017-2018

    President

    Mr F Reiterer

    Vice President

    Mrs E Reiterer

    Secretary

    Mr G Reiterer

    Treasurer

    Mr W Khan

    Committee Member

    Toni Stockhammer

    Committee Member

    Patrick Greber

    Committee Member

    Greg Buresch

  • External Links

    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
    Steirisches Volksliedwerk
    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)