• 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.


    • 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.



    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.

  • Contact

    Bookings & inquiries

    Tel (03) 9459 8686

    Fax (03) 9457 1221



    Opening Hours:

    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


    90 Sheehan Road, Heidelberg West 3081


    (03) 9459 8686




  • 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 *

    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.......

    For Dinner only in Keller there is No entry fee.

    The Club will be on holiday from the 20th May 2019 and Reopen on Sunday 30th June 2019.







    Sunday 30th June 2019

    Reopening Party

    Silver Echoes

    Bar Specials on the Hour





    Saturday 6th July 2019


    Due to unforseen circumstances we will not be open tonight apologies for any inconvenience caused.






    Sunday 7th July 2019

    Silver Beat Main Hall

    A La Carte in the Keller





    Saturday 13th July 2019

    Schnitzel Abend in the Keller

    Philip & guest on Accordion





    Sunday 14th July 2019

    Euros - Main Hall

    A La Carte in the Keller





    Saturday 20th July 2019

    JW Swing Orchestra

    Members $13 Guests $18







    Sunday 21st July 2019

    Accordion Society Australia Victorian Branch Concert

    Please Contact 0402 452 955 for bookings





    Saturday 27th July 2019

    Private Function






    Sunday 28th July 2019

    A La Carte Dining in the Keller

    Main Hall Silver Echoes






    Saturday 3rd August 2019

    Tony Robeiero & the Bureau
    Fantastic New Band not to be missed





    Sunday 4th August 2019

    Swiss National day Picnic ...
    Silver Echoes - Main Hall





    Saturday 10th August 2019

    Schnitzel Abend- Variety of provincial schnitzel dishes
    Philip & guest playing some traditional tunes.
    No Entry Fee





    Sunday 11th August 2019

    SilverEchoes - Main Hall
    A La Carte Dining in the Keller





    Saturday 17th August 2019

    Private Day Function - Closed Evening





    Sunday 18th August 2019

    Euros - Main Hall
    A La Carte Dining in the Keller





    Saturday 24th August 2019

    JW Swing Orchestra
    Big Band Sound
    Members $ 13 Guests $18





    Sunday 25th August 2019

    A La Carte Dining in the Keller





    Saturday 31st August 2019

    A La Carte Dining in the Keller





    Sunday 1st September 2019

    Silverbeat in the Main Hall
    Happy Fathers Day
    Free schnapps on arrival for the boys





    Saturday 7th September 2019

    Schnitzel Abend- Variety of provincial Schnitzel dishes
    Philip & guest playing some traditional tunes.
    No Entry Fee



    Sunday 8th September 2019

    Tony Robeiero & the Bureau
    Fantastic New Band not to be missed



    Saturday 14th September 2019

    Private Function main hall
    Keller Closed



    Sunday 15th September 2019

    Annual General Meeting
    2pm Start Members Only at Meeting



    Saturday 21st September 2019

    Steierer Abend
    Silver Echoes
    Special Guests Oberbayern Schuhplattler



    Sunday 22nd September 2019


    A La Cart Dining in the Keller




    Friday 27th September

    Public Holiday - Closed






    Saturday 28th September 2019

    A La Cart Dining in the Keller

    Dinner 6-9





    Sunday 29th September 2019

    A La Cart Dining in the Keller Lunch 11.30- 3pm







    Saturday 5th October 2019

    A La Cart Dining in the Keller

    Bookings appreciated







    Sunday 6th October 2019

    A La Cart Dining in the Keller

    Silver Echoes - Main Hall








    Saturday 12th October 2019

    Schnitzel Abend- Variety of provincial Schnitzel dishes
    Philip & guest playing some traditional tunes.
    No Entry Fee










    Sunday 13th October 2019



    Euros - Main Hall
    A La Carte Dining in the Keller








    Saturday 19th October 2019

    A La Carte Dining in the Keller






    Sunday 20th October 2019



    Accordion Society Australia
    Vic Division
    Melbourne Accordion Orchestra
    Accent Accordion Ensemble
    2pm start
    Members $15 Guests $20






    Saturday 26th October 2019



    Austrian National day -75th Anniversary Celebrations







    Sunday 27th October 2019









  • Austria News

  • Club Facilities

    Main Hall

    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.

    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









    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)


    Zigeuner Schnitzel

    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

    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)

    • Tuesday Nights from 8 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

    40th Anniversary in Victoria 2019 !!! Congratulations

    Robert Stolz Viennese Music Society Inc.


    Sunday 19th May ,2019

  • Committee

    The Austrian Club Management Committee 2017-2018


    Mr F Reiterer

    Vice President

    Mrs E Reiterer


    Mr G Reiterer


    Mr W Khan

    Committee Member

    Mr T Stockhammer

    Committee Member

    Mr P Greber

    Committee Member

    Mr G 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)