• 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:

    Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 11.30am - 2.30pm

    Saturdays - from 6.00pm

    Sundays - from 11.30am

     

    Bistro Service Hours:

    Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 11.30am - 2.00pm

    Saturday - 6.00pm - 8.30pm

    Sunday - 11.30am - 3.00pm
     

    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.

     
     

     

    Sunday 19th August
    Silverbeat
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 25th August
    Dinner
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 26th August
    Euros
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 1st September
    Dinner
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 2nd September
    Fathers Day Lunch - Silverbeat Band
    Free schnapps on arrival for the boys
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 8th September
    JW Swing Orchestra
    Guests $18 Members $13
     

     

    Amazing Night Out You'll Love It !!!

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 9th September
    Mustang
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 15th September
    Closed
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 16th September
    Annual General Meeting
     
     

     

     

     

    Dinner

     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 22nd September
    Silver echoes
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 29th September
    Dinner
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 30th September
    Euros
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 6th October
    Steierer Abend
    The Melbourne Oberkrainer Band
    Members $10 Guests $15
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 7th October
    Silverbeat
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 13th October
    Dinner
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 14th October
    Accordion Society Concert
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 20th October
    Dinner
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 21st October
    Tony Robeiro & the Bureau
    Fantastic New band
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 27th October
    JW Swing Orchestra
    Members $ 13 Guests $18 entry
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 28th October
    100years Federation- National day
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 3rd November
    Dinner
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 4th November
    Silverbeat
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 10th November
    Dinner
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 11th November
    Euros
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 17th November
    Dinner
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 18th November
    Tony Robeiro & the Bureau
    Fantastic New band
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 24th November
    Dinner
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 25th November
    Robert Stolz Society Christmas Concert
     
     

     

    Contact Society for Bookings 98595968

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 1st December
    Krampus - Mustang
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 2nd December
    Krampus - Silver Echoes
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 8th December
    Dinner
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 9th December
    Accordion Society Australia
    Christmas Concert
    Bookings
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 15th December
    Dinner
     
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Sunday 16th December
    Austrian Christmas
    Silver Echoes
     
     
     

     

     

     

     
     

     

    Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd December
    Closed
     
     
     
     

     

     

     

     
    Monday31st December
    New Years Eve
    The Melbourne Oberkrainers
    pricing to be advised
     
     
     
     
     

     

     

     

  • 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 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

    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 apple puree) 14

     

     

    Apfelstrudel mit Vanilleeis & schlagsahne

    Traditional Apple Strudel ice-cream & cream 9

     

    Kuchen / cakes

    Ask about our daily fresh cakes made in-house

     

    April Specials

     

     

     

  • 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

    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)