ABOUT US

The Cretan Brotherhood is a community organisation that aims to:

  • Foster, preserve and promote Hellenic and Cretan culture and traditions;
  • Be a hub for services, support, social activity and networking for people of Cretan heritage living in Victoria and their friends;
  • Make a positive contribution to the community, including the local community in Moreland the wider Greek community in Melbourne.

The club’s current activities include:

  • A Dance Academy in which traditional Cretan dancing is taught to children from as young as 3 years of age up to youth in their twenties. The academy’s dance groups perform in traditional Cretan costume at community festivals, commemorations, functions, schools, aged care centres and the like.
  • Annual commemoration of the Battle of Crete. An important event in both Cretan and Australian history. Refer below for more details.
  • Regular social and cultural activities including commemorations, dinner dances, luncheons and fetes.

Provision of the club’s hall and facilities for use by the local community including schools and neighbourhood groups.