Äitien päivä / Mother’s Day

The Finnish Lutheran Church of Melbourne and the Finnish Society of Melbourne will be celebrating Mother’s Day together on Sunday 12th May from 11am at the Finnish Hall, 119 Pier St, Altona.

Following the church service there will be some special entertainment, then coffee and cake. All welcome!

The event is free, but we ask to bring a plate of food to share.


Vappu Lounas / May Day Lunch

Hyvää Vappua / Happy May Day! Celebrate with us this Sunday, 5th of May!

Lunch starts at 1pm with traditional May Day sima and donuts. Members $10, Non-Members $15, Children under 12 free.
RSVP to Pirjo tel. 0419 554 390

Sauna will be turned on following lunch with women’s and men’s group times – $5 per person.

Finnish Parliamentary Elections

The Finnish parliamentary elections are coming up. You can put in your vote at the Finnish Hall, 119 Pier St, Altona, from the 3rd to the 5th of April.

Advanced voting times are as follows:
April 3rd 08:00-16:00
April 4th 12:00-20:00 
April 5th 08:00-11:00

You will need your Finnish Passport or a government issued photo identification.

For more info and other voting locations visit:http://www.finland.org.au/public/default.aspx…

15th Annual Baltic Festival 2019

Planning is Underway for the 2019 Baltic Festival in October.

This years theme is “Springtime”. We have had our harvest and endured the harsh winter, now we excitedly await the return of spring, and all the festivities that come with it.

Spring is a joyful time of rejuvenation and regrowth. The snow melts away, the flowers begin to bloom and the animals return from hibernation. We also end our retreat and enter into a new world of fun and merriment with bountiful flower festivals.

We are currently seeking volunteers and expressions of interest for market stalls. Email: baltic@fsmelbourne.com.au

Finnish Festival in Queensland

The AFFSC’s 53rd Finnish Festival is coming up in April, this year hosted by the Gold Coast Finnish Sports Club.  The Festival will be running from Friday the 19th to Sunday the 21st of April.

If you are interested in competing, please let us know by email to secretary@fsmelbourne.com.au before the 4th of March.  You can find a list of the available events in the link below.