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.

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.

Start of year BBQ

The start of year barbecue is coming up this Sunday the 17th of February. This marks the beginning of the Society’s calendar of events for 2019, which you can now find on our website at fsmelbourne.com.au/events. Alternatively, you can pick up your free calendar, at any time, when you visit the Finnish Hall.

Starting at 12 pm.  Food includes sausages, rissoles, coffee, and more for $10 per person. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

The sauna will also be available after lunch with separate group times for men and women for $5. Let us know if you are interested.

Everyone is welcome! Come and celebrate the opening of the society for the year.