Billiard Competition

It’s that time again, to battle it out at our annual Billiards Competition. Our current champions are: Talvikki Jumpponen and Veikko Fadjukoff. Do you have what it takes to take the title?!

The competition is on at the Finnish Hall,119 Pier St, Altona, this Sunday, the 14th of July. Registration starts at 10:00am, $5 entry fee to play. Competition starts at 10:30am in three categories: women, men, and youth.

Lunch is pea soup and pancakes served with coffee at around 1:00pm for $10 per person. Suomi shop, and bar will be open throughout the event.

The comp is always a great time. Come as a supporter or a participant, all welcome!

From left: Terttu, Melody, Talvikki

Midsummer Celebrations

The Finnish Society celebrated midsummer on Saturday the 22nd of June. The night started at 3pm with people coming all the way to 6pm, just before we served the food.

People enjoyed the sauna, music and good company while waiting for the food to be served, which was amazing. Everybody enjoyed the smoked salmon and roast veggies. Safe to say, absolutely no one went hungry.

We had impromptu dancers enjoying themselves to some folk music, as well as some more modern songs which continued even as everyone helped pack up. Unfortunately we were unable to capture any photos of it. If you have some that you would like to share, post it to our Facebook page or email them to, we would love to see them!

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:…