Who We Are

Our History

In 2015, Australia became the first diaspora community to form a local chapter of The Hellenic Initiative.

Inspired by the work THI has been doing to support Greece during this period of social and economic upheaval, THI Australia aims to reach out to the Greek Australian community and harness the strength of the Australian diaspora.

THI Australia is a not-for-profit national organisation whose board includes representatives from all mainland states. It is a unique organisation uniting Greek Australians to work together for a common cause.

In June 2015, THI Australia announced its flagship Australian Internship Program for unemployed Greek graduates, who have been hit hard by the economic situation in Greece.

THI Australia will be providing crisis relief through innovative Greek not-for-profit organisations responding to the humanitarian crisis, and will work towards establishing new Australian-inspired programs.

THI Australia members have also been major private sponsors of the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Awards, providing funding of US$500,000 over five years.

THI Australia is committed to enhancing our collective efforts and connecting the Greek diaspora in Australia and around the globe. Together we can play a role in building a brighter future for Greece. Join us.

Founders’ Letter

Meet our Board of Directors