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The Pallaconian Brotherhood of Melbourne and Victoria ‘O Leonidas’ was founded as a non-profit organisation on 15th December 1961 by Greek migrants to Australia, whose ancestry hailed from the region of Laconia in the southern Peloponnese.

The Club’s goals were and are:

  • To provide social interaction between Laconians, Greeks and their broader Australian Community
  • Organise a network to assist elderly Greek Australians
  • And to give back to society through philanthropic acts

Today the Club’s Main, Senior and Youth Committees all work in tandem to serve their members and the local community, by growing the Club and living up to the aims of the Constitution. We invite all Greeks and Philhellenes interested in joining our organisation in whatever function is allowed by the Constitution to contact us on Facebook or Instagram for the opportunity to socialise, volunteer and give back to our community.

Our venue the ‘Laconian House’ is a two-level building with an Australian Heritage exterior, perfect for hosting all kinds of events, formal and informal. It is located conveniently close to public transport via Sydney Road, with ample car parking nearby.


— 𝑳𝑬𝑪𝑻𝑼𝑹𝑬 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑹𝒆𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏𝒐𝒏 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒃𝒍𝒆𝒔 —
The Pallaconian Brotherhood invites all to join us for a FREE public lecture on the topic of the Return of the Parthenon Marbles.
The lecture will be hosted by Emanuel J. Comino AM PSP JP on Wednesday the 29th March 2023 at 7pm.
The lecture will be held at our premises located at 253 Albert Street, Brunswick 3056. The lecture will be accessible to those already familiar with the history of the Parthenon Marbles but will also cater to those who have only recently begun to learn about them.


Located in the heart of Brunswick, the Pallaconian Brotherhood has always had close ties with the City of Merri-bek. Many Merri-bekresidents are from Laconia and members of our association.

In November 1987, the then Brunswick City Council signed a sister-city relationship with Sparta, which was recently reaffirmed through a renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding in November 2009. The Pallaconian Brotherhood continues to maintain ties with both city councils.