About Us


The Slovenian Association Melbourne was founded in 1954 – proudly one of the first Slovenian clubs in Melbourne. From humble beginnings at a small property in Carlton, it has grown to become a well-resourced, picturesque hospitality establishment over 17 acres in the beautiful undulating hills of Research, the perfect Slovenian hillside setting. A large ballroom, dining room, outdoor BBQ area, playground, Hunters and Anglers Lodge and indoor bocce arena are some of the wonderful facilities the Association provides.


The Association was originally established to assist settlers of Slovenian origin with their integration into the Australian community. However as time progressed and the Australian-Slovenian population grew and evolved into a successful social, sporting, cultural and charitable organisation.
Today, the Slovenian Association Melbourne continues to thrive, maintaining a link with our 'motherland', promoting the Slovenian cultural and ethnic heritage, thereby contributing to the Australian multicultural way of life.


  • Social events – dances, BBQ picnics, St Nicholas, wine and small goods tastings, Slovenian Day Festival, Mothers' and Fathers' Day lunches, Oktoberfest and special events for the younger generation.
  • Bocce bowling and competitions.
  • Hunters and Anglers Club events

Why not visit the Association and experience Slovenian traditions first hand?
Not a member? No problem, just sign the visitor book at the bar.
On the other hand, the Association always welcomes new members,
so find out just how easy it is to become a member by clicking on the "contact page".