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Official visit of Theodoros Livanios to Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra on 21-27 March

This year’s anniversary events for the celebration of March 25 in Sydney will be attended by the Deputy Minister of the Interior of Greece, Mr. Theodoros Livanios, representing the Greek government. This year, in fact, for the first time after four years, the customary march in front of the Sydney Opera House will take place again.

In the context of his visit, Mr. Livanios will meet with institutions and representatives of the Greek community in Australia, in order to discuss with them issues that concern the Greeks of Australia, but also to inform them about the recent initiative of the Greek government to establish postal voting for the European elections. This is an important innovation in the electoral history of Greece, which will allow, for the first time, Greek voters to vote by post, from their place of residence, either inside or outside the territory, without any restrictions whatsoever.

Given that, in July 2023, all conditions for prior residence and submission of a tax return in Greece were abolished, the aim is, in the upcoming European elections in June, for even more Greeks to participate, giving a strong message to Europe about the future of our country.

At the meetings that will take place, the Greeks of Australia will be informed by the Deputy Minister of the Interior about the simple and fast registration process on the electronic platform, either from home or with the assistance of the local Greek consular authorities.

Mr. Livanios will be in Melbourne on March 21-23 and in Sydney on March 24-26, while on March 27 he will visit Canberra.

The program of the Deputy Minister of the Interior’s official meetings is as follows in detail:


Thursday 21.03.2024

11.00 Visit to the Parliament of Victoria – Meeting with Greek MPs (Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3002)

12.00 Archdiocese – Meeting with the His Grace Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis (221 Dorcas St, South Melbourne VIC 3205)

13.00 Visit to the Hellenic Museum (280 William St, Melb, VIC 3000)

18.30 Greek Orthodox Community – Presentation of the Postal Ballot (168 Lonsdale St. Melbourne 3000)

Friday 22.03.2024

19.00 Dinner Dance hosted by the Greek Community

Saturday 23.02.2024

10.30 Visit to the Holy Monastery “Axion Esti”

12.00 Pan-Macedonian Association of Greece Australia – Presentation of the Postal Ballot (470 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill VIC 3068)


Sunday 24.03.2024

09.30 Doxology Service at the Cathedral of the Annunciation of Our Lady (242 Cleveland St, Redfern NSW 2016)

13.00 Martin Place laying of the Wreaths at the Cenotaph

14.30 March and speeches for Greek National Day in front of the Sydney Opera House

Monday 25.03.2024

09.30 Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Annunciation of Our Lady (242 Cleveland St, Redfern NSW 2016)

11.00 Meeting with His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia

12.00 Visit to Saint Basil’s Aged Care Facility accompanied by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia

18.30 Greek National Day – 25th March Reception hosted by the Consulate General of Greece in Sydney, at the New South Wales Parliament building (Parliament House)

Tuesday 26.03.2024

07.30          Business breakfast presentation by CEO of Business Sydney Chamber Mr. Paul Nicolaou

11:00         Meeting with Greek-Australian media representatives at the offices of the Consulate General of Greece in Sydney

18:00          Visit to the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Community of New South Wales and a meeting with the Board of Directors


Wednesday 27.03.2024

13.00 Meeting with members of the Greek Community of Canberra

18.30 Event of the Australia-Greece Friendship Parliamentary Group at Parliament House.