The Association of Ukrainians in Victoria (AUV) represents the Ukrainian Australian community before the people and government of the state of Victoria, Australia. The AUV promotes linkages with Ukraine, other communities around Australia and identifies and addresses the needs of the Ukrainian community in Victoria to ensure it’s continued existence and development for the enhancement of Australia’s socio-cultural fabric.
Our Not-For-Profit (NFP) status ensures that we serve our community and strive to change people’s lives.
There are over 60,000 people of Ukrainian descent in Australia with the majority living in Victoria and New South Wales. In Victoria, most have settled in the larger urban areas of Melbourne, Geelong, Wodonga and Moe. Small-scale migration has been recorded in the 1860’s and Anzacs from Ukraine served in the First World War. Larger waves of migration have occurred after World War 2, in the 1960’s and post Ukrainian independence of 1991.
The Association of Ukrainians in Victoria (AUV) strives to be a proactive, state-based, united and self-sustaining body that provides a high standard of leadership in developing the destiny of Ukrainian Australians.
The AUV is a registered charity under the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Act and is a key member of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations.
The AUV’s head office is in Essendon and has branches in Geelong, St Albans, Wodonga and Noble Park.
ABN: 20 004 319 126
Board of Directors
President of AUV since 2017 and member of the Eparchial Finance Committee since 2014.
Born 1949 in Melbourne, Slawko lived in Sunshine, Ringwood, Wodonga and Strathmore….
Eugene Hawryszko FCPA
Eugene, otherwise known as “Gigsy”, is currently a Sales Manager for Siena Foods with major contracts in Coles and Aldi. He is very involved in the running of the Trembita Café at Sts Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in North Melbourne…
Director of Communications
Lesia has grown up around the AUV Essendon Hall, dancing on Tuesday nights with Verchovyna Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and attending Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM Melbourne) events. She enjoys the community spirit…
Фелікс Фігурек (Felix Figurek)
В управі Української Громади Вікторії вже 3 роки, а останніх 28 років дуже активний, як в УГВ так і у катедральній парафії в North Melbourne. Організовую Веселі Зустрічі Українців Мельбурну…
Valya Wasyl (Kolody)
Valya grew up in the Ukrainian community. “Domivka” (the Essendon Ukrainian Hall) was the local place that everybody attended for all social outings. She was in Plast scouts for many years and has re-joined with the Chervoni Marky…
Director of Hall Maintenance & Upgrade
Nicholas Wasyl is a passionate Ukrainian Youth Association (CYM) member and electrician by trade. He is proud to have grown up in the Ukrainian community. He has been actively involved in many aspects…
Сергій Циндра (Serhiy Tsundra)
As a proud Ukrainian, who arrived in Australia in 2012 with a little knowledge of Australia, I have to admit it was a life changing event.
What I have realised the moment I’ve stepped into land of ozz, is that Australia has a strong Ukrainian community
Social Welfare Officer