Who we are

The Order of AHEPA (Australian Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) is the largest Hellenic Association in the world. It was founded in Australia in Werris Creek, New South Wales in May 1934.

History of AHEPA Queensland

In Australia, AHEPA was first established on the 15th of August 1934 in Werris Creek, a country town of New South Wales.

From this humble beginning, AHEPA has spread throughout Australia with Chapters operating in all States and the ACT as well as New Zealand.

AHEPA was introduced in Queensland in 1936 and The Daughters of Penelope, (Ladies Chapters), were first introduced in Brisbane in 1953.

The new Chapter, Thoron (Greek for “Gift”) was inaugurated and the foundation officers were installed in Brisbane QLD on Friday 7th December 2012.

Chapter Thoron was created for the purpose of establishing a process for donations of grants to the Australian charitable organisations of Queensland in mainly the fields of Health, Education, Arts and Culture, Research and Science.

Our Mission

To promote the Australian Hellenic ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, Family, and Individual Excellence.

Objectives and Principles

To raise funds for charitable organisations and welfare appeals, with an emphasis on medical research, the needy, the sick and the care and welfare of the aged and disadvantaged members of our society.

To promote and preserve the attributes of the Hellenic Culture, traditions and language amongst the broader Australian community. Arranging and participating in social functions, lecturers and seminars.

To stimulate, promote and practice friendship and benevolence amongst its members. By generating the spirit of co-operation and tolerance in society in general.

As a member of the Order of AHEPA Queensland you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your activities play an important part in helping our community, including various charities we support nationally.