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Posted 5 June 2018
This year the Baltic Deportation Day will take place on Saturday, 9 June, 2018......Invitation Letter

Posted 3 Mary 2018
The second last weekend in April saw the nature loving members of the Canberra Lithuanian Community Association (CLCA) venture into the outdoors for a “Stovykla” revival weekend to celebrate the Centenary of Restored Lithuania and also 70 years of Lithuanian scouting in Australia.

Posted 7 April 2018
Reminder that this event will take place from Friday, 20 April to Sunday, 22. All CLC members are welcome to attend and as there are places left late registration will be accepted.
Want to have your creature comforts and also attend? There are still 4 ensuite motel rooms still available. More details at the link below;

Posted 22 March 2018

Posted February 27, 2018

Posted September 11, 2017

Posted August 17, 2017
Statehood Day 2017/Valstybės Dienos Šventė Canberroje
Held on Saturday, 8 July at the Yowani Club ... More

Posted June 18, 2017
Baltic Mass Deportation Remembrance Day. It was held on Saturday, 10 June at the Polish White Eagle Club, Turner. This year it was hosted......More

Posted  March 2017
From the Language Group - 2016 Year Review ... More

Posted 8 March 2017
Lithuanian Independence Day Celebration - Saturday, 4 March 2017

Posted 7 March 2017
Canberra Multicultural Festival 2017 ....More

Lithuanian Christmas Dinner 2016 .....More

Posted 23 November 2016
Lithuanian interns visit Canberra Language Group...More

Posted 17 November 2016
The CLC held its AGM on 23 October 2016...  More

Posted 30 July 2016
I (Zydre), along with 2 other students attending the Lithuanian Language Course, was interviewed by a reporter from Lietuvos Zinios, a leading Lithuanian newspaper. Part of my interview has been included in the text, along with photos.
It is, of course, all in Lithuanian. Link

Posted 17 July 2016

Posted 2 July 2016

Community Notice Board
Posted 14 March 2017
Nina Poulton, a member of the Canberra Lithuanian Community, has an art exhibition at the Batemans' Bay Library from 6 – 24 March 2017.
On Thursday, 16 March, Nina will give a floor talk to which the public is invited. She will discuss her exhibition pieces along with the influences that steered her art career.
Time:  5.00pm
Venue: Batemans Bay Library......more

Posted 7 March 2017
12th Lithuanian Consular Mission to Australia..  Full details

UPDATE: 17 November 2016

Sponsorship Application

The Canberra Lithuanian Community Association is again providing its Cultural Sponsorship for 2016/17.

Applicants must be members of the Canberra Lithuanian Community.

Deadline for applications is 14 January 2017.

CLCA AGM - Sunday 23 October 2016
Venue:  Conference Room, Grant Cameron Community Centre, 27 Mulley Street, Holder at 2:00 pm.
Please note that any member wishing to add an item to the Agenda for discussion at the AGM, will need to email details of the item to canberralithuaniancommunity@gmail.com or notify Renee Koukoulas, Secretary on 0434 992 252 or another member of the Committee by Sunday, 16 October 2016, that is, a week before the AGM.

2016/217 Membership Renewals due 1 July 2016
Current forms are available under "Documents" tab.

UPDATE: 14 April, 2016
Video interview with Evan Alexandrow-Ridley - watch video
Soccer News from Lithuania about a member of the Canberra Lithuanian Community:
Canberra-Lithuanian Evan Alexandrow-Ridley has signed with A- Lyga club FK Stumbras as a goal- keeper under the leadership of former Lithuanian defender Darius Gvildys.
For those who subscribe to TĖVIŠKĖS AIDAI, it is reported on Page 8.
CONGRATULATIONS Evan and well done. Best wishes from the Canberra Lithuanian Community.

Contact Details

Postal Address:
Canberra Lithuanian Community Association Inc.
27 Mulley Street
Holder ACT 2611



The Canberra Lithuanian Community has physical premises, known as a "Būstinė" in Lithuanian.
These premises are used mainly for selected functions and are not open on a daily basis.

Street Address:

Grant Cameron Community Centre
27 Mulley Street
Holder ACT 2611

Forthcoming Events

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Posted October 18, 2017
Rasa Mauragienė, having been awarded a Canberra Lithuanian Community sponsorship to study traditional methods of dyeing fabric took up this offer in June 2017 ........More

Posted September 18, 2017
Sigita Gailiūnaitė and Viktoras Šurkus were visiting Vilnius in July of this year and were invited to attend the Passing Out Parade of 
Graduate Cadets from the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania ....... More
Posted September 11, 2017
Sigita Gailiūnaitė was awarded a Sponsorship to attend a 4 week Lithuanian Language course at Vilnius University ....... more

Posted August 17, 2017
Letter from Klaipeda, written by Rasa Kabaila about her experiences attending the four week Lithuanian Language course at Klaipeda University. .....more

Posted June 20, 2017
Jonas Mockunas has written an account of the establishment of the Canberra Lithuanian Community (1949-50).
It is a very interesting read ...... More

Posted June 18, 2017
Embassies & Human Rights Organizations Join VOC (Victims of Communism) To Remember The One Hundred Million Victims of Communism
On June 9th, seventeen embassies and over thirty ethnic and human rights organizations,,,,,,,More
Of particular interest to Lithuanians - 
Keynote Remarks were by Professor Vytautas Landsbergis

Posted 1 April 2017

Original Lithuanian Declaration of Independence Discovered in Berlin Archive

VILNIUS (AFP) – A Lithuanian historian on Wednesday claimed to have found a rare original copy of the country’s 1918 act of independence, which reestablished the Baltic state after more than a century of Russian rule.
More ,,,,,,,,
German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Thursday, 30 March 2017, confirmed that it is an original document.

Posted: 16 March 2017
Want more information regarding the "Song and Dance Festival" 2018 .... here

Posted: 16 September 2016
Lithuanian Papers - There are two articles of special interest to the CLC members. "Should Lithuania Defend Itself” p. 10 by Algis Kabaila and “Latest Research on Early Lithuanian Migrants” p. 16 by Jonas Mockūnas.

Posted: 19 August 2016
The Baltic Way - a peaceful political demonstration took place on 23 August 1989. Approximately two million people from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia joined hands to form a 600 km long human chain through these countries to demonstrate their solidarity in their quest for freedom. Learn more

Posted: 11 August 2016:

Posted: 6 July 2016
An eyewitness account of the Statehood Day Ceremony at the  Prezidentūra, Vilnius. - link

Just posted - 5 March 2016
Monsignor Edmundas Putrimas visits Canberra - Thursday, 3 March 2016

Meeting with the Australian Ambassador-Designate to Lithuania

Paparčių Šv. Juozapo vaikų globos namai

Visit to the Military Academy, Lithuania

Interesting Links
29th Australian Lithuanian Days (ALD):

Deep Baltic:
This web site is well worth a visit. It has articles about Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from the perspective of those who were forced to flee their countries after WWII and settle overseas. The link below is a Lithuanian's story.

Nothing but Lithuania:
The video is in Lithuanian with English sub-titles. About 5 minutes long it is in cartoon format.
Warning: Adult content, not suitable for children.

Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook:
Weekly news, in Lithuanian, is the website of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.