CO.AS.IT A non-profit organisation for Italians and Australians of Italian descent

Senior Italian Citizens' Clubs of Victoria

Association of Senior Italian Citizens’ Clubs of Victoria

The Association of Senior Italian Citizens’ Clubs of Victoria - which is constituted by over 90 senior citizens’ clubs for Italian-Australians operating throughout the Melbourne metropolitan areas and in several regional areas, including Mildura, Wangaratta, Myrtleford, Geelong, Ballarat, Morwell, Korumburra, Kyabram, Shepparton, Tatura, Rye and Wonthaggi. It is the largest Italian pensioner body in Australia. Total membership of the groups is over 20,000. The Association was founded by Co.As.It. on 8 December, 1983. The presidents of the clubs meet regularly at the bi-monthly meetings of all Presidents in our Conference Centre to discuss and plan activities and or projects according to the views and needs of clubmembers. This includes conferences on health and welfare, pensions, sporting and other socio-cultural initiatives of common interest to particular clubs, visits to historical places, the National Gallery of Victoria’s special exhibitions, concerts and theatrical performances, information seminars and special group outings.

The Association operates under the auspices and financial assistance of CO.AS.IT. The objective is to provide members of all affiliated clubs assistance by referring them to social workers at CO.AS.IT. and or other local, state and federal responsible agencies for the care of the aged.

Qualified guest speakers are invited to visit the clubs to give talks on a number of topics of particular interest to older Italian-Australians. The association strives to help improve the quality of life of older Italian-Australians through representation and lobbying at all levels of Government in order to give them accessibility to mainstream services and infrastructures.

The Association is based at:

CO.AS.IT. – Level 1, 189 Faraday Street, Carlton, Vic. 3053 Tel. 03-9349 9000 - Fax: 03-9349 1063