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Aeolian Genealogy Seminar - Webinar Series

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As we commence our 95th year as the Società Isole Eolie, we are now at our highest level of membership in its history and this is undoubtedly due to renewed interest in the Società from when we celebrated our 90th anniversary in 2015 together with special events such as the “From Volcanoes we Sailed” exhibition at the Immigration Museum and the film screening of “Da l’Italia a l’Australia”. In 2019 we completed our 70th Anniversary of our Annual Picnic, at Keast Park, Seaford.

As a second-generation Aeolian, I am keen to keep our culture alive and relevant to current and future generations of Aeolians, their families and friends.  I hope that as the committee reaches out to the broader Aeolian community over coming months, that you will consider us to be part of your extended family and that you will spend some time with us, at our events.

I am very honoured to be President since 2016 and look forward to working with the committee dedicated to meeting your needs over coming years.

Sam Portelli


As an organisation serving and promoting Aeolian culture, the SIE is known to most people as the ‘Isole Eolie Club’ or the ‘Aeolian Club’. When founded in 1925, our charter was to be a social, cultural and welfare point of reference, aiming to help Aeolian migrants settle in Melbourne, offering them a place to meet, as well as providing moral and financial assistance in times of need.

Today as times change and a newer generation is stepping forward, we have a more general focus operating within the wider Italian community, to retain traditional links with the Aeolian Islands and their rich ties with the sea , while keeping alive, in an Australian social setting, customs and practices, such as our history, music, arts, Mediterranean cuisine and renowned pastries.

Sam Portelli
Sam Portelli - Societa Isole Eolie President
From Volcanoes, We Sailed -2016 Exhibition
From Volcanoes, We Sailed -2016 Exhibition
1925 First Members of the Societa Mutuo Soccorso Isole Eolie Melbourne
1925 - First members of the Societa Mutuo Soccorso Isole Eolie Melbourne (S.M.S.I.E)
BobDimattina & Antonio Bongiorno Acland St St Kilda c.1920s
Aeolian Fruiterers
Aeolian Genealogy Seminar
Aeolian Genealogy Seminar
Cudduri Di Pasqua
Aeolian Recipes
Festa di San Bartolomeo
From Volcanoes, We Sailed
From Volcanoes We Sailed
History of Eolian Hall
Honour Board
Miss and Mr Isole Eolie 2017
Miss and Mr Isole Eolie Pageant
Notable Aeolian-Australians
SIE Historical Photo Archive

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As a not for profit society, we rely on the generosity of our members and the community to keep our club alive.
We encourage you to be part of the longstanding history of the Società Isole Eolie (SIE)– one of the oldest running Italian social club’s in Australia, by coming along to our vast variety of our events we host every year.

Being a member of the Societa Isole Eolie allows you to:

  • Support the club and keep it alive
  • Receive discount entry to many of our events
  • Attend for FREE our Christmas Member’s BBQ in November
  • Get a 20% discount for hall hire of Eolian Hall (A minimum of 12 months membership is required).
  • Attend our Annual General Meeting (every year) and Elections (every second year) in September

We hold many various events throughout the year for all ages and for all interests.

Membership Cost:
The cost of membership per year is $30 per person and begins in January and ends at the end of December each year.
You can become a member at any time of the year.

If you would like to become a sponsor or advertise your business, please go to our Sponsorship page HERE

Bring the whole family
Cooking Demonstrations


From Volcanoes We Sailed:
Connecting Aeolian Generations
La Società Isole Eolie di Melbourne
Rai Italia – Aired 11 April 2017
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Ammunini Trailer
A DVD is available to purchase
1955 Societa Isole Eolie Annual Picnic
Societa Isole Eolie Picnic
2019 La Famiglia Luncheon
You are able to watch more of our videos on our YouTube Channel. 
(Please click the Youtube logo to go to our channel)
You are able to watch more of our videos on our YouTube Channel. (Please click the Youtube logo to go to our channel)


Mayor of Lipari Visit to Melbourne
90th Anniversary Celebrations
SIE at Piers Festival 2015
2013 Eolian Heritage Study Program


Eolian Hall is located close to Melbourne’s CBD at 836 Lygon Street, Carlton North and available for hire for any event, occasion or activity. Additionally to the hall space an optional commercial-grade kitchen, bar and audio-visual screen, projector, sound system can be added to your hall hire.

The main hall space is naturally lit and measures 240 square meters and can suit your function no matter what the occasion. The hall includes a 50 square meter dance floor and a stage. The hall can accommodate about 250 people with a sit down dinner and 350 people for a cocktail.


We would like to greatly thank our current sponsors for their contribution and generosity to the Società Isole Eolie Melbourne.

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