The Macedonian Community of WA

Macedonian Community Centre of WA
Corner of Albert Street and Macedonia Place North Perth WA 6006
Centre Manager: Pero Jakovceski Tel 08 9328 7852 Mob 0415 310 155
Secretary - John Kitis

BSB 633-000 Account No 154460760
Name: Macedonian Community of WA inc

MCWA President's Long Table Lunch
Friday 20th October 12.30pm
3 Course Lunch $40
To RSVP for this exclusive & elite event please c
all or SMS Trayn on 0407922712
or email:

Languages Week 2017

The Macedonian Community Language School is proud to celebrate the work of our students and teachers.

Macedonian Community Language School - Finalist in Languages Week 2017 Competition

Alexander Sholdas, finalist in the Languages Week 2017 e-Book Let Me Tell You a Story, Let Me Tell You in My Language Competition, received 3rd prize at last night’s Languages Week 2017 presentations event. He is pictured with his teacher Jovanka Jakovceska and Allan Blagaich, CEO, School Curriculum and Standards Authority. Alexander’s e-Book story titled My Great Grandfather’s Long Journey to Australia was told in two languages, English and Macedonian and included text, audio, photographs and pictures. The Macedonian Community Language School would like to thank all students who entered the competition and commends them on their outstanding efforts. Special thanks must also go to their teacher Jovanka Jakovceska for encouraging students to take part in the competition and also for incorporating the exercise into students’ learning program. Congratulations Alexander.

Language Classes

Enrolments for 2017 NOW OPEN

The Macedonian Community Language School wishes to advise that enrolments for 2017 Macedonian language classes are now due.
Macedonian language classes are available for school age children and adults. Classes for school age students will be held at Balcatta House, 334 Albert Street, Balcatta on Wednesdays from 4.30pm to 6.00pm. Adult classes will be held at the Macedonian Community Centre, 51 Albert Street..., North Perth on Tuesdays from 7.00pm to 8.30pm.
To obtain a 2017 Enrolment Form please click on the following link…/files/Enrolment%20Form%2020…
or pop in to the front bar at the Macedonian Community Centre in North Perth. Enquiries can be directed to
Please advise your families and friends that enrolments for Macedonian language classes are now due.


The Macedonian Community of W.A. (Inc) has its origins linked to the periods of emigration following World Wars I and II. The first Macedonian migrants came to Australia in the 1920’s after World War I. Initially these pioneers were “pecalbari” meaning fortune seekers who came to Australia to better themselves economically and to return to their families in Macedonia. These plans were soon changed with the beginning of World War II and the Civil War in Aegean Macedonia with most of these pioneering Macedonians seeking refuge in Australia. Once these wars had concluded the process of family reunions began and tens of thousands have since made Western Australia their new home and have made significant contributions to the economic, social, cultural and sporting fabric of Australia and Western Australia in particular.

The first formal Macedonian organization of “Edinstvo” or “Unity” was formed in 1941. Edinstvo served as a precursor to the Macedonian Australian Community of Perth , Western Australia which was formally registered in October 1964 and is now called the Macedonian Community of W.A. (Inc.).

By far the most significant influx of Macedonian migrants to Western Australia occurred from 1950 through till 1965 with the arrival of the “Deca Begalci from Aegean Macedonia” from 1955 till 1965, being the Macedonian Child Refugees who had fled the Civil War in Aegean Macedonia between 1946 and 1949 to adjacent eastern bloc countries like Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, Rumania, Czechoslovakia and Russia.

These educated and committed young Macedonians marked the dawn of a new era for the Macedonian Community in Western Australia and together with the older pioneering Macedonians they set upon a path of establishing the Macedonian Community of Western Australia as the most progressive Macedonian organization in the Macedonian diaspora . In the late 1960’s and 1970’s a new wave of Macedonian migrants began arriving from the Republic of Macedonia and they soon became involved and have also contributed significantly to the continuing development of the Macedonian Community of W.A. (Inc) and all its subsidiary components.

In 1969 The Macedonian Community Centre and Macedonian Orthodox Church of St Nikola was officially opened after some 6 years of tremendous effort from the then Committee and our many generous members who volunteered their labour and donated generously.

In 1976 we added a second storey to our Community Centre and opened up a licensed club – The Macedonian Club of WA.

In 1985 we opened up Macedonia Park our sporting complex in Balcatta with its own Licensed Club, sports facilities for soccer, cricket, tennis and netball.

In 1994 we finally built our new Macedonian Orthodox Church of St Nikola across the road from our Community Centre which is the jewel in our crown of achievements.

The Macedonian Community Centre of W.A. and W.A. Macedonian Club in North Perth,, Macedonian Orthodox Church of St Nikola in North Perth, and the Macedonia Park Sporting Complex in Balcatta stand as beacons of our achievements for future generations to use and enjoy..

The main aim of the Macedonian Community of W.A. (Inc.) has and always will be the promotion of our distinct Macedonian language, culture and history for present and future generations of Macedonians in Australia whilst simultaneously encouraging a strong and productive commitment to the general Australian community as loyal and proud Australian citizens.

Take a moment to walk through our website. It is a source of information and contacts for members and our Australian friends. Please contact us if you would like to contribute your comments or find out more about us.

This Website was kindly built for us by Branko Lazarov of Lazarov Design at no cost to our Community. For all your website, design, business cards, certificates etc please see Branko email: Tel 0409 085 221 - DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER FOR MCWA MATTERS