Epirus is a province in northwestern Greece. It is divided into four prefectures: Arta, Ioannina, Preveza and Thesprotia. It has a population of about 350,000. The capital of Epirus and its largest city is Ioannina. A large part of Epirus lies on mountainous areas, called Pindus Mountains. Learn More →


Ioannina is located 450 km northwest of Athens, 100 km east of the Ionian Sea coast, and 65 km south of the Greek-Albanian border. The city is surrounded by mountains and lies on the western side of a beautiful lake. It is a lively city of 100,000 inhabitants that carries a long history. Learn More →


Arta is a city with a rich history in northwestern Greece, capital of the regional unit of Arta, which is part of Epirus region. The city was known in ancient times as Ambracia. Arta is famous for its old bridge located over the Arachthos River, situated west of downtown. Learn More →


Preveza is a town in the region of Epirus, northwestern Greece, located at the mouth of the Ambracian Gulf. It is the capital of the regional unit of Preveza, which is part of the region of Epirus. The Aktio-Preveza Immersed Tunnel, the first and so far only undersea tunnel in Greece, was completed in 2002 and connects Preveza to Aktio. Learn More →


Igoumenitsa is the capital of the regional unit Thesprotia. It is a picturesque small town with lots of green, beaches with crystal clear blue waters, and green mountains surrounding the town. The 670 km Egnatia Highway, which serves northern Greece, terminates at Igoumenitsa. Learn More →

Message from the President of Panepirotic Union
of Melbourne and Victoria and Epirotic Federation of Oceania

Dear Fellow Patriots,

Firstly, the new Board of Directors wishes to express it's warm wishes and appreciation to all those members who have been so loyal to Panepirotic Union of Melbourne & Victoria Inc. "the Club" over the years and we in turn, the Board, shall serve you to the best of our ability.

A big THANK YOU to all previous presidents of our Club, who through dedicating so much of their time and working hard alongside their respective Board of Directors, helped maintain and promote the Epirotic customs and traditions in a land so far away, here in Australia.

It's now our turn to work hard, with new horizons opening out, we bring a fresh outlook and a variety of ideas. So, we promise to continue maintaining and working upon developing further that, which our forebearers worked hard towards.

Our goal is to stand by our members, listen to their needs and wants for The Club and act on their wishes, aiming to fulfill their requirements.

To develop and increase the interest and membership of the 2nd and 3rd Generation Epirotic background, Australian born people without of course, neglecting the 1st Generation Epirots.

I send a message of unity and patriotism to all and I say with confidence, that I shall commit to continue with the same zeal, to keep the Epirotic Spirit alive, here in the land down-under.

Yours sincerely,
Daphne Hatzistavrou

Panepirotic Union proudly supports the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre

Panepirotic Union of Melbourne and Victoria Inc. held the annual "Pita Luncheon" event at "Stars International" on 22 November 2015 with a special cause in mind.

This year, the total amount of money gathered from this event, after costs, shall go toward "The Wellness Centre" funding specifically the "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction" program, i.e. a series of workshops held over eight weeks at "The Wellness Centre" in support of cancer patients and their families.

Our Union

In November 1990, the then three of the larger Epirotic Associations, united into one representative organization for all Epirots in the State of Victoria and beyond.

About Epirus

Epirus is a geographical and historical region in southeastern Europe, in Greece. It lies between the Pindus Mountains and the Ionian Sea, to the Ambracian Gulf in the south.

Photo Gallery

Take a look at our photo gallery from the region of Epirus, but also from various events that our union has organised. Feel free to send your photos, in order to upload them too.

News & Announcements

  • Η Εβδομάδα του Παιδιού
    October 25, 2023
    Η Εβδομάδα του Παιδιού είναι μια ετήσια εθνική εκδήλωση που γιορτάζει τα δικαιώματα των παιδιών.
  • Donation to "Fronditha Care"
    January 24, 2018
    The Pita was a successful event and $5000.00 (Five-Thousand Dollars) from this event were donated this year to the nursing home "FRONDITHA CARE" 
  • Donation to "Good Friday Appeal"
    April 15, 2017
    On Good Friday, our union made a donation to "Good Friday Appeal"; a fundraising event for "The Royal Children's Hospital".

Our Events

  • Pita celebration 2017
    November 19, 2017
    On Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 1.00 pm until late in the afternoon, we celebrate the annual  "Feast of the Epirus Pitta" in...
  • Donation to "Good Friday Appeal"
    April 15, 2017
    On Good Friday, our union made a donation to "Good Friday Appeal"; a fundraising event for "The Royal Children's Hospital".
  • Donation to ONJ Cancer & Wellness Centre
    December 24, 2015
    Certificate of Appreciation from the "Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre" to "Panepirotic Union of Melbourne &...