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Covid-19 Emergency: a message from the President and the CEO of CO.AS.IT.

Follow the link to read a joint message from the President and the CEO of our organisation:

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 Servicing the Italian community since 1968
aged care
Aged care services
resource centre
Resource Centre
Supporting the needs of teachers and students of Italian from pre-school through to tertiary level
For teachers and school students
CO.AS.IT. offers classes, resources and special events for school teachers and students.
Italian Historical Society
A vibrant collection on Italian immigration and settlement in Australia
Creating strong communities
Interested in joining a social club? Volunteering? Or just attending one of the many cultural events?
Museo Italiano
A permanent exhibition of material relating to Italian immigration to Australia
Group and individual travel

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Important information

CO.AS.IT. is committed in protecting our community, especially its most vulnerable members.
In light of the recent Coronavirus emergency, we adopted certain measures and made changes to our services:
Aged Care services
All in-home services will continue as usual if our client desire so and subject to availability until otherwise advised by the Government.
Social Support Groups
All activities at our centres in Rosanna, Essendon, Coburg, Parkville, Whitehorse and Knox have been suspended.
Senior Citizens' Clubs
All Italian Clubs have been invited to suspend all non-essential events, dinners, lunches.
Museo Italiano and IHS
Our Museo and the Italian Historical Society will remain closed to the public until further notice.
Resource Centre
Our library services have been suspended, teachers and students who borrowed resources can return them via post.
Cultural Events
All internally or externally organised events are to be considered postponed.

Please ensure you become familiar with the pertinent information collated by our organisation.

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Culture and events

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  • Diaspore italiane - Genova Conference proceedings

    Diaspore italiane - Genova Conference proceedings

    The proceedings of "Between Immigration and Historical Amnesia", part III of the conference  Diaspore italiane: Italy in Movement  (Melbourne-New York-Genova), have just been published on the website of the conference  here

    We congratulate our colleagues at  Mu.MA Istituzione Musei del Mare e delle Migrazioni  for a ground-breaking conference, involving over

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  • Suitcase Stories with Elise Valmorbida

    Suitcase Stories with Elise Valmorbida

    CO.AS.IT. Italian Australian culture series on line. Talk #1.

    Due to the COVID-19 emergency, CO.AS.IT. has had to put its cultural program on hold. In the meantime we have been thinking what we can do to continue bringing together the community, scholars, artists and practitioners. We thought we would trial

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  • New Italian migrants and COVID-19

    New Italian migrants and COVID-19

    We are sharing an initiative by our colleagues at Centro Altreitalie - Portale di studi sulle migrazioni italiane .


    Il CO.AS.IT. di Melbourne sta collaborando alla diffusione di un questionario attinente a un progetto di ricerca dei colleghi del Centro Altreitalie ( ). Il questionario è rivolto ai

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A significant story – una storia importante

This year CO.AS.IT. has celebrated its 50th anniversary with a series of special events and commemorative publications.

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