Thousands were donated toward the erection of the Australian Hellenic Memorials in Canberra and in Melbourne respectively as well as the erection of the Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos in East Brunswick and not to mention the Foundation of Eleftherios Venizelos in Chania.
In Australia the Associations philanthropy is a lot bigger. In 1997 thirty two thousand dollars were donated toward the Austin Research Centre and more specifically the Research that was been conducted by Dr. Vaso Apostolopoulou. Monies were also donated toward the establishment of the Greek Nursing Home “FRONDITHA” in Templestowe. The largest of donations however have been given to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal dating back to 2006 with the amount of seventy thousand dollars and in 2007 again raising it to eight thousand dollars and going one better in 2009 were the amount raised for the Good Friday Appeal was ninety thousand dollars making it in excess of a quarter of a million dollars in total.The Association did not stop there. In 2009 it also raised $13,000 toward the “AGAPI” Care Centres who are the organisations that cares for Greek children with disabilities.
In March 1981 a large piece of land was purchased in Cathie’s lane in Wantirna South were the members of the Association donated their services and money of which they temporarily built a function area that would house 300 people. This is where it staged its inaugural events. In October 1983 just over two years later the foundations were laid for the building of the Cretan Village where it included a Reception Center seating just over 1000 people, a Car parking facility for over 200 vehicles, children’s playgrounds, 3 Tennis Courts, a Basketball Court, two Soccer Grounds and a Members Sports Pavilion that seats 150 people. The Associations headquarters are situated at the Cretan Village which includes offices, a Board room, youth area and a Cretan Library/ Archive Centre. Its true to say that the Cretan Village became and remains the focal point for the Cretan activities of the Australian Community.