Vision & Mission
"There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't met yet." W.B. Yeats
The Irish Australian Support & Resource Bureau is a non-profit organisation that was formed in the early 1970s by a group of community-minded people to assist those in distress.
Since then the IASRB has expanded its services to include social and cultural events as well as assisting with welfare issues.
Our Vision : To offer a place of friendship and support to the Irish Australian Community of Victoria.
Our Mission : To celebrate the Irish Australian community of Victoria and to care for those in need or experiencing hardship or trauma within the community, with confidentially and caring support.
The IASRB invites all those with an interest in Irish affairs to drop into the Bureau. Our doors are always open to working holiday vias and temporary residents as well as those who have been here for many years.
Come in for a chat the kettle is always hot.
Contact Irish Australian Support & Resource Bureau
Get in touch with Irish Australian Support & Resource Bureau to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
Address : 440A High Street, Northcote. 3070.
Ph: (03)94823865 Emergency Only: (0407)0317539
Opening Hours : 9.30am - 4.30pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Closed : Wednesday
A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved
The Irish Australian Support & Resource Bureau’s dedicated Outreach Program ensures any elderly member of the Irish Community in Victoria maintains important links through visits in their homes, nursing homes or hospitals. Our priority is to care for isolated, elderly Irish people and those considered vulnerable or at risk.
The program offers information or referral to appropriate government and community resources. It also offers assistance in completing forms for pensions, health care, accessible transport, rent assistance, Centrelink. The IASRB provides transport to these agencies or organises for their representatives to visit clients.
Contact Our Outreach worker by email or mobile (0449)210829
Seniors Weekly Lunch
Enjoying the Craic
At the Irish Australian Support & Resource Bureau, we host a lunch every TUESDAY to bring our Senior community together. A chance to meet old and new friends, to enjoy the craic. We welcome new members to join us anytime throughout the year. Lunch is provided at a minimal cost.
LUNCH EVERY TUESDAY 11.00am till 3.00pm
Many Hands Make Light Work
We are dedicated to serving the Irish/Australian Community, striving to make a difference. IASRB invites you to learn more about our organisation and lend your support as a volunteer. The work and support our volunteers provide, is invaluable to our community.
For more information email
Card Players Group
Exploring our Origins
25 Ireland's National Card Game. If you've been looking for a game steeped in Irish origins, you may just be in luck with the game of 25, a fast paced card game from the rural pubs of Ireland.
EVERY THURSDAY starts 12.00pm sharp. New members welcome, come along and join the fun.
A Stitch in Time
The Shamrock Quilters started in the 1980s with the intention of providing a support group for migrant Irish women, where they could meet on a weekly basis. From humble beginnings, the Quilters have grown, proudly exhibiting in Gaelic Park and St Patrick's Day Floats, just to name a few. Renowned for their exceptional craft, over the years, the Shamrock Quilters have presented many dignitaries from the Irish Government with gifts of their beautiful quilts.
EVERY TUESDAY 7.30pm - New Members and Beginners Welcome
Home from Home Irish Parents Group
It Takes a Village to Raise a Child
There is a sense of magic in the air where children and their parents gather to play, catch up over a cup of tea and strengthen links within the Irish Community. The group also has regular catch ups, usually at weekends so that the whole family can attend.
New members welcome. Let us know if you plan to drop into the IASRB any Friday for a cup of tea and a chat.
Visit HOME FROM HOME FACEBOOK page for upcoming activities and information.
Reinforcing our Commitment - Bringing our Community Together
The IASRB loves an excuse to celebrate a special occasion or mark an event. Throughout the year, the community comes together to celebrate St Patrick's Day, Christmas in July, Halloween and other events. We are always keen to hear of any other events underway, please keep us posted.
EVENTS IRISH AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY MELBOURNE