About Us

Australia’s peak body linking business with government and community

Welcome to the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Victoria (HACCI). HACCI was formed in 1980 for the purpose of promoting and strengthening the economic and cultural ties between the Australia and Greece. During that period, the needs of our members and indeed that of the global economic climate have changed considerably. With these changes in mind, HACCI has closely examined how it can best serve its members in order to align its efforts and resources and maintain HACCI’s relevance as it enters a new and exciting era.

Since the early 1990s, HACCI has broadened its scope beyond its traditional commercial mandate. HACCI has also fostered the HACCI Business Excellence Awards through which many Hellenic Australians and Philhellenes have been recognised for achievement not limited to commerce alone, but has also included politics, academic achievement, the arts, young achievers, community service and philanthropy.

Through the years, HACCI has hosted and co-sponsored functions, events, cocktail receptions, investment seminars, trade delegations, conferences and supported political leaders both locally and internationally. HACCI today is a multifaceted organisation that offers different things to different people and provides a forum for its members to meet, interact and exchange knowledge and ideas. It is a vehicle from which to gain an additional perspective and influence change as a united voice.

In June 2010, HACCI merged with the prominent Hellenic Business Forum of Australia (HBFA) and relaunched itself under the common banner of the Hellenic Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Victoria.

Our logo shows Hermes – the messenger of the god’s, whose role it was to bridge the boundaries between people and provide travellers with a safe and easy journey. Through this same symbolism HACCI aims to be the bridge between businesses, professionals, government and community. HACCI’s vision is to be the peak body linking business with government and community.

We invite you to become an active member of HACCI and we look forward to seeing you at our next event.

Our Values

Boldness
Stepping up to any challenge with strength and courage.

Connection

Bringing like-minded people together to share knowledge and experience.

Integrity

Open and honest in everything we say and do

Passion

To have desire to achieve excellence.

Results

Making things happen and doing it the right way.

Our Focus

Trade

Providing the forum for Companies to explore bilateral trade relationships between Greece, Australia & Diaspora. HACCI works with other trade and government bodies in Greece & Australia to establish a register and contacts list for the use of our members.

Business & Professional Networking

Providing opportunities for businesses and professionals to meet and network. We hold a number of events including breakfast networking, business forums and social events, encouraging people to interact and grow their own personal networks. In 2014 we launched the HACCI Young Professionals Network (HYPN).

Community

Through the support of Government & local community groups HACCI seeks to promote the need for community focused events to raise cultural awareness.