Our Story

PRONIA [Pron’-ya] empowers, advocates and cares for the Australian Greek community.

From its origins as a vital support system for the first wave of vulnerable Greek migrants, to building a strong community over 52 years in the making. And now paving the way for whole new generation to realise their potential. Our comprehensive support services, in-depth cultural knowledge, educational expertise and advocacy is undertaken with the aim of creating a stronger community that enables each and every person to overcome disadvantage and reach their potential.

PRONIA means ‘to provide’ or ‘make provision for’ in Greek, but of course it also means more than that. Its deeper connotations of ‘care’ and ‘forethought’ lie at the heart of our mission.

Vision Statement

To be a leading Australian – Greek community welfare services agency in Australia.

Statement of Purpose

To empower vulnerable members of the Australian – Greek Community to reach their full potential. This will be achieved predominantly by undertaking service provision and complimented by ancillary services which support our clients including advocacy, policy development and research in an innovative, culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.



Commitment to child safety

PRONIA as an organisation is committed to child safety.

The organisation wants children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.

We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.

We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures.

We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.

Our organisation is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.

Our organisation has robust human resources and recruitment practices for all staff and volunteers.

Our organisation is committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.

We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.

If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000.

PRONIA has had a long, proud history in advocating for social justice, equality of opportunity for individuals and communities, with the aim of helping to create a stronger, cohesive, and inclusive society for all Australians. It is within this spirit that PRONIA supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the “yes” vote in the upcoming referendum to constitutionally recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as the First Peoples of Australia and a Voice to parliament.

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