Cracovia Club was founded 1950 and started its operation in Barlee Street, Mt. Lawley. In 1978 four hectares of land were bought in Beechboro and in November 1988 the foundation stone for the new Polish Community Centre was laid. While historically the club has excelled on the sport fields it has also played an important role as a social, cultural and community center for the Polish community in Perth.
At the moment Cracovia is a symbol of Polish traditions and culture for generations which were born on Australian soil or in other parts of the world.
The Club operates 3 day a week, from Friday to Sunday and is opened for the general public. The bar and restaurant are also opened during that time.
We host several other groups:
- Cracovia Senior Club which meets on Thursdays from 11.30 to 3.00.
- Kukuleczka Dancing Group which runs rehearsals each Friday from 6.00 to 9.00.
- Zumba classes are on Mondays and Thursdays at 7.00
- Boot scooters classes are on Tuesdays at 7.00.
- The Polish Political Prisoners Association meets every first Sunday of the month at 2.00 for the projection of documental film
The Club organises many functions such as Mother’s Day, International Children Day, St Andrew’s Ball, New Year Eve Ball, Saint Nicolas Children Function, and blessing of food during the Easter season and many more.
The Club’s objectives are to preserve Polish traditions and language and to cultivate and propagate the Polish cultural heritage. As such, the members of the Club are predominantly poles or people of polish origin. At the same time it has been recognised that Cracovia, in order to survive and prosper, cannot be isolated and only dedicated to a polish speaking community. It has to have an open door policy for everyone to join.