Australian Hungarian Communities
RIK Youth Services Incorporated is a non-profit organisation that seeks to exist for the Hungarian youth community in Australia and is based at the Hungarian Community Centre in Melbourne (Melbourne-i Magyar Ház). RIK began operations as the Rákóczi Ifjúsági Klub (RIK), over 10 years ago, and it still maintains the same name in Hungarian. RIK exists to serve two very important purposes. Firstly, tries to help the Hungarian youth community to grow in strength and number and to create unity among the Hungarian youth all over Australia. The second purpose that RIK fulfils is to provide help to those young people that really need impartial and non-judgmental assistance to get them through the hardest parts of life.
The Hungarian Community Centre is a not for profit organisation which works for the furtherance and assistance of the Hungarian community. It is the largest Hungarian institution outside the Carpathian basin. It provides facilities to the thousands of Hungarians who live within reach of it. It enables organisations and individuals to maintain their national inheritance, heritage and culture and endeavours to pass on the culture on to future generations. The Hungarian Community Centre and endeavours to maintain Hungarian culture and the Centre is beautifully located on 5.5 acres of parklands in the City of Knox. The Centre has an ecumenical church, restaurant, two large and one smaller hall which can accommodate 600, 400 and 100 people respectively.
Mission Statement: To provide culturally appropriate assistance, help, information and care to the frail, aged and the younger disabled Hungarian population.