Ukrainian Council of NSW - News and Events

  • Sydney Ukrainian widowed by russia

    UC NSW27/10/2022

    Iryna P fled Ukraine with her two young children Ihor (4) and Diana (2) and is living in the Sydney house of a generous Australian family as she does not have relatives here. Her husband Peter was an officer serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Iryna received a call in the middle of the night of the 23rd October…

  • U-HELP FUND – Family Assistance Grants for Defenders of Ukraine

    UC NSW20/09/2022

    At a national level Australia, our allies and partners, are providing direct military and financial aid to support Ukraine’s war effort; however, there remains an ongoing critical need at the grass roots level. Requests from the war zones, via their Australian family members and friends, continue for financial support to cover necessary and life-saving protective equipment and transport. These include:…

  • UkiFest 2022 | What a Success!

    UC NSW01/09/2022

    UkiFest 2022 | What a Success! The UkiFest theme was a celebration of sovereignty and solidarity, expressed through sharing Ukraine’s culture, history and hospitality. Despite a wet start, the crowd and atmosphere built up during the afternoon and evening into a celebration that did just that. At the peak there were over 2,000 people in Tumbalong Park at Darling Harbour…

  • Discounted Gym Membership

    UC NSW03/08/2022

    The UCNSW is delighted to announce a partnership with AnyTime Fitness to provide discounted gym membership for displaced Ukrainians. Apart from improving fitness, exercise can assist with improving mental health for those traumatised by the events in Ukraine. The opportunity is open to displaced Ukrainians anywhere in Australia, and program terms and conditions are below. The UCNSW is extremely grateful to…

  • Українські Новини – Ukrainian News

    UC NSW03/06/2022

    Television SBS has launched SBS WorldWatch, an all-new free-to-air multilingual news channel. The dedicated 24-hour channel features news bulletins from leading international broadcasters in more than 35 languages, including Ukrainian. SBS WorldWatch is available on free-to-air television (channel 35) and on SBS On Demand. Ukrainian News is broadcast 9:00–9:30 pm each weeknight. SBS запустила SBS WorldWatch, новий безкоштовний багатомовний канал новин.…

  • Opal Cards – Process for Pickup!

    UC NSW25/05/2022

    Opal Cards – Інструкція Отримання На жаль, у нас більше немає дорослих опалових карток, але ми все ще маємо ~100 дитячих опалових карток. Ми роздаватимемо Opal Cards цієї суботи, 4 червня 2022, у: 10:00-12:00 – «Welcome our new Friends from Ukraine” – 3 John St Lidcombe Немає обмежень щодо кількості дитячих карток Opal, які ви можете взяти. Що необхідно зробити…

  • Ukraine Crisis Appeal Benefit Concert

    UC NSW15/04/2022

    Thank you Sydney for your support! 700 people filled the Sydney Town Hall to witness an exceptional Benefit Concert. Tens of thousands of dollars were raised however there are many more people in need Click here to view the concert and donate to Ukraine Crisis Appeal

  • UC NSW – Position Statement 4 March 2022

    UC NSW04/03/2022

    AFUO POSITION STATEMENT RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE – HOW AUSTRALIA CAN HELP 4 March 2022 Introduction In the early hours of February 24, 2022, Russia declared an open and unprovoked war against Ukraine. Russian armed forces launched a full-scale multi-pronged invasion to subjugate Ukraine and destroy its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. As the peak body for 22 Ukrainian community…

  • UC NSW – Position Statement 16 February 2022

    UC NSW16/02/2022

    Ukraine has been at war since 2014, which has resulted in over 14,000 tragic deaths, many more injuries and over 1.5 million internally displaced people. This is a war which was started by Putin, commencing with the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues with the ongoing combat in eastern Ukraine. In recent times, the world has witnessed Putin organising military…

  • Rejection of Russian Ambassador’s Disinformation

    UC NSW31/01/2022

    The Australian-Ukrainian community and the AFUO (Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations) strongly rejects and condemns the Russian Ambassador’s recent comments which claim that the Russian troop build-up is a warning to discourage Ukraine from “trying reckless military adventures’. AFUO President, Mr Stefan Romaniw OAM, said whether the massing of 127,000 troops on Ukraine’s border is a ‘threat’ or a ‘warning’…

  • Ongoing Russian Aggression – UCNSW Statement and Media Briefing

    UC NSW26/01/2022

    The Ukrainian Council of NSW is thankful for the support from individuals and organisations in the face of ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine. We thank Australia for standing with Ukraine, together with other international communities, including the USA and the UK. Internationally, military support has been supplied by the UK and the USA. However, we call on the Australian government…

  • Ukraine Travel Update and Crisis Portal

    UC NSW21/01/2022

    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has revised their travel classification for Ukraine to "Reconsider Your Need To Travel" (due to Russian aggression as well as COVID). DFAT has also opened a registration portal for Australian citizens in Ukraine to register their whereabouts due to security concerns. If you (or members of your family) are currently in Ukraine,…

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