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    The Polish Festival @ Federation Square is run by a not for profit organization – Polish Festival Inc.

    The Festival Committee comprises of individuals who bring their various skills to the table and work on a purely voluntary basis. Over 400 people give their free time and support the Committee’s effort by taking part in the Festival.

    The Festival is run as a not for profit event and all money raised/earned goes directly into the running of the Festival.

    Our mission is “to stage a multidisciplinary festival showcasing Polish culture to the greater Melbourne, regional Victoria and Australian population”. We aim to position the Polish Festival @ Federation Square as Melbourne’s premier ethnic festival, sharing cultural and artistic excellence, bring economic benefits to event participants and Melbourne CBD, unite, engage and excite the community.



    Monika Furman (President)
    Natalie Maciula (Secretary)
    Joanna Merwart (Treasurer)
    Fr. Wieslaw (Tony) Slowik SJ (Chaplain)
    Renata Stanislawska-Nowak (Artistic Coordinator)
    Jennifer Badzaj (Artistic Coordinator)
    Grzegorz Machnacki (Artistic Coordinator)
    Irena Lobaza (Assistant Stalls Coordination)
    Alex Lobaza (Stall Coordinator)
    Katarzyna Lisaj (KidStop)
    Magdalena Opalinska (Volunteer Coordinator)
    Fr. Mariusz Han SJ (Multimedia Designer)
    Andrzej Bolkunowicz (Stall Coordinator)
    Victoria Obieglo (Marketing Coordinator)
    Dorota Bacal (VIP Coordinator)

    If you are interested in joining our committee, please e-mail: with your full name, contact details, current skills, and any previous relevant experience.