About EMG

The East Melbourne Group, believed to be the earliest residents’ association in Melbourne, was established in 1953.

We work to connect the community of East Melbourne and Jolimont and to protect and improve its  heritage and amenity.

The purposes of the East Melbourne Group are:

1. To foster wide community knowledge of, access to and engagement in local events, services and activities so as to improve the connectedness and well-being of the community.

2. To preserve, protect and improve East Melbourne’s:

(a) residential character and amenity;

(b) heritage qualities and the inventory of graded historic buildings;

(c) boulevards, streets, streetscapes, laneways, views and vistas;

(d) public parks, gardens, recreational areas, significant trees and plantings,

including through the careful management of East Melbourne’s public spaces.

3. To increase and diversify membership and the participation of members in our activities so as to support our other purposes.

The Group has several life members nominated because of their tireless voluntary efforts on behalf of the residents’ of East Melbourne:

  • Des Clark
  • Jill Fenwick
  • Bill Gillies
  • Marga Macdonald
  • Lotte Mulligan
  • Peter Murton
  • Susie Norton
  • Percy Schlossberger
  • Myra Sutton
  • Michael Wilson
  • Margaret Wood

Information about our history, including information about the recent book telling the story  our first 50 years, is here.

Registration No. A0041878P (Consumer Affairs Victoria)  Copy of certificate of incorporation is here.

ABN No. 16624318008

Phone: 03 9415 7570
Fax: 03 9415 7570
East Melbourne 3002
152 Powlett Street