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The Polish Festival @ Federation Square is run by a not for profit organisation - 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 all money raised/earned goes directly into the running 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.


Committee members:

Monika Furman (President)

Jennifer Badzaj (Secretary)

Joanna Merwart (Treasurer)

Fr Wieslaw (Tony) Slowik SJ OAM (Chaplain)

Katarzyna Bebejewska (VIP Coordinator and Host)

Andrzej Bolkunowicz (Marketing Coordinator)

Fr Mariusz Han (Multimedia Designer)

Kathryn Kolo (Multimedia Designer)

Katarzyna Lisaj (KidStop)

Aleksandra Lobaza (Stalls Coordinator)

Irena Lobaza (Assistant Stalls Coordination)

Grzegorz Machnacki (Artistic Coordinator)

Magdalena Opalinska (Volunteer Coordinator)

Renata Stanislawska–Nowak (Artistic Coordinator)


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



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