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Upcoming Events

Bookclubs - we host a daytime and evening book club

Playgroup - open to all young families and meeting once a month

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 16. March 2018

Gala Night, Athenaeum Club, Melbourne

6 pm


Portrait of the AGWS

Interview with Linde Mohr on SBS Radio

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Playgroup Rappelkiste 

An interview with our committee member Dagmar Logan on SBS Radio June 2016 

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Dr Jens MohrDr Jens MohrWe have the sad duty to inform our members that our President,
Dr. Jens Mohr, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on 16th January 2018 whilst visiting Germany with his wife Linde. He has been a member of our Society for many years, joined our Committee in 2014 and held the office of Honorary Treasurer until last October, when he was elected President. In addition, he represented our Society in the board of the TTHA where he held the office of Vice President.


He spent most of his working career with the huge German pharmacological and chemical company Hoechst, in Germany, Nigeria, and then as CEO in Australia until the company ceased operations here. Following his retirement, he started his own company, JM Management Services, and still sits on various boards. He is a former President of the Australian-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and a true doyen of German industry in Australia.


We shall always remember him with deep gratitude for his devoted service and his friendly demeanour. We acknowledge gratefully his management expertise and recognise that we have now lost a devoted member and worthy President.


He actively supported his wife during her twelve years as president and we owe him a great deal of gratitude for his selfless and long-lasting service in support of the needy in our society. We shall always remember him dearly.


We express our sincere condolences to his wife Linde and all members of the Mohr family, here and abroad.

Dr. Walter W.J. Uhlenbruch AO
Honorary Life President – AGWS Melbourne
January 2018



The Australian-German Welfare Society (AGWS) is a not-for-profit member organisation dedicated to supporting community members with German cultural links in Australia.

Main objectives of the organisation are to:

  • help members of the German community with financial or material problems
  • provide opportunities for members to stay in touch with their 'old' culture, talk  in their mother tongue and take part in German traditions (eg. Mother's Day, Christmas)
  • support the elderly (nursing homes, friendly visiting service, computer courses)
  • promote German culture by offering book and film clubs  in German language
  • assist young families by offering a German playgroup  for pre-school children.

We encourage you to become a member of the AGWS, participate in the many activities and/or get involved as a volunteer. Donations and/or a legacy in your will  are welcome.