Ionnsachadh - Gaelic lessons in Australia and New Zealand

Below are some of the opportunities we are aware of for people in Australia and New Zealand to learn or revise Gaelic. Please let us know if we have missed any:

New South Wales


Eastwood. Macquarie Chapel, cnr Abuklea and Herring Roads. 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 6pm. Contact Rod McInnes 0404 822 314

Macquarie University - Macquarie Ancient Languages School
Between-semester daytime courses in Scottish Gaelic taught by Bran MacEachaidh (and also Old Irish, taught by Pamela O'Neill) Both are former CGA convenors. Contact Bran MacEachaidh on (02) 9890 1801 or

Granville Cearcall Comhraidh Comunn Gàidhlig's monthly conversation group, usually with native speakers
2nd Saturday of each month (February-November)
Granville Diggers Club 5 Memorial Avenue Granville NSW 2142 (Map), only a few minutes' walk from Granville railway station.

Gobaireachd Ghàidhlig (for advanced learners and native speakers)
Bidh buidheann bheag againn a' tighinn cruinn uair 'sa' mhìos ann an Sydney airson beagan gobaireachd gu tur anns a' Ghàidhlig.
Bidh sinn a' coinneachadh air an dara oidhche Chiadain den mhìos aig taigh-òsda 'Orient' aig Circular Quay - aig cairteal gu sia. Tha sinn an dùil a bhith nar suidhe a-muigh. Leanaibh fuaim na Gàidhlig agus lorgaidh sibh sinn!
Bhiodh sinn toilichte ur faicinn uair sam bith. Airson a bhith cinnteach fònaibh Aonghas air 0404 075 726.

University of Sydney - Centre for Continuing Education has run courses in Scottish Gaelic in the past, but none are being offered at present. Check their website to see which language courses are on offer - Continuing Education Language Courses


Local solo learners - Contact CGA if you wish to make contact.



Self-help group
contact James Cameron,





The Scottish Gaelic Society of Victoria offers classes in Melbourne.
Wednesdays, 7.00 pm
Celtic Club, cnr La Trobe and Queen Streets (Melways reference 2F C2).
Ar Ca nain - Our Language



South Australia


The South Australian group meets Tuesdays from 10:00am to 11am at Radio Station 5EBI, 10 Byron Pl, ADELAIDE, SA, 5000.   
Contact Margot Mernitz on 0413 722 537



Western Australia


Classes and conversation groups for beginner and intermediate levels.
Contact Shirley Oliver on (08) 9457 1945





Contact Diane Lingard through the myspace website of her singing group, The Shieling, or email


New Zealand

Enquiries regarding Gaelic language groups in New Zealand can be made to the New Zealand societies on our Links page