In 1986 it was estimated that there were 5,500 Bosniaks in Australia including up to 2,000 born in Australia.
Most of the Bosnians in Australia migrated to the country throughout the 20th century and more recently as a result of the Bosnian War which took place between April 1992 and December 1995. There were significant movements in the 1960s and '70s.
The earliest signs of Bosniak community life have been evident since the 1950s.
The distribution of Bosnian immigrants in Sydney as a percentage of the population
In the 1970s, Bosnians in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Queensland established "Bosnian Islamic Societies" (e.g. majlis).
Bosnian migrants who arrived in Australia in the 1960s made important contributions to modern-day Australia through their role in the construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme in New South Wales.
The oldest Bosnian football (soccer) club Bosna Melbourne Cultural and Sporting Society was established in 1978. Today it is known as Maribyrnong Greens SC