Czech Australians

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Czech Australian
Čechoaustralský
Total population
Czech
7,437 (by birth, 2011)
22,772 (by ancestry, 2011)
Regions with significant populations
Melbourne, Sydney
Languages
Australian English, Czech
Religion
Roman Catholicism, Judaism,
Related ethnic groups
Czechs, Moravians, Slovaks

Most Czech (and ethnic Moravian) immigrants to Australia came after World War II and 1968-1969. Most recently the biggest influx is of students coming to Australia to study English and to find work. Many of them are deciding to stay by gaining permanent residency. There are around 31,000 people of Czech and of Moravian descent living in Australia, mostly in Melbourne and Sydney. In the 1960s and 1970s, one of the most successful Australian soccer clubs was Sydney FC Prague.

Notable Czech Australians[edit]

Name Born Notable for Connection with Australia Connection with the Czech Republic
Jana Wendt 1956 Tabloid journalist Born in Australia Czech parents
Lenka Kripac 1978 Musician Born in Australia Czech heritage
Stan Zemanek 1947 Radio Broadcaster Born in Australia Czech heritage
Isaka Cernak 1989 Soccer Player Born in Australia Czech heritage
Hana Mandlíková 1962 Tennis player Born in Prague
Josef Stejskal 1945 Artist Born in Kromeriz

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