|Regions with significant populations|
|Sydney, Melbourne, Perth|
|Australian English, Serbian|
|Predominantly † Eastern Orthodoxy
(Serbian Orthodox Church)
|Related ethnic groups|
|European Australian, Serbian New Zealander|
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Serbian Australians are citizens of Australia who are of Serbian birth or descent. According to the 2011 census, there are 69,544 people in Australia who are of Serbian ancestry. Large Serbian communities and ethnic neighborhoods can be found in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
Serbs have migrated to Australia in various waves during the 20th century. A wave of immigrants came during and after the World War II, majority of whom were members of royalist Chetniks movement along with their families. Serbs were a large part of the immigrant community between 1948–55 and most of them opposed the communist regime then in place (Josip Broz Tito). In 1951 the mostly pro-royalist Serbian communities founded a chapter of the Chicago-based Serbian National Defense Council in Sydney. In 1954 there were 6,118 Yugoslav immigrants in Victoria. Worsening economy in Yugoslavia in the 60s and 70s prompted another wave. Many of those who settled in Victoria had worked in Western Europe (i.e. Germany) prior to coming. The 1961-1971 numbers increase to 49,755 people. After the Yugoslav Wars that broke the federal state of Yugoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) succeeded as a federal union. Josip Broz Tito's regime of what was then Yugoslavia and the recent wave since 1980 by the breakup of Yugoslavia followed by the Bosnian War of the 1990s.
Notable Serbian Australians
- Frank Arok - former soccer player and manager
- Milan Blagojevic - Australian national team soccer player
- Pedj Bojic - soccer player
- Bobby Despotovski - Australian national team soccer player
- Jelena Dokić - Tennis player
- Ivan Ergić - Serbian national team soccer player
- Tom Rogić - Australian national team soccer player and Celtic FC player.
- Vedrana Grbovic - model
- Milan Ivanović - Australian national team soccer player
- Marko Jesic - soccer player
- Robert Jovicic - Immigration case
- Sam Kekovich - Media personality and sports commentator
- Aleks Marić - Australian national team basketball player
- Steven Marković - basketball player
- Zdravko Micevic - boxer
- Jim Milisavljevic - soccer player
- Danny Milosevic - soccer player
- Dragan Durdevic - former Rugby League player
- Jake Trbojevic Rugby league player
- Nik Mrdja - Australian national team soccer player
- Ralé Rašić - Order of Australia awarded media personality and former soccer player and Australia national team manager and administrator
- Dirty South - DJ, remixer and record producer
- Karl Stefanovic - TV presenter
- Vuko Tomasevic - soccer player
- Holly Valance (born Holly Vukadinović) - Singer, actress and model
- Dragan Vasiljković - Best known as the founder and Captain of the Serbian paramilitary unit Knindže, but he was also worldwide weapons instructor, businessman and golf instructor
- Lazar Vidovic - retired Australian rules footballer
- Nick Vujicic - Accounting and Financial Planning graduate best known as preacher and motivational speaker.
- Danny Vukovic - Soccer player
- Sreten Božić aka B. Wongar - writer, author
- Ursula Yovich - actress and singer
- Lew Zivanovic - Rugby league player
- Valentina Novakovic - actress
- Bojana Novakovic - actress
- Andrew Nikolić – brigadier
- Eli Babalj - football player
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)
- 2006 Australian Bureau of Statistics: Ancestry by Birthplace of Parent(s) - Australia : 2006 Census (PDF)
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- "The People of Australia - Statistics from the 2011 Census" (PDF). Department of Immigration and Border Protection. 2014. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-920996-23-9.
- "Manje Srba u Australiji?". Srpska Dijaspora. 2011.
- Palić, Svetlana (17 July 2011). "Četiri miliona Srba našlo uhlebljenje u inostranstvu". Blic.