Czech Australians

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Czech Australians
Čeští Australani
Total population
(7,437 (by birth, 2011)
22,772 (by ancestry, 2011)[1])
Regions with significant populations
Melbourne, Sydney
Australian English, Czech
Roman Catholicism, Judaism,
Related ethnic groups
Czechs, Moravians, Slovaks

Czech Australians are Australian citizens of Czech ancestry. 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 23,000 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]

Josef Stejskal 1945 Artist Born in Kroměříž
Stan Zemanek 1947 Radio Broadcaster Born in Australia; Czech heritage
Jana Wendt 1956 Tabloid journalist Born in Australia to Czech parents
Hana Mandlíková 1962 Tennis player Born in Prague; became an Australian citizen in 1988
Charles Vesely 1965 Theologian and Uniting Church minister Born in Prague; refugee from Soviet invasion in 1968
Lenka Kripac 1978 Musician Born in Australia; Czech heritage
Andrew Greene 1983 Journalist Born in Australia; Czech heritage
Isaka Cernak 1989 Soccer player Born in Australia; Czech heritage

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