7,437 (by birth, 2011)|
22,772 (by ancestry, 2011)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Australian English, Czech|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Czech New Zealanders, Slovak Australians|
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
|Tony Sponar||1920||Founder of Thredbo ski resort|
|Stan Zemanek||1947||Radio Broadcaster|
|Hana Mandlíková||1962||Tennis player|
|Charles Vesely||1965||Theologian and Uniting Church minister|
|Isaka Cernak||1989||Soccer player|
- "The People of Australia – Statistics from the 2011 Census" (PDF). Australian Government.