List of Italian-Australian communities
In Australia there are large concentrations of Italians in many metropolitan areas of Australia. In particular, states such as New South Wales, and Victoria have larger populations of Italian-Australians than other states by national average. According to a recent study, 1 million Australians are of Italian descent. Communities of Italians were established in most major industrial cities of the early 20th century, which established concentrated communities in Sydney. During the labor shortage in the 19th and early 20th centuries, planters in Queensland did attract some Italian immigrants to work as sharecroppers, but they soon left the extreme anti-Italian discrimination and strict regimen of the plantations for towns or other states.
The state of Victoria has had Italian-Australian residents since the 1850s.
Today, Sydney and Melbourne have the largest populations of Italians in Australia.
- Little Italy, consisting of Lygon Street and Carlton, Victoria, in Melbourne
- Lalor, Victoria
- Brunswick East, Victoria
- Bulleen, Victoria
New South Wales
- Leichhardt, a suburb of Sydney
- Ramsay Street, in Haberfield, a suburb of Sydney
- Bossley Park, New South Wales
- New Italy, New South Wales
- Griffith, a city in western New South Wales with a substantial Italian-Australian population
Harvey, Western Australia