The people of Australia and Timor-Leste share deep personal connections forged through shared experiences during the Second World War, the Timorese journey to independence, and the growth of the Timorese diaspora in Australia. Many Australians remain actively connected to Timor-Leste, including through the Australia-Timor-Leste friendship group network, and community and church groups.
The 2016 Census recorded 9,238 Timor-Leste-born people in Australia. Victoria had largest number with 4,982 followed by New South Wales (2,119), the Northern Territory (1,024) and Queensland (529).
Have you ever wanted to pull on your national jumper and represent your country?
Playing Footy 9s gives you an opportunity to do just that! It’s a fun and exciting new sport, with both full contact (tackling) and non-contact (no tackling) options to choose from.
If you are of Timorese descent and keen to represent Timor-Leste, please contact us.