Austria has had links with Australia since the beginning of European settlement. Austrians visited Australia as members of scientific, diplomatic and religious missions in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Most Austrian migration to Australia took place between the end of World War II and 1960.
Today, the relationship is marked by strong people-to-people links. The 2016 census recorded 44,411 people of Austrian ancestry, with 15,384 people born in Austria.
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 Austrian descent and keen to represent Austria, please join the Team Austria Facebook group.