Only small numbers of Lithuanians arrived in Australia before 1947. Many Lithuanians and other Eastern Europeans fled the Red Army in 1944 and became Displaced Persons in refugee camps in Western Europe. From 1947 they were able to emigrate to countries such as Australia under the sponsorship of the International Refugee Organization.
Resident Australian population born in Lithuania (2016 census) – 2,609
Australian residents of Lithuanian descent (2016 census) – 16,290
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 Lithuanian descent and keen to represent Lithuania, please contact us.