The year of Czechia in Australia

Thank you for visiting the website of “Czechia in Australia”, managed by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Canberra.

2020 is here, and we have called it “Czechia in Australia 2020” in commemoration of 100 years since the foundation of diplomatic relations between the former Czechoslovak Republic and by extension its successor states, today’s Czech Republic (and Slovak Republic), and the Commonwealth of Australia.

100 years ago this year, our first diplomatic representation in Australia, the Consulate in Sydney was opened, which continued during World War II, the post-war period and to this day.

This website aims to commemorate 100 years of this history, shine light on everything that Czechs have achieved and the mark they left on this distant continent, as well as to bring you current information about the entire project Czechia in Australia 2020.

It is our belief, that these pages will bring joy to friends and enthusiasts of the Czech Republic in Australia, as well as to fans of Australia in the Czech Republic.

Tomáš Dub
Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Australia

Festival Pražské jaro / Prague Spring Festival

The 75th Annual Prague Spring Festival is unique in many ways. This year, the festival will be taking place online. The festival has been running every year since 1945 and showcases the very best of classical music, from world-renowned masters to up and coming talents.
Czechs in Australia

Edouard Borovansky

The world-renowned dancer, choreographer and founder father of Australian ballet was born on 2nd February 1902 in Přerov as Eduard Skřeček. His father was a railroad

Read more »
Czechs in Australia

Petr Adámek

Petr Adámek is no stranger to innovation, entrepreneurship and business growth. He is an expert in the field, with over 25 years of international experience

Read more »
Czechs in Australia

Vladimír Gottwald

The story of Vladimír Gottwald – a Czech that emigrated to Australia with his family in 1980. He always enjoyed art and eventually fulfilled his artistic

Read more »