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.
Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Australia
Online Exhibition: 21st August 1968
This exhibition traces the eventful day of 21st August 1968 and Australia's response to events in Czechoslovakia.
The 8th Annual Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia will be taking place this year in two new formats – Drive-in Cinema and online.
Dear readers. On the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, we are bringing you the poem “A Prayer” by a Czech author living in
Vlastimil Škvařil described how he ended up in Adelaide after fleeing Austria with his family after August 1968 to great detail. Later he moved to