Syrian immigration to Australia began in the 1870s, a few individuals and small groups arrived in Australia. The easing of immigration restrictions in the 1960s resulted in a steady flow of migration from Syria to Australia,
mainly under the Family component of the Migration Program.

The 2016 Census recorded 15,321 Syria-born people in Australia. New South Wales had the largest number with 9,291 followed by Victoria (3,851), South Australia (806) and Western Australia (606).

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 keen to represent Syria, please contact us.