Peruvians have been in Australia from at least the late 1800s, and the 1901 Census indicated there were 28 Peruvians in Australia at the time.
As resource-rich countries bordering the Pacific Ocean, Australia and Peru enjoy a positive relationship which has expanded in recent years.
Resident Australian population born in Peru (2016) – 9,550
Australian residents of Peruvian descent (2016) – 11,100
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 Peruvian descent and keen to represent Peru, please join the Team Peru Facebook group.