Croatian Migration to Australia

An Immigration Discovery Centre Reference Sheet

The Immigration Discovery Centre has a variety of resources relating to Croatian migration to Australia. On 27 June 2010, the Immigration Museum celebrates Victoria’s Croatian community with "Croatian Festival", a cultural festival featuring traditional Croatian music, dance and food.


Croatian migrants at Station Pier. Source: Maria Bacic


To assist people with their research into their family history and Croatian-Australian history and culture, the Immigration Discovery Centre staff prepared the following list of print and electronic resources.


Immigration Discovery Centre reference collections

Resources related to the Croatian community in Australia can be found in the Immigration Discovery Centre library. The library houses a diverse collection with a focus on migration, cultural diversity and Australian ethno-history.

Croatian Resource Folder (available in the Immigration Discovery Centre).

James Jupp. The Australian People. "Croatians," pp. 235-51. Cambridge, 2001. Catalogue number: 994 A938PE

Ilija D Sutalo. Croatians in Australia. Wakefield Press, 2004. Catalogue number: 305.891823094 S965

Gianfranco Cresciani. Giuliano-Dalmatia in Australia. Siena, 1999. Catalogue number: 994.00451 G537

Contact the Immigration Discovery Centre

If you require further assistance with your research contact the Immigration Discovery Centre.

Phone us:
+ 61 3 9927 2726

Email us:

Write to us:
Immigration Discovery Centre
Immigration Museum
GPO Box 666
Melbourne 3001 Vic

Comments (3)

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Elizie 2 September, 2014 16:18
Why dosnt it talk about the croatian migration story
Mirja puz 18 October, 2015 22:31
Do you have any records of my relatives from Croatia or who have come to australia? My parents names are Maria puz and my father's name was john or yura puz who passed away we arrived in Australia in 1970 we have no records of other relatives family history from Croatia how can I get more information on our ancesteries family history? Please let me know as soon as possible thank you!
Discovery Centre 19 October, 2015 11:34
Hi Mirja - you'll need to explore the National Archives of Australia's collections for information relating to migration in 1970 - you can find instructions for doing these searches on our Passenger Lists information sheet, but we do not hold these records at the Immigration Museum. For assistance with family history records from Croatia, you might like to try a community service organisation like the Australian Croatian Community Service.
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Internet Resources

SBS's Croatian language page includes a weekly media roundup and news items of interest to the Croatian community.

The Victorian Multicultural Commission has published a Community Profile about Croatian Victorians based on the results of the 2006 census.

Information about Croatian community life in Australia can be found at the Australian Croatian Community Online website.