Lebanese Migration to Australia

An Immigration Discovery Centre Reference Sheet

The Immigration Discovery Centre has a variety of resources relating to Lebanese migration to Australia. On 22 November 2009, the Immigration Museum celebrates Victoria’s Lebanese community with "Lebanese Cedar Festival", a cultural festival featuring traditional music, dance, special talks and film screenings.

Members of Jupiter's Lebanese Dance Group. Photographer: Rodney Start. Source: Museum Victoria.

Members of Jupiter’s Lebanese Dance Group. Photographer: Rodney Start. Source: Museum Victoria.

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

Immigration Discovery Centre reference collections

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

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

James Jupp. The Australian People. “Lebanese,” pp. 554–67. Cambridge, 2001. Catalogue number: 994 A938PE

Janet Penny and Siew-Ean Khoo. Intermarriage: A Study of Migration and Integration. Chapter 7: “Lebanese-Australian Families,” pp. 119–44. AGPS, 1996. Catalogue number: 306.8450994 P416

Jim McKay. Phoenician Farewell: Three Generations of Lebanese Christians in Australia. Ashwood, 1989. Catalogue number: 994.0049275692 M153

Andrew & Trevor Batrouney. The Lebanese in Australia. AE Press, 1985. Catalogue number: 994.0049275692 P334

Susan Drury. The Lebanese. Nelson, 1981. 305.892756 D796

Leonard Binder. Politics in Lebanon. Wiley, 1966. 320.95692 B612

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

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frankie 5 September, 2014 12:17
could you please make this page more child friendly and add more dates and amounts of Lebanese arrivals please
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Internet Resources

Vicnet's Lebanese Community Directory. Vicnet provides internet services to Victorian not-for-profit organisations.

SBS Radio's Arabic-Speaking Community page contains information about the Lebanese community and links to radio programs in the Arabic language.

The website of the Australian Lebanese Historical Society of Victoria features the personal stories of Australian-Lebanese families.

The website of the Consulate-General of Lebanon in Melbourne includes an overview of Lebanon.