Vietnamese Migration to Australia

Events

<1000 Vietnamese in Australia - Request of US Government

1974

Communist Force Capture Saigon. End of War

April 1975

The First Vietnamese Refugees land In Darwin - Fishing Boat KG4435

April 1976

Aus and Vietnam Agree on Orderly Departure Program - Processing Camps in South East Asia

1979

13,000 Vietnamese Arrive in Australia

1980

43,400 Vietnamese Arrive in Aus - 95% Legally

1981

The last Refugee Boat Lands in Australia

August 1981

A total of 55,000 Vietnames have arrived in Australia

1982

Vietnamese Government Loosen Departure Restrictions

1990

120,000+ Vietnamese Reside in Australia

1991

Vietnamese Migration Eventually Ceases

1996

Australia Census - 150,000 + Delcare Themselves Vietnamese

2001

Australia Census - 173,663 Vietnamese Citizens

2006

Census Aus - 185,000 Vietnamese Citizens, 220,000 speak Vietnamese At Home

2011