Australia: Irish organisations

From Facebook pages to the old reliable - the Irish pub - there’s no shortage of support Down Under

The Irish in Australia have always watched out for each other and it’s usually easy to tap into informal support networks.

The Irish in Australia have always watched out for each other and it’s usually easy to tap into informal support networks.

 
While you may be planning to embrace Australian life and culture, you might also find yourself more willing than you thought to seek out the Irish community there. Homesickness can do that to you. It might be nice to find people who miss Barry’s Tea as much as you do.
 
News
Irish Echo irishecho.com.au
 
Business
Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce irishchamber.com.au
 
Sport and culture
The GAA in Australia has clubs in every state
The Gaelic Club, Sydney (Irish social and cultural centre)
 
Support groups
The Department of Foreign Affairs has a list of associations and community support organisations for those new to Australia
 
 
 
Online networks
Irish People Living in Australia on Facebook (nearly 40,000 likes)
Irish Around Oz on Facebook (nearly 32,000 likes)
 
The old-fashioned way
The Irish in Australia have always watched out for each other and it’s usually easy to tap into informal support networks. Find out about friends of friends living where you are going, or failing all else, call into a local Irish bar when you get there. 
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