Australia’s Vietnamese Community grew rapidly at the end of the Vietnam War, with thousands of refugees resettling in Australia. Today, the Vietnamese community is one of the most dominant in NSW, with Vietnamese food a popular cuisine across Sydney. Today, more than 175,000 people in Australia speak Vietnamese at home. Almost 40% of the Vietnamese population live in Sydney, predominately in the suburbs of Bankstown, Cabramatta, Canly Vale and Fairfield.
The Vietnamese community is a very close-knit community, with strong community groups such as the VCA (Vietnamese Community of Australia) providing support in the form of cultural events and support. There are also plans for Australia’s first Vietnamese Aged Care facility.