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About us

Our Purpose


To represent the voice of the Vietnamese Australian refugee community in NSW

To assist Vietnamese residents residing in New South Wales in the process of settlement and contribute to the development of a multicultural Australia.

To preserve, enhance and promote Vietnamese tradition & cultural heritage.

To advocate for freedom, democracy & human rights for Vietnam.


VCA/NSW is independent of all political parties and organisations

Brief history of VCA/NSW


The Vietnamese Community in Australia NSW Chapter (VCA/NSW) was originally formed in 1978. Following the collapse of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) on April 30th 1975, an exodus of Vietnamese fled the country by boat to escape persecution from the Vietnamese Communist government. They would be later known as Vietnamese boat refugees. In the late 1970’s, the Liberal Government under the Late Honourable Malcolm Fraser opened the doors to Vietnamese refugees. Almost 50 years later, according to the 2021 ABS Census, there are 334,000 people of Vietnamese ancestry now in Australia. NSW, with 124,000, remains the state with the largest Vietnamese community. VCA/NSW was formed to help address the settlement needs and to be the voice of the Vietnamese refugees in NSW.

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