Community and cultural links play a vital role in the Australia-China relationship. Chinese migration started in the middle of the 19th century and Mandarin is now the second most spoken language in Australia after English. Chinese Australians have contributed significantly to the development of Australia and also foster people-to-people links with China. In addition to immigration, education, trade and tourism also bolster these links.

Australian residents identifying themselves as having Chinese ancestry at the 2016 census numbered 1,213,903.

Our aim is to work with the Chinese community to field a team in the AFI World Cup, an event which is held annually in Melbourne. The format of the World Cup is 9-a-side, mixed (men & women) and non-contact.

If you are of Chinese descent and keen to represent China, please join the Team China Facebook group.

Lin Jong


Chinese Embassy in Australia
Australia-China Council
Australia China Business Council
Australia-China Youth Association (ACYA)
Australia-China Youth Dialogue
Chinese in Melbourne
Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne – CYSM
Melbourne Chinatown