Swedish botanist Daniel Solander and Britain’s Sir Joseph Banks documented the flora and fauna of Australia on Captain James Cook’s 1770 expedition to Australia. King Gustav III of Sweden authorised the founding of a Swedish settlement in Western Australia in 1786, but the outbreak of war with Russia the following year prevented this from taking place.

The 2011 census recorded 34,029 people of Swedish ancestry, with 8,354 people born in Sweden.

Our aim is to work with the Swedish 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 Swedish descent and keen to represent Sweden, please join the Team Sweden Facebook group.

Kris Massie


Embassy of Sweden in Canberra
Swedish Australian Chamber of Commerce
Swedish-Australian Young Professionals
Swedes in Sydney
The Swedish Church – Svenska kyrkan i Melbourne
Swedes living in Victoria, Australia
Swedes in Melbourne