Our History


The Burmese Association was formed in 1965 as a self-help welfare organisation to assist Burmese people migrate to Australia, and to welcome/assist newly arrived migrants and refugees from Burma.

The Association was incorporated in December 1969.

Between 1965 and 1969 the Association corresponded with intending migrants in Burma and successfully sponsored many families.

We carried on with this type of assistance until the mid-70s when the later arrivals were sponsored by their relatives who were now better established.

Our current activities are now much broader and are as described and defined in our Constitution:
"To promote, facilitate and achieve better understanding, closer relationships and mutual appreciation, advancement and co-operation among the Burmese and other Australian communities by Social, Cultural, Welfare, Charitable and Educational activities and programs."


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