SBS – Slovenian Radio and Television Programs In Australia

Slovenian experimental programs in Sydney and Melbourne on the station 3EA were inaugurated in the middle of the year 1975. This was the beginning of Slovenian programs, connecting the Slovenian settlers to the mother country and providing contact to the far flung Slovenian community in Australia. The work was voluntary and the first coordinators were pioneers. Their names became household names: in Sydney Jože Čuješ and Mariza Ličan in Sydney, Ivo Leber, Helena Van De Laak in Melbourne. In 1978 the service was taken over by the Special Broadcasting Services / SBS.


SBS Radio, Slovenian Program
P.O. Box 294,
South Melbourne VIC 3205,
Tel: 03 9949 2121 
Fax: 03 9949 2385


SBS Radio Sydney
Locked Bag 028
Crows Nest, NSW 1585
Tel: 02 9430 2828

Fax: 02 9438 1114




Aleksandra Ceferin

Aleksandra Ceferin (M.A., B.A., Dip.Ed.) has introduced Slovenian language as a school subject in Australian school system and founded the Slovenian Teachers' Association of Victoria in 1976. She has extensive experience in language education: as teacher, lecturer, curriculum coordinator, course writer, language consultant and manager, VCE State Reviewer and Chief Examiner. Since 1998 she has been the President of ISSV and the manager and chief editor of its projects. Aleksandra visits Slovenian annually, establishing and maintaining contacts with Slovenia, and initiating exchanges and cooperation between organizations. In 2004 she was the recipient of the National Education Award of RS Slovenia.