Slovenian Association Sydney

Slovensko društvo Sydney

The association was founded in 1957 on the premises of Slovenian Franciscan Order in Woollahra. Its mission was to link all Slovenes of good will, who have in their heart cultural and material wellbeing and liberty of Slovenian people. The association is non-political and subscribes to the democratic, Christian and humanitarian ideals.
In 1985 the association finally had its own land and premises. Initially the association operated from rented premises, bought a property in 1969, and in 1985 established its on premises in Wetherill Park.
The association has been very active, organizing cultural and social events, maintaining Slovenian language and generally providing a Slovenian social context for Slovene settlers in Sydney.

Slovenian Association Sydney, Australia
2-10 Elizabeth Street, Wetherill Park, NSW 2164
Ph 02 9756 1658 Fax 02 9756 1447
President: Ivan Gerič



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.