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About us

Who are we?

League of Finnish-Australian Societies is a friendship society established in 1984, and it administrates 10 local societies located all over Finland.

  • There are about 1000 members and friends in Finland, in Europe and in Australia.
  • We have been in Australia and fallen for that country of kangaroos.
  • We have relatives and friends Down Under.
  • Some of us are planning a holiday trip, a business trip, or want to study in Australia, and are looking for more information.
  • Some of us are temporary or permanent residents of Australia.
  • Some of us are just interested in Australia and her nature, people, language, culture and living conditions.

Local societies are responsible for activities in their own region.

League's board 2020


Liisa Kiianlinna

Vice President

Airi Pylväinen-Virtanen

Other board members:

Jouni Honkanen

Eja Jägerroos

Sakari Kuhanen

Pertti Pitkonen

Anne Tammi

Honorary members:

Honorary President
Professor Olavi Koivukangas
President 1984–2004

Honorary member
Producer Antti Välikangas

President 2005-2011

Honorary member
M.A., journalist
Timo Uotila




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