Tatar Diaspora in Australia has more than 500 people. Approximately 100 Tatar-Bashkurt families live in different cities of Australia with the largest community living in Adelaide, capital of South Australia. Other smaller Tatar communities reside in Sydney (about 50 people) and Melbourne (about 30 people).Tatar Diaspora in Australia emerged during the World War I with the first Tatar man Abdul Ganivahoff arriving to Melbourne, Australia, in 1916, as a sailor from Russia.Tatar diaspora in Australia comprises two main organisations. In 1984, Sagit Sadri with his wife Laila Sadri (Gabitov) founded the Association of South Australian Tatars. The largest organization today is Tatar-Bashkurt Association in Australia which was founded in 1990 and led by Mr Ziya Maski until he retired in 2004. Since 2004 Tatar Association is led by an active supporter of Tatar culture Mr. Shohret Veli.