Petersham, in Sydney's inner west, is home to the largest community of Portuguese Australians. This fact is recognised by the wonderful Bairro Portuguese, organised by the Inner West Council each year, as well as the establishment of Portuguese restaurants and community groups across the inner west. These include the Sydney Portugal Community Club in Fraser Park and the Madeira Club in Marrickville. Recently I met with the Consul General of Portugal, Paulo Miguel Guedes Domingues; Miguel Vairinhos, President of the Sydney Portugal Community Club; and Jo Gois, President of the Madeira Club. I was treated to Portuguese coffee and a tour of the wonderful facilities run by the Portuguese Community Club. The club is going from strength to strength, as was shown by the huge turnout at its Portuguese Food Fair, held last weekend, which showcases cuisine from across Portugal. I acknowledge the important work of the club and of Portuguese leaders in Sydney. I offer my sincere thanks to Portuguese Australians for all their contributions to our communities and culture. I wish them the best for their national day celebrations on Saturday 10 June 2017.