AUSMIN - Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations

The Australia–US Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) are the principal forum for bilateral consultations with the United States. Held annually, alternating between Australia and the United States, AUSMIN brings together the Australian Ministers for Foreign Affairs and for Defence with the US Secretaries of State and Defense, along with senior officials from both portfolios.

The consultations provide a major opportunity to discuss and share perspectives and approaches on major global and regional political issues, and to deepen bilateral foreign security and defence cooperation.

AUSMIN fact sheet: dates and locations (1985-2014)

AUSMIN 2015, Boston

AUSMIN 2014, Sydney

On 12 August 2014, the Australian Government hosted United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in Sydney for the 2014 Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations.

AUSMIN 2013, Washington DC

AUSMIN 2012, Perth

AUSMIN 2011, San Francisco

AUSMIN 2010, Melbourne

AUSMIN 2009, Washington

AUSMIN 2008, Canberra

AUSMIN 2006, Washington

AUSMIN 2005, Adelaide

AUSMIN 2004, Washington

AUSMIN 2002, Washington

AUSMIN 2001, Canberra

AUSMIN 1999, Washington

AUSMIN 1998, Sydney

AUSMIN 1996, Sydney

AUSMIN archives

  • Also see the AUSMIN website by the Embassy of the United States of America in Canberra.

Last Updated: 14 October 2015

AUSMIN - Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations

Last Updated: 26 May 2017