Council for Australia-Arab Relations (CAAR)

  • Stakeholder questionnaire

    The CAAR is drafting a Strategic Plan for 2016 to 2020 and is taking the opportunity to garner input from key stakeholders.

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  • CAAR introduces new logo

    The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) have updated their logo.

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  • Australian Arab Business Forum

    The 2015 Australian Arab Business Forum (AABF) to be held at the University of Sydney on 22 May 2015.

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  • CAAR Grant Program 2015-16

    The CAAR 2015-16 Grant round has now closed. Good luck to all the applicants who applied.

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Who we are

The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) was established by the Australian Government in January 2003, as an initiative to strengthen ties between Australia and Arab countries.

Our mission

To promote between the peoples of Australia and the Arab world mutual interests and a greater understanding and acceptance of each other's cultures, values, beliefs and diversity.

Our strategic goals

  • to support robust professional, community and institutional linkages between Australia and the Arab world that will promote mutual understanding and project positive, accurate and contemporary images of each other's societies;
  • to promote productive partnerships between Australia and the Arab world on contemporary issues of shared interest, particularly in the fields of science, technology, the environment and social development initiatives such as health and sport;
  • to raise public and corporate awareness of the importance of the Australian-Arab relationship; and
  • to support increased business and trade between Australia and Arab countries.

More on CAAR

Have your say - see our CAAR stakeholder questionnaire

Contact us

CAAR Secretariat

Phone: (02) 6261 2090

Address: CAAR Secretariat
DFAT (MEB S4) Locked Bag 40, Kingston ACT 2604