Council for Australia-Arab Relations (CAAR)

  • Middle East Visiting Fellow Hayder al-Khoei

    CAAR Visiting Fellow Hayder al-Khoei will visit Australia in April 2016.

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  • Arab MasterChef Visits Australia To Film Arabic TV Cooking Show

    MasterChef Tarek Ibrahim will visit Australia in April and May to film three 30 minute cooking shows.

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  • Islamic Museum of Australia: Art Symposium

    Inaugural Islamic Arts Symposium to be held Saturday March 05, 2016

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  • World of Women Film Fair

    WOW Middle East is the first women’s short film fair that promotes and awards the talents of women in the film industry internationally.

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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.

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Contact us

CAAR Secretariat

Phone: (02) 6261 2090

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