Council for Australia-Arab Relations (CAAR)

  • Council for Australian-Arab Relations Appointments

    Minister Bishop has announced the appointment of three new Board Members to the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR).

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  • Beyond Veiled Cliches: The Lives of Arab Women (C413)

    Ms Awad will travel to the Middle East to explore the similarities and differences experienced by women in both Australia and the Arab world.

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  • Successful CAAR grant recipients for 2016-17

    The Foreign Minister has announced the successful Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) grant applicants for 2016-17.

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  • Australian Involvement in Great Arab Revolt: Exhibition & Speaker Series

    Under the Patronage of HRH Prince Raed Bin Zeid, The Jordan Museum in cooperation with the Australian Embassy presents the Great Arab Revolt Exhibition at Jordan Museum starting 27 September 2016.

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The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) seeks to strengthen Australian-Arab relations by advancing areas of shared political, economic and social interest and building a greater awareness and appreciation of each other's cultures and values.

Our strategic goals

The objectives of the Council are to:

  • empower the peoples of Australia and the Arab world to develop a holistic and contemporary mutual understanding;
  • support positive and collaborative relationships between Australia's Arab diaspora communities and the broader Australian community; and
  • support activities that encourage increased trade and investment between the two regions.

Operating environment

The CAAR is a non-statutory, regional council in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).  Established in 2003, its purpose is to broaden and strengthen the relationship between Australia and the Arab world, by encouraging and supporting greater mutual understanding and cooperation between the peoples of Australia and the Arab world.

More on CAAR

Last Updated: 16 December 2016


Contact us

CAAR Secretariat

Phone: (02) 6261 2090

Address: CAAR Secretariat
Middle East Branch, Locked Bag 40, Kingston ACT 2604