Council for Australia-Arab Relations (CAAR)

  • CAAR International Speaker to attend Walkley Foundation’s Storyology Festival

    Lina Attalah will join CAAR Board Member Yassmin Abdel-Magied on a panel at the Storyology Festival.

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  • CAAR Media Intern Ferdous Bahar arrives in the UAE

    In July 2016, CAAR Media Intern Ferdous Bahar is interning at Gulf News.

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  • CAAR delegates start their Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange in Qatar and the UAE

    The CAAR’s media delegates from the University of Canberra have arrived in the United Arab Emirates

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  • The Indigenous dance group Djuki Mala’s 2016 Middle East Tour

    The CAAR is proud to sponsor Djuki Mala’s first-ever tour of the Middle East, performing in Cairo, Beirut and Tel Aviv.

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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

Email: caar@dfat.gov.au
Phone: (02) 6261 2090

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