Honduras country brief

Australia and Honduras enjoy warm relations based on growing trade and cooperation on international issues.

Key engagement

Modest but growing trade links.

Outlook

Niche trade opportunities.

Bilateral relations

The two countries established diplomatic relations in 1984. Australia has an Honorary Consul in Tegucigalpa. Australia’s Ambassador to Mexico hold non-resident accreditation to Honduras.

Public diplomacy

Honduras is eligible for the Endeavour Leadership Program. Under the previous Endeavour Mobility Grants and Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships programs, two Hondurans were offered the opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.

Through the Direct Aid Program, the Australian Government provides financial support to a range of projects in Honduras. In 2017-18, the Direct Aid Program supported projects that promoted local economic development and improved access to drinking water and latrines.

Economic diplomacy

Further economic and trade information can be found in our Economic Factsheet for Honduras.

Foreign relations

Honduras is a member of the Organisation of American States, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Central American Integration System (SICA). It is a member of Petro Caribe and an observer of the Pacific Alliance. Australia and Honduras both participate in the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC). Australia is an observer of SICA.

Australia’s foreign policy is guided by the Foreign Policy White Paper.

Fast Facts

  • Honduran visitors to Australia (2017) — 100
  • Australian visitors to Honduras (2017) — 200
  • Resident Australian population born in Honduras (2016) — 300
  • Honduran students in Australia (2017) — 20

High level engagement

2017

  • February — Special Envoy for Human Rights, the Hon Philip Ruddock MP, visited Honduras.

Travel

Australian Embassy in Mexico

Ruben Dario 55
Col. Polanco
Mexico City 11580
Tel: 52-55-11012200
General: australianembassy.mexico@dfat.gov.au
Facebook: Australia en México, Centroamérica, Cuba y República Dominicana
Twitter: @AusEmbMex

Last Updated: 6 February 2019