Australia has a strong and longstanding relationship with Samoa. We are close partners in regional cooperation and are working together to further Samoa's development.
There are deep ties between our communities, especially through sport, educational and church linkages, and over 75,000 people living in Australia identify as having Samoan ancestry.
A strong and enduring relationship
Australia and Samoa have a broad bilateral relationship that includes security cooperation, people-to-people links and trade investment.
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Supporting Samoa's development
Australia will provide an estimated $32 million in ODA to Samoa in 2019-20, working in partnership with the Samoan Government in support of Samoa's development.
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Australia is committed to supporting Samoa's security, including through the Pacific Maritime Support Program and the Samoa-Australia Police Partnership.
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Strong community connections
Samoans and Australian have strong personal connections, developed through sport, church and educational linkages. Initiatives such as PacificAus Sports and the Australia Pacific Church Partnerships program provide opportunities for increased exchanges, strengthened people-to-people links and institutional partnerships.