Shared Mission

Our mission is simple: To promote the special relationship between the United States and Australia. We work together with our members to enhance longstanding special channels of trust that deepens existing traditional bilateral communications and activities.

Shared Interests

We promote productive and timely bilateral exchanges among leaders in government, business, national security, technology, academic, media, and cultural arenas. Sharing viewpoints, policy positions and strategies elevates our mutual defense and security and promotes economic growth, trade and investment.

Shared Opportunities

Rapid globalization requires new and innovative ways to enhance the focus on Australia, the alliance and bilateral ties in the United States. Join us by getting engaged in our organization.

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“Our two governments have the same agenda, one that is committed to strong defense of our national security and also promoting our economic security and our future prosperity through trade, through the rule of law, through a commitment to an orderly, international arrangement…”

– Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, APEC Summit

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“The relationship between Australia and the United States is very deep, and its enduring.”

– Australian Ambassador Joe Hockey

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“There are very few countries around the world that match the kinds of continuous, comprehensive friendship and partnership that we maintain with Australia.”  

-President Barack Obama, APEC Summit. 

“An America that can be trusted in good faith is essential to supporting our partners, achieving our goals, and assuring our security.”  

-US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 


“I’m enthused and energized by the power of the United States and the dynamism of our bi-lateral relationship” 

–Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, Julie Bishop

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“Good friends are vital all the time. But they are especially welcome in turbulent, challenging times. And that is why the United States partnership with Australia is so important.”  

-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry 

The American Australian Council is a project of the U.S. based American Australian Education Leadership Foundation (AAELF), a 501(c)(3) organization that has promoted bi-lateral relations between the United States and Australia since 1993.  For more information on tax-exempt status, please see our Foundation Structure.