About Us

The Centre for Australia-India Relations is a national platform established by the Australian Government in 2023 to support and facilitate greater collaboration and engagement with India.

The Centre works across all levels of government, industry, academia and civil society to build greater understanding of the Australia-India relationship and the opportunities flowing from our burgeoning connections.

The Centre’s work is focussed on four key areas:

  • promoting policy dialogue
  • building India business literacy and links
  • engaging Indian diaspora communities to support the bilateral relationship
  • deepening cultural connections and mutual understanding.


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It does so through its programming, advocacy and promotion of bilateral exchange, and in its management of the Maitri Grants, Cultural Partnerships, Fellowships and Scholars programs.

This Centre team has a depth of experience in engagement with India, in foreign policy, in trade and investment, and in the cultural and education sectors.