Welcome to the official web site of the Australia
America Association, Washington D.C. chapter. We are happy to
now have an online presence to highlight upcoming Association
events, Australian culture, sporting events and wines. We hope
that you'll find this site to be a useful source of information
about Australia and our Association.
Who Are We & What
Do We Do?
The Australia America Association was founded in Washington,
D.C. in June 1989 by Australians and Americans dedicated to
strengthening relations betwen Australia and the United States.
The Washington chapter is part of ANZACC, a national organization
with chapters in 24 cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago,
Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Seattle,
Toronto and Vancouver. As a non-profit organization, the Association
is governed by a Board of Directors elected for three-year terms
by the membership.
The membership of the Association reflects a diversity of
geographic locations and interests. Members include Australians
who are currently residents in the United States, either on
a permanent, fixed long- or short-term basis. Other members
are United States citizens and other nationalities who either
have resided in or visited Australia, have family members
currently living in Australia, or have a strong interest in
Australia. The Washington chapter's membership includes residents
from New York to Florida, although our members are primarily
located in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C./Richmond corridor.
The basic Individual Membership is $40.00 per year. Other
Membership categories are: Business, Corporate, Sponsor and
other Non-Profit Organizations. Check out our Membership
Information page for more information and for a sign-up
The mission of the Association is to promote business, cultural,
economic, educational and personal relations between Australia
and the United States through their citizens, as well as to
promote trade and tourism between the two countries.
The Australian & New Zealand Wine Exposition is held annually
in the Fall (usually in October) to highlight Australian
& New Zealand Wines. The Exposition features a selected
variety - up to 100 - of Australian and New Zealand Wines
from importers/distributors located throughout the United
States. A light buffet is also provided.
Social events organized for the Association's membership
have included attendance at the Davis Cup Semi-Finals
(Australia vs. United States) at the William H.G. Fitzgerald
Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park; Tap Dogs at the National
Theatre; Australian Chamber Orchestra at the Kennedy
Center; Riverdance at Wolf Trap; The Sydney Symphony
Orchestra at the Kennedy Center; and The Australian Ballet
at George Mason University's Center for the Arts.
We hope you've found this brief essay on our organization,
its membership and its activities informative and interesting.
Please surf through the rest of our site and let us know what
Wendy Hayes President
Colleen Greer Vice President
Margaret Lane Secretary
Australia America Association - Washington, DC
1815 Kalorama Road NW
Washington, DC 20009