American Australian Association



Established by Sir Keith Murdoch in New York City in 1948, the American Australian Association is the leading privately funded nonprofit organization dedicated to deepening and strengthening cooperation and understanding between the institutions and people of the United States and Australia. Our two nations work closely on many levels, through government and business cooperation and leadership, corporate investment, research and innovation and the movement of people in business, education, sports, culture and the arts.

The AAA has a long and impressive history of serving the relationship between the United States and Australia. For over 70 years, the AAA has provided an important forum for collaboration and exchange between political and business leaders – the US President, Australian Prime Ministers, Federal and State Cabinet Ministers, and the chief executives of leading companies across the United States and Australia have been among the many individuals hosted.

Sir Keith Murdoch

Anthony Pratt, Global Chairman of Pratt/Visy Industries (left) and Lachlan Murdoch, Co-Chairman of News Corp and Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Corporation (right)

Our corporate members include many of the most prominent commercial and financial institutions engaged in business between the United States and Australia, showcasing the depth of our countries’ partnership – spanning defense, spacial exploration, arts, education, technology and innovation, energy, infrastructure, sport and many other areas of mutual endeavor.

Since 2002, the Association’s philanthropic scholarship and grant programs have awarded almost US$14 million to over 900 graduates, veterans and artists – further advancing the careers of the next generation of leaders and developing international networks and generating solutions that address the global issues of our time.

The AAA opened its Sydney office in 2006 to further its development and enrichment of the bilateral relationship between Australia and the United States of America. The AAA, with funding from the Australian Federal Government established the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and the Perth US Asia Centre at the University of Western Australia. The AAA continues to assist in the Centres function and oversight. The Centres are the undisputed leaders of Australian insight into the United States and the Indo-Pacific region. Their research is a vital resource for government leaders and policymakers, academics and researchers, the private sector, the media and the public.


Business & Innovation

The dynamic economic bond between Australia and the United States is at the core of the relationship between the two nations.


The AAA Education Fund provides scholarship awards of up to US $40,000 to support graduate-level study (Masters, Ph.D. or Post-Doctoral Research) to American and Australians to study in each other's countries respectively.


The AAA Veterans Fund provides scholarship awards of up to US $50,000 to support honorably discharged post-9/11 military veterans, from America and Australia, to pursue undergraduate and graduate-level study in each other's countries respectively.

Veterans Fund


The AAA Arts Fund provides scholarships and grants to support American and Australian emerging or early-career artists to pursue artistic development in each other’s countries respectively.

Contact Us


American Australian Association
50 Broadway, Suite 2003
New York, NY 10004

Telephone: +1 212.338.6860
Fax: +1 212.338.6864