Australian High Commission
with Non-Resident Accreditation to Tunisia

Council for Australia-Arab Relations (CAAR)

The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) seeks to strengthen Australian-Arab relations by supporting projects that enhance Australia's economic, cultural and social relations with the Arab world. The Council offers grants of $10,00 to $40,000 (AUD); priority sectors for 2018 are Economic Change, Entrepeneurship, Innovation, Human Rights or Social Change.

Strategic goals

The objectives of the Council are to:

  • empower the peoples of Australia and the Arab world to develop a holistic and contemporary mutual understanding;
  • support positive and collaborative relationships between Australia's Arab diaspora communities and the broader Australian community; and
  • support activities that encourage increased trade and investment between the two regions.


The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) 2019-20 Grant Round is NOW OPEN!

Opening date:  09:00 (AEDT) 1 February 2019
Closing date for submitting applications:  14:00 (AEDT) 18 March 2019
Applicants notified:  July 2019
Processing of grant agreements for successful applicants:  Au​gust 2019


Applicants should carefully read the grant guidelines before submitting their application.

The 2019-20 CAAR application form (click on ‘preview’ in Smartygrants) can be viewed only to assist in the preparation for the project. The application cannot be submitted until 1 February 2019.