Greek-Australian relations are very warm due to historical and Greek Australian community ties. The success – over the course of decades – of the Greek Australian community has helped to shape, maintain and further strengthen Australia’s relations with Greece.
The Greek Australian community is estimated to be 700,000 strong and is now an integral part of Australian society. There are numerous communities and local Greek associations in almost every city, as well as federations of associations on a Pan-Australian level.
The two countries are linked by strong historical ties owing to the common struggles of the two peoples during World War II – particularly the Battle of Crete.
The Holy Greek Orthodox Archbishopric of Australia, with headquarters in Sidney, plays an important role and does extensive philanthropic and educational work.
The high level of our bilateral relations is reflected in the frequent exchange of high-level visits, the extensive contractual framework that covers a broad range of cooperation, and harmonious cooperation within the framework of international organizations.