Australian Institute of Polish Affairs

AIMS & Activities


AIPA is committed to advancing education regarding all aspects of Polish-Australian relations: political, cultural, economic, and social.

The primary aims of the Institute are:

  • to advance knowledge about Poland in Australia
  • to monitor and promote information on Poland and Polish-Australian affairs
  • to organize public lectures, conferences, and commemorative meetings
  • to advance education by networking with academic, political, commercial, and cultural organizations in Poland and Australia. 

The Institute collaborates with leading academic and other institutions in Australia that have recognized the contribution of AIPA’s activities to the broader Australian community and supported its events. These institutions and organizations include The Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, Monash University, the University of Tasmania, Latrobe University, the Melbourne Holocaust Museum, the Melbourne Writers’ Festival, the Melbourne Cinematheque, the Institute of Public Affairs, the Sydney Institute, the Centre for Independent Studies, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs. 

Our Institute puts particular emphasis on networking with Polish-Jewish communities in Australia. Many of AIPA’s guests, such as Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, Jan Karski, Paweł Śpiewak, Gunnar Paulsson, and Zbigniew Nosowski, have helped to dispel harmful myths and raise awareness in both communities of our shared history and intertwined identities.

Australian Institute of Polish Affairs

AIPA’s principal functions are performed on a voluntary basis, and its main source of income derives from membership fees. To become a member of our Institute your nomination must be proposed and seconded by two current AIPA members. Please contact us for details if you would like to become a member.
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