Institute for the Study of French-Australian Relations Inc

The Institute for the Study of French-Australian Relations (ISFAR) was founded in 1985. ISFAR conducts research and serves as a resource centre in all areas of French-Australian relations – historical as well as contemporary – and in the sciences and technology as well as in the humanities.

The Institute organises a number of scholarly, educational and cultural events each year. Its meetings and colloquia cover a wide range of activities, reflecting its members’ broad range of interests. Its publication, The French Australian Review (formerly Explorations), published twice yearly, records the results of research on French-Australian connections.

ISFAR is a non-political, non-profit, cultural and educational organisation. Its committee includes representatives from Victoria’s universities and other institutions active in the field of French-Australian relations. It has a continuing link with universities across Australia and its journal has an international Advisory Board.


Annual subscription is available for individual / library, family and students. Members receive The French Australian Review, and notices to events organised by ISFAR and associated organisations.

Incorporated in Victoria. Registration No: A0033387S. ABN: 90 113 201 034