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 the French Studies Programme in the School of Languages and Linguistics of the University of Melbourne 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: A 33387S. ABN: 90 113 201 034