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Antigua and Barbuda

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Antigua and Barbuda country brief

Antigua and Barbuda country brief

Key engagement

Pursuit of common interest in multilateral fora and the Commonwealth.

Outlook

Export and investment opportunities exist in Antigua and Barbuda for Australian businesses, particularly in tourism and related industries.

Bilateral relations

Australia's High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago is accredited to Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua and Barbuda does not have official representation in Australia.

Antigua and Barbuda hosts the headquarters of the West Indies Cricket Board.

Public diplomacy

Through the Direct Aid Program (DAP), the Australian Government provides financial support to a range of projects in Antigua and Barbuda. Recent DAP projects focussed on helping Barbudan evacuees in Antigua with essential supplies and developing agricultural skills among vulnerable youth.

The Australian Government provided $500,000 in humanitarian assistance to Antigua and Barbuda through the Red Cross after Hurricane Irma devastated Barbuda in 2017.

Economic diplomacy

Further economic and trade information can be found in our Economic Factsheet for Antigua and Barbuda.

Foreign relations

Antigua and Barbuda is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and other regional organisations.

Australia and Antigua and Barbuda are members of the Commonwealth and the UN.

Australia's foreign policy is guided by the Foreign Policy White Paper.

Fast Facts

  • Antigua and Barbuda visitors to Australia (2017) – <10
  • Australian visitors to Antigua and Barbuda (2017) – 200
  • Resident Australian population born in Antigua and Barbuda (2016) – 40
  • Australian residents of Caribbean Islander descent (2016) – 3,600
  • Antigua and Barbuda students in Australia (2017) – <5

Australian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago

18 Herbert Street, St Clair, Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: +1 (868) 822 5450
General:
ahc.portofspain@dfat.gov.au
Facebook: Australia in the Caribbean

Travel

See Smartraveller for Information on travelling to Antigua and Barbuda

Last Updated: 30 January 2019
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