Dominican Republic country brief
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Australia and the Dominican Republic shared international and economic interests.
Pursuit of common interests in multilateral fora, particularly the UN and UN organisations. Australia has been a key player in development of the Dominican Republic’s mining sector..
Trade and investment opportunities exist in Dominican Republic for Australian businesses. Changes to Dominican Republic’s tax legislation may affect companies that operate in the mining sector..
Australia and the Dominican Republic formally established diplomatic relations on 22 April 1997.
Australia’s Ambassador in Mexico City holds non-resident accreditation to the Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic has a consulate in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne and its Ambassador to the United Kingdom holds non-resident accreditation for Australia.
Australia and the Dominican Republic are members of the World Bank, IMF, OECD, World Trade Organisation (WTO), United Nations (UN), and UN organisations.
The Dominican Republic is a member of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, Forum for East-Asia Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC), Association of Caribbean States (ACS), Organisation of American States (OAS) and other regional organisations.
It is a member of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) grouping, which includes small island states in the Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Oceans.
It is an observer of the Pacific Alliance.
Australia's foreign policy is guided by the Foreign Policy White Paper.
- Dominican Republic visitors to Australia (2019 Dept of Home Affairs)
- Australian visitors to the Dominican Republic (primary destination (2019 Dept of Home Affairs) # *
- Resident Australian population born in Dominican Republic (2016 Census)
- Australian residents of Caribbean Islander descent (2016 Census)
- Dominican Republic Working Holiday Makers visas granted (2019 Dept of Home Affairs)
- Dominican Republic students in Australia (2019 Dept of Education)
# This data is owned by Home Affairs. It provides quarterly updates to this data on its website.
High level engagement
No high level engagement to date.
Agreements with Dominican Republic
2012 - MoU on Australian Volunteers for International Development
In 2020, the Australian Embassy hosted a webinar on Australia’s biosecurity expertise to combat Fusarium wilt in bananas. The event attracted over 180 participants from 13 different countries, including the Dominican Republic.
Through the Direct Aid Program, the Australian Government provides financial support to a range of projects in the Dominican Republic, including supporting the response to the COVID-19 pandemic through procuring PPE, food supplies and hygiene campaigns
The Australian Government supports Australian investors in the Dominican Republic by providing support and advice on political, economic and regulatory environments.
Further economic and trade information can be found in our Dominican Republic economic fact sheet.
Austrade aims to attract foreign direct investment into Australia. It also identifies market opportunities and promotes the capabilities of Australian exporters and education providers.
Austrade’s Office aims to attract foreign direct investment into Australia, and promotes the Australian education sector.
Australian Embassy in Mexico
Ruben Dario 55
Mexico City 11580
See Smartraveller for Information on travelling to Dominican Republic: smartraveller.gov.au