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Honduras country brief

Warm relationship based on trade, sporting ties and international cooperation.

Key engagement

Modest but growing trade links.


Niche trade opportunities exist especially in coffee.

Bilateral relations

Australia and Honduras established diplomatic relations in 1984. Australia's Ambassador to Mexico hold non-resident accreditation to Honduras. Australia has an Honorary Consul in Tegucigalpa.

Honduras does not have official representation in Australia.

Foreign relations

Australia and Honduras are members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), World Bank, IMF and United Nations (UN).

Both participate in the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC). 

Honduras is a member of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the Organization of American States (OAS), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Central American Integration System (SICA) and other regional organisations. 

Honduras is a member of Petro Caribe.  

Honduras and Australia are both observers of the Pacific Alliance.

Australia is an observer of SICA.

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

Public diplomacy

Honduras is eligible for the Endeavour Leadership Program. Under the previous Endeavour Mobility Grants and Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships programs, two Hondurans were offered the opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.

Through the Direct Aid Program, the Australian Government provides financial support to a range of projects in Honduras. In 2017-18, the Direct Aid Program supported projects that promoted local economic development and improved access to drinking water and latrines.

Economic diplomacy

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

Fast Facts

Honduran visitors to Australia (2020 Dept of Home Affairs) #
Australian visitors to Honduras (primary destination) (2020 Dept of Home Affairs) # *
Resident Australian population born in Honduras (2016 Census)
Australian residents of Honduran descent (2016 Census)
Honduran students in Australia (2020 Dept of Education)

# This data is owned by Home Affairs. They provide quarterly updates to this data on their website

* Honduras reports the number of Australian visitors as 7,797 (average of “rest of the world”) in 2020 (

High level engagement

2017 February – Special Envoy for Human Rights, the Hon Philip Ruddock MP, visited Honduras.

Agreements with Honduras

2019 Tax Information Exchange Agreement

Public diplomacy

Through the Direct Aid Program (DAP), the Australian Government supports projects coordinated by civil society, that empower women and girls, and advocate for the rights of indigenous communities, persons with disabilities and LGBTQI+ communities. DAP funds have also been used to help many of these disadvantaged groups recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19.

The Australian Embassy in Mexico has hosted a number of webinars in collaboration with sponsored NGOs to highlight the outcomes of these projects. In 2020-21, funding is being provided to support social and economic inclusion for vulnerable LGBTIQI+ communities.

Economic diplomacy

The Australian Government supports Australian investors in Honduras by providing support and advice on political, economic and regulatory environments.

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


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 offices


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Australian Embassy in Mexico

Ruben Dario 55
Col. Polanco
Mexico City 11580
Tel: 52-55-11012200
Facebook: Australia en México, Centroamérica, Cuba y República Dominicana
Twitter: @AusEmbMex

Last updated October 2021

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