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Saint Lucia country brief

Saint Lucia country brief

Key engagement

Pursuit of common interests in multilateral fora, including the UN, UN Organisations and the Commonwealth.

Outlook

Trade and investment opportunities exist in Saint Lucia for Australian businesses, including in tourism, transport and related industries.

Bilateral relations

Australia and Saint Lucia established diplomatic relations in 1982. Australia's High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago is accredited to Saint Lucia. Saint Lucia does not have any official representation in Australia.

Foreign relations

Saint Lucia is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and other regional organisations.

Australia and Saint Lucia are fellow members of the Commonwealth, United Nations and other UN organisations.

Foreign Policy White Paper

Fast facts

  • Saint Lucian visitors to Australia (2017) – <100
  • Australian visitors to Saint Lucia (primary destination 2017) – <100
  • Resident Australian population born in Saint Lucia (2016) – 60
  • Australian residents of Caribbean Islander descent (2016) – 3,600
  • Saint Lucia students in Australia (2017) – <5

Public diplomacy

Saint Lucia is eligible for the Australian Government's Endeavour Leadership Program. Under the previous Endeavour Mobility Grants and Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships programs, one Saint Lucian was offered the opportunity to undertake Ph D studies in Australia.

Through the Direct Aid Program (DAP) the Australian Government provides financial support to a range of projects in Saint Lucia. In 2017-18, DAP projects focused on food security, sport for the differently abled and establishment of a wheelchair repair facility.

Economic diplomacy

Information on our economic partnership can be found in our Economic Factsheet for Saint Lucia.

High level engagement

2018

April – Foreign Minister Julie Bishop met Saint Lucia Foreign Minister Flood-Beaubrun in London (CHOGM).

2017

July – Foreign Minister Julie Bishop met Saint Lucia's Prime Minister Chastanet and Foreign Minister Flood-Beaubrun in Grenada.

2012

January – Parliamentary Secretary Richard Marles visited Saint Lucia.

Travel

See Smartraveller for information on travelling to Saint Lucia.

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

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Last Updated: 15 February 2019
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