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Saint Lucia

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Saint Lucia country brief

Shared international perspectives and cordial relationship.

Key engagement

Pursuit of common interests in multilateral fora, particularly the UN, UN organisations and the Commonwealth.

Outlook

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

Bilateral relations

Australia and Saint Lucia established diplomatic relations in 1982.

Australia's High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago has non-resident accreditation to Saint Lucia.

Saint Lucia does not have official representation in Australia.

Foreign relations

Australia and Saint Lucia are members of the Commonwealth, World Trade Organisation (WTO), United Nations (UN), and United Nations organisations.

Saint Lucia is a member of the the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the Organization 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

Foreign Policy White Paper

Fast facts

Saint Lucian visitors to Australia (2019 Dept of Home Affairs) #
<5
Australian visitors to Saint Lucia (primary destination 2019 Dept of Home Affairs) #
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Resident Australian population born in Saint Lucia (2016 Census)
57
Australian residents of Caribbean Islander descent (2016 Census)
3,650
Saint Lucia students in Australia ((2019 Dept of Education)
<5

High level engagement

2018 April – Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, Saint Lucia Foreign Minister Flood-Beaubrun in London (CHOGM).

2017 July – Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, met Barbados Foreign Minister McClean in Grenada.

Agreements with Saint Lucia

There are no bilateral agreements between Australia and Saint Kitts and Nevis

Public diplomacy

Through the Direct Aid Program (DAP), the Australian Government provides financial support to a range of projects in Saint Lucia. Recent DAP projects include projects providing support for people with disabilities and assisting groups with sporting endeavours.

Economic diplomacy

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

Further economic and trade information can be found in our Saint Lucia trade/economic fact sheet [PDF].

Business

Austrade’s Mexico City Office aims to attract foreign direct investment from Saint Lucia into Australia, identifies market opportunities in Saint Lucia, and promotes the capabilities of Australian exporters and education providers

Austrade

Austrade offices

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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Travel

See Smartraveller for information on travelling: smartraveller.gov.au

# This data is owned by Home Affairs. It provides quarterly updates to this data on its website.

last updated November 2020

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