Australia is a founding member, or a key supporter, of the principal regional organisations and other forums in the Indian Ocean:
Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is the region's only regional forum linking most countries on the Indian Ocean rim through an annual Foreign Ministers' meeting.
Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) seeks to increase maritime co-operation among navies of littoral states of the Indian Ocean region by providing an open and inclusive forum for discussion of regional maritime security issues.
Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) implements conservation and management measures to ensure the sustainable and optimal utilisation of tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas.
Indian Ocean MOU (IOMOU) on Port State Control aims to verify whether foreign vessels, comply with applicable international maritime conventions on safety, environmental and other issues.
Last Updated: 29 May 2019