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The Australian Association has more than 60 years of history in Hong Kong. A group of Australians, who had begun to band together for social occasions, formed a provisional committee in October 1953. They met and developed rules for an official association, before advertising their intentions in the South China Morning Post.

A positive response to those advertisements led to the inauguration of the Australian Association of Hong Kong during at meeting at The Hong Kong Club on 25 January 1954. It had 204 founding members.

The Australian Association is the oldest continuously operating Australia-related organisation in Hong Kong, and even outdates the Australian Consulate-General.

Our Timeline

1953: 26 Oct
 Provisional committee meets to establish rules of association
 1953: 13,14 Dec  South China Morning Post advertisement invites expressions of interest
 1954: 25 Jan  Australian Association of Hong Kong is inaugurated at Hong Kong Club
 1954: 3 Apr  First event: A Ball at the Peninsula Hotel
 1960  First charitable event: Children’s party for residents at Ling Yuen Suet Home
 1968  The Australian Club formed (now defunct)
 1973  First regular editions of KangaNews
 1974  The Woman’s Group formed (now Social Committee)
 1993  Becomes founding member of Australian International School
 1995  Australian International School opens
 2004  Fiftieth anniversary: Publication of “Fifty Years of Memories”
 2014  Sixtieth anniversary celebrations



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The Australian Association Of Hong Kong was established to encourage fellowship amongst Hong Kong based Australians, people with an interest in Australia and to create opportunities for the Australian community and their friends to get the most out of Hong Kong.

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