The Institute for the Study of French-Australian Relations (ISFAR) was founded in 1985. ISFAR serves as a resource centre in all areas of French-Australian relations – historical as well as contemporary – and in the sciences and technology as well as in the humanities.
The Institute organises a number of social, educational and cultural events each year. Its meetings and colloquia cover a wide range of activities, reflecting its members’ broad range of interests. Its publication, The French Australian Review (formerly Explorations), published twice yearly, records significant and interesting historical and cultural events impacting on French-Australian connections.
ISFAR is a non-political, non-profit, cultural and educational organisation. Its committee includes representatives from Victoria’s universities and other institutions active in the field of French-Australian relations. It has a continuing link with the French Studies Programme in the School of Languages and Linguistics of the University of Melbourne and an international Editorial Advisory Board.