List of Australian treaties

This is a list of currently active treaties that the Government of Australia has entered into since the federation of Australia in 1901. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in conjunction with the Australasian Legal Information Institute, has published an online Australian Treaties Database from where this list is obtained and updated.

Treaties with Indigenous peoples of AustraliaEdit

No substantial treaty has been entered into between the government of Australia and the Indigenous people of Australia. As of 2017 Australia is the only Commonwealth country that does not have such a treaty.[1][2] Some prior treaties exist in pockets, such as Batman's Treaty, but these are not substantial government treaties, i.e. treaties between the Government of the day and the traditional custodians of the land.[further explanation needed]

International bilateral treatiesEdit

Bilateral treaties on extradition and criminal mattersEdit

Bilateral treaties on postal services and money ordersEdit

Bilateral treaties on commerce, trade and arbitrationEdit

Bilateral treaties on intellectual propertyEdit

Bilateral treaties by countryEdit

Country Bilateral treaty link
  Albania Albania–Australia bilateral treaties
  Argentina Argentina–Australia bilateral treaties
  Austria Australia–Austria bilateral treaties
  Belgium Australia–Belgium bilateral treaties
  Bolivia Australia–Bolivia bilateral treaties
  Brazil Australia–Brazil bilateral treaties
  Canada Australia–Canada bilateral treaties
  Chile Australia–Chile bilateral treaties
  Colombia Australia–Colombia bilateral treaties
  Cuba Australia–Cuba bilateral treaties
  Czech Republic Australia–Czech Republic bilateral treaties
  Denmark Australia–Denmark bilateral treaties
  Ecuador Australia–Ecuador bilateral treaties
  El Salvador Australia–El Salvador bilateral treaties
  Estonia Australia–Estonia bilateral treaties
  Finland Australia–Finland bilateral treaties
  France Australia–France bilateral treaties
  Germany Australia–Germany bilateral treaties
  Greece Australia–Greece bilateral treaties
  Guatemala Australia–Guatemala bilateral treaties

Multilateral treatiesEdit

List of Australian multilateral treaties


  1. ^ "Why doesn't Australia have an indigenous treaty?". BBC News. 24 May 2017.
  2. ^ "What will Indigenous treaties mean?". ABC News. 14 December 2016. Archived from the original on 5 June 2017.

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