The Australia India Institute continues to build on the quantity, quality and diversity of its events program. These events include public lectures, seminars, roundtables, networking events and cultural exhibitions. Our audiences are diverse and include students, academics, researchers, diaspora and the general public.

In light of COVID-19 restrictions, all our events are being held online during this time.


About Aii events

Our events range from discussions education, welfare, infrastructure and health to drop in chai sessions and cultural celebrations.

Some of the key set of events that we organise throughout the year can be found below :-


The Keywords for India series continues to bring thought leaders to Melbourne to discuss key issues in contemporary India.


The Institute launched its Question Marks Seminar series in 2018 with a mandate to stimulate discussion on global issues through an Indian lens. The Series brings together academics from across the Australia-India boundary, as well as industry representatives and officials.


The Drop in Chai event continues to be a popular fixture on the Institute’s event calendar. Held on the first Friday of every month during semester times, this informal networking session offers South Asia enthusiasts an opportunity to meet and discuss current developments in the Australia India relationship, as well as their own work in this space.


Once a year the Institute holds its annual India Week – a celebration of contemporary Indian culture, thought, politics and society. It aims to promote mutual understanding between Australia and India, increase engagement with Indian culture and strengthen people-to-people links between our two countries.

Read more about our India Week 2018India Week 2019 and India Week 2020.

Upcoming events

Copy of eventbrite 8China strongly opposes the use of the Indo-Pacific security concept by the United States, its allies and partners, seen as an attempt to contain its rise. China is, however, developing a full-spectrum Indo-Pacific strategy to project power, assert its territorial claims and to extend its geopolitical and geoeconomic influence throughout the region. How are India and Australia responding to this challenge? What does the future hold for the Quad? How might the COVID-19 pandemic, and its devastating impact on India, affect the future security environment in the Indo-Pacific region?

Join AII academic fellows Professor Ian Hall and Dr Pradeep Taneja as they explore these questions and the broader security outlook in the region. The speakers will also take a closer look at the current state of Australia-India relations.