“Through the Australia India Leadership Dialogue, we seek to build deeper co-operation, closer friendships and stronger relationships based on trust between leaders in government, business and civil society from India and Australia. We will do this through open discussion, and by identifying new ways and new opportunities to work together”

Ross Fitzgerald and Amitabh Mattoo
Co-Chairs, Australia India Leadership Dialogue

The Australia India Leadership Dialogue (AILD) is the Aii’s annual flagship event and the pre-eminent forum for government and non-government exchanges between influencers and decision-makers in both nations. Launched in 2015, the Dialogue is held in each country in alternate years and covers a range of themes of fundamental importance to India and Australia. Topics canvassed include governance, geopolitics, water security, trade, economics and business, education and health.

The Australia India Leadership Dialogue has been held in Delhi (October 2015), Melbourne (December 2016), Delhi (January 2018), and Melbourne (December 2019). You may review further details through each AILD’s handbook linked below:

The Australia India Institute hosted its fourth AILD from 8-9 December 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. The Dialogue was supported by Visy Industries, Aii@Delhi, CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) and The University of Melbourne.  We were joined by eminent personalities from both Australia and India including Steve Dimopoulos, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Government of Victoria, Anumula Gitesh Sarma, High Commissioner of India to Australia, Consul General for Melbourne Raj Kumar, Tony Abbott, Former Prime Minister of Australia, Anil Wadhwa, Chair of the CII Task Force for the Indian Government’s India Economic Strategy, Vice Chancellors Duncan Maskell (University of Melbourne), Dawn Freshwater (University of Western Australia), John Dewar (LaTrobe University) Barry O’Farrell and Ted Baillieu, Former Premiers of NSW and Victoria respectively and Senator Penny Wong.

Read our Media Release for more information on the Dialogue.

For further information please contact Marianna Sarris, AILD Coordinator, at or Tel: +61390354067

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