• The Britain-Australia Society

      A member society bringing together British and Australian individuals, advancing the relationship between both countries through mutual interests in commerce, public service, education, entertainment, culture and sport.

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    • The Britain-Australia Society

      A member society bringing together British and Australian individuals, advancing the relationship between both countries through mutual interests in commerce, public service, education, entertainment, culture and sport.

      Read about the Society
    • The Britain-Australia Society

      A member society bringing together British and Australian individuals, advancing the relationship between both countries through mutual interests in commerce, public service, education, entertainment, culture and sport.

      Read about the Society
    • The Britain-Australia Society

      A member society bringing together British and Australian individuals, advancing the relationship between both countries through mutual interests in commerce, public service, education, entertainment, culture and sport.

       

      Read about the Society
    • A member society bringing together British and Australian individuals, advancing the relationship between both countries through mutual interests in commerce, public service, education, entertainment, culture and sport.

      Read about the Society
    The Society Update

    The 2018 BAS Award to Lord Carrington

    The Britain-Australia Society was privileged to honour the legacy of the late Lord (Peter) Carrington by presenting the 2018 BAS Award to his son, Lord (Rupert) Carrington on Tuesday 15th January.

    The evening began with introductory remarks by the Chairman, giving members and their guests the background of the Society that Lord Carrington founded and supported from his return as High Commissioner to Australia in 1960 to his death in 2018. HE the High Commissioner, George Brandis QC then gave a highly-informative talk on the various political and diplomatic adventures of which Lord Carrington undertook, mixing in enough wit and humour to give a true account of a man that did so much to bring Australia and the UK closer together. The Earl of Buckinghamshire, a close personal friend of the Carington family, followed on with an account of his many experiences with Lord Carrington that was at once humorous and deeply moving to the seventy members in attendance.

    After the speeches our Chairman Peter Benson presented Lord Carrington with his father’s award which was gratefully received both by Lord Carrington and by a number of the Carington family who we were glad to have in attendance.

     

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    Lord Carrington was, until his death in 2018 at the age of 99, the President of the Britain-Australia Society and there can be no doubt that he was  a man of extraordinary talents and integrity – to learn more about his legacy please click here.

    The Britain-Australia Society builds on the strong common values of Britain and Australia through our diplomatic links and by bringing Australians and Britons together at exclusive and unusual events. We aim to send out a newsletter to members and subscribers every month or so but please CHECK THE EVENTS PAGE for upcoming events as they are being added all of the time.

     

    The Britain-Australia Society Corporate Partner

    The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is the founding Corporate Partner of the Britain-Australia Society and we are most appreciative of their ongoing financial, practical and moral support.

    Britain-Australia Society Corporate Partner
    • Britain-Australia Society Sponsors
    • Britain-Australia Society Sponsors
    • Britain-Australia Society Sponsors
    • Britain-Australia Society Sponsors
    • Britain-Australia Society Sponsors
    The Britain-Australia Society Sponsors

    The organisations shown have all committed to supporting this year’s events. Many thanks to them.

    Commonwealth Bank Australia, CPA AustraliaEtihadCA ANZ,
    Godiva ChocolatierTait Memorial Trust and Vestey Foods Group.

    Affiliates

    The Britain Australia Society also administers six other organisations, charities and trusts with bilateral interests:

    • The Britain-Australia Society Education Trust
    • The Cook Society
    • The Northcote Trust
    • The Admiral Phillip Memorial Trust
    • The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Trust
    • The Friends of University of Sydney Trust