Australia established diplomatic relations with Oman in 1981. Oman opened a Consulate-General in Melbourne in 2005, mainly to support Omani students in Australia.

Education links are growing, with 1,280 Omani student enrolments at Australian institutions in 2017. There are eight formal agreements between Australian and Omani universities to facilitate student and academic exchange, and research collaboration. This includes the establishment in 2003 of the Sultan of Oman Endowed Chair in Arab and Islamic Studies, which was established at the University of Melbourne, by the Sultan of Oman, as a lasting token of the partnership between Oman and Australia.

People-to-people links are further enhanced by an association of alumni of Australian universities which is active in Oman, the Oman students’ association in Melbourne, and the Australian Business Group in Oman.


ANZO (Australians & New Zealanders in Oman)
Omani Students Society of Victoria (OSSV)
Omani Students Society of South Australia
Omani Students Society Of Western Australia (OSSWA)
Omani Society in Queensland OSQ