Australia–Trinidad and Tobago relations
Trinidad and Tobago
Australia–Trinidad and Tobago relations describe relations between Trinidad and Tobago and Australia. Australia maintains a High Commission in the City of Port of Spain, and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago maintains non-resident representation in Australia. Both nations formally established diplomatic relations on 7 January 1974. Both countries are members of the Commonwealth of Nations, and comprised as former parts of the British Empire.
In 2004, due in part to the robust trade by Australian companies with Trinidad and Tobago's oil sector the Australian government set up the Australian High Commission[disambiguation needed] in Port of Spain. It now serves 14 other Caribbean countries.
Trinidad and Tobago was Australia's largest trading partner in the Caribbean.
- "Australia Established Caribbean Ties". The Virgin Islands Daily News (Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands). Associated Press. 9 January 1974. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
- Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs – Diplomatic Appointment: High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago
- "Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Country and Regional Information". Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Archived from the original on 9 June 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
Australia established a High Commission in Port of Spain in July 2004.
- Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Trinidad and Tobago Country Brief: Bilateral economic and trade relationship