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Grenada Country Brief

Grenada Country Brief

Key engagement

Pursuit of common interests in multilateral fora.

Outlook

Trade and investment opportunities exist in Grenada for Australian businesses, particularly in tourism, transport and related industries.

Bilateral relations

Australia's High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago is accredited to Grenada. Grenada does not have official representation in Australia.

Australia provided USD1m in support of the project preparation stage of Grenada's new Parliament House, which opened in June 2018, replacing a building destroyed in Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

Public diplomacy

Grenada is eligible for the Endeavour Leadership Program. Under the previous Endeavour Mobility Grants and Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships programs, two Grenadians were offered opportunities to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.

Through the Direct Aid Program, the Australian Government provides financial support to a range of projects in Grenada. In 2017-18, the Direct Aid Program supported projects focused on mangrove growth and fisheries development.
A Foreign Service officer from Grenada participated in the DFAT's International Graduate Program in 2017.

Economic diplomacy

Information on our economic partnership can be found in our Economic Factsheet for Grenada.

Foreign relations

Grenada is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and other regional organisation.

Australia and Grenada are members of the Commonwealth, UN and UN agencies.

Australia's foreign policy is guided by the Foreign Policy White Paper.

Fast Facts

  • Grenadian visitors to Australia (2017) – 100
  • Australian visitors to Grenada (primary destination 2017) – 200
  • Resident Australian population born in Grenada (2016) – 120
  • Australian residents of Caribbean Islander descent (2016) – 3,600
  • Grenadian students in Australia (2017) – <5

High level engagement

  • 2017 July – Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visited Grenada for the CARICOM Summit andmet Grenada's then-Foreign Minister Nimrod and Health Minister Steele.
  • 2012 January – Parliamentary Secretary Richard Marles visited Grenada

Australian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago

18 Herbert Street, St Clair, Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: +1 (868) 822 5450
General: ahc.portofspain@dfat.gov.au
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Last Updated: 5 February 2019
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