How We Started
Council was founded in 1979 as the Arabic Welfare Workers Interagency and became a Council in 1988. It was then named Australian Arabic Welfare Council. In August 1998, the Council changed its name to Australian Arabic Communities Council. The latest name "Arab Council Australia" was adopted in November 2004.
Since our establishment, we have been supporting and assisting Australians of Arabic speaking background through a range of essential services.