Societies of Friends
The AAIA is alone among the foreign schools of Athens in not receiving any government funding for its activities. It is, therefore, dependant upon the generosity of enlightened members of the public to continue its work promoting Hellenic Studies in Australia.
Since 1982 the AAIA has relied upon support from an Australia-wide network of Friends Groups. Societies have been established in each Australian State as well as in the Australian Capital Territory, The University of Sydney and Athens. Our “Friends” make significant contributions to the Institute in terms of its finances and also promote archaeology and Hellenic studies through their diverse activities