Alliance Francaise worldwide
Alliance Française is a network of French Schools/Cultural centres represented throughout the world.
The different branches of Alliance Française reflect a desire amongst local francophiles to share their love of French language and culture with their fellow countrymen.
Teaching activities are complemented by an ambitious cultural policy, which can take on various forms: conferences, exhibitions or even artistic creations or live entertainment.
The different branches of Alliance Française owe their success to their remarkable degree of integration in the social fabric of their host countries. Local branches of Alliance Française are associations set up under local law and have true autonomy. They are administered by local boards and an executive director can sometimes be appointed from Paris.
Internationally, all Alliances Françaises benefit from the support of the Alliance Française Foundation, which was created by public decree by the official journal of the French Republic on the 26th of July, 2007. The Foundation exists to modernise the historical mission of the Alliance Française founded in 1883, with the goal of increasing the diffusion of the French language and culture by sharing this mission with well-known international partners and in consultation with local public powers, and through providing expertise, training and advice to 1,040 branches of Alliance Française.
Alliances Francaises in Australia
In Australia, the various branches of the Alliance Française constitute a national federation.
The Fédération des Alliances Françaises en Australie is based in Canberra and unites branches from Esperance to Eurobodalla, from Hobart to Darwin.
In all state capital cities, the executive directors are appointed by the Fondation Alliance Française and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
To find the contact details for each branch, use the browsable map at the Fédération des Alliances Françaises en Australie
In Queensland, the main branch of Alliance Française is in Brisbane. However, there are also active branches in Atherton, Cairns, Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Townsville, as well as on the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
For the contact details for all Queensland branches, go to the website of the Fédération des Alliances Françaises d'Australie.