About Us

We are a 501(c)(3) Public Charity

The Mission of The Australian Community is to connect Australians living in the US through social, professional and charitable initiatives.

Meet the Team

Our Board of Directors reflects, and advocates for the Professional Industries of our 3,700 Members in the United States.


Sarah Henderson


Sarah is an experienced in house attorney, admitted to practice in New South Wales and New York.

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Ava Newman


"One of my greatest strengths is aligning divergent perspectives to achieve shared goals."


Emilie Treuillard


"I can’t wait to work with the team to help grow our Community and increase our resources for a greater impact"


Glen McDermott


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James Boland

Founder & President

"I have always enjoyed the American belief that anything is possible while blending in the Australian creativity and resourcefulness”

James first arrived in NYC in 1996, and understands all too well the challenges faced by Aussie expats.

Next Steps...

Since our inception in 2011, more than 6,000 Aussies expats have connected with The Australian Community in New York and the broader US.