Australia Russia Dialogue (ARD) is the premier non-government, non-commercial, and apolitical organisation dedicated to promoting multifaceted engagement between Australia and Russia. ARD was formed as an association of industry, the professions, and academia, its objectives are:
To promote business, educational, technological, tourist, and cultural links between Australia and Russia.
To provide a forum for its members to discuss public policy issues of relevance to both countries and to advance these policies in a spirit of mutual understanding.
To organise and promote various events for members, friends and colleagues to foster wider public awareness of the Australia-Russia relationships
The Australian Ambassador in Russia and the Russian Ambassador in Australia are Patrons of the ARD.