The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO) is a peak body for 22 national community organisations throughout Australia. It is widely regarded as the representative voice on matters concerning the Ukrainian community in Australia.
Member organisations include churches, state community organisations, youth and women’s organisations, credit co-operative movement, educational, returned service, language and other organisations. The Board comprises executive members who represent key facets of community life in Australia.
The AFUO is a member of the Ukrainian World Congress, the peak body for Ukrainian organisations in the diaspora.
The AFUO constitution calls for it to promote, initiate, plan and represent the Ukrainian community within Australia.
Accordingly, the AFUO supports many facets of community life, encouraging its members to maintain religion, language, culture and heritage whilst being active members of the broader Australian community. The AFUO liaises with the Australian Government on matters relating to the Ukrainian community in Australia, and represents/promotes the community to the broader Australian public.
The AFUO also maintains strong links with Ukraine and works closely with the Embassy of Ukraine in Australia.