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Oceania Swiss Club Presidents’ Conference, Sydney 2018

About the SAA

“The gateway to a connected and thriving
Swiss community in Australia”

In 2020, the four Australian delegates to the Council of the Swiss Abroad established the Swiss Alliance Australia Inc. (SAA), an Australian umbrella organisation to be a unifying voice for large or small Swiss associations in Australia.

The SAA also supports the aims and objectives of SwissCommunity, the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA), through feedback and representation by the Council delegates.

Aim and Role

  • Promote and encourage exchange

  • Maintain and foster close relationships with official channels in Switzerland

  • Organise biennial Swiss Club Presidents’ Conference

  • Inform about events, news, legislation of interest

  • Guide members on organisational and administrative matters

  • Carry through democratic elections for the delegates to the Council of the Swiss Abroad

 Swiss National Day, Melbourne


  • One strong voice in Bern – one contact for Bern

  • Support through shared content that is relevant for all (magazine articles, new legislation etc.)

  • Exchange on events and member attraction and retention

  • Group insurance benefits, group discounts on services

  • Promotion of Australia-wide activities

  • Connecting and strengthening of Swiss Community

More about us…


To find out more about the Swiss Alliance Australia Inc. see our Constitution or Strategy Plan for 2023-2026. To apply for membership of the SAA, please download and complete the Application Form.


The Committee

Claude Alain Staub

Roland Isler

Martin Scarpino

Barbara Koeppel

Carmen Trochsler

Beat Knoblauch

Katja Wallimann Gates

Regula Scheidegger

Marianne Pearson

Philippe Coquerand
Christian Dubois


Swiss Society of Victoria
CSA Delegate VIC
Swiss Yodlers of Sydney
Swiss Club of NSW
CSA Delegate SA
CSA Delegate NSW
CSA Delegate QLD
Swiss Community Care Society
Swiss Community Care Society
Swiss Society of Queensland
Cercle Romand

For more information please contact us

Acknowledgement of Country


Swiss Alliance Australia Inc. acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, sea and waters on which we work, live and engage. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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