AUSMIN is the principal forum for bilateral consultations with Australia. Held annually, alternating between Australia and the United States, it brings the U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense together with the Australian Ministers for Foreign Affairs and for Defense, along with senior officials from both countries.

The Consultations provide a major opportunity to discuss and share perspectives and approaches on major global and regional political issues, and to deepen bilateral foreign security and defense cooperation.


2015 Australia-U.S. Ministerial

Date: 10/13/2015 Description: Secretaries Kerry, Carter Shake Hands With Their Australian Counterparts, Ministers Bishop and Payne, Before the Annual AUSMIN Meetings in Boston - State Dept Image

Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, Minister for Defence Marise Payne, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter met in Boston for the Australia-United States Ministerial (AUSMIN) consultations. Joint Statement» Press Availability»