AETA works to support the people of Timor-Leste and the East Timorese community in Australia through advocacy and information sharing.

It was established on 7 December 1975 in the wake of Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor. Since the restoration of independence, AETA continues as a networking hub for anyone interested in the story of Timor-Leste.

AETA activities include seminars, members meetings, special interest groups, on-line bookshop, archive project and annual independence dinner.


AETA activities include information, advocacy, communication, networking, knowledge networks and special interest groups, a bookshop, seminars, the archive project and AETA Annual Dinner celebrating the anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.



AETA Annual Report 2023

AETA Annual Report 2022

Honouring the Struggle ( 1975 – 2002)
View AETA’s EXHIBITION of posters and banners from our historic collection (7 December 2022 @ Victorian Trades Hall Council, 54 Victoria St., Carlton, Victoria) Video Catalogue HERE

Membership and Donation
Member’s dues and donations are crucial sources of support for the ongoing activities of AETA. (Donations to AETA are not as yet tax deductible)

AETA Newsletter
Highlighting key activities, such as conferences, book launches, campaign activities and the annual dinner.

Keep up to date and join the daily conversation on our Facebook page.