What is Alliance Française?

The Alliance Francaise de Canberra is a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity.


An International Cultural Network

The international network of Alliances Françaises currently consists of 850 committees established in 138 countries. The quality of instruction adapted to different publics and the ability to welcome all nationalities enables the Alliances Françaises to support and develop the teaching of French throughout the world to more than 500 000 students every year. The Alliance Française was created in Paris in 1883 by intellectuals and scientists such as Louis Pasteur, Jules Verne or Ferdinand de Lesseps.

In Canberra since 1944

The  Canberra branch was formed in 1944 and became a teaching center in 1950. At the Alliance qualified native speakers trained in the latest teaching methods will teach you to communicate in practical, modern French. We offer group or private courses at all levels for  adults, high school and university students and  children. We can arrange a  regular or an intensive course for you.


We offer French language tuition to adults, teenagers & children since 1950. Our team of experienced native speakers receive regular training and practice the latest techniques.


Our method of teaching emphasizes task-based learning with all instruction given in French with active student participation. It is based on realistic and interactive activities which will enable the students to effectively communicate in everyday situations.


The Alliance Française de Canberra is a not-for-profit organisation promoting Franco-Australian relationships that has the support of the Embassy of France. This close cooperation & collaboration makes the Alliance Française the heart of the French- Australian community in Canberra.

Our Language Centre

The Alliance Française de Canberra organises French language tuition for adults, high school students, children at all levels of competence in French (in groups or on a one-to-one basis, at the Alliance, at your home or at your desk).

Our Cultural Centre

Our  cultural events and activities include music, art exhibitions, open days and  café style discussions on science, history, literature and the regions of France. Each year the  Alliance Française French Film Festival showcases around forty new and classic French films to a growing Canberra audience.

Open to all, the Alliance Françaises contributes to the French Arts in Canberra by teaming up with local Australian cultural organizations to promote artistic productions from France and Australia. Works from international artists are regularly displayed in our Gallery and our cultural program offers a wide range of activities and events such as concerts, exhibitions, Cafés scientifiques and Cafés historiques. Note that any membership from the Alliance Françaises in Australia give you the right to reductions on our events.

Our Resource centre

Over 8,000 items including books, magazines, newspapers, travel guides, comics, children books, CD and CD roms, videos and DVD’s.

A Café Bar is opened daily on the premises & French Channel TV programme including TV5, Euronews, Eurosport, and many others are screened daily on a giant TV screen as from 9am.

Our constitution and our strategic plan

Our Constitution in English - read it online or download it :Canberra Fondation English.pdf (394.1 KB)
Our Constitution in French - read it online or download it :Canberra Fondation French.pdf (453.3 KB)
Our Strategic plan - download it : AFC Strategic Plan 2019-2024.pdf (1.0 MB)