Council of Estonian Societies in Australia

AESL is an umbrella organisation that unites around 20 Estonian organisations all over Australia. AESL is one of the organisations belonging to the Estonian World Organisation. AESL’s main activity is to support what is important to Estonians all over Australia – events, enterprises that are not city specific but carry value to all.

The aims of the Council are:

  • to coordinate activities of the Estonian community organisations in Australia in their pursuit of the preservation and advancement of Estonian culture and heritage,
  • to supply humanitarian aid to Estonia; and
  • to act as a centre for distribution of information and aid to the community organisations.

The executive of the Council of Estonian Societies in Australia

Following the Annual General Meeting of the AESL Inc on 11 th February 2023, the office-
holders for the following year are:

Following the Annual General Meeting of the AESL Inc on 11 th February 2023, the office-holders for the following year are:


  • President – Juho Loover
  • Vice-President – Sirje Jõgi/Rivers
  • Minutes Secretary – Esmee Okamoto
  • Treasurer – Ingrid Provan (Victoria)
  • Correspondence Secretary – Iti Connor (Queensland)


  • Dr Siiri Iismaa
  • Marissa Pikkat (New South Wales)
  • Martin Kurvits (South Australia)
  • Tiiu Raabus (Tasmania)
  • Manfred Mletsin (Northern Territory)


  • Maie Barrow

Languages Co-Ordinator

  • Expressions of interest to be called for

Communications and Social Media Coordinator

  • Marissa Pikkat


  • Dr Juho Looveer
  • [ Sirje Jõgi / Rivers, Iti Connor ]

Estonian Global Cooperation Commission

  • Dr Juho Looveer

Australian Baltic Council

  • Dr Juho Looveer

Estonian Global Cooperation Commission – Working Party Re Mass Communications

  • Kristi Barrow
  • Marissa Pikkat


A copy of the current Constitution (lasd updated 17 August 2021) can be downloaded here:

Code of Ethics

The AESL proposes to adopt the Code of Ethics proposed by the Estonian Nonprofit Organizations (April 7, 2002 )

Read the code of Ethics below:

Eesti –

English –



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