your French language and cultural centre


The Alliance Française de Sydney (AFS) is an independent, not-for-profit language and cultural organisation promoting Franco-Australian exchange. With 120 years’ experience in teaching French, the AFS offers a wide range of French courses and services for all levels and ages at its CBD and Chatswood locations, a Media Centre, cultural events and much more...

With an ambitious mission to spread the French language and culture well beyond the borders of France, it is one of 834 Alliances Françaises in 135 countries all over the world and the most highly-regarded school for learning French in Sydney.

Situated in the heart of Sydney in an attractive building designed by the famous architect Harry Seidler, the AFS offers French courses, holds cultural events and includes a media centre and a French café. The Alliance Française de Sydney also offers French courses to North Sydneysiders with classes for kids at the Dougherty Community Centre in Chatswood.

Since 1989, the AFS has organised the annual Alliance Française French Film Festival (AFFFF). This prestigious festival has become a very important event in Australia with an exponential increase in attendees every year. In 2019, 197,093 tickets were sold across Australia, with 65,505 of those for screenings in Sydney. The AFFFF is the most important event in the extensive range of events organised by the company

Our Mission

  • Promote the learning and use of the French language in our state
  • Enhance the knowledge of Francophone cultures
  • Contribute to the cultural and linguistic diversity of Sydney
  • Contribute to and be a part of the innovative network of Alliance Française branches around the world


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