• His Majesty the King of Bhutan, Gyalsey and Ashi Jetsun Pema

Association of Bhutanese in Perth Incorporated (ABPI)

Perth in Western Australia is arguably the first place in Australia to have received Bhutanese people, dating back to 1969 when five young gentlemen from Bhutan arrived here for their higher school diploma at Hale School and Marist Brothers (now Newman College).

Since then over the many years, Perth has been one of the favorite destinations for many a Bhutanese who have come to study, work and make a living, calling it a home away from home.

Australia is a wonderful country known for rich multiculturalism. With many Bhutanese pursuing their dreams, we strongly believe in the Association which was founded with the noble vision to respect our own culture and tradition plus harmonizes and merges with other communities and cultures.

The Association also aims to lend helping hands to new Bhutanese arrivals, be together in sickness and in death, celebrate the joys of life together and above all uphold our identity as Bhutanese.