About Us


Konkani Association of Australia (KAA) is a community membership association and was established in March 2011 in Sydney, Australia.

The Association promotes Konkani language, tradition and culture. Konkani people hail from the Konkan coast along the west coast of India through Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala. Konkanas from each of these regions have adapted to local customs, traditions, languages and religions.

This association celebrates all these nuances and welcomes as members anyone with an interest in understanding and learning more about these.

The Association is a support structure for those of Konkani heritage and provides events and activities that support Konkani people to preserve their culture, language and tradition while assimilating as Australians.

This is an Incorporated Association. INC 9894947; ABN: 59 514 776 576.

Committee Members for 2020-2021



Sanjay Kudva

Vice President

Nikhil Bhat


Sowmya Kamath


Vivek Pai

Membership Director

Shubha Vannapalli

Event Director

Sunil Bhandarkar

Fund Raising Director

Vivek Pai

Public Officer 

Anita Prabhu

Amgel Khabbar Director

Premila Shenoy

Youth Director

Shruti Maller

Web Master

Anup Mallya

Migration Project Director

Anita Prabhu

Enquiries Director

Blossom Bhandarkar

Talent Director

Nikhil Bhat

Health & Wellbeing Director

Lakshmi Pai

Ordinary Member

Athin Sujeer

Ordinary Member

Smitha Nayak