Council of the Swiss Abroad (CSA)

Elected Council Member for Australia for the term 2017-2021: 


Roland Isler



I am a graphic designer and manage the print & design department at Caulfield Grammar School, one of the largest private schools in Australia. Since arriving in Melbourne in 1982, I have been involved in the Swiss Community in many different ways, including:

  • Hon. Life Member and Past-President of the Swiss Club of Victoria
  • Swiss Society of Victoria, member of the Assistance Committee 
  • Member of the Council of the Swiss Abroad since 2009
  • ‘Swiss Review’ Regional Editor for Oceania

I am passionate about Switzerland, its culture and its people, wherever they live. My own experience as an expatriate for over three decades and my active engagement in the Swiss Community make me familiar with and sensitive to the needs of Swiss Abroad. I fulfil the duties as a CSA with passion and conviction and strive to be an effective representative and champion for Swiss people in our region.


I enjoy getting immersed in history, especially the one of the Swiss in Australia. I published the book ‘To Australia! Letters of an Emigrant by J. J. Locher from Speicher’. The book is an annotated German transcript and English translation of a letter written in 1855 by a Swiss digger on the Victorian goldfields. The letter was originally published under its German title in St Gallen, Switzerland in 1857. The book is dedicated to the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad on the centenary of its foundation and was launched at the Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Bern in 2016. See publication.


Over the years I have attended several CSA assemblies and Congress of the Swiss Abroad in Switzerland.


Job: Head of Print Services, Caulfield Grammar School

T: +61 4 1293 5565 / Email