Please find a listing below of our partner organisations focused on Asia-Australian relations:

Asialink is Australia’s leading centre for building Asia capability, public understanding of Asia, and appreciation of Australia’s role in the Asian region.

They work with business, government, philanthropic and cultural partners to initiate and strengthen Australia-Asia engagement on all levels and across all sectors.

Asialink was founded in 1990 with the support of The Myer Foundation and The University of Melbourne . They established a Sydney office in 2013 and their Asialink Leaders Program runs each year in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Their business capability division – Asialink Business – works with assistance from the Commonwealth Department of Industry and the Australian business community to equip Australia’s workforce to engage successfully with the Asian region.

Their sister organisation, the Asia Education Foundation, is Australia's leading organisation dedicated to advocating and supporting the study of Asia and Asian languages in primary and secondary schools.


AustCham Beijing
The China-Australia Chamber of Commerce in Beijing (AustCham Beijing) was established in 1996 and has as its goal the advancement of the broader Australia-China business relationship through the effective representation of its 250 members. They achieve this through building connections between their members and broader stakeholders in Australia and China, delivery of effective advocacy programs and provision of information and insights through their business events and online platform.

Core to their ability to deliver on their mission is their member-led industry forums. All of their events have a strong industry focus. AustCham Beijing releases White Papers and industry specific position papers throughout the year, an important medium for communicating member priorities. The Chamber regularly engages with government and other key stakeholders on issues of concern to members, and actively contributes to the public debate.

Importantly, AustCham Beijing runs unique programs for students of Australian universities and recent graduates which provide opportunities for work experience, mentoring and cultural training. Members believe in the importance of investing in our future business leaders, and this is a Chamber priority.


AustCham Shanghai
The Australian Chamber of commerce in Shanghai (AustCham Shanghai) provides first-class events, networking opportunities and business referral opportunities for key international companies operating in Shanghai.

AustCham Shanghai works on behalf of approximately 400 members including 330 corporates represented by more than 2000+ card-carrying employees. Corporate membership covers all employees of a company so that the actual number of people enjoying AustCham Shanghai membership benefits is in the thousands. Moreover, members can choose from 150 events per year that attracts over 10,000 attendees in total, providing a formidable base for business networking.


Australia China Alumni Association
The Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA) is an inclusive organisation, open to all China-based alumni of Australian universities. The ACAA serves as a high-profile umbrella alumni organisation with the aims of promoting Australian education via the success of alumni, and supporting alumni in China through business and social networking. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, ACAA is a rapidly-growing and sustainable, high-profile organisation.


Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative
The Australia-China Young Professionals Initiative (ACYPI) is the premier platform for young professionals to engage with the Australia-China relationship.

Through events in Australia and China, they connect young professionals to significant commercial, political and academic leaders, and provide networking opportunities across sectors. Their events are focused on helping young professionals develop a deeper understanding of the issues facing business in Australia and China.


Australia-China Youth Association
ACYA is a vibrant community of young Australians and Chinese interested in promoting cross-cultural understanding and developing lasting friendships, academic and business partnerships, and professional and educational opportunities. With hundreds of events annually across Australia and China, unique internship, study, and volunteer opportunities, a diverse range of publications, and over 5000 members, ACYA is the first port of call for anyone interested in Australia and China.


Australia-China Youth Dialogue
The Australia-China Youth Dialogue (ACYD) aims to promote frequent and meaningful engagement between emerging Australian and Chinese leaders. It is the most unique and energetic initiative in the Australia-China space. It seeks to enhance Sino-Australian relations by bringing together key people to forge deeper connections for the future.


Australia-Japan Youth Dialogue
The Australia–Japan Youth Dialogue is an independent and non-partisan diplomatic initiative. Every year, the dialogue will bring emerging Australian and Japanese leaders together to learn, share and contribute to the strong relationship that exists between their two countries.

The inaugural Australia–Japan Youth Dialogue will be held in Melbourne in July 2017.


Australia-Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue
The Australia Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue (AVYLD) is an independent non-profit initiative that was established to nurture relationships, promote engagement and incubate collaboration between Australian and Vietnamese young leaders from a broad spectrum of society. Through people to people links, they believe the bilateral relationship between Australia and Vietnam can be strengthened to contribute to the development of each respective nation.


Foundation for Australian Studies in China
The Foundation is an independent non-profit foundation in Australia established to support Australian Studies Centres located across China and to provide funding and other support to the BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies located at Peking University in Beijing, People's Republic of China. 

The Foundation will play a significant role in the promotion of Australian Studies in China and will further expand and strengthen research and teaching alliances and links between Australian and Chinese universities.  



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