Australian Ecosystem: Asia

We have put together a listing of Australian Organisations in Asia. Click on a country to see a listing of Australian organisations in that region.

If you would like to add your organisation's details to our directory, find out more about partnering with Advance by emailing us at members@advance.org.

ASIA WIDEChina | Hong Kong | India | Indonesia | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | Philippines | Singapore | Taiwan | Thailand | Vietnam

Asia Wide

Asia Options

An online guide for Australians interested in study and professional opportunities in Asia. Asia Options has grown from a small side project run by two uni students to a committed team of 15 volunteers, 300+ content articles, and a thriving online community with 40,000+ monthly page views.

Asialink

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.

Atlas Wealth Management

Atlas Wealth Management is a specialist in providing financial advice to Australian expatriates. Whether you are based inShanghai, Dubai or further afield, we have the experience in providing wealth management services to the expatriatecommunity.

Australian Institute of Building

Founded in 1951, incorporated in 1955 and granted a Royal Charter in 1969, the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) is an association of building professionals, associate professionals and technicians engaged in building practice, teaching or research throughout Australia and overseas.

The mission of AIB is to be a leading body of focus for the building industry, valued for its services to its members, reflecting its ideals for education, standards and ethics and the source of authoritative and visionary comment on behalf of professionals in the industry.

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

The Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia was constituted by Royal Charter in 1928. It operates under a Supplemental Royal Charter granted by the Governor-General on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II on 22 August 2007.

The Institute has formal overseas Members' Groups established in many countries. Groups are currently established in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Each group arranges its own activities and is managed by a committee lead by a Group Chairman. Group activities include CPE, networking, representation to government and community bodies as well as various social activities.

Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to Australia and encouraging Australians to travel domestically, both for leisure and business events. The organisation is active in around 30 key markets and activities include advertising, PR and media programs, trade shows and industry programs, consumer promotions, online communications and consumer research.

China

AustCham Beijing

Founded in Beijing in 1996, The China-Australia Chamber of Commerce's (AustCham Beijing) overriding goal is to advance Australian Business in China. It functions to provide members with the information, resources and contacts they need to succeed in China.

The Chamber maintains a good working relationship with the Australian Embassy and with the various Australian government departments in China.

AustCham is a non-profit organisation which operates independently from government. It is funded entirely by our membership and Chamber activities. Together with our sister AustChams in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, we work to promote strong trade and investment links between Australia and China.

AustCham South China

Australian Chamber of Commerce - South China (AustCham - SC), formerly known as the Australian Business Association in Guangzhou (ABA) and China Australia Chamber of Commerce – South China (CACC), was formed to promote, develop and expand business relations between Australia and China. Since its inception in 1994, it has grown rapidly to provide a forum to enable its members to exchange information on business opportunities within this region. Our members are made up of Australians and other people representing the broad range of nationalities, which comprise the business community in southern China.

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 Council

The Australia-China Council (ACC) was established by the Australian Government in 1978 to promote mutual understanding and foster people-to-people relations between Australia and China. The Chairperson is appointed by the Executive Council on the recommendation of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, who also appoints the Board members.

The function of the Council is to make recommendations to the Australian Government through the Minister for Foreign Affairs on strengthening the Australia-China relationship in ways that support Australia's foreign and trade policy interests. ACC Secretariat is a part of the North Asia Division within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The 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, we connect young professionals to significant commercial, political and academic leaders, and provide networking opportunities across sectors. Our 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 The ACYD will be held between 21-24 November 2014. Details of theACYD and application process can be found on www.acyd.org.au.

The Australia-China Youth Dialogue 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.

CPA Australia, Greater China Division

On 1 July 2010 the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and CPA Australia renewed their mutual recognition agreement (MRA) for five years.

The renewed MRA further develops the relationship between the two bodies and establishes guidelines on how qualified members can gain reciprocal membership. Transitional arrangements are in place for the 2000 and 2005 MRAs.

Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC)

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.

The Australia China Business Council

The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is the premier business organisation dedicated to promoting business and trade between Australia and the People’s Republic of China.

ACBC is a membership-based organisation, with Branches in New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria providing business-focused information and events for members in all industries.

With China’s continuing strong economic growth, there are many significant opportunities for Australian and Chinese business to create lasting and highly valuable commercial partnerships.

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.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)- Shanghai

The primary role of DFAT in Shanghai is to strengthen the bilateral relationship between Australia and China and improve access to the Chinese market for Australian business. It also provides a range of consular and passport services for Australian citizens, through the Australian Consulate-General, Shanghai.

Hong Kong

AustCham Hong Kong & Macau
The primary non-government vehicle for promoting Australian business interests by providing ongoing business development and networking opportunities. Members are representatives of about 500 Australian and local companies within the Hong Kong business community.

Highlight: Great events (you can attend even if you aren't a member)

Austrade - Hong Kong and Macau
Australia offers significant opportunities for international businesses and welcomes foreign direct investment and foreign investors. Austrade can provide your company with the information and the right industry and government contacts needed to establish or expand a business in Australia.

Highlight: Fascinating podcast that celebrates innovative tech entrepreneurs from Australia finding success in Hong Kong

Australian Association of Hong Kong
Providing a forum for like minded people, with an interest in Australia, to come together and to establish friendships and networks through social activities. Their events are designed to encourage fellowship amongst Hong Kong based Australians and people with an interest in Australia by creating opportunities for the Australian community and their friends to get the most out of Hong Kong.

Highlight: Scheduled monthly events such as book club, ladies golf, and lots more

Australian Chinese Association of Hong Kong

Promoting fellowship and friendship among Australian Chinese and those with ties and relations with Australia,promoting Australia and the Australian way of life and providing assistance to ethnic Chinese intending to migrate to Australia.

Highlight: Priority check-in for Qantas flights at the Hong Kong international Airport

Australian Consulate-General of Hong Kong

The Australian Consulate-General is the face of the Australian Government in Hong Kong and offers a wide range of diplomatic and government services to advance Australian interests in Hong Kong and Macau.

These services include promoting Australia's key foreign policy and trade objectives and managing Australia's important and dynamic relationship with the Hong Kong Government, in addition to processing visas for those wishing to visit or migrate to Australia.

The Consulate-General also provides a variety of services for Australian residents and visitors in Hong Kong and Macau, including issuing passports and providing support and assistance to Australians in need.

Australian International School of Hong Kong

To provide a world-class international school where students, through active participation, achieve their personal best and graduate as skilled, influential and responsible international citizen.

Engineer Australia, Hong Kong Chapter

Australia's largest and most diverse engineering association, Engineers Australia enhances the influence and professional standing of engineers within the community. Engineers Australia helps its 80,000 members achieve their personal and professional goals by providing benefits, facilities and services designed to meet their needs at each stage of their career.

Federation of Australian Alumni Association of Hong Kong

The Federation of Australian Alumni Associations Hong Kong (FAAA) was founded in December 1995 under the initiative of the Australian Consulate General and a number of alumni associations of Australian universities in Hong Kong. The objective of FAAA is to foster networking among fellow Australian graduates.

India

Indo-Australian Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber was born of great parentage – Prime Minister Bob Hawke of Australia and Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi of India signed a Charter at Canberra in 1986, creating a vision of the two institutions – the Indo-Australian Chamber of Commerce and the Indo-Australian Joint Business Council.  The Chamber was formally inaugurated by His Excellency Mr. G.B. Feakes, the Australian High Commissioner to India, on 22 June 1989. Mr. M.K. Kumar, one of India’s leading management professionals and the then President of ASSOCHAM, played an important role in that landmark event.

Australia India Business Council

AIBC, a national membership organisation, was founded in 1986 to foster understanding between Australians and Indians. Today AIBC is the only Australian NGO whose purpose is to promote bilateral trade and expand Australia-India commercial ties. AIBC maintains close relationships in both Australia and India, with Federal and State government agencies, the diplomatic corps and industry bodies.

Indonesia

Australia Indonesia Business Council

The Australia Indonesia Business Council Ltd (AIBC) is the peak, non-profit business association involved with the promotion and facilitation of trade and investment between Australia and Indonesia. The AIBC is a national members-based association with branches in the ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, VIC and WA. The AIBC is managed by a voluntary Board of Directors comprising State/Territory branch Chairs and a National President, National Vice-President and National Honorary Treasurer who are elected at the Annual General Meeting of members.

Japan

The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan

The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ) was established in 1991 after agreement between the existing Australian Chamber of Commerce and the New Zealand embassy. It is a non-profit organisation with approximately 600 members. The Chamber is managed by the members through an Executive Council and sub-committees that deal with specific areas of interest. All membership funds are used for the operation of the Chamber.

Korea

AustCham Korea

Welcome to AustCham Korea, the peak body representing Australian and Korean business interests. AustCham Korea began almost 20 years ago as a humble business group and has grown to over 220 members.

Our mission is to promote Australian business, the Australia-Korea business partnership and AustCham member interests in Korea by being an effective source of information, connections and representation.

Malaysia

Australian Malaysia Business Council

The Australia Malaysia Business Council (AMBC) is a member based business organisation incorporated in the Australian Capital Territory, with independent State Chapters in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia.

The AMBC was established in 1988 with the goal of fostering, supporting and promoting business, investment and cultural opportunities between Australia and Malaysia, reinforcing the 50+ year relationship between the two countries that has developed from one of support in the early years of Malaysia’s foundation to one of close collaboration and comprehensive partnership today.

The Malaysia Australia Business Council

The Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC) was established on 1986 as a private non-profit organisation that provides a range of services to its members relating to businesses in Malaysia and Australia.

The MABC is a platform for discussion and exchange of views aimed at developing commercial activities and promoting bilateral fraternity between Malaysia and Australia. MABC also assists its members to address domestic and international issues relating to their companies and personnel.

The MABC is administered by an elected Executive Committee and is supported as co-patrons by the Minister of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia and the Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia.

Philippines

Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

It is the Chamber's objective to become a highly effective organisation that visibly supports and promotes business relationships between the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. Thus, we are proud to be recognized as one of the oldest and most active Chambers in the country. With constant communication with our members and affiliate organisations in the government and public sector, we hope to develop and maintain a strong partnership and cooperation with people and industries that are instrumental in the growth and promotion of the economy, businesses and trade.

Singapore

The Australian New Zealand Association- Singapore

ANZA is a social organisation for Australians and New Zealanders living in Singapore. It provides its members with a support network of friends and contacts, and organises a wide range of sporting and social activities for all ages and interests. It also makes sure major Australian events like the Melbourne Cup don't pass uncelebrated. It can also provide contact details for sporting teams such as football, netball and squash, playgroups and kids activities like Scouts, and professional organisations and social support groups.

Australian International School- Singapore

Catering to children from pre-school to senior secondary school, it is fully accredited by the New South Wales education Department and follows the New South Wales curriculum, including the HSC.

AustCham Singapore

The Australian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore (AustCham) is an organisation which fosters, and provides a forum for, business links between Australia and Singapore. Essentially, AustCham is the Australian business community in Singapore.

Taiwan

The Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Taipei

The Australia & New Zealand Business Association (ANZBA) was formed in 1991 to represent the interests of Australian and New Zealand citizens residing and working in the ROC and to complement the activities of organisations committed to improving trade, investment and general bilateral relations between the Republic of China, Australia and New Zealand . In January 2005, ANZBA became ANZCham (The Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Taipei ) and is now officially registered with the Taipei City Government, further enhancing its ability to assist its members.

Thailand

Australia Thailand Business Council

The Australia Thailand Business Council (ATBC) is the go-to body for access, insight and advocacy on Aust-Thai business.  The Council works to build strong links between the private sectors of Australian and Thai businesses, as well as developing mutually beneficial relations with our respective governments. The Council works closely with AustCham in Thailand.

AustCham Thailand

The Australia-Thai Chamber of Commerce (AustCham Thailand) was the first Australian Chamber to be formed in the ASEAN region. It was established in 1977 with the charter to promote business relations between Australia and Thailand.

AustCham Thailand aims to provide quality constructive input into the formulation of policies impacting on business (both by the Thai and Australian governments), and their administration, and to contribute to the development of relations between both these countries.

Vietnam

Australia Vietnam Young Leadership Dialogue (AVYLD)

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.

AustCham Vietnam

The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AusCham) represents and promotes the interests of Australian businesses operating in Vietnam. We are proud to have a pivotal function in providing invaluable business and cultural support to our members and sponsors activities in this country.

AusCham provides all its members with a voice to express their views on the business environment in Vietnam, directly within the business community and via our liaison with the Vietnamese Government. We actively co-ordinate a regular programme of business seminars, networking and social functions, in addition to hosting a number of the highest profile charity events in Vietnam.