AustCham ASEAN










The Australia-ASEAN Chamber of Commerce (AustCham ASEAN) is the leading voice for Australian business within the ASEAN region and is the sole Australian official dialogue partner of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council. AustCham ASEAN was established as a registered society in Singapore and is now domiciled in Australia, with the following foundation members: Australian Chamber of Commerce, Cambodia, Indonesia Australia Business Council, The Australia Chamber of Commerce Lao PDR, Australian Chamber of Commerce Myanmar Association, Malaysia-Australia Business Council, The Australia-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (Philippines) Inc, Australian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore, Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce, The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam AustCham ASEAN has three main objectives: Informing Australian business on regional integration developments and the business landscape with a particular focus on an annual business survey; Explaining the contribution of Australian business to ASEAN markets; Advocating for policies, rules and regulations that support Australian business activities in ASEAN (including organising sector roundtables in key areas of interest for Australian business). AustCham ASEAN is officially accredited as an ASEAN Plus 1 Business Council Member by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC).


ANZCHAM Philippines
AusCham Cambodia
AusCham Vietnam
AustCham Lao
AustCham Myanmar
AustCham Singapore
AustCham Thailand
Indonesia Australia Business Council
Malaysia-Australia Business Council (MABC)

Australian ASEAN Council

Australia’s people and institutional connections with Southeast Asia are enhanced by the Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC). The council was launched on 8 September 2015 to strengthen Australia’s engagement with the region. Its mission is to generate opportunities that deepen cultural understanding, cooperation and connections with ASEAN member countries – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The council’s work focuses on advocacy and outreach, support for business, education and cultural initiatives, grants and exchange programs. Contact the Australia ASEAN Council at +61 2 6261 1333 or

Australia-ASEAN Business Council

The Australia-ASEAN Business Council (AABC), which was originally established in 1980, was re-established and formally incorporated in the ACT in March 2007 after being in hibernation from 1995-2007. The vital need to establish a private sector interface with the negotiating teams on the ASEAN Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) to help ensure that the concerns and priorities of Australian business were understood, was the initial reason for reestablishing the Council. Contact the Australia-ASEAN Business Council at +61 2 6270 8030 or