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21 February 2018

AAC Grants Round 2018-19 Now Open

The Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC) Grants Round for 2018-19 is now open. Australia is looking to support innovative projects aimed at fostering understanding and people to people links between Australia and Southeast Asia. (More)


13 February 2018

Young Thai Leader Wins Australian Government Award

We are pleased to announce that Mr Aukrit Unahalekhaka from Thailand has been selected to participate in the 2018 Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program (A2ELP). The A2ELP is an Australian Government initiative, funded by the Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC).  It recognises young social entrepreneurs in Australia and ASEAN nations addressing critical challenges facing the region including the environment, agricultural production, education, health and ageing populations. (More)



9 February 2018

Australia and Thailand’s Partnership in Building Region’s Cyber Capacity

Australia and Thailand will co-host a series of workshops aimed at building ASEAN’s capacity to mitigate cybersecurity threats and take advantage of the digital transition to Industry 4.0 from 12 – 13 February in Bangkok. The activities, held in partnership with Thailand, will be an exceptional opportunity to strengthen Australia’s bilateral and regional cooperation with ASEAN. (More)


30 January 2018

Australia’s National Day Celebrated in Thailand

H.E. Mr. Paul Robilliard (fourth from left) and his wife Mrs Hanan Robilliard (fourth from right) hosted a reception to celebrate Australia Day at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, Bangkok on 26 January 2018. (More)





17 January 2018

Travelling to Australia for Songkran?

Submit your visa application early to ensure you receive your visa in time! Applicants are encouraged to lodge their application online using ImmiAccount at or by making an appointment with VFS Global for Australia in Thailand


15 January 2018

Award-Winning Australian Author, Poet and Rapper Comes to Bangkok

Authors, poets and fans of rap music: get your groove on! Omar Musa, highly acclaimed Australian author, poet and rapper is coming to Bangkok this week to offer a rare, eye-opening poetry performances that showcase Australian unique art and street poetry. The Australian Embassy Bangkok is delighted to support Omar’s performance and talk at the 2018 Bangkok Edge Festival that runs from 20 to 21 January 2018. (More)




3 January 2018

Calling for Cyber Cooperation Ideas

Australia is looking for new ideas to build cyber capacity in the Indo-Pacific region through the Cyber Cooperation Program. The Australian Foreign Minister, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, recently launched Australia’s International Cyber Engagement Strategy. The Cyber Cooperation Program underpins the Strategy by providing resources to develop our region’s capacity to take full advantage of the opportunities of the digital age while mitigating the risks. (More)


29 December 2017

Learn English in Australia over Summer

Have fun and learn English during school break in Australia! Thais aged between 9 to 18 years old have the opportunity to improve their English language skills on a three to four week summer course in Australia. On 13 January 2018, an exclusive information session about these courses is being hosted by our officers from Austrade Bangkok. (More)










21 December 2017

18 Thais to undertake prestigious Endeavour scholarship program

Eighteen outstanding Thai scholars have been awarded an Australian Government Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship that will allow them to study, conduct research and undertake professional development in Australia in 2018. (More)





30 November 2017

Culinary Exchange Program Forging a Stronger Australia-Thai Relationship

Two Australian students from Rosny College Tasmania, Isaac Reeve and Jesse Norris, along with their teacher, Tess Henry, visit Thailand this week to learn how to cook Thai food as part of the culinary exchange program under ‘Thai Kitchen to the World’ project. The Thai government sponsors the international Thai Kitchen to the World program, now in its fifth year that gives teachers and students, working and training in Tasmania the opportunity to travel to Thailand and train in the art of Thai cooking at the Suan Dusit International Culinary School. (More)



28 November 2017

New Colombo Plan 2018 scholars announced

The Australian Government awarded transformative New Colombo Plan scholarships to two talented Australian undergraduates to live, study and undertake internships in Thailand in 2018. Australian Ambassador to Thailand HE Mr Paul Robilliard said the New Colombo Plan was creating a new generation of young Australians with an understanding of Thailand and experience of living, learning and working alongside people from other cultures. (More)


20 November 2017

Joint media statement: The Hon Michael Keenan MP Minister for Justice and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter Terrorism and HE Mr Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana Thai Minister for Justice (More)


17 November 2017

Cultural exchange strengthens bond for Australian-Thai relation

To mark Australia and Thailand’s 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations, The Thai Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. General Tanasak Patimapragorn, led a troupe of 56 Thai Khon dancers to stage a “Khon” masked performance (Khon Performance) and exhibition at the Sydney Opera House on Monday 28 August. The Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in close cooperation with the Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra and the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Sydney hosted this event. (More)


17 November 2017

Royal Australian Navy to Join the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN International Fleet Review 2017 in Thailand

The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne will anchor off Pattaya, Thailand on Friday 17 November in preparation for joining the International Fleet Review (IFR) celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The IFR will take place from 0900 to 1200 on 20 November, hosted by the Royal Thai Navy and presided over by the Prime Minister of Thailand, His Excellency General Prayut Chan-o-cha. Twenty six naval vessels from 19 different countries will join 14 vessels from the Royal Thai Navy in conducting the fleet review. (More)