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4 April 2018

Australia to offer 50 scholarships to ASEAN students

The Australian Government will award 50 prestigious Australia Awards – ASEAN Scholarships to the next generation of leaders from ASEAN countries to undertake postgraduate study in Australia commencing in 2019. (More)


18 March 2018

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia: Enhancing Regional Collaboration to Strengthen Our Security and Prosperity

Australia and the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will work together to shape a more secure and prosperous region. Our joint statement from the Special Summit – The Sydney Declaration – sets out a clear vision for the future of the ASEAN-Australia partnership and our shared commitment to elevate our cooperation. (More)


17 March 2018

Joint media release: The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training: Strengthening ASEAN-Australia Education Exchange

Today at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit, we announced ways to deepen the engagement between the future leaders of Australia and the ASEAN region. Australia is committed to practical and meaningful partnerships with the ASEAN region. These initiatives will build on our flagship education programs and enable talented ASEAN and Australian emerging leaders to learn from each other to shape a positive future. (More)


6 March 2018

ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2018 : Australian-Thai International Friendly Football Match

Thailand’s women’s under-19s football team (known as Chaba Kaew U19) will be ASEAN’s representative in a match against Australian under-20s women’s national football team, the Young Matildas, on 16 March in Sydney ahead of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. Chaba Kaew U19 will travel to Australia this coming Saturday 10 March as part of the ASEAN-Australia Young Women Football Exchange Program (AAYFE), a partnership between the Australian Government and Football Federation of Australia (FFA).  (More)



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)