Australian Embassy

Press Release 2018 - Cyber Cooperation

                                        Calling for Cyber Cooperation Ideas


3 January 2018

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.

Australia is actively seeking creative partnering opportunities to combine resources, networks and expertise in pursuit of our region’s shared goals. Governments, civil society, academia and the private sector are encouraged to apply for funding from the Cyber Cooperation Program. Projects should aim to raise the bar of cyber security, support the fight against cybercrime, promote international peace and stability in cyberspace, or pursue economic and development goals. Generally, grants can be up to $100,000 per project for a period of twelve months.

Applications will close at 13.00 Monday 22 January 2018 (Bangkok time). Information regarding application forms, guidance on how to apply and frequently asked questions are available at