ASEAN-AUSTRALIA Special Summit 2018

On 17-18 March 2018, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, will welcome the Leaders of the Member States of ASEAN and the Secretary-General of ASEAN to the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit.

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ASEAN Now – ASEAN insights for Australian businesses

On 12 December 2017, the ASEAN Now report website was launched to Australian and ASEAN businesses.


Fast Facts

$2.5 trillion
ASEAN combined GDP in 2016
Students from ASEAN countries are studying in Australia
$38 billion
Australian Foreign Direct Investment in ASEAN at end of 2016
1.3 million+
ASEAN visitors to Australia in 2016-17
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News & Features

13 December, 2017
On 12 December 2017, the ASEAN Now report website was launched to Australian and ASEAN businesses. This report has been developed by the Australian Government and provides Australian businesses with insights on Australia’s trade and investment relationship with ASEAN.
21 November, 2017
In the lead up to the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit 2018, AUSTRAC will host the ASEAN-Australia Codeathon: the first time such an event will be hosted in Australia. The ASEAN-Australia Codeathon will focus on countering terrorist financing and enhancing cyber security and will be held in Sydney on 14 and 15 March 2018.
8 August, 2017
On 8 August 2017, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), hosted a reception at Government House, Canberra, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.
Flags of ASEAN nations
Complementing bilateral relationships


Working with ASEAN complements Australia’s substantial bilateral relationships with the countries of Southeast Asia.

ASEAN is one of Australia’s top three trading partners, representing around 15 per cent of Australia’s total trade. The region offers increasing opportunities, with deepening regional integration through Free Trade Agreements and stronger ties seeing significant prospects for business.

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