About the Special Summit

On 17-18 March 2018, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, welcomed the Leaders of the Member States of ASEAN and the Secretary-General of ASEAN to the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. It is the first time Australia has hosted a Summit with ASEAN Leaders in Australia.



The Special Summit will mark a new era in our partnership. It will build on our deep legacy of economic cooperation, political dialogue, and the natural interweaving of our people to establish a contemporary, outward-looking partnership for the rapidly changing world we live in.

The Special Summit will strengthen our joint contribution to regional security and prosperity, including by addressing shared security challenges and securing greater opportunities for our businesses.

Two important events led in to the Special Summit: a Business Summit and Counter-Terrorism Conference.