Victoria's relationship with South East Asia
Victoria enjoys strong relationships with Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries. The growth of the region's 'consuming class' and associated demand for the quality food and fibre, education, and professional services for which Victoria is renowned provides a strong basis for our trade and investment partnerships with the region to develop further.
The South East Asian region is already a key destination for Victorian exports. South East Asia is a major market for Victorian dairy, grain, meat and temperate fruit, and is a significant source of tourists and international students, with Vietnam alone representing our third largest source of international students after China and India.
Victorian Trade and Investment Offices
Supporting our relationship, the Victorian Government has offices in Jakarta (est 2014), Kuala Lumpur est (2008), Singapore, and Ho Chi Minh City which play a vital role in the facilitation of trade, investment and the establishment of people to people links and partnerships between the two regions.
Free trade agreements
- Singapore-Australia (SAFTA) – 28 July 2003
- Thailand-Australia (TAFTA) – 1 January 2005
- ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA)
- Malaysia-Australia (MAFTA) – 1 January 2013
- Indonesia- Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) – 5 July 2020
- Hamer Scholarships Program supports Victorians to study Indonesian in Indonesia
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South East Asia enquiries contact Rebecca Hall
Commissioner for South East Asia
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