About National

Connecting the bilateral business community

The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is the premier business organisation in Australia dedicated to promoting and developing two-way trade and investment and economic cooperation with the People's Republic of China.


ACBC is a membership-based, non-profit, non-governmental organization with a federal structure, characterised by strong branches in all Australian states and territories.

ACBC comprises a National Office, eight Branches and around 1000 companies Australia wide, with a growing number of Chinese companies setting up operations in Australia.

Guided by a National Board, the ACBC National Office provides secretariat and coordination functions for the Board and ACBC state branches. It leads the ACBC’s national events, research, and thought leadership programs and engages with the federal government on all aspects of the Australia-China economic relationship for the benefit of its membership Australia-wide.

The National Board and Secretariat maintain close links with the Australian Government through regular contact with ministers and senior officials in multiple agencies. We actively engage with high level Chinese leaders, giving sponsors the opportunity to meet with them.

The National Secretariat enjoys a close and collaborative relationship with the Chinese embassy in Canberra, which provides critical support for annual events like the Canberra Networking Day.

Our National partners are a vital source of support for ACBC Natiional's activities in Australia and China, including its events, research and government engagement activities.

ACBC National's activities in Australia and China include:

  • The annual Canberra Networking Day with the Prime Minister and Ministers, Opposition and Business Leaders
  • Hosting high level visit from Chinese leaders and an annual China Oration
  • Hosting the Australia China Economic and Trade Cooperation Forums (ACETF) in parallel with high level bilateral visits
  • Thought leadership via commissioned reports on the growing importance of the Australia-China Trade and Investment relationship to Australian households and the Australian economy