Connecting the bilateral business community

ACBC is a national not-for-profit membership organisation with branches in every State and Territory. We have a network of over 20,000 organisations and a membership of over 700 focused on furthering Australia-China trade and investment.

  • Knowledge

    Knowledge

    We share knowledge and insights about business opportunities in China and Australia.

  • Networks

    Networks

    We facilitate a growing and high-quality network of businesses.

  • Advocacy

    Advocacy

    We advocate for our members and growing two-way trade and investment between China and Australia

Who We Are

Since 1973, ACBC has been at the forefront of Australia’s growing economic engagement with the People’s Republic of China, facilitating business leads, bridging networks and providing the latest market insights. As the beacon for the Australia-China business community, ACBC enjoys positive relations with the governments of both Australia and China, realising the potential of our complementary economies.

  • What We Do

    Australia China Business Council… knowledge, networks and advocacy to advance your business in China and Australia

    ACBC is a not-for-profit member-based association that helps Australian and Chinese businesses to share knowledge and insights about trade and investment between Australia and China.

    We host events and visiting delegations that enable members to foster relationships to help grow their China business. We also assist Chinese firms connect and succeed in Australia. We draw on a diverse network of China experts to share insights into contemporary China with ACBC members.

    ACBC seeks to inform public opinion and promote better understanding in the wider community of the benefits of trade and investment with China.  We are an advocate to government of policies that promote strong and sustainable business ties with China that will benefit our members and the Australian community.

  • Membership and Network

    ACBC has a large and diverse membership and an extensive business network that goes beyond our members:

    • Our membership spans agriculture, resources & energy, food & wine, tourism, education and research, health and many other sectors.
    • The core of ACBC’s membership comprises small and medium businesses.
    • We also have many corporate members; some of Australia’s largest companies are members and sponsors of the ACBC.
    • Many of our members are exporters to China or have operations there. Others are service providers assisting other firms achieve success in Australia China business.
    • Our members include Chinese firms investing or operating in Australia
    • Our wider network comprises over 20,000 business professionals.

Message from the National President

Dear colleagues and friends,

Welcome to the official website of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC).

The ACBC is a national membership-based, non-profit, non-governmental organisation representing over 700 members with a broader network of over 20,000 organisations.

Formed in 1973, just one year after Australia and the People’s Republic of China began diplomatic relations, ACBC reflects more than 46 years of enduring commitment by Australia’s business community to Australia-China relations. Read More >>

David Olsson
President, ACBC National
For more information, please contact the National Branch:
Tel: +61 3 9027 5609
Email: national@acbc.com.au

National Board Members

The Australia China Business Council is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of a National Executive (President, Vice President and Treasurer), a representative of each State Branch and a number of other leading corporate figures. The Board is supported by a National Secretariat, comprising a Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary.

  • David Olsson

    David Olsson

    President
  • Sean Keenihan

    Sean Keenihan

    Vice-President
  • Tim Hogan-Doran

    Tim Hogan-Doran

    National Treasurer
  • Sung Lee

    Sung Lee

    ACT Branch Representative
  • Michael Clifton

    Michael Clifton

    NSW Branch Representative
  • Daryl Guppy

    Daryl Guppy

    NT Branch Representative
  • Michael Wadley

    Michael Wadley

    QLD Branch Representative
  • James Young

    James Young

    SA Branch Representative
  • Brett Charlton

    Brett Charlton

    TAS Branch Representative
  • Matthew Schofield

    Matthew Schofield

    VIC Branch Representative
  • Adam Handley

    Adam Handley

    WA Branch Representative
  • Ben Foskett

    Ben Foskett

    Board Member
  • Jingmin Qian

    Jingmin Qian

    Board Member
  • Laurie Smith

    Laurie Smith

    Board Member
  • Joanne Farrell

    Joanne Farrell

    Board Member
  • Helen Sawczak

    Helen Sawczak

    National CEO

ACBC Sponsors & Partners

ACBC greatly appreciates the support from our sponsors and partners who we collaborate with to foster greater business ties and understanding with China.

Member Profile

When you become an ACBC member you are welcomed into a diverse network of influential
individuals and businesses large and small.