When you graduate with a qualification from an Australian institution, you will become Australian alumnus. Most universities have alumni associations you can join, and there may be Australian alumni networks in your home country.
Alumni networks are valuable because:
- They help you maintain the personal, business, institutional and educational links and friendships you have made while studying in Australia.
- They can expose you to business and job opportunities back home and around the world.
- They provide a supportive community of graduates who have shared your experience of leaving home to study in Australia, and returned home as alumni.
Federation of Australian Alumni Associations
The Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA) is an inclusive organization, open to all China-based alumni of Australian universities. The ACAA organizes monthly social and professional networking events, publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, and maintains an up-to-date bilingual database of Australian alumni in China. The ACAA also promotes the development of individual institutional chapters, and serves as a contact point and liaison for alumni.
Phone: +86 10 8586 1101
Fax: +86 10 8685 6221
Australian Alumni Association of Hong Kong
This network of Australian Alumni in Hong Kong provides regular information and contact details for Alumni members. It facilitates education, cultural and business links.
Contact: Mr. Joseph Kwan
Phone: +852 23642345
Fax: +852 23643327
OZMATE - Australian Alumni Network
OZMATE is an online networking community, exclusive to Indonesians who studied or are still studying at an Australian education institution. OZMATE is an initiative of the Australian Education Centres, which are the only official Australian Government source on Australian education and training.
By joining OZMATE, you can connect with other alumni and find information on job opportunities and varieties of interesting events.
Phone: +62 21 2994 5400
Fax: +62 21 2994 5401
Australia Japan Alumni Association
There is no formal Alumni Association in Japan, but AEI Japan is developing an alumni database of graduates and former students of Australian universities interested in receiving information and assisting at AEI Japan events.
Contact the AEI Project Officer.
Phone: +81 3 5232 4164
Fax: +81 3 5232 4119
Australian Universities Alumni Network (AUAN) Korea
This is a cross institutional network of Australian alumni in Korea. AUAN Korea was established in March 2000 to recognise the contribution the individual alumni associations make to strengthening the people to people relationships between the two countries, and to foster greater interaction between the Australian alumni and business communities in Korea.
Phone: +82 2 2003 0116
Fax: +82 2 738 8412
The Australia-Latin America Business Council (ALABC)
The Australia-Latin America Business Council (ALABC) Alumni Education Network can be accessed via the ALABC website at www.alabc.com.au. The website receives funding from the Council of Australia Latin America Relations and was an initiative of the ALABC and the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). The Alumni Education Network aims to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas for academics and students and provide greater opportunities to engage with the Australia-Latin America focussed business community.
Phone: +61 2 6273 2311
Fax :+61 2 6273 3196
Australian Malaysian Alumni Council
The Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (MAAC) The MAAC is the national organisation for Malaysian-Australian alumni of Australian Universities. Many institutions maintain chapters of their alumni associations in Malaysia and the formation of MAAC is the result of support and input from representatives from these alumni chapters.
President - Puan Sri Dr Susan Cheah
Phone: + (6 03) 5639 8332
or + (6 03) 5639 9338
Fax:+ (6 03) 5635 0312
Vice President (Education & Welfare) - Ms Judith Leow
Mobile: + (6 012) 205 2304
Malaysia Australia Foundation (MAF)
Though not exclusively an alumni organisation, the MAF involves many influential alumni of Australian institutions, and promotes educational links and broader bilateral relations with Australia.
Phone: +60 12 212 1861
Middle East and Gulf Australian Alumni Network United Arab Emirates Chapter
AEI Middle East has developed an Australian Alumni network for graduates who have returned and/or are working in the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates is the first chapter of this network. Additional chapters around the Middle East are also being developed.
Phone: +971 4 315 9513
Fax: +971 4 321 2677
Australian Alumni Association of Pakistan (AAAP)
This is a cross institutional network of Australian alumni based in Islamabad. It produces a newsletter entitled "The Bridge".
Phone: +92 51 279 223
Fax: +92 51 279 222
Australian Alumni Singapore (AAS)
Established in 1955, the AAS is an active organisation of graduates of Australian institutions. It is a member of the Alumni Association International and offers a range of specific benefits to Members. The AAS launched its own web site in April 1997.
Phone: +65 298 6117
Fax: +65 293 3780
The AEI Education Adviser at the Australian High Commission in Pretoria promotes Australian Alumni networking in South Africa. Plans include facilitating alumni activities and gatherings of Alumni.
Phone: +27 12 342 8100
Fax: +27 12 342 4201
Taiwan Australia Alumni Association
This alumni network has been established with support from the AEI. Plans include producing a newsletter. Some universities have chapters of their alumni associations in Taiwan.
Phone: +886 2 720 2825
Fax: +886 2 720 2814
Thailand has networks of Australian alumni associations. For further information, please visit:
Vietnamese Graduates from Australia Club (VGAC)
The Vietnamese Graduates from Australia Club (VGAC) is an extensive network of Vietnamese professionals, who have studied or trained in education institutions in Australia. VGAC is currently under the Vietnam-Australian Friendship Association (VAFA), and is supported by AEI - International Education Network, Australian Embassy and Australian Consulate General in Vietnam.
VGAC's vision is to become n organisation where former, current and future students of Australian educational institutions can exchange ideas, interest, experiences, and support one another in life.
The Club has 5 chapters in 5 major cities with nearly two thousand members, many of whom are working in government agencies, businesses, academic institutions, NGOs and other organizations across Vietnam. Each year, hundreds of more new graduates from Australia join the VGAC.
Contact via AEI in Vietnam.
Phone: + 84 4 31 7755 (ext. 423)
Fax: + 84 4 831 7709
Phone: +84 8 825 6560
Fax: +84 8 825 6559