Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston, Australia’s Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources launched the Australia in Vietnam Agriculture Strategy in Can Tho on 24 August 2017. The strategy identifies economic, innovation and security priorities for both nations that offer the greatest returns and maximises common interests. Read more here.
Applications are now open for grants of up to AU$60,000 (VND1.05 billion) under the Northern Vietnam Direct Aid Program 2017-18. More information, including the DAP Program Guidelines and the online application forms, is available either in English at https://dap.smartygrants.com.au/DAPHanoiEnglish2017-18; or in Vietnamese at https://dap.smartygrants.com.au/DAPHanoiVietnamese2017-18. Read more here.
The Australian Government will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australian on the Commonweath Electoral Roll. Instructions on survey participation will be published on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website.
Vietnam is the fourth biggest source country for international students in Australia, according to a recent report by Australian Department of Education and Training.
As of the end of March 2017, there were 19,708 students from Vietnam studying in Australia, comprising 4.1% of all international students. This was an increase of 8.7% compared with the same time in 2016. Read more here
The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to increase the number of Australians studying part of their degree in the region to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Asia and build people-to-people ties. The Plan provides Australian students with the opportunity to study at local universities for up to one year, as well as options for students to undertake internships with local businesses as part of their studies. We are seeking registration from interested companies and organisations to provide internship and mentorship opportunities for Australian students in Vietnam. As a registered member of the New Colombo Plan Internship and Mentorship Network, businesses and other host organisations can access a diverse talent pool and support students in obtaining professional experience in the region. Please register here. For more information, please visit the New Colombo Plan Business Engagement site or contact the New Colombo Plan Secretariat on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Viet Nam and Australia have built strong relations on the basis of mutual respect and interest. The relationship contributes to the peace, stability, cooperation and development of each country as well as the region and the world. Since establishment of diplomatic relations in February 1973, Australia and Viet Nam have developed a substantive, positive and mutually beneficial economic, political and security relationship, reinforced by warm and expanding people-to-people links. This Declaration on Enhancing the Australia-Viet Nam Comprehensive Partnership expresses the wish of our countries to look for opportunities to expand relations further in a mutually beneficial way.
Latest media releases
- Vietnam – an attractive destination for Australian students - 1 September 2017
- Australia to provide support to universities in the North West - 29 August 2017
- Launch of Australia in Vietnam Agriculture Strategy - 25 August 2017
- Australian Minister Reaffirms Defence Ties With Vietnam - 24 August 2017
- Australia & Vietnam commit to a long-term partnership in agricultural research - 22 August 2017
- Australian Embassy Hanoi's Direct Aid Program 2017-18 Applications open - 10 August 2017
- Promoting gender equality and social inclusion in agricultural research in Vietnam - 27 July 2017
Australian Embassy Ha Noi:
Office Driver - Austrade Hanoi. Closing date 21 Sept 2017
Call for temporary employment registration - Deadline for applications: Open