Australian Embassy

50th Anniversary - Events








‘Come Together’ Showcase

Invitation only

The night showcased six diverse and highly talented artists from both countries: didgeridoo player, dancer and singer Mitch Tambo; X-Factor winner and the highest streamed First Nations artist in the world Isaiah; and the country music icon Lee Kernaghan; in collaboration with the remarkable Vietnamese artists Kimmese, Thao Trang, and J.ADE. A beautiful story of Australia-Vietnam friendship and partnership, told by our talented artists from their unique perspectives, through the universal language of song, dance and music.

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Come Together: An Australian Story

Come Together Photo Album



Ho Chi Minh City


23rd February 2023

Hanoi 50th Anniversary Reception

Invitation only

A celebratory evening event in Hanoi with guests from the Vietnamese government, diplomatic corps and business. The evening included special performances from Isaiah Firebrace and the Australian and Vietnamese military bands.

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50th Anniversary Reception





24th February 2023

Walking Through a Songline

Public exhibition

Walking Through a Songline is a multi-sensory digital installation in which visitors can immerse themselves in ancient Aboriginal Australian knowledge communicated through new technology. The exhibition is produced by the National Museum of Australia in partnership with Mosster Studio. The touring exhibition is presented in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and came to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi as part of the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations celebrations. We also displayed the Canning Stock Route artworks alongside.

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Walking Through a Songline opens in Ho Chi Minh City

Follow the Seven Sisters' songline

Bring the Kids

Walking through a Songline comes to Hanoi



Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi


HCMC 16th March - 16th April, Hanoi 27th April - 21st May

Alumni Symposium Events

By registration

Full day events involving keynote presentations and concurrent sessions. The first of the alumni symposium events was held in HCMC and included the announcement of the Alumni award winners by the Ambassador and VAFA President. The second was held in Danang in June and the final one will be in Hanoi in September.

Find out more here.



Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Hanoi


Throughout the year

Taste of Australia - Ho Chi Minh City


Taste of Australia is an annual program in Vietnam to promote Australia's food, beverages and culture. In Ho Chi Minh City we organised a Gala event at Reuinification Palace, gourmet bus tours and restuarant promotions. These ran alongside retail events organised by Austrade.

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Australian food, beverages and culture showcased

Thanks to our sponsors

Taste of Australia gourmet bus



Ho Chi Minh City


May / June 2023

Children's screenings: Bluey

Free public screenings

Bluey is Australia’s most popular children’s television show. It is an animated series about a family of Aussie blue heelers dogs, produced by Brisbane-based Ludo Studio for ABC Kids and is co-commissioned by ABC Children’s and BBC Studios. We put on screenings in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Danang and Can Tho.

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Family-Friendly screenings


  Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Danang and Can Tho  

HCMC - 23, 25-27 June

Hanoi - 29 & 30 June and 1 July

Da Nang - 5 July

Can Tho - 6 July

Innovation Showcase by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Invite only

Run by Aus4Innovation, the annual showcase celebrates the projects, people and impacts of hte Aus4Innovation program over the last year.

Find out more about Aus4Innovation here.





30 June 2023

RMIT here/there project

We are supporting a program, managed by RMIT, that aims to develop long term collaboration between craftspeople and designers in Australian and Vietnam. International collaborations will result in co-created arifacts and digital resources connecting the Australian and Vietnamese craft sectors. The project includes residences in Australia, connecting with Melbourne Fashion Week (August/September), and an exhibition as part of Vietnam Festival of Creativity and Design (November).


  N/A   All year

Agricultural Research Partnership

Run by the Australian Centre fo International Research (ACIAR), events throughout the year will celebrate 30 years of ACIAR's engagement in Vietnam.


  Nationwide   All year

In-market trade and investment promitions of Australia capability

Austrade Energy Mission to Vietnam (March 2023)

Austrade Agrifood, Consumer and Education Regional Roadshows (March and September 2023)

Austrade Promotion of Sustatinable Fibres & Fashion delivered in partnership with the Vietnam Fashion Week in June and Cotton Delegation in August




A Cultural and Culinary Experience - Digital series in Vietnam

The digital series will follow Australian-Vietnamese celebrity chef Luke Nguyen as he highlights Australian connections in Vietnam while showcasing high quality Australian products and produce through cooking.

  Nationwide   October - November