Basic Info

The Australia China Business Council is the premier business association in Australia supporting strong and sustainable trade and investment between Australia and China for the benefit of our members and the Australian community

We provide members with China- specific knowledge and networks and engage in advocacy to support their interests, enabling them to achieve better business outcomes.

Why work with us

Founded in Victoria in 1973, the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is a national membership-based, non-profit, non-government organisation comprised of more than 1,500 representatives from over 1,200 Australian and Chinese companies.

ACBC actively promotes two-way trade and investment, economic cooperation and understanding between the business communities of Australia and China.

ACBC has close and invaluable relationships with industries here and in China with businesses, Federal, State and Local Governments at all levels, the Chinese Embassy and Consulate General and other key organisations involved in trade.

ACBC Victoria is the largest, most vibrant and diverse business councils in Australia with a sole focus on doing business with China. We have over 200 key Victorian companies as our members and more than 13,500 business connections. ACBC provides regular business-focussed activities and events for our members and over the last 6 years has hosted over 360 sector related functions attracting over 18,000 attendees.

The main objectives of ACBC is to:

  • Provide information and advice on doing business in and with China. This is achieved through an extensive program of sector related events and activities;
  • Organise networking opportunities for the Australian business community;
  • Host inbound delegations from China and organise B2B matching with our members;
  • Represent members’ views to Australian and Chinese policy makers and act as a conduit between governments and the Australian business community; and
  • Develop and support Australia's commercial interests in China in accordance with the Federal Government’s trade policy.

By joining ACBC you:

  • gain access to a wide national and international network of companies of all sizes;
  • receive invitations to attend industry-related educational events, networking and B2B matching opportunities right around Australia;
  • engage with experts and key decision-makers in your industry through our sector specific working groups and related activities; and
  • have your voice heard on important issues.

Company focus


Bilateral Chambers of Commerce


Capital Markets
Education Services
Energy & Resources
Health & Medical Devices


Virginia Birrell

Virginia Birrell

Chief Executive Officer

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