This is Australia now

Australia now is an initiative of the Australian Government celebrating Australia’s creative excellence, diversity and innovation.

We are honoured that the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be our hosts this year.

Australia now ASEAN 2019 builds on the deep and long-standing ties between Australia and ASEAN member countries. This year’s program will focus on engaging and celebrating the vitality, diversity and capability of youth across Southeast Asia.

Australia now will engage youth through an exciting and dynamic program. Highlights include culinary showcases, film festivals and youth forums on smart cities, connectivity and issues of regional significance.

It’s all about building relationships for the future – so join us in celebrating and connecting our future innovators, leaders, thinkers and social change makers.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Australia-ASEAN Council

Bringing together the peoples of Australia and Southeast Asia.


Austrade leverages the deep commercial knowledge and relationships of our international and domestic networks, and the badge of government, to deliver value for our clients and investors.


Asialink excels in "soft diplomacy" - delivering high-level forums, international collaborations, leadership training, education, community health and cultural programs in Australia and Asia.

Screen Australia

Celebrating Australian stories.

Australia Awards

Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.


QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) believes in enriching the future by empowering creatives.

Australia Global Alumni

Stay connected with your friends, build and mobilise your professional networks and celebrate your successes!

New Colombo Plan

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.


Flickerfest continues its proud tradition of bringing world-class short films to Bondi Pavilion, celebrating and uncovering the most talented filmmakers the world and Australia has to offer.


Football Federation Australia (FFA) is the governing body of football in Australia and is a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the international governing body for football.


The 5th ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting 2019 will be held in Thailand. The 5th AFMAM 2019 targets students of tertiary education level from across ASEAN region to understand diplomacy and how decision makers of ASEAN Member States address regional issues at the various ASEAN meetings.

Social Good Outpost

A women-led design agency empowering clients and community.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

The MSO works together with partners and communities to enrich people’s lives through meaningful musical experiences.