Founded in Beijing in 1996, The China-Australia Chamber of Commerce's (AustCham Beijing) overriding goal is to advance Australian Business in China. It functions to provide members with the information, resources and contacts they need to succeed in China.
The Chamber maintains a good working relationship with the Australian Embassy and with the various Australian government departments in China.
AustCham is a non-profit organisation which operates independently from government. It is funded entirely by our membership and Chamber activities. Together with our sister AustChams in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, we work to promote strong trade and investment links between Australia and China.
By representing a broad cross-section of Australians and Australian companies, AustCham plays a critical role in cultivating Australia-China business relationships and meeting the growing needs of our expanding membership base.
We currently have approximately 250 member companies. The majority of members are based in Beijing and northern China, with others in Hong Kong, Australia and elsewhere in China. The Chamber also has an active Young Professional membership, made up of young Australians working or studying in China.
A Board of 12, who are elected by the membership, oversee the Chamber's activities. Board members are elected for two-year terms, with six positions being filled at an Annual General Meeting held each June. Representatives of the Australian Embassy and Austrade also serve on the Board as Ex Officio Members, along with the Chamber's General Manager. The General Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Chamber.