Australian Consulate-General

Development cooperation

Development Cooperation

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade manages Australia’s overseas aid program.

The Beijing Embassy is responsible for managing Australia's development cooperation relationships with China and with Mongolia. For more information, visit:

The Direct Aid Program

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants scheme for development activities managed by Heads of Australian Missions in approximately 45 countries. The emphasis of the program is on alleviating basic humanitarian hardships.

DAP in China: Overview, Funding, Contact us

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) in China

ACIAR, established in June 1982, is an Australian Government statutory authority that operates as part of Australia's Aid Program within the departmental portfolio of the Foreign Affairs and Trade. It contributes to the aid program objectives of advancing Australia's national interest through poverty reduction and sustainable development by funding agricultural research and development projects which are jointly carried out by scientists from Australia and partner countries.

More information on ACIAR, including details of its program in China, can be found at:

ACIAR’s China Office contact details:
Wang Guanglin
Australian Embassy Beijing
Address: 21 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Telephone:++8610 5140 4172
Fax:++8610 5140 4110