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Development cooperation

Development Cooperation

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is responsible for the Australian Government's foreign aid program. The Australian Embassy, Beijing, is responsible for development cooperation between the Governments of Australia and China. Please visit for more information.


The Direct Aid Program

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants program funded from Australia’s aid budget. It has the flexibility to work with local communities in developing countries on projects that reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development outcomes consistent with Australia’s national interests. The program’s emphasis is on alleviating basic humanitarian hardship through projects primarily focused on practical and tangible results. Read more about DAP's worldwide activities here.

Applications for the Australian Embassy’s 2017-18 DAP are now closed. Information on the 2018-19 DAP will be provided on the Australian Embassy’s website from mid-2018.

DAP in China: Direct Aid Program Funding

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 Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

ACIAR, established in June 1982, is an Australian Government statutory authority that operates as part of Australia's aid program within the foreign affairs and trade portfolio. It contributes to the aid program’s objectives of advancing Australia's national interests through poverty reduction and sustainable development by funding agricultural research and development projects 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: +86 10 5140 4172