About Us

Over 100 Years Strong

The Australian British Chamber of Commerce is a leading organisation created to facilitate the development of business relationships among companies operating in Australia.

Our key objectives are:

  • To promote, foster and further trade, investment, commerce and industry between Australia and the United Kingdom
  • To lead and promote discussion and debate on significant issues affecting business and public affairs or national and international interest and importance
  • To facilitate business networking opportunities for both its members and the business community in general by providing quality functions, events and meetings

The Chamber was founded in 1910, the same year as Australia sent the first High Commissioner of the new nation to the United Kingdom. In over a century since then, the Chamber has established a strong reputation as a body that facilitates business development through a range of networking activities primarily the organisation of events such as corporate lunches, private boardroom functions, and more relaxed cultural and cocktail evenings.

The Chamber has developed to further support bilateral trade by providing opportunities for business people to be informed by and exposed to the ideas of successful leaders. Business relationships are developed at a personal level and the Chamber provides support for this process. These opportunities have complemented the growth and role of the Department for International Trade, Austrade and various Australian State government agencies as well as groups including Scottish Development International.

Trade between Australia and the UK is highly significant to both countries. Two-way trade currently stands at more than $29.1 billion, making this Australia’s fifth largest trading relationship. The UK is the second largest source of total foreign investment in Australia: total investment is valued at $515.5 billion. As of 2016, total Australian investment in the UK was $350.5 billion – making the UK Australia’s second most important foreign investment destination.* 

Approximately 1,500 Australian companies are active in the UK, with a large number using the UK as a base for continental Europe. A considerable number of these companies are associated with the Chamber and find its services significant in assisting the development of their business relations in this country. These companies and their executives are valued members and partners of the Chamber, actively involved within its network of influential individuals and organisations.

The Chamber is an independently constituted organisation operating in all states. It has a strong relationship with the United Kingdom through the British High Commissioner and the British Consul-Generals. This provides access to key officials both directly and through Department for International Trade. 

*Figures from DFAT 2018

Individual $350 Expand
An individual, sole trader or self-employed
  • 1 Member
  • Member rates to all events nationally for you and your guests
  • Invitation to exclusive member-only events
  • Access to the Member to Member Benefits Program (Closed User Group)
  • Discounted opportunities to attend business conferences the Chamber supports
  • Access to online member business directory
  • List your company name and description, weblink, contact details & logo on the online member business directory **
  • Provide content for the monthly Newsletters and quarterly Magazines
  • Advertise in the Member Bulletin or Magazine
  • Publish news articles on the Chamber website and social media pages (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn)
  • Access to members only content on the Chamber website
  • Access to members only linkages through our 'Network Me' Program - 1 request per year
  • Meet with the Chamber annually to review your objectives
  • Voting rights at the Chamber's Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Connectivity to the Chamber's vast network of over 21,000 individuals representing over 5,000 business, government and not-for-profit organisations

** This is not applicable if you are an Individual Member from a large corporation, only Individual sole traders.

SME $1,000 Expand
A business with less than 20 employees
  • 5 Nominated Members
  • Member rates to all events nationally for you and your guests
  • Invitation to exclusive member-only events
  • Access to the Member to Member Benefits Program (Closed User Group)
  • Discounted opportunities to attend business conferences the Chamber supports
  • Access to online member business directory
  • List your company name and description, weblink, contact details & logo on the online member business directory
  • Provide content for the monthly Newsletters and quarterly Magazines
  • Advertise in the Magazine
  • Publish news articles on the Chamber website and social media pages (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn)
  • Access to the Member to Member Benefits Program
  • Access to members only  content on the Chamber website
  • Access to members only linkages through our 'Network Me' Program - 5 requests per year
  • Meet with the Chamber annually to review your objectives
  • Voting rights at the Chamber's Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Connectivity to the Chamber's vast network of over 21,000 individuals representing over 5,000 business, government and not-for-profit organisations
Corporate $4,500 Expand
A corporation, business or firm with operations in more than one location across Australia.
  • 15 Nominated Members
  • Complimentary invitations to private Boardroom briefings
  • Opportunity for your CEO or equivalent to sit at the head table at Business Lunches
  • The opportunity to host exclusive Chamber Boardroom briefings or evening networking events
  • The Chamber will work closely with your team to foster relationships with your target organisations
  • Membership for tickets and tables at Chamber events over the next 12 months
  • Membership pricing to each of our evening events across the country
  • Priority access to our Event Sponsorship opportunities
  • Your branding will appear throughout our company website
  • Opportunity to contribute thought leadership or editorial for our quarterly Magazine
  • Access to publication opportunities including complimentary access to our website, newsletter and social media channels
  • Opportunity to promote your services to ABCC Members via a special Member-Only offer
  • Access to our Members to Member offers
  • Access to additional paid advertising opportunities