Successful grant recipients 2017-18

The Australia-China Council (ACC) is pleased to announce the successful grant recipients for 2017-18.

The ACC awarded funding to 34 projects in the strategic priority areas of Arts and Culture, Education, Economic Diplomacy and Australian Studies in China.

The ACC Chair, the Hon Warwick Smith AM, said:

"I am excited that the Foreign Minister has announced the results of the 2017-18 grant round. The ACC received 215 outstanding applications with the total requested funding of over $7.6 million, and it was difficult for the Board to narrow the field down to only 34 successful grantees. I congratulate all the successful grant recipients, and thank everyone who applied for their commitment to furthering Australia's relationship with China. Since the ACC was founded in 1978, its grants have supported hundreds of significant projects that have helped establish important people-to-people and cultural links."
Arts and Culture
Organisation Project Grant amount (GST Exclusive)

The Australian National University

Australia-China Council 40th Anniversary Project


Adelaide Festival

OzAsia Festival's 'Writing China' Program


Elision Incorporate

ELISION Shanghai Project


Victorian Arts Centre Trust

China National Children's Theatre Tour – Three Monks


Queensland Youth Orchestra Council

Queensland Youth Symphony Tour Concerts in Macau, Shenzhen, Hong Kong


Artback NT Inc

Taiwan – Australia: Collaboration, Indigenous cultural exchanges and performance outcomes


Australian Art Orchestra Limited


$60,000 (over two years)

National Museum of Australia

'Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists'


The Walkley Foundation

Australia-China Media Exchange


Cultural Partnerships Australia Pty Ltd

SNAP - Australian Photographers in China (Working Title)


Australia House Pty Ltd

Chengdu Green


The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet's 2018 China Tour


West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Cultural Bridge Project


Fashion Council WA Limited

Australia - China Fashion Connection


Australian Studies in China
Organisation Project Grant amount (GST Exclusive)
Foundation for Australian Studies in China Australian Studies in China Program


Organisation Project

Grant amount
(GST Exclusive)

Monash University

Safer Railways innovative In service Monitoring technologies for Passenger networks


Australia-China Youth Association

Australia-China Emerging Leaders Summit


University of New South Wales

Performance of Chinese Returnees Education in Australian Universities


Why Documentaries

Yesterday Stories


University of New South Wales

Technological Innovation and Social Policy


Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

Leading Research and Education Collaborations through a student Internship program*

$56,600 (over three years)

The Australia-China Youth Dialogue

2017 Australia-China Youth Dialogue


HydroTerra Pty Ltd

Building better smart monitoring networks for food quality and safety


University of Western Australia

Australia-China Helicobacter Fellowship

$90,000 (over three years)

Deakin University

Promoting Chinese-Australian Engineering Project Networks (EPNs): Barriers and Remedial Solutions


Economic Diplomacy
Organisation Project Grant amount (GST Exclusive)

Monash University

BEYOND THE CITY: Dispersing Chinese Visitors into Regional Australia


Australian National University

ANU & NIAOT: establishing collaboration in the area of astronomical instrumentation


Export Council of Australia

Non-tariff barriers to Australia's agricultural exports: China


Complementary Medicines Australia

Promote Australia-China Engagement during CMA Innovation Expo & Conference


James Cook University

Asian Market Forum - China Update


Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering

ATSE-CAE Food Safety Workshop


Griffith University

Chinese cultural context for ecotourism and adventure in National Parks


University of Sydney

Developing Ecotourism for Sustainable Australia-China Tourism Growth


University of Adelaide

Understanding the environmental risk information needs of Chinese tourists


Ms Melissa Ran

Inaugural Australian Startup Tour for Top Chinese Tech Investors


Last Updated: 18 July 2017