DFAT supplier engagement

DFAT acknowledges the important role that our delivery partners play in delivering our Official Development Assistance goals. Therefore, we are working towards a collaborative relationship with delivery partners to foster an inclusive, supportive and responsible contracting community.

DFAT has established an Aid Business Engagement Section within our Aid Contracting Branch to work collaboratively with our suppliers.

  • We will provide up to date information on LinkedIn.
  • Be a point of contact for industry on ideas and issues
  • We will provide info sessions on different topics throughout the year.
Room full of lots of people sitting at tables and looking towards the fron tof the room
DFAT holds free information session during to provide information on doing business with DFAT and how they can bring value to the Australian Aid Program. Photo: Melissa Kirk / DFAT

DFAT supplier engagement calendar of events (last updated 9th August 2019)

DFAT's supplier engagement calendar of events is updated with up and coming dates regularly.

Aid procurement and supplier events
Date of event Title of event Location Registration / details
21 November 2019

The Big Meet 2019

DFAT’s must-attend event for those looking to collaborate, engage and maximise business networking.

This is DFAT’s fourth annual aid supplier event building on the last three years.

Who should attend: organisations or academic institutions delivering aid and development and/or international business services across various sectors including professional consulting, education, health and construction in Australia’s’ region.

Hotel Realm
Grand Ballroom
18 National Circuit
Canberra, ACT 2600

To register
17-19 February 2020

2020 Australasian Aid Conference, Australian National University

Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

For more information
17-19 February 2020

Meet and Greet DFAT - Australian Aid Program for New suppliers

Would you like to come and chat to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) - Aid Business Engagement team about working on the Australian Aid Program? New suppliers are encouraged to book a time to come and discuss their organisations capability and expertise and where there are opportunities to be involved in the Australian Aid Program.

DFAT Building
255 London Circuit
Canberra, ACT 2601

To register

Archived events

DFAT Aid Supplier Conference

Initiated in 2017, the DFAT Aid Supplier Conference provides a forum for improved communication between DFAT and suppliers of services to the Australian aid program. It provides aid suppliers with a unique opportunity to network and build on how the Government's development assistance program contributes to Australia's national interest by promoting prosperity, stability and security in our region.

Conference archives

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email supplier.engagement@dfat.gov.au and follow us on LinkedIn DFAT Supplier Network.

Last Updated: 23 September 2019