Taiwan is an important trading partner for Australia. From an economic perspective, our relationship generates business and investment for Australian and Taiwan companies and jobs for people of both economies. Australia and Taiwan also encourage people-to-people contacts in areas such as the arts, culture, education, science, tourism and sport.

Economic, trade and political information

Travel information

Australian representation in Taiwan

In the absence of formal representation in Taiwan, the Australian Office in Taipei unofficially represents Australia's interests. The Australian Office's business arm, the Australian Business Centre, promotes Australian exports to Taiwan and two-way investment between Australia and Taiwan, and is the first contact point for Australian firms wanting to do business in Taiwan. The Australian Office also facilitates the issue of Australian visas for visitors, students and temporary residents, and handles general bilateral relations and public affairs. Similarly, it handles passport applications and the provision of assistance to Australian citizens in Taiwan. The Australian Education International (AEI) commenced operations in Taiwan in July 1995, promoting Australian education opportunities to prospective Taiwanese students.

Australia-China Council

The Australia-China Council promotes mutual understanding and fosters people-to-people relations with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Contact details

Director - Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan Section

Information on quarantine and visas is available from the Australian Office in Taipei.