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Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai

Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai

World Expo is one of the oldest and largest international events, held every five years since 1851, it is a global platform for achievement, innovation, collaboration, and cooperation.

Australia will participate in the next World Expo from 13 April 2025 to 13 October 2025.

Located on the waterfront location of Yumeshima in Osaka, Japan's second-largest city and major culinary destination, Expo 2025 will provide an opportunity for Australia to connect directly with the Japanese community and global citizens to promote our culture, values, high-quality products and services, and our technological and economic capabilities.

Australia will be among more than 150 participating countries at the Expo. Organisers anticipate more than 28 million visitors will come to Expo including more than 3.5 million international visitors from across the globe.

Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, 'Designing Future Society for our Lives', will focus on developing and adopting best practices from around the world to drive co-creation by the global community in designing a sustainable society that supports social challenges, emerging sciences and evolving technologies.

The Expo is an important opportunity to project a modern and diverse Australia, and showcase the best of Australian business, innovation, exports, sport and culture to a highly influential global audience.

Under the theme “Chasing the Sun”, the Australian Pavilion will create an immersive and uniquely Australian experience for all its visitors, as we invite them to discover something new about Australia. 

Opportunities for Australian companies

The Australian Pavilion will provide a platform to highlight Australia's strengths across diverse sectors such as tourism, agriculture, premium foods, education, space, health, sciences, the arts and clean energy production.

With so many countries participating in a single location, Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai (Expo) presents a unique opportunity for Australian business, industry and governments to collaborate and expand their interests and connections in one of Asia's most influential business hubs. Each country will host business delegations, generating new networks amongst governments, global businesses, investors and industry leaders.

Opportunities for Australian artists and arts companies

The Australian Pavilion will use the Expo platform to promote Australia's rich culture and diverse arts scene. Curating a dedicated program of events, we will present a diverse program of cultural performances and feature Australia's most respected thought-leaders across multiple sectors.

Partner with the Australian Pavilion

We are looking for extraordinary organisations to help us shine on the world stage and we invite you to join us as an Australian Pavilion partner (sponsor).

Expo presents a rare and exceptional opportunity to build your profile as a trusted partner of choice in Japan and the region.

Partnerships Expressions of Interest are open until 31 December 2024*.

*The first round of Expressions of Interest for Australian Pavilion construction, furniture, fit-out, landscaping, building services, furniture, fittings and equipment will close in late 2023.

Useful links:

Expressions of Interest can be submitted online using our SmartyGrants application platform.

We will be reviewing submissions progressively and suggest reaching out to us as early as possible, to secure your contribution. Official provider opportunities are limited within the categories and will be offered on a first-in basis, subject to companies fulfilling our selection criteria.

If you would like more information, please get in touch:

Lead the conversation. Lead the future.

Australian Pavilion Website – coming soon

The Australian Pavilion story, 'Chasing the Sun' encapsulates Australia's connection to land, unfading resilience, and collaborative nature in embracing ingenuity, optimism and opportunity for a better future. It celebrates Australia's 60,000-year Indigenous history and bond with the sun to power the spirit of our people, and act as a conduit for cultivating inspiration, creativity, and innovation.

A dedicated Australian Pavilion website is currently being constructed and will feature the latest Expo 2025 and Australian Pavilion news, partnership announcements and opportunities for participation.

Opportunities for contracts for the Australian Pavilion

In the lead up to Expo 2025 Osaka, a variety of contracts for the Australian Pavilion will be listed on the AusTender website.

To assist contractors interested in participating in the Australian Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka, we held a virtual workshop on how to register and use Austender. A transcript of the presentation is available in English and Japanese.

For further information on how to be involved, email

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