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.

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 $13.418 billion, making this Australia’s fifth largest trading relationship. Investments between the two countries is $714 billion. The United Kingdom remains the largest single source of inward investment into Australia, at more than $496 billion.*

More than 2000 companies from the United Kingdom and Australia conduct business together daily. 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 the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade June 2013

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
  • Introduction to UK Trade & Investment
  • Introduction to Austrade
  • Voting rights at the Chamber's Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Connectivity with State and Federal Ministers, Government agencies and regulators
  • Connectivity to the Chamber's vast network of over 19,000 individuals representing over 5,000 business, government and not-for-profit organisations
  • Connect with the Chamber's International Alliance Partners across UK, Europe, Asia and elsewhere

** 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 Member Bulletin or 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
  • Introduction to UK Trade & Investment
  • Introduction to Austrade
  • Voting rights at the Chamber's Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Connectivity with State and Federal Ministers, Government agencies and regulators
  • Connectivity to the Chamber's vast network of over 19,000 individuals representing over 5,000 business, government and not-for-profit organisations
  • Connect with the Chamber's International Alliance Partners across UK, Europe, Asia and elsewhere
Business $2,000 Expand
A business typically operating in only one state with less than 100 employees
  • 10 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
  • Individual name listed in the online member directory with contact details
  • 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 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 - 10 requests per year
  • Introduction to UK Trade & Investment
  • Introduction to Austrade
  • Shape our calendar of events by identifying potential speakers and industries
  • Invitation to a reception with the British Consul General / British High Commissioner
  • CEO to CEO meeting to explore and highlight opportunities - 1 per year
  • Voting rights at the Chamber's Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Connectivity with State and Federal Ministers, Government agencies and regulators
  • Connectivity to the Chamber's vast network of over 19,000 individuals representing over 5,000 business, government and not-for-profit organisations
  • Connect with the Chamber's International Alliance Partners across UK, Europe, Asia and elsewhere
Corporate $4,500 Expand
A corporation, business or firm with operations in more than one location across Australia.
  • 15 Nominated Members
  • Member rates to all events nationally for you and your guests
  • Invitation to exclusive member-only events
  • Invitations to Board Room Lunches where relevant
  • 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
  • Individual name listed in the online member directory with contact details
  • 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 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 - 20 requests per year
  • Introduction to UK Trade & Investment
  • Introduction to Austrade
  • Priority invitation and hosting opportunities  to Boardroom Lunches and  other events
  • Priority opportunity for your CEO to speak at a Chamber event (subject to conditions)
  • Shape our calendar of events by identifying potential speakers and industries
  • Priority event sponsorship opportunities
  • Priority table placement at events
  • Complimentary invitations to special briefings and events
  • Invitation to a reception with the British Consul General / British High Commissioner
  • Opportunity for your CEO or Senior Executive to attend private reception prior to keynote events
  • CEO to CEO meeting to explore and highlight opportunities - 2 per year
  • Invitation to attend the Chamber's Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Connectivity with State and Federal Ministers, Government agencies and regulators
  • Connectivity to the Chamber's vast network of over 19,000 individuals representing over 5,000 business, government and not-for-profit organisations
  • Connect with the Chamber's International Alliance Partners across UK, Europe, Asia and elsewhere