Department's Overseas Counsellor Network

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has dedicated staff located in five key overseas posts:

  • Beijing, China
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • New Delhi, India
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Washington DC, USA

The role of departmental Counsellors at these posts is to support the department’s key strategic international engagement objectives for industry, resources, science and innovation in their respective countries and/or regions.

The Counsellors engage with host country governments, other key partner countries, businesses, peak bodies and research organisations, to establish and maintain relationships that support our innovation ecosystem and the facilitate growth and productivity for globally competitive industries.

The Counsellors also play an important role in advising the Australian Government about relevant policies and initiatives in their host countries, provide support for visiting Australian Ministers or departmental staff, and represent the department at key engagements and events.

The department’s Counsellors also support broader portfolio objectives and implement strategies to strengthen Australia’s engagement with global industry, resources, science and innovation systems.

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