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A series of Events throughout the year provides AJSV members opportunity to network and engage with others active in the Australia-Japan relationship, in business, education, government and cultural exchange.

All upcoming Events & Programs


Formal briefings and business-specific seminars to broaden understanding of current developments. These events provide an environment where participants can openly discuss issues, insights and opportunities with representatives across business, government, and other stakeholders.



Informal networking events held quarterly among members and their guests, generally suited to executives and recent graduates keen to expand their understanding and reach in the Australia-Japan relationship. Konshinkai range from themed events for Business, the Arts and Entertainment, Education and Mentoring, to informal gatherings and light-hearted infotainment sessions around Japanese cuisine and sake appreciation. Konshinkai has helped a lot of people make new contacts and reconnect with past friends, and feedback from these sessions helps pave the way for future AJSV initiatives.



The annual Spring Gala Dinner is a prestigious highlight of the Australia-Japan events calendar in Melbourne. Each year this “black tie” function celebrates the strong relationship between Australia and Japan. Guests include leaders among the Australian and Japanese Business community, Government and Educational institutions, and many others committed to this vital regional partnership.


Cultural & Social

The AJSV partners with affiliated organisations for Japan themed events in Melbourne, including the annual Japan Festivals in the CBD and Box Hill, and the Cherry Blossom (Sakura) Picnic in Banksia Park.


Upcoming events

    • 18 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online

    APCC Bridge (Virtual) Summer Camp 2021

    Let’s make friends around the world

    Due to the restrictions currently in place around the world – APCC is going virtual this year so that children who would have been eligible to apply for APCC in Fukuoka this year have the opportunity to participate in a specially designed program sharing both with Japanese children as well as children from the Asia Pacific region and wider including Peru, Bordeaux and maybe even Kyrgyzstan. The program will be run over 7 sessions with 5 sessions being shared with children all over the world.

    Australian Japan Society of Victoria is looking for four children (two boys and two girls) to be part of this program which will occur between August and November via zoom. We are looking for children who are inquisitive about the world, eager to share their thoughts and ideas with others and explore the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

    To participate as a junior ambassador, participants must be born between August 1st, 2009 and July 31st 2010 and be available to participate in the whole program. Given that this program is mainly online, we encourage applications from rural children given the limited number of visits to Melbourne required. The proposed dates including interview dates are included in the information package.

    The selection process to choose the four children will consist of an interview with two or three members of Bridge Club Australia/Australia Japan Society of Victoria as per the dates in the information package.

    To participate in the program, all applications must be received via email.

    Please read all the below details, complete the forms and send the applications to apcc.australia@gmail.com by Tuesday 18th May at 5 pm

    *Application information

    *APCC sheet

    *Junior Ambassador Application Form

    *Confidential Form (Teacher insight)

    Please contact the Australia–Japan Society APCC Liaison Officer – Heather Darbyshire via email apcc.australia@gmail.com if any additional information is required.

    • 20 May 2021
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    • 24

    With the chill wind of autumn setting in, it’s time for our first online konshinkai and trivia night of the year!

    Open to Members and Non-members. 

    We look forward to sharing a great night! 


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