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The Australia China Alumni Awards celebrates the success and achievements of selected Chinese alumni who have studied at Australian universities and Australian expatriates living in China. Over 700,000 Chinese students have studied in Australia since the early 1970s and this large alumni cohort plays an important role in many sectors across the Chinese economy and society and in enhancing the deep people to people relationships between Australia and China.

The Australia China Alumni Awards have been running for 15 years and are organized by the Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA), with support from our Patron, H.E. the Australian Ambassador to China.

We have celebrated more than 698 finalists including 131 winners and 28 Judges Commendation recipients over the past 14 years, including a number of high profile alumni from a range of business, government bodies, cultural and community organisations, and research institutions.

Over the past decade the Awards have been sponsored by a range of organisations such as TOEFL®, IELTS, Austrade, the Australian Embassy Beijing, AMET, CPA Australia, JJL, Telstra, Qantas, Study Queensland, Study NSW and IDP Education. The vast majority of Australian universities consistently nominate and support their alumni for these Awards.. The Awards provide a premier opportunity to engage with Chinese (including Hong Kong) alumni of various ages from a range of sectors.

The Awards will continue to be celebrated simultaneously in multiple cities in China and Australia. We would like to invite your organization to be a sponsor. This year’s sponsorship offers four levels – please click <2023 Alumni Awards Sponsoship package> for full details.

The Awards present an opportunity to raise your profile in Australia and China by sending your message to the extended ACAA network (currently 27,000+ members) and through other partners’ and stakeholders’ channels across Greater China and Australia. Partners will be acknowledged in all promotional materials and receive valuable exposure through our six month plus marketing campaign reaching our alumni and tertiary institutions, corporate and government partners.

Articles related to the Awards attracted on average 80,000 readers per month from July to December 2022. More than 300 people attended the simultaneous ceremonies in six cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) in November last year. You can find details in the 2022 Alumni Awards Report.


2023 Awards Timeline

1 July 2023

Nominations commence

Promotion of sponsors through ACAA and stakeholder channels commence

31 August 2023 Nominations conclude
Mid of Sept 2023

Finalists announce

Nov 2023 Awards ceremony & promotion of winners
Jan – June 2024

Events to promote 2023 Awards winners. Panel/keynote speaker events with winners on topics such as: career development, leadership, continuous learning, social responsibility, health and wellbeing. Special access for finalists to the exclusive Alumni Awards Community group and its activities.

2023 Awards Ceremony Format

2023 Awards Networking will be conducted in multiple cities in China and Australia. Cities may include Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shenyang, Chengdu, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane, Perth and Darwin.


Media and Promotions

  Pre-Awards During Awards Post-Awards
ACAA marketing channels: newsletter + social media+ website Yes


Promoting finalists, event registration and sponsors



Social media posts focused on awards winners and sponsors



Video and written posts highlighting awards ceremony, winners and sponsors via all channels

University and TAFE Partners

Promotion of own alumni finalists (using ACAA provided materials)



As above (relevant to their alumni finalists and winners)

Share ACAA content related to their alumni winners for dissemination through their marketing channels

Other media partners * Yes Yes Yes


Press releases to be disseminated through key Chinese media platforms and partner media channels

A media report will be provided to all partners and sponsors after the event which includes reach (social media post views), segmentation (break down of applications and events participants) and media coverage details.

*such as media operated by DFAT, Austrade, State Governments and education media.

Previous sponsors and participating universities: