Information & Experience Sharing Professional Development


HCMC, Vietnam – Tuesday 19 April 2022, VGAC held its 31st anniversary ceremony. VGAC was honored to welcome the presence of:

  • Australian Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City – Ms. Sarah Hooper
  • Australian Deputy Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City – Mr. Ciaran Chestnutt
  • Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, Austrade – Ms. Rebecca Ball
  • Vice Chairwoman of Ho Chi Minh City Unions of Friendship Organizations (HUFO) – Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Diem
  • General Secretary of Vietnam – Australia Friendship Associations in Ho Chi Minh City (VAFA-HCMC) – Ms. Ngo Thi Phuong Thien
  • Representatives of Investment NSW, Victorian Government Investment & Trade, AusCham.
  • Representatives of Australian education institutions.

As of 2022, VGAC has built of network with 7000 members in 5 chapters – Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang, HCMC, and Can Tho. VGAC members who have undertaken various forms of education in Australia, from government scholarship, school scholarship, institution scholarship, to self-funding, from fully onshore to dual campus, and fully offshore. VGAC members are very active, engaging and working as government officials, business people, academics and professionals throughout the country, playing their parts in contributing to the development of stronger Vietnam and Australia relationships. Many of our members are high profiles in private and public sectors, across all major industries of Vietnam, from healthcare and education to STEM, business and arts.
Carrying on alumni traditions, VGAC will continue with our activities such information and experience sharing, showcasing alumni capacity, bridging alumni & universities, social gathering, charity activities, startup workshops, mentoring workshops, skill development workshops and career advancement opportunities for alumni.

In the ceremony, our guests have the opportunities to watch a video clip recapping the growth of VGAC since 1991. VGAC also featured alumni with the achievements during Covid-19 crisis and introducing Australian alumni from the generation 1990s – our youngest and most energetic generation of alumni, who are either of the same age or younger than VGAC.