This is Australia now

Australia now is an initiative of the Australian Government celebrating Australia’s creative excellence, diversity and innovation.

Each year, the program is delivered in a country or region of strategic significance. The program strengthens and deepens bilateral ties, and raises Australia’s profile as an innovative, creative nation – while building understanding beyond our landscape and lifestyle.

Australia now promotes Australia’s cultural exchange, institutional networks, collaboration and people-to-people links while reflecting the cultural richness of Australia.  Australia now demonstrates how contemporary Australia draws on our strong Indigenous culture and multicultural heritage, while promoting Australia as a key destination for tourism, study, research, innovation and investment.

Most of all Australia now is about building relationships for the future.

“Australia enjoys a vibrant partnership with Malaysia, a country with which we have shared values and interests. Australia now will showcase contemporary Australia as a creative and innovative partner, and strengthen our economic collaboration.”

Andrew Goledzinowski AM
Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia

Past Australia now programs


New Colombo Plan

The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.

Australia Global Alumni

Stay connected with your friends, build and mobilise your professional networks and celebrate your successes!

Social Good Outpost

A women-led design agency empowering clients and community.

Screen Australia

Celebrating Australian stories.


A Malaysian audio-visual collective – Filamen is a platform for emerging digital artists.

Mosster Studio

Mosster Studio experiments with art, design and technology inviting you to question the ways of the world.

ABC Australia

Your home of Australian stories, conversations and events that shape our nation.

National Museum of Australia

The National Museum of Australia brings to life the rich and diverse stories of Australia through compelling objects, ideas and events. We focus on Indigenous histories and cultures, European settlement and our interaction with the environment.