If you want to be a successful player in a foreign market, you need to understand the market and the numerous issues that you may face. The German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Australia), with offices in Sydney and Melbourne, has over 40 years of experience and a competent team of experts and partners who can deal with all facets of the Australian market. We cooperate with potential partners and develop your market-entry strategies in order to establish your market position. You will benefit from our expertise. AHKs fulfil three main tasks at their locations:

Official Representation of German Companies

AHKs are the key players of German foreign business development on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. They represent German business interests in their countries and they inform about and promote Germany as a business location.

Member Organisations

AHKs are member organisations for companies that are actively involved in bilateral business relations. These members give them the authority needed when interacting with politics, business and administration in terms of promoting the bilateral business relations.

Service Providers to Companies

Under the brand DEinternational, AHKs provide services to companies both from Germany and their host countries in order to support their foreign business activities.

AHKs are closely connected to the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs) in Germany. Together, they support German Companies with building up and extending their business relations to foreign countries. The umbrella organisation of the IHKs is the German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), which also coordinates and supports the AHKs. Furthermore, the cooperation with various German trade associations strengthens the link from AHKs to business and markets. The AHKs are partially supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on the basis of a decision of the German Bundestag.

Competence Centre for Mining & Resources

The Competence Centre for Mining & Resources at the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce was founded in February 2015. It was the fifth addition to the worldwide network of competence centres in the mining and resources sector that is supported by The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The Competence Centre is the first contact point and qualified provider of selected consulting services for German companies and institutions focusing on the Australian mining and resources industry.

The service portfolio comprises strategic consulting for a market entry or expansion in Australia and investment plans. The Competence Centre is able to rely on an extensive network of specialists within the areas of law, finance, R&D and marketing, as well as support from political partners in both countries.


AHK Australia is proud to support IMARC as a Supporting Business Councils & Chambers of Commerce. AHK members receive an additional discount of 10% off the delegate prices – register now.