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The AVPI is Australia's first policy institute focused on its relationship with Vietnam, acting as a partnered public policy hub centred around engagement, collaboration and impact.

Who we are

RMIT University, Asia Society Australia, Asialink and the Australia-Vietnam Leadership Dialogue established the inaugural Australia Vietnam Policy Institute (AVPI) in 2022. The AVPI is a partnered platform for bilateral policy engagement, focusing on the latest research and insights on the strategic and economic relationship between Australia and Vietnam. To learn more, watch a video about AVPI here.

The AVPI is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) under the Australia-Vietnam Enhanced Economic Engagement Grant Pilot Program.


What we do

The AVPI enables and facilitates discussions on strategic and economic issues in the Australia-Vietnam bilateral relationship. Through disseminating the latest research and sharing expert insights from people with on-the-ground experience, the AVPI helps to advance a cooperative and secure environment for business and investment. Our consortium approach brings together a powerful network of organisations in specialist fields to bring meaningful impact. Our areas of focus align to key sectors in the Australia-Vietnam relationship, including business and investment, digital economy, cyber security, agriculture and food manufacturing, professional services and education and training.


To champion the Australia-Vietnam strategic and economic bilateral relationship.


To provide a platform for bilateral engagement, growing strategic policy discussions, partnerships and knowledge networks around opportunities for two-way trade and investment, collaboration and innovation.

Australia Vietnam Policy Institute

Australia’s first policy institute focused on its relationship with Vietnam

Our values

Trust and Partnership

The AVPI is built on trust among our partnerships and is reflected across our operations, approach and the accountability of our people and institute.

Inclusion and Diversity

We believe in the inclusion of diverse voices and perspectives to ensure the AVPI is a platform built on fairness to achieve new insights, creativity and innovation to benefit all communities.

Embracing Innovation and Impact

We are dedicated to embracing and fostering innovation to deliver maximum impact on rapidly developing issues affecting the communities across both countries.

Integrity and Transparency

We uphold an unwavering sense of integrity and transparency across all our operations as a non-profit disseminating public knowledge and solutions to existing and future issues of strategic significance to bilateral relations.

Major Supporters

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. RMIT currently ranks number 18 for universities globally under 50 years old and number 1 in Australia for graduate employability. RMIT Vietnam was established in 2000 and has grown into a leading university in the region, with two well-equipped campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi and a language centre in Da Nang.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) promotes and protects Australia’s international interests to support our security and prosperity.

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