Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF) was established to promote bilateral relations between Korea and Australia. The objectives of the Foundation are to increase public awareness of Australia in Korea and of Korea in Australia; develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in the bilateral, regional and global context; and increase Australians' capacity to effectively engage with Korea. The AKF offers annual funding rounds for Grants to organisations and individuals to support projects or activities which advance Australia's engagement with Korea, including cultural and academic pursuits, business and community exchanges, and partnerships and collaborations. The advisory body forms part of the International Relations Grants Program (IRGP). The IRGP supports the Government's foreign and trade policies and projects a positive contemporary image of Australia. IRGP grants support professional, community and institutional linkages between Australia and its partners on contemporary issues of shared interest including the arts, media, education, business, science, technology and sport.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    International Agreement / Treaty / Council Order

  • Established By/Under More info

    Executive Council Order (amended in 2004)

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    7 May 1992

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Peter Coleman 11 December 2014 10 December 2019
Member Dr. Naomi Mathers 4 January 2016 24 November 2018
Member Ms. Georgina Carnegie 22 April 2015 20 April 2018
Member Prof. Susan Street 21 May 2015 20 April 2018
Member Prof. James Cotton 21 April 2015 20 April 2018
Member Mr. Ian Williams 18 April 2015 20 April 2018
Member Mr Mr. Gary Quinlan 1 July 2015 Determined by the appointer
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