The Australia Embassy is located in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. It is considered as one of the largest diplomatic offices in the world; comprising of several departments and agencies.


Here Are Some of the Major Organizations for Thai People in the Land Down Under


1. Thai Information and Welfare Association Inc. (TIWA)
PO Box 12568 Franklin St., Melbourne, VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9639 9964

2. Australia-Thailand Association (Canberra) Incorporated
PO Box 3014, Weston Creek, ACT 2611

3. Thai Welfare Association (TWA)
Suite 204, Level 2, 78 Liverpool Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9264-3166

4. Sydney Newcomers Club

5. Thai Social Network in Australia

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6. Sakyamuni Monastery
32 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT 2602
Phone: 6257 5517, Fax: 625 777 33

7. Sanghaloka Forest Hermitage
29 Perrins Creek Rd, Kallista, VIC 3791
Phone: (03) 9755 3378

8. Wat Ratanapradeepa Vihara
45 Smith St, Thebarton, Adelaide, SA 5031
Phone: (08) 8443 5856

9. Wat Khemarangsee
Cairns, QLD 4870
Phone: (07) 405 333 12

10. Wat Buddharangsee
88 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore, NSW 2048
Phone: (02) 9557 2039

11. Wat Buddharangsee
49 Trafalgar St, Annandale, NSW 2038
Phone+Fax: (02) 9557 2879

12. Wat Lao Buddhanimit
20 Jenke Ct, Kambah, ACT 2902
Phone: (02) 6231 3365

13. Buddha Dhamma Hermitage
Lot 6, Coalmine Rd, Bundanoon, NSW 2578
Phone: (02) 4883 6331

14. Wat Sunnataram Forest Monastery
Lot13, Teudts Rd, Bundanoon, NSW 2578
Phone: (02) 4884 4262

15. Wat Pa Buddharangsee
39 Junction Rd, Leumeah, NSW 2560
Phone: (02) 4625 7930

16. Wat Thai Melbourne
489 Elgar Road, Box Hill, VIC 3128
Phone: +61 3 9899 0883

17. Wat Dhammarangsee
387-389 Springvale Road, Forest Hill, VIC 3133
Phone: +61 3 98786162

18. Bodhivana Monastery
780 Woods point Road, East Warburton, VIC 3799
Phone: +61 3 5966 5999

19. The Buddhist Society of Victoria
71-73 Darling Road, East Malvern, VIC 3145
Phone: +61 3 9571 6409

20. Wat Dhammadharo
80 Archibald St, Lyneham, ACT 2602
Phone+Fax (within Australia): (02) 6249 8594
Phone (for callers overseas): + 612 6249 8594

Notable Organizations in Thailand for Australians

On the other hand, there are also several organizations and institutions in Thailand that were purposely built to enhance Thai-Australian relationships. So in case you are also going to stay longer in the Land of Smiles, you will also have some form of social support from these Australian organizations located in Thailand.

21. Australia-Thailand Institute

Established in 2005, the Australia–Thailand Institute (ATI) promotes bilateral relations with Thailand and to expand institutional and people-to-people links. The ATI is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and managed by a Secretariat located within DFAT in Canberra. The Australia–Thailand Institute supports and initiates activities consistent with its goals, on the basis of a strategic plan and priorities set annually by the Advisory Board.

Wherever possible, the ATI seeks to expand people-to-people and institutional links through programs, partnerships with other organizations and seed funding of projects to enable them to grow.

The Institute seeks to target the next generation of leaders in both countries across a broad spectrum of backgrounds from the arts and business, cultural and community groups.


22. Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce (AustCham)

The Chamber acts as a contact, resource and information point for Australian businesses in Thailand, Australian businesses wishing to trade with or invest in Thailand – and similarly for Thai enterprises interested in doing business with or in Australia.

It aims to provide quality and constructive input into the formulation of policies impacting on business (both by the Thai and Australian Governments), and their administration, and to contribute to the development of relations between the two countries in all spheres.

20th Floor, Unit 203,
Thai CC Tower,
889 South Sathorn Road
Yannawa, Bangkok 10120
Tel: +662-210-0216-7
Web site:

23. Australian New Zealand Women’s Group (ANZWG)

Open to all Australian and New Zealand women, and those married to Australians or New Zealanders. There is also a possible membership for women with strong Australian/ New Zealand connections. Application forms available from the Australian and New Zealand Embassies, or from the President: or

The aim of the ANZWG is to promote good will in the community by charitable and other work, to assist Australian and New Zealand expatriates in Thailand and to foster friendship between members of the group.


24. Australians in Thailand

An organization mainly for Australian nationals who are in Thailand that provides cultural and educational services to the general community.

The Social Club is open to all Australians and their spouses. Get-togethers arranged 12 to 20 times per year including barbecues, quiz nights, etc.

Web site:

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