Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in February 1973, Australia and Vietnam have developed a positive and mutually beneficial relationship, reinforced by warm and expanding people-to-people links. 

In recent years there has been a shift in Australia’s and Vietnam’s relationship from one based on development aid to one which strengthens its focus on trade and investment by helping to improve the business climate and expand the scope of business opportunities for mutual benefit.

The Australian Water Association, in partnership with the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) and with support from the Australian and Vietnamese Governments, has been involved in a series of initiatives designed to support this transition by strengthening relations and sharing of expertise and technological innovations in water. 

Vietwater’15 marked the start of the program to connect the Australian and Vietnamese water sectors. From 2015 to now, the Australian delegations to Vietwater each year have been the largest to ever travel to Vietnam.

Vietwater 2019: 4-8 November, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

AWA is coordinating the 5th Australian delegation to Vietwater 2019 which attracts over 15,000 delegates from more than 500 countries and includes a series of workshops, business meetings, a site tour and networking events designed to facilitate strengthened partnerships. Delegates will have their company details profiled in the VTEX Australia-Vietnam business matching platform with no less than three pre-arranged business meetings for each delegate.

To find out more about the Australian delegation to Vietwater 2019, download the Brochure or contact Paul Smith at or 02 9467 8403 or An Nguyen at


Vietwater’18 Photo Gallery
Vietwater’17 Photo Gallery
Connecting the Australian and Vietnamese water sectors
Largest Australian delegation to ever visit Vietnam
Sustainable development workshop in Vietnam
Smart water management helps promote sustainable development

To discuss the Vietwater program please contact:
Paul Smith 
International Manager 
Ph: 02 9467 8403

Register your interest to attend the Australian Delegation to Vietwater with:
An Nguyen 
International Coordinator 
Ph: 02 9467 8436