Government priorities


International activity

The department promotes and supports the reliable, sustainable and secure operations of energy markets and global energy security through:

  • international exchange on policy experience
  • innovative technological or financial solutions
  • establishing research and business collaboration opportunities
  • promoting Australia’s position in international negotiations.

On behalf of the department is also responsible for leading regular bilateral and multilateral energy consultations with Australia's major trading partners and other stakeholders.

The international engagement activities of the department form a vital part of a broader Australian Government agenda to improve the productivity, competitiveness, security and sustainability of the Australian economy. 

The department also provides policy advice on international energy matters to the Minister.

Multilateral engagement

Australia's participation in key international forums plays an important role in supporting Australia's economic prosperity and enhancing energy security objectives. Australia's energy policy priorities are advanced through multilateral forums including the G20, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), East Asia Summit, International Energy Forum (IEF), International Energy Agency (IEA) & International Solar Alliance (ISA).

Bilateral engagement

Australia engages in energy and resources discussions with a number of partners including Germany, India, Japan, Republic of Korea & Taiwan.

The department also engages with other countries around the world to promote and facilitate Australia’s energy expertise and investment opportunities.

Contact us

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