India energy engagement

The Australia-India Energy Dialogue is the primary forum to discuss bilateral engagement on energy and resources. It is a Ministerial-level dialogue between the Australian Minister for the Environment and Energy and the relevant Indian Minister.

The Dialogue is held annually, alternating between India and Australia and may take place alongside international events in other countries where both Ministers are in attendance.

There are four working groups being established to support the Energy Dialogue:

  • Renewable Energy and Smart Grids
  • Power and Energy Efficiency
  • Coal and Mines
  • Oil and Gas

These groups will replace the former officials-level Joint Working Group on Energy and Minerals, giving Ministers greater opportunity for direction and oversight over the bilateral collaborative activities.

Participants in the working groups include government representatives, researchers and industry.

Next meeting

The next Dialogue is expected to be held in India in late 2017-early 2018.

Contact us

For more information about Australia’s bilateral energy cooperation with India, or if you would like to participate in future meetings, please contact [at]