Relationship between Australia and Mongolia


Diplomatic relationship between Mongolia and Australia was established


First official visit of representatives of the Mongolian Parliament and Minister of Foreign Affairs to Australia with representatives of agriculture sector of Mongolia


Visit of members of the Australian Senate to Mongolia


Visit of members of the Australian Senate to Mongolia


Visit of Mayor of Ulaanbaatar city to Australia


Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs to Australia


Visit of Governor-General of Australia Bill Hayden and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia to Mongolia


First visit of President of Mongolia P. Ochirbat to Australia Establishment of the Consulate-General of Mongolia in Sydney, Australia


Visit of Minister of Finance P. Tsagaan to Australia


Visit of deputy Speaker of Parliament of Mongolia Ts. Elbegdorj to Australia


Visit of Minister of Finance P. Tsagaan to Australia The Mongolian-Australian Friendship is established at the Parliament of Mongolia Visit of Australian Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources to Mongolia


Visit of Minister of Social Welfare and Labour Ts. Bayarsaikhan to Australia


Visit of Speaker of Australian Parliament David Hawker to Mongolia


Meeting of President of Mongolia N. Enkhbayar with Prime Minister of Australia John Howard during 60th Assembly of United Nations in New York.


Visit of Minister of Industry, Tourism and Natural Resources Ian McFarlane to Mongolia


Visit of Speaker of Parliament of Mongolia Ts. Nyamdorj to Australia


Visit of Alexander Downer, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, to Mongolia


Appointment of the Honorary Consul of Australia to Mongolia


First meeting between Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith and Mongolian State-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Damdin Tsogtbaatar at the ASEAN Regional Forum.


Meeting between Prime Minister Rudd and Prime Minister Sanjaa Bayar at the United Nations General Assembly


Establishment of the Embassy of Mongolia in Canberra, Australia


Visit of Australia-Mongolia Parliamentary Friendship Group


Visit of parliamentary delegations from Mongolia to Australia


Visit of Mongolian State Secretaries to Australia


Meeting between Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Kevin Rudd and Mongolian Minister for Foreign Affairs Gombojav Zandanshatar at the Bali Democracy Forum


Visit of Speaker of House of Representatives Harry Jenkins to Mongolia


Visit of government delegation, including Prime Minister of Mongolia, H.E. Mr Sukhbaatar Batbold, to Canberra Signing of a Joint Statement between the Prime Ministers of Australia and Mongolia Decision to establish a permanent AusTrade mission in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade MrTsongtbaatar received the Ambassador from Australia to Mongolia Mr Gerovich.Decision to establish Australian Consular in Ulaanbaatar Australian announcement to increase aid volume by $12 million AUD.


Australian Consular General appointed for Mongolia


Visit of Ambassador to celebrate 40th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations.

Australian Government Scholarship

Since 1995, Australia has provided more than $63 million in aid to Mongolia. The Mongolian program budget is expected to expand from approximately $13.4 million AUD in 2011-12 to $15.6 million in 2012-13. The primary focus of Australia’s development cooperation program is on human resource development through the provision of scholarships. These scholarships are seen by the Governments of Mongolia and Australia as an effective capacity building instrument for government agencies and the broader development of Mongolia.

Australian Leadership Awards

The Australian Awards Leadership Program are supplementary to the Australian Awards Scholarships (AAS).  Up to 200 outstanding Australia Awards Scholarship recipients across the globe will be offered a place in the Australia Awards Leadership Program in addition to their scholarship.  The program brings awardees together in Australia for leadership training, development discussions and the chance to build valuable networks.

More information on AAS is available here.

Australia Awards Mongolia

Australia Awards Mongolia commenced on 1 July 2013, with the goal of improving human capacity in targeted sectors and contributing to recognising Australia as a valuable contributor to Mongolia’s development.

The Program operates under Subsidiary Arrangements between the Governments of Australia and Mongolia and is managed by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade(DFAT) in Ulaanbaatar with oversight from Seoul, South Korea. Each year an Annual Reflection Workshop of stakeholders of the Program considers the activities and achievements of the past year and an Annual Strategic Review uses its recommendations to set directions for the following year. The Program is advised by a Program Coordinating Committee (PCC), a body representing the Government of Mongolia, Government of Australia and major stakeholder organisations.

In 2015, 43 Awards are available, including up to two at PhD level. They will be offered to the best applicants from the public and private sectors. Selection isbased on merit and is highly competitive.

The Australian Government values contributions from all people. It seeks equity and broad participation by all groups in society: women, men, people with disabilities and people living in provinces. Everyone is encouraged to apply.

A compulsory English language training and academic preparation program is offered to candidates selected for Awards. It is delivered in Mongolia.

For those whose English language proficiency is not strong enough to be accepted into courses at Australian universities there is English language training for up to 36 weeks (including academic preparation).

For candidates who already meet English language requirements to study in Australia, there is a compulsory 10 week academic preparation course.

The Program tracks graduates for two years after they return to Mongolia to monitor their reintegration and their contributions to development. All graduates are highly encouraged to join the Mozzies community and become active members.

To discover latest news and upcoming scholarship rounds, please visit

For background information about scholarship opportunities, please take the time to browse the Policy Handbook.

Australian Assistance to Mongolia

The assistance of Australia to Mongolia is provided in three major areas:

Governance. The “Capacity building program” has been implemented since October 1998, when the Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Governments of Australia and Mongolia. The framework of this program includes long and short-term studies in Australia, projects targeted for improving management of government organizations.

The following are areas of Capacity building program:

Short-term Australian consultants working in Mongolia and providing consultancy services on policy level

Short-term training program (up to 3 months)

Organize trainings which meet needs of the particular organizations in Mongolia

Involve in the trainings organized in Australia

Organize trainings which meet needs of the particular organizations in Australia

Post-graduate degree programs in Austalia (up to 2 years)

Study tours for decision makers from government organizations to Australia to learn from their experience and skills;

Hosting at and working in Australia at organizations of similar nature

During visit of Minister of Foreign Relationship of Australia, the number of students to study at Austalian Universities through government scholarship has been decided to doubl, thus there will be 28 citizens of Mongolia will be studying in Australia each year.

Infrastructure development: Through World Bank and UNDP, projects were implemented in environment and water supply

Small scale projects to support activities of non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

The Austalian Government has provided support and assistance for over 550000USD for herders who suffered from natural disaster.


During visit of the Minister of Foreign Relations Ts. Gombojav, the “Memorandum of Development and Cooperation” and “Memorandum of Implementation of Small scale project” has been signed The framework of those memorandums included improvement of general management and mining management as well as improving education, health and water supply


The first group of six Mongolians commenced their Master’s and Doctorate studies at the Australian Universities through AusAid program


The number of students to study in Australia through AusAid program has increased to 12, studying in management, business, law, government administration, international relationship and others.


“Mongolia-Australia Targeted Capacity building and Small Activities Facility” project started with objective to contribute to poverty alleviation by strengthening the human resource capacity of Mongolian Government Agencies for long-term sustainable development, and to assist the transition to a modern market-based economy.

Austrade Ulaanbaatar

Austrade’s full suite of export services is available to Australian companies looking to grow their business in Mongolia.

Austrade also works to promote the Australian education sector within Mongolia and attract productive foreign direct investment into Australia.

For Australian exporters and education institutions – contact Austrade on 13 28 78 (Australia only), +61 2 9392 2035 (from outside Australia) or email

For international investors and buyers – see below for the location of Austrade’s office in Mongolia and for links to further information.

Austrade Ulaanbaatar (Австралийн Худалдааны Төлөөлөгчийн Газар)

4th Floor, Naiman Zovkhis (“Eznis”) Building 21 Seoul Street Ulaanbaatar  14251

Tel:+976 7013 3001

Fax:+976 7013 3014