Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade







Key contacts Main website
Trade website
Type Bilateral

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is responsible for Australia’s official development assistance as well as for trade and investment promotion.

DFAT has a strong and overarching focus on aid for trade, particularly on investments related to private sector development, infrastructure and trade facilitation. In addition, DFAT’s priority areas include:

  • Agriculture, fisheries and water;
  • Effective governance: policies, institutions and functioning economies;
  • Education and health;
  • Building resilience: humanitarian assistance, disaster risk reduction and social protection; and
  • Gender equality and empowering women and girls.