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Our Vision

We strive to be the preeminent initiative for connecting, developing and nurturing leaders – especially young leaders – dedicated to strengthening the Australia and Vietnam bilateral


Our Mission


To connect and nurture visionary, innovative leaders – especially young leaders – to strengthen the Australia and Vietnam bilateral relationship through building trust and deep people-to-people linkages working towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Our Objectives


Facilitate a deeper understanding of Australian and Vietnamese societies and foster long-term, mutually beneficial relationships and collaboration through people-to-people linkages across different sectors.


Develop global leaders from Australia and Vietnam to shape regional and industry agendas by working closely with stakeholders to define social and business challenges, identify solutions and respond with action in the spirit of global citizenship.


Create & Nurture

Create and nurture an inclusive community of young leaders through dialogues, a strong fellowship network, working groups led by AVYLD ambassadors, events and digital engagement.


Promote policies and research to support Australia and Vietnam to improve societal outcomes.

Our Journey
Our Journey

The Beginning

Founded in 2015 to embark on a mission to bridge the gap between Australia and Vietnam and shape the future of their bilateral relationship. 

First Dialogue

The first inaugural dialogue held in Sydney in 2017 marked a significant milestone for AVLD, bringing together prominent leaders and visionaries for an engaging exchange of ideas and insights. 


RISE, the sub-brand of AVLD founded in 2021, represents a dynamic extension of our mission, focusing on empowering young leaders and fostering innovative solutions.

50 Year Memorandum

The 50-year memorandum between Australia and Vietnam marks a pivotal moment in their relationship, and AVLD's connection amplifies our role in fostering impactful initiatives and strengthening ties between the two nations.


Over the years, we have evolved into a trusted and influential organization, bringing together exceptional leaders from diverse backgrounds to drive positive change.

Our Strategy

We believe in the power of dialogue, cooperation, and visionary thinking to address shared challenges and unlock the full potential of the Australia-Vietnam relationship.


Read about how we will achieve this.

Our Team

We believe in the power of exceptional individuals who bring diverse perspectives and expertise to our organisation. Our dedicated board and team comprise visionary leaders, strategists, international affairs experts, and professionals passionate about fostering bilateral relationships.

Sponsors & Parners

We’re proud to partner with government bodies, educational institutions, corporate entities, and international organizations to foster visionary leadership and shape our bilateral relationships. Together, we drive impactful initiatives for a brighter future.

Join Our Journey

We invite you to be part of our journey. Whether you are an aspiring leader, a seasoned professional, or an organization passionate about fostering collaboration, AVLD offers a unique opportunity to make a difference. Together, we can shape the future and create lasting impact.

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