Australia–China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement 2020

Grant Category Business Development
Grant Status Closed
Delivered on behalf of Department of Agriculture
Selection process
State/Territory National
Closing Date/Time AEDT

The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to deliver projects and trade missions under the Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement (ACACA) 2020 (the program). The program operates under a treaty-level agreement between the Australian and Chinese governments. The agreement was signed in 1984 to enhance cooperation across agricultural industries, develop the trading relationship and provide a forum for the mutual exchange of scientific information between the two countries.

The program is ongoing and advertises a grant opportunity (funding round) every calendar year, or twice in a calendar year where funding permits.

The beneficiaries of the ACACA grant opportunity are Australian agriculture, fisheries, meat, forestry, regulatory, biosecurity and food safety industries, organisations, businesses and individuals, including their respective industry or sectors, who are seeking to enhance cooperation between Australia and China.

There are two funding streams available:

Stream 1 must be for an eligible project activity undertaken in Australia and/or China.

Stream 2 must be for a trade mission to China only

More information

More information about the Australian-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement 2020 as well as requirements for applicants can be found in the following grant opportunity documents:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Questions and Answers
  • Sample Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement
  • Budget Template
  • Project Plan Template
  • Risk Plan Template

More information about the Australian-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement 2019 2020 as well as requirements for applicants can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

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Contacting the Community Grants Hub

If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option 1) or email

More information about the Community Grants Hub can be found on the Community Grants Hub website.

Please quote 2019-3404 – Australian-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement 2020 (ACACA) when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.