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Established in 1981, the venerable Australian American Chamber of Commerce exists to embody, promote and advance the Uniquely Australian Way to Work and Play. This means taking a quintessentially Australian approach to both business and pleasure, allowing for seriousness and fun, success and relaxation. 

It means advancing the spirit of Australia and sense of fairness, fun and adventure that we share with like-minded people in the US and throughout the world. 

We don’t take ourselves too seriously, yet are driven to succeed. We fervently believe in a balance between work and play, business and pleasure, financial and social endeavours.

Fun and Fairness are Paramount.

Anyone who feels the same, and shares our approach to life (both business and social) would enjoy attending our events and becoming a fellow member. Benefits are myriad, and include discounts, updates, newsletters and the general comradery and tight connections of the Australian American community here in the Bay Area (and by extension - throughout the world)!

The Australia Day Gala and Innovation Awards

Thank you to the AACC Partners, Sponsors and Guests who assisted us in throwing a spectacular Australia Day Gala on Saturday night at the Fairmont Hotel. We could not have done it without your ongoing support of the Chamber and the year round programs.

Congratulations to Mr. Andrew Tanner, winner of the CSIRO Individual Innovation Award and to Nuheara and Mr. David Cannington, winner of the Company Innovation Award. Well deserved Australian Entrepreneurs and outstanding representatives of Australian Innovation.

More information on the Innovation Awards here.

Thank you to all our members and supporters who purchased Raffle tickets for the Grand Raffle prizes of Business Class airline tickets to Sydney on Qantas and 3 nights at the Swissotel in Sydney - congratulations to the winner Ms. Ana Manzur-Allan.

We also want to acknowledge Mr. Peter Havas, CEO of Pill Drill and past AACC Board member for being awarded to Amb Bill Lane, Spirit of Australia Award. Thank you for all you have done for the AACC and Australia! Congratulations.

Shout out to the Australia Day Gala committee, volunteers and the AACC Board for your experience, time and dedication to the event, especially Gordon Stirling our distinguished MC and Auctioneer! THANK YOU

Huge thank you to INXS Members Garry Beers and Ciaran Gribbin for rocking the Gala and to Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Craig Laundy for presenting the Innovation Awards. To Chef Jason Gould for creating the most delicious menu with Australian produce and our wine partners who paired wine with our dinner.

More photo's to come from our amazing Aussie photographer Daniel Lunghi!

Cheers and Happy Australia Day!

Community Members...

Please submit the following information and email to dawn@sfaussies.com

Event Name

Event Date

Event Time

RSVP Information

Website/Sign up details

Logo/Photo to be included

More Information as necessary

Upcoming events

27 Apr 2017 6:00 PM • W Hotel, San Francisco
02 Jun 2017 11:00 AM • Presidio Golf Course, SF
19 Jun 2017 12:00 PM • Fairmont Hotel SF
31 Aug 2017 12:00 PM • Fairmont Hotel SF
09 Sep 2017 10:00 AM • Piper Park, Marin County, CA

As part of the AACC/Qantas Partnership, we are delighted to be able to offer the membership Matching Status Program.

This program is open to AACC members only. Please forward these following details to dawn@sfaussies.com

Members Full name

United FF#

Current Membership Status/Tier level

Qantas FF# (if you have one)

A scanned copy of you current membership card

W San Francisco is offering special discounted rooms for the Australian American Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy the amp'd up atmosphere of W San Francisco in the heart of the SoMa district.  Indulge in perks such as access to our house car, bliss spa, Trace restaurant or sip cocktails in our Living Room bar. 

Book online or call 877-822-0000 and mention rate plan MATERATE

G’day SF Aussies!

Need to stock up your wine racks with premium Aussie wine?  Hidden Barrel is offering AACC members 30% off on any purchase.  Hidden Barrel features iconic Australian wines from St Hallett in Barossa Valley, Petaluma in Adelaide Hills, Inkberry in Central Ranges, and more.  You can also score some gems from Sonoma, Oregon and New Zealand.  Visit www.hiddenbarrel.com and shop today.  Upon check out, add offer code  “sfaussies” to receive 30% off your entire purchase.   Also as an added bonus shipping is complementary for 6 bottles or more (can be a combination of any bottles).  For more information, please contact info@hiddenbarrel.com. Feel free to share with your friends and family.  Happy shopping and cheers! 

Key Events

  • Aussie Club Business lunches with keynote speakers
  • Aussie Drinks Nights
  • Special events with visiting Australian political and industry dignitaries
  • SF International Women's Entrepreneur Forum Events
  • SF-Sydney sister city events
  • Australia Day Ball
  • International Chambers of Commerce Golf tournament
  • ANZAC Day Memorial Service
  • Australian Wine Tastings
  • Clashes for the Ashes Cricket Match
  • AFL Grand Final
  • Melbourne Cup Dinner
  • Holiday Party

Why you should join the Chamber!

"The opportunity to network and make personal connections with the Panel members made this not only an inspiring event to attend, yet we were able to establish an exciting new strategic partnership with one of the Panelists and found a synergy between both our Businesses. An unexpected outcome yet one that will now see our Company grow and develop new platforms that are an Industry first for us."
Ellie Terry, CEO Mixolesum

Congratulations on a top shelf professional Aussie Club Luncheon at the Fairmont today. The networking amidst the backdrop of San Francisco at the Penthouse dining room to listen to David Thodey was one of the best business luncheons I can remember. The food and service was impeccable. The relaxed atmosphere you created for all the expatriate Australians living in the Bay Area to share with our American business colleagues is very much appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Marc Phillips, Managing Partner
Arafura Ventures

Just a quick note to tell you how much I appreciate the effort you and your team went to for our benefit yesterday. The meeting was excellent, both in the caliber of people you invited and the event itself. I enjoyed myself immensely and even made a new friend or two. And thank you for being so kind and for including me in the invitees. I’m looking forward to my next time in SFO and hope we can get together then. In the meantime, let’s stay in touch and eventually I hope to be able to participate more actively in the AACC there.


Take care,

Deborah Clifton CEO, TarrenPoint

New to the Bay Area - join our membership today!

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year round

Need help with settling in... we have some great information for our new members!

- Buying, selling and searching for goods

- obtaining a drivers licence

- immigration

- insurance

- family information

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Contact us at chamber@sfaussies.com or 415 485 6718
PO Box 471285, San Francisco CA 94147
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