Our agriculture counsellors

We have 22 agriculture counsellors based around the world in key trade locations. They promote Australia’s agricultural interests, and help our agricultural sector grow.

Our agriculture counsellors work with our biosecurity, exports and trade and market access teams. Together, they improve and maintain market access for Australian agricultural exports.


  • explore and develop new market openings for Australian farmers and exporters
  • maintain existing market access
  • improve technical market access
  • provide market intelligence
  • manage sensitive policy issues
  • represent Australia at meetings and negotiations
  • resolve issues when Australian agricultural goods arrive at their foreign destination.

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Find out more about what our agriculture counsellors do.

Counsellor transcript DOCX [21 KB, 1 page]

Where are they?

We base them in key trade markets for Australia. This includes Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the America’s.

Word map indicating locations of Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment overseas staff. 

The America’s

  • Agriculture Minister Counsellor in Washington DC, United States
  • Agriculture Counsellor in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Agriculture Counsellor in Santiago, Chile


  • Agriculture Minister Counsellor in London, England
  • Agriculture Minister Counsellor and Agriculture Counsellor in Brussels, Belgium
  • Agriculture Counsellor in Rome, Italy

North Asia

  • Agriculture Minister Counsellor and 2 Agriculture Counsellors in Beijing, China
  • Agriculture Counsellor in Seoul, South Korea
  • 2 Agriculture Counsellors in Tokyo, Japan

South East Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Pacific and Russia

  • Agriculture Counsellor in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Agriculture Counsellor in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 2 Agriculture Counsellors in New Delhi, India
  • Agriculture Minister Counsellor in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Agriculture Counsellor in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Agriculture Counsellor in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2 Agriculture Counsellors in Jakarta, Indonesia
Last reviewed: 4 February 2020
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