Membership Benefits

As a business owner or integral member of an organization, membership with the Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC) is an essential tool to help maximize your output and business operations across Malaysia and Australia. Memberships are offered for individuals as well as organizations, with different packages providing multiple levels of privileges suited to the needs of different companies. The council does not discriminate, and welcomes organizations or businesses of any size and industry which operate across Australia and Malaysia. Whether you are the sole worker of your business, a Small Medium Enterprise (SME) or a large company, joining the MABC can offer a big list of advantages.

Membership with the MABC allows individuals to establish, develop and enhance business contacts in Malaysia and Australia. Members are routinely invited to networking events attended by government officials and businesspeople from across a variety of industries, allowing attendees to maximize their contacts from Malaysia and Australia. These events also empower members to meet with other MABC personnel, strengthening their base of support and familiarity with the council itself. Members are also offered discounted rates and private access for all MABC events and joint events with other bilateral business councils, the Australian High Commission, Malaysian Government Ministries, etc.

The MABC acts as a facilitator of information relating to trade and investment opportunities, practices, and regulations in Malaysia and Australia. Members are invited to regular briefings/talks on various business-related topics, including business centric webinars on the latest issues affecting businesses. Furthermore, members are given a free subscription to the MABC newsletter to be informed of upcoming events from MABC partners and promotions from other MABC members, as well as regular updates of business news including visits by Australian government representatives to Malaysia and Malaysian Government officers.

Members have access to industry focused dialogues with the Malaysian Government, providing the opportunity to address issues faced by individuals and their companies. MABC is active in dialogues with local government agencies and departments and can help give your business a stronger voice on issues that affect you, your employees, and your customers. The MABC also maintains close links with the Australian High Commission, AUSTRADE, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), providing a comprehensive web of resources to help the council advocate on behalf of members for favorable policies. The council holds direct links to the Australian Chambers of Commerce and Business Councils in the ASEAN region including AUSTCHAM ASEAN and to the Australian Malaysian Chambers of Commerce (AMBC) in Australia, allowing for the council to represent members and their interests at Joint Trade Committee meetings between the Malaysian and Australian Trade Ministers.

Membership with the MABC helps provide leverage and protection by aligning individuals with similar organizations who seeks to maintain the friendly business environment between Australia and Malaysia. Joining the MABC also positively affects other organizations’ perceptions of your business and the views of consumers. The reliability and trust your company gains through membership will boost the perception of your brand as an industry leader and provides the potential to increase revenue. Membership with the Malaysia Australia Business Council provides individuals and companies with the potential to expand their output, increase their business presence and find success within the business environments of Malaysia and Australia.