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Australia-Kazakhstan relations

Australia and Kazakhstan established diplomatic relations in June 1992.

Australia's Ambassador to Kazakhstan is resident in Moscow. In January 2005, Australia established an Honorary Consulate in Almaty, presently headed by Honorary Consul Paul Cohn. Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Australia is resident in Singapore. Kazakhstan has a Consulate-General in Sydney and has Honorary Consuls in Perth and Melbourne.

Senior Officials Talks were held in 2021, 2017, 2015 and 2012, attended by Kazakh and Australian representatives in Canberra and Nur-Sultan (Astana).

Kazakhstan is Australia's leading trading partner in Central Asia. While the level of trade remains modest, there is potential for growth. Two-way goods and services trade with Kazakhstan in 2022 was worth AUD79.3 million. Australia's exports to Kazakhstan, worth AUD55 million, consisted principally of education-related travel and other services as well as specialised machinery and parts. Imports from Kazakhstan, worth AUD24.3 million, consisted mostly of pig-iron and services. Australian investment in Kazakhstan totalled AUD85 million in 2022.

The Kazakh Government's 'Bolashak' International Scholarship Program has seen approximately 75 scholarship recipients study in Australia each year since 2007. In 2022, there were 172 Kazakh nationals enrolled to study in Australia.

Economic and trade information is available in the Kazakhstan fact sheet.


The latest travel advice for Kazakhstan is available here.