Advance.org is the trusted platform that connects global Australians with one another and with Australia. We do this to unlock the economic and cultural opportunities through collaboration, investment and innovation. We recognise and celebrate the achievements of global Australians who are at the forefront of their field to inspire the next generation.
Advance.org was established from the ashes of the September 2001 attacks by Ken Allen AM, who was at the time Australia’s Consul General in New York, prior to returning to Sydney in 2006. The Advance Patron is the Prime Minister of Australia, who in 2006 was the Hon. John Howard OM AC. He famously observed:
“Our greatest exports are not of course iron ore important though that is, or tourism important though that is, wheat, coal and all the other things that we export….our greatest exports are our people. There are a million of you dotted around the world, saving lives, inventing things, being at the forefront of information technology”
“The concept of Advance is really quite superb. What it does is to challenge in the most emphatic way, that rather silly notion that in some way Australia is diminished by some of the brightest and the best of our country going overseas and making an enormous contribution to the societies and the economies of other parts of the world.”
Advance.org has re-located its head office to serve global Australians from a home base in Sydney at Stone & Chalk. Our programs are designed to connect global Australians with Australia to encourage greater collaboration, innovation and investment and to inspire the next generation of leaders. To receive updates on upcoming events and opportunities, we encourage you to join Advance.org