Partnerships and Agreements

DFAT has a range of bilateral agreements and partnerships which underpin our cyber and critical technology engagement with our regional partners. These arrangements demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that the opportunities of cyberspace and critical technologies are harnessed, whilst remaining resilient against potential threats.  

Framework Arrangement on Cyber and Cyber-Enabled Critical Technology Cooperation between the Republic of India and the Government of Australia (2020)

The Framework Arrangement establishes a partnership between Australia and India on cyber security, innovation and cyber-enabled critical technologies. The partnership focuses on practical cooperation that promotes an online environment that is open, free, safe and secure for citizens, adheres to international law, and maximises opportunities for economic growth and prosperity.

On 3 December 2020, DFAT announced an open call for applications for the first round of the Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership (AICCTP) grant program. The AICCTP will play a key role in contributing to practical cooperation and collaboration on cyber and critical technology issues.

Australia-Indonesia Memorandum of Understanding on Cyber Cooperation (2018)

The MoU promotes partnerships and provides a framework of cooperation on cyber issues between Australia and Indonesia. This includes sharing of information and best practice, capacity building and strengthening connection, digital economy and cybercrime. The MOU also establishes the Australia-Indonesia Cyber Policy Dialogue. It was agreed that the MOU would be extended at the Dialogue in 2020.

Memorandum of Understanding Between Papua New Guinea and Australia Relating to Cyber Security Cooperation (2018)

The MoU strengthens cyber cooperation between Australia and Papua New Guinea. This includes maintaining a strong cyber security partnership to enhance PNG’s capacity to detect and address cyber threats and respond to cyber incidents through ongoing, accredited training. It also provided the framework for PNG to establish their National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) which protected the 2018 APEC Leaders’ Week against malicious cyber activity, and now continues to protect priority PNG networks.

Australia-Singapore Memorandum of Understanding on Cyber Security Cooperation (2020)

The MoU undergirds Australia and Singapore’s cooperation in the field of cyber security, including in the areas of information exchange and sharing, training and education, and regional capacity building measures.

Australia-Thailand Memorandum of Understanding on Cyber and Digital Cooperation (2019)

The MoU seeks to promote cooperation in the fields of cyber affairs and digital economy between Australia and Thailand, including in the areas of information exchange and sharing of best practice cyber security, cyber skills development, and promoting innovation.