Australia–Malaysia relations

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Australia–Malaysia relations
Map indicating locations of Australia and Malaysia


Monthly value of Australian merchandise exports to Malaysia (A$ millions) since 1988
Monthly value of Malaysian merchandise exports to Australia (A$ millions) since 1988

Australia–Malaysia relations refers to bilateral foreign relations between Australia and Malaysia. Australia has a high commission in Kuala Lumpur,[1] and Malaysia has an high commission in Canberra.[2] Both Australia and Malaysia are members of the Five Power Defence Arrangements and often participate in military exercises together.[3]

Economic relations[edit]

Malaysia is Australia’s 9th largest trading partner, with two-way trade worth A$17.7 billion in 2012. The two countries commenced a free trade agreement in January 2013. [4]

High level visits[edit]

In July 2008, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd visited Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi. [5]


The Royal Australian Air Force formerly operated the base RMAF Butterworth in Malaysia until transferring it to Malaysia in 1988. The RAAF still maintains a presence at this base. [6]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Diplomatic List and List of Representatives of International Organisations". Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia). Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Welcome To The Official Website of high commission of Malaysia, Canberra". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Malaysia). Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Australian Department of Defence[dead link]
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