The Australia China Friendship Society promotes better cultural understanding between people of the two countries. The society sponsors lectures, tours, and educational exchanges.
The Australia China Friendship Society (ACFS) was established in 1951 and 1952 in Melbourne and Sydney. During the 1950s and 1960s the society represented a coalition of societies whose objective was to develop friendship and peace with the people of China and the Chinese communities in Australia in an effort to foster better cultural understanding. The climax of such activities was the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1972.