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Kenya Australia

Chamber of Commerce

Founded in the vibrant city of Perth, Western Australia, in 2013, the Kenya Australia Chamber of Commerce (KACC) is a distinguished bilateral chamber committed to fostering strong commercial and cultural ties between Kenya and Australia. Our journey began under the auspices of the former Australian High Commissioner to Kenya, H.E. Geoff Tooth, whose vision of bridging the business communities across these two diverse nations has been the guiding star of our mission.

Our Mission

At KACC, we are driven by a mission to unlock the vast potential for business and cultural exchange between Kenya and Australia. We strive to create a platform where entrepreneurs, businesses, and professionals from both countries can interact, share ideas, and forge partnerships that not only thrive but also contribute to the prosperity of our communities.

What We Offer

We promote, develop and further the economic well-being of our members by providing a collective voice in advocacy to represent and protect members’ interests and provide quality services to help members enhance their competitiveness and succeed in their businesses..

Networking Opportunities

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KACC organizes a plethora of events ranging from business forums, cultural exchanges, to networking meetups, designed to connect you with key stakeholders in both Kenya and Australia.

Business Support & Advice

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Navigating the business landscape in a foreign country can be daunting. KACC provides invaluable support and expert advice on legal, financial, and market-entry strategies tailored to both Kenyan and Australian markets.


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We are your voice, advocating for policies that enhance ease of doing business between Kenya and Australia. We work closely with governments and policy-makers in both countries to address concerns and propose reforms beneficial to our business communities.

Information & Resources

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Stay informed with our comprehensive resources, including market insights, industry reports, and updates on legislative changes affecting trade and investment between the two countries.

Chairman's Message

Stephen Kuria - Chairman Kenya Australia Chamber of Commerce

On behalf of the Kenya Australia Chamber of Commerce (KACC) Executive Team, I welcome you to the Chamber’s website and thank our members for the tremendous support they have accorded KACC.

Because of the sturdy involvement of our members, sponsors, partners and likeminded organisations KACC continues to grow and achieve its vision and mission of offering extraordinary value to our member organisations and individuals.

Despite the challenges the world is facing as a result of Covid-19 pandemic in 2021, KACC remains committed to helping members navigate the shared journey that is thrust upon us. We will continue to promote BRAND Kenya/Australia and to enhance the value proposition of membership through providing networking, advocacy, and social opportunities over the course of the calendar year.

We are also glad to announce that we will not be making any changes to membership requirements. We are looking forward to having you onboard as we continue to navigate this tough business environment caused by the global pandemic. As the Chair of the Board, I want to encourage you to become a member of the Kenya Australia Chamber of Commerce.

Once again, thank you for your continued engagement and support.

Why Join Us?

Being a member of KACC opens doors to uncharted territories in investment and cultural exchanges. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur, a startup looking to expand, or a professional eager to connect with peers, KACC offers the support system to help you navigate the business landscapes of Kenya and Australia.

Join us in our mission to strengthen the bonds between Kenya and Australia through commerce and culture. Discover new opportunities, expand your network, and be part of a community that shares your vision of growth and success.

Connect With Us

Eager to learn more or ready to take the next step in your business journey? Visit our contact page and reach out today. Let's explore the boundless opportunities that await when Kenya and Australia come together through commerce and friendship.

Why invest in Kenya


Kenya is ranked 56 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. The Ease of doing business index ranks countries against each other based on how the regulatory environment is conducive to business operation stronger protections of property rights.

Kenya is ranked 3rd out of 66 economies showing best potential in future trade growth by multinational financier Standard Chartered Plc. The study considered improvements to physical and digital infrastructure, e-commerce and ease of doing business. The ranking took account of a range of variables grouped into three pillars: economic dynamism, readiness to trade and export diversity.

Kenya has a market-based economy and is generally considered the economic, commercial, and logistics hub of East Africa. With the strongest industrial base in East Africa, Kenya has been successful in attracting private equity capital.

Key Investment Indicators

In the past two decades Kenya has heavily invested in infrastructure development in Transport, Information, Communication and Technology, Health and Agriculture highly promoting its business environment. Kenya has two functional ports Kilindini harbor in Mombasa dating back to 1896 and Lamu Port recently launched in May 2021 easing transportation of goods from and to different destinations. Kenya has a standard gauge railway, functional passenger trains to various destinations and well planned and still ongoing construction of proper road networks.

Kenya’s Education curriculum has on several occasions placed our students in global rankings. In 2020, Strathmore University Law Students won the World Human Rights Moots Competition. In 2019, a Kenyan science teacher won the Global Teacher Prize. These are an indicator of universally acceptable curriculum and qualified work force.

Nicknamed as the “silicon savannah”, Kenya is regarded as the second-best innovation hub in Sub-Saharan Africa. Kenya is the pioneer of mobile money, a technology that allows people to receive, store and spend money using a mobile phone via telecommunication giant Safaricom’s MPESA platform. A study conducted by the International Development Research Centre in partnership with Oxford Insights indicates that Kenya is well equipped to utilise artificial intelligence technology solutions. With the emergence of Covid-19 and in support of working from home formula Loon internet balloons were launched in 2020. Kenya in 2021 has embraced the 5G Network.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics population census (2019) indicate that Kenya has population 47.5 million. Kenya is a member of East Africa Community (EAC) and Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA): an additional 135 million and 450 million potential consumers.
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics population census (2019) indicate that Kenya has population 47.5 million. Kenya is a member of East Africa Community (EAC) and Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA): an additional 135 million and 450 million potential consumers.
Kenya is rich in Rare Earth Metals, Coal, Iron Ore, Gold, Limestone, Gypsum, Soda Ash, Gemstones, Manganese Ore, Fluorspar, Diatomite, Titanium, Zircon, Chromite, Niobium and Silica Sand. Kenya also has vast oil deposits discovered in 2012. Recent reports indicate that only 4% of its vast mineral resource has been explored. Kenya Vision 2030 recognize mining as one of the key drivers of the economy and a critical industry to Kenya’s future, especially now as a post Covid-19 recovery strategy. Kenya’s mining industry is at the momentum stage and requires heavy and strategic investments for the industry to rise to its full potential.

Why invest in Australia


Australia is the world’s largest island and smallest continent. It has a population of roughly 25 million people.UNCTAD World Investment Report 2020 has placed Australia as one of the top 10 global destinations for foreign direct investment, FDI. This puts Australia at a competitive position in the global economy.In 2021, the Australian economy is set to become among the world’s largest economy. It accounts for 1.6% of the global economy despite being a home of 0.3% of the world’s population.

Key Investment Indicators

The Australian economy has experienced 30 consecutive years of economic growth without recession. Its economy is highly diversified and posted record-setting growth in recent history, which is benefitting from increased connections with Latin America. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic challenges, major drought, bush fires, global lockdowns and shut borders, the Australian economy has put in an exceptional growth in 2022-2023.
Australian trade rests on five major industries: resources, energy, tourism, education and agriculture. It’s one of the world’s top three exporter of resources and energy. Its farmers are world leaders in the production of clean, green premium produce. It has large and sophisticated financial markets, with the world’s largest pool of investment fund assets. There is a strong global demand for Australia’s resources, food, energy, and education: a strong indicator of global demand for investment.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) at Glance 2017 indicates that Australia has the highest proportion of 25-64 years olds with tertiary qualifications. Most of the Australian universities have been ranked among the best in the world. Aggregate Ranking of Top Universities, ARTU has placed 13 Australian universities in the top 200. Her education system is ranked 4th globally. These are indicators of quality education and availability of a qualified and reliable workforce.

Australia is strategically located aligning it to 2 major advantages:

  • Strong geographical, trade and cultural links with fast growing Indo-Pacific region an extended market for its products.
  • A bridge with 24 hour connectivity between world’s major time zones in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Australia has a stable parliamentary democracy. World Bank Worldwide Governance Indicators, 2017 ranked Australia among the best in the world in quality governance. Businesses thrive in politically stable environments. This makes Australia a safe investment location.

Australia is an island with strategic and well developed ports and well planned rail and road transport networks. It also has efficient logistics chain designed with the needs of business in mind.

Australian research and science contribute significantly to global innovation. Australian academics are global leaders in 20 critical fields including clinical medicine, space science, physics and computer science. Its 5G network is superb by international standards. It can be termed as a nation of inventors and entrepreneurs. It has highly skilled, tech-savvy talent that attracts global enterprise.

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