About the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Melbourne (JCCiM)

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Melbourne (JCCiM) was established in September 1963 to achieve the following objectives:

1. To advance the robust development of economic activities and cater to common profits for its members

2. To promote and strengthen business and investment ties between Australia and Japan

3. To plan and finance for appropriate objectives approved by the Board, and

4. To amplify the achievement of above mentioned objectives and accomplish all activities contributing to these achievements

Currently we have 91 ordinary members and 5 associate members (as of Jun 2022). Our major activities include The Annual General Meeting, Business Forum, Business Seminar, Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival, and distributing monthly Newsletters to our members.


1.         The name of the incorporated association is Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Melbourne Inc. (referred to as the “Chamber”).

2.         The rules contained in Schedule 4 of the regulations shall not apply to the Chamber but instead the following shall be the Rules governing the Chamber.

*Download full JCCIM rules here


3.1      Membership of the Chamber shall consist of:
(a)      Ordinary Members; and
(b)      Associate Members;
who are corporations or representative offices that carry on commercial activities in the State of Victoria and other geographic location which the Board may determine from time to time.
All activities of the Chamber will be conducted in Japanese.

3.2      Ordinary Members shall comprise of corporations and representative offices who, in accordance with these Rules, endorse the purpose of the Chamber and express a willingness to contribute to its development through proactive involvement in its operations. Ordinary Members have a right to stand for election and a right to vote.

3.3      Associate Members shall comprise of corporations and representative offices who, in accordance with these Rules, endorse the purpose of the Chamber, express an intention to contribute to its development, and wish to become an Associate Member. Such Associate Members do not have a right to stand for election, nor a right to vote, but may have other rights as determined by the Board.

3.4      A member of the Chamber who is entitled to vote has the right:
(a)      to receive notice of general meetings and of proposed special resolutions in the manner and time prescribed by these Rules; and
(b)      to submit items of business for consideration at a general meeting; and
(c)      to attend and be heard at general meetings; and
(d)      to vote at a general meeting.

4.      Every application for membership of the Chamber must be in writing in such form as the Board may prescribe or accept from time to time, accompanied by a reference letter from one or more members of the Board and must be lodged with the Board.

5.     Upon an application being lodged with the Board, the Board shall determine whether to approve or reject the application.

Membership Fees

1) Ordinary Member

Admission Fee $300.00, GST

Membership Fee (to be paid annually in July for next 12 months/ GST excluded)
Monthly Fee are determined by the number of registered representatives, starting from
Category 1 $110.80 (1 person) ( from 1 July 2023)

2) Associate Member

Admission Fee $150.00;

Membership Fee

$110.80 / per month;  $1,329.60 /per year (GST excluded) ( from 1 July 2023)

JCCIM Associate Member Application Online Form 


Our Members (list & Link)

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