ASEAN Games Australia 2017 - Partners



Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia, Victoria (MASCA Victoria)

The peak representative body of more than 8,600 Malaysian students in major universities in Victoria. Based in Victoria, the state with the largest Malaysian diaspora, MASCA Victoria has been playing the national leadership role for the 23,000 Malaysian students in Australia by initiating and hosting value-adding national events. MASCA spearheads the ASEAN Agenda, which aims to establish a strong ASEAN student leader community in the state of Victoria and eventually in Australia. and based in Victoria.

Indonesian Students Association of Australia, Victoria (PPIA Victoria)

An organization representing Indonesian students in Victoria with the goal of uniting Indonesian students as well as contribute to the reinforcement of Australian-Indonesian ties; PPIA Victoria hosts events that promote cooperation among Indonesian and Australian student bodies, and seeks, via these events, to establish cultural recognition as well as facilitate better understanding among Indonesian and non-Indonesian communities.

Melbourne Overseas Vietnamese Student Association (MOVSA)

With the vision of building a student non-profit organisation for all Vietnamese international students, after 12 years, MOVSA has now become the second family for Vietnamese students in Australia. For years, MOVSA has succeeded in establishing a strong Vietnamese community that lends assistance to one another in times of need.


Singaporeans of Victoria (SOV)

The Singaporeans of Victoria is a student-led, not-for-profit organization, comprised of the various Singaporean Student Associations/Societies (SSA/SSS) across Victoria. These universities include: University of Melbourne, Monash (Caulfield), Monash (Clayton), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), La Trobe University, and Singapore Medical Society of Victoria (SMSV).

Thai Students Association of Victoria (TSV)

The peak representative body for Thai students in Victoria. The Association has over 500 different members that attend and assist with their events. The Association also has very strong links to the local community including the Thai Consulate, Thai restaurants, universities, etc.

Filipino Australian Students Council (FASTCO)

The peak student representative body for Filipino students, newly established in 2012. It seeks to strengthen the bond and camaraderie among Filipino students (local and international) in Victoria and expand its network of friends who are willing to assist students in Melbourne. It also intends to develop a 1-year plan to ensure sustainability of the organization and desires to include a program of support to students particularly new international students/ADS scholars, migration/employment seminars, continuing education, training and research presentations, sports activities, participate in ASEAN Australia Council events, host cultural activities such as the fiesta and Christmas, institutionalize operation bayanihan, fund raising activities, and establish community programs that will benefit the Philippines.



Cambodians of Victoria (COV)

Cambodians of Victoria is a not-for-profit organization that is associated with the ASEAN Youth Organization (AYO) of Australia. Its objective is to unite Cambodian students in Victoria and seeks to further the ASEAN Australia Agenda by liaising and collaborating with other ASEAN-based student organisations.

Melbourne University Thai Student Association (MUTSA)

Melbourne University Thai Student Association is an organisation run by Thai students in University of Melbourne. The activities organised are not solely for University of Melbourne students but open to Thai and non-Thai students from other institutions. MUTSA hopes to better foster relationship amongst its members and provide a platform for its members to feel right at home.

University of Melbourne Myanmar Student Association (UMSA)

UniMelb Myanmar Student Association is an organisation that aims to provide a supportive network for all University of Melbourne Myanmar students, to meet and interact with one another and to provide lifelong friendships. UMSA aims to foster present and future Myanmar students and promote Burmese culture within UniMelb.


Brunei Students Society (BSS) Melbourne

BSS Melbourne is a society organised and run by Bruneian students in Melbourne with active members from institutions across Victoria. Established in 2007, BSS Melbourne organises events, activities for students and peers alike in Brunei Darussalam and Melbourne. Additionally, there are also briefings held for both pre-departing and newly arrived students.

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