Welcome to Japanese Exchange and Teaching Alumni Association (JETAA) Canberra.

We are a not for profit self-supporting alumni association which was created in 1989 to strengthen and maintain the bonds of friendship developed between JET Programme participants. The purpose of JETAA is to promote through its activities a broader and deeper understanding between Japan and the countries participating on the JET Programme.

JETAA Canberra maintains working relationships with many local Japanese cultural, government and social groups, such as:

We provide particular support to the following:

Prospective JETs

If your thinking of applying, you have come to the right place.  We can provide you with all the information you need about Programme, its purpose and function, as well as basic application advice. For more information about the programme, click here

New JETs

Congratulations on your selection for the program, we aim to prepare you with everything you need to know before departure to Japan

Returning and Former JETs

Whether you have recently returned from the JET Programme, or you took part in it many years ago, we are here to help you maintain your connection to Japan. Whether it is through Japanese events, language exchange or just someone to share your amazing stories with.

People with an interest or connection to Japan. 

Never been on the JET Programme? Not a problem, anyone with an interest or connection with Japan is welcome to join.


JETAA Canberra is also a financial sponsor of the following:

  • Canberra Japanese Language and Culture Meetup
  • Tohoku Tsunami Youth Victims Program
  • UC Japan Club