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.

2021 JET Programme applications now open

Applications for the 2021 JET Programme are now open!
Learn how to apply at the Embassy of Japan in Australia website.

2020-2021 Executive Committee

Please find below details of the Executive Committee as elected at our AGM on 26th September:

Office Bearers:

Ordinary Committee Members

We welcomed Carol Pinnock to our General Committee 

Thank you for your continued support.


Due to the dynamic and rapidly changing situation surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, JETAA Canberra has made changes to our in-person event schedule. Please see the event page for more details.

We hope to resume our normal event schedule at a later time when the situation at hand is calmer and it is safe to do so.

We are going digital! To make sure we can all connect in these difficult times we are bringing Oshaberikai to your lounge room.
For more information check out the events page.

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 you’re thinking of applying, you have come to the right place.  We can provide you with all the information you need about the 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:

  • Tohoku Tsunami Youth Victims Program