Australia Awards Alumni Network

On graduating, all Australia Awards Scholars automatically become members of the global alumni network.

This network provides a mechanism for Australia Awards alumni to build and maintain supportive relationships with other alumni through professional and social links.

If you are an Australia Awards alumnus – Scholarship or Fellowship – we want to stay in touch with you. To keep up to date with TL3A activities visit our facebook page @ausTLalumni

Please send an email to and let us know your current contact details so we can include you in our activities.

You can find out how alumni have been contributing to Timor-Leste’s development since 2000 by watching this short film celebrating 17 years of the Australia Awards in Timor-Leste.

Alumni networking activities include:

      • Welcome Back Reception hosted by the Australian Ambassador
      • Alumni workshops, PhD Showcases and seminars – formal and informal – to provide opportunities to have thematic discussions led by alumni, including participation from Timor-Leste Government agencies, private sector and development partners

The next Alumni Showcase will be held in next year 2020 and feature the Master and PhD research . Contact us for more information.

An alumni small grants fund is available to support alumni who would like to pursue professional development and leadership activities and to remain connected with Australia.

Timor-Leste – Australia Alumni Association

A new Timor-Leste Australia Alumni Association (TL3A) Board is in place supported by Alumni Secretariat Co-ordinator (ASC), Elisabeth Cardoso Moniz, also an Australia Awards Alumni.

The new board was elected at a well attended Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 20th January 2018. Members include Alberto Piedade (Chair), Acacio Pinto (Vice-Chair), Carmeneza Dos Santos Monteiro, Samantha Abel and newly returned alumni Joaquim Soriano Viana (Ule).

The vision of the Board is to encourage alumni to actively participate in the Australia Awards community, to attend events, to volunteer and to create new ways for alumni to stay connected and contribute to the development of Timor-Leste.

Members of TL3A recently held a discussion on the future of Timor-Leste’s Non-Petroleum Economy on RTTL.

Alumni of the year 2019

HE Peter Roberts, Australian Ambassador in Timor-Leste and Dr. Raimundo dos Santos, the Alumni of the year 2019.

The first ever Timor-Leste Australia Awards Alumni of the Year Award was presented to Dr Raimundo dos Santos at a traditionally themed gala dinner on 13rd of December 2019 at Timor-Plaza.

Dr Raimundo, General surgeon at Dili’s National Hospital is one of 310 Australia Award alumni who are using the skills and knowledge gained from their Australia Award scholarship to further Timor-Leste’s development.

If you would like further information or to get involved please contact Elizabeth via or drop in to see her at the Alumni Secretariat’s office next to WDPTL office at Rua de Be-Mori (Antiga Rua de Belarmino Lobo, Bidau Akadiru-Hun, Dili, Timor-Leste.

TL3A board members

Outgoing TL3A board president Alberto Piedade hands over the strategy to the newly elected board president, Marcia Exposto

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