Who we are
ATC is the largest and the most active community of Tibet supporters in Australia.
We have come to Tibet for many reasons – some of us value Tibet for its rich Buddhist culture, some out of concern for its environment and all out of support for Tibetans’ enduring struggle for human freedom and justice.
We are inspired by the indomitable spirit of the Tibetan people, who for over 60 years have fought against the oppression of their homeland with non-violent resistance.
We believe Australia, as part of the international community, has the responsibility to help create a better future for Tibet. As one of China’s major trading partners, Australia is well placed to make a real difference in the Tibetan struggle.
We have proved that when individual Australians pull together and take coordinated action, we can be a force for significant changes.
From a small band of volunteers in 1988, today we are the leading Tibet support group in Australia. From online actions to public talks to advocacy days, we have an ambitious program of strategic activities giving anyone the opportunity to play their part. All this is funded solely by our members.
Collaboration is a core value at ATC. We work closely with groups including local Tibetan communities and organisations, the Australian All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet, Dalai Lama in Australia Ltd and Tibet Information Office, the Australian arm of the Tibetan government-in-exile.
By joining ATC, you can also be part of a truly global movement. We are a close partner of the International Campaign for Tibet and an integral part of the International Tibet Network, a worldwide coalition of close to 200 Tibet support groups.