Since 1989, we've been supporting the JET Programme and its participants, as well as promoting awareness of Japanese culture and activities in Australia and New Zealand.

Nearly 23,000 alumni are now registered to the some 52 regional chapters, located across 17 countries - and we're now seeing JET alumni members whose parents were JETs themselves. We organise and contribute to a lot of events and activities - such as trivia nights, movie screenings, charity events, Japanese cultural festivals, and much more.

If you're a former JET, and want to get back in touch with your peers, or join up, why not get in contact? Check for your nearest chapter below, or contact JETAA Oceania at the bottom of the page. We'd love to hear from you!

JETAA chapters across Australia

JETAA chapters across New Zealand

JETAA International

Looking for other chapters around the world? Start at JETAA International.


The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET Programme) is a Japanese government initiative that brings the world to Japan, as ALTs (Assistant Language Teacher), SEAs (Sports Education Advisor) or CIRs (Coordinators for International Relations).

Most participants are ALTs sent to kindergartens, elementary schools, junior and senior high schools, while CIRs work in local government or board of education offices in their assigned areas.

But more than just work, it's an opportunity to really see a side of Japan and its culture that most outsides don't get, becoming part of the local community, and forging invaluable memories, experiences and skills - saying "the experience of a lifetime" may be a cliche, but it's never more true in this case.

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Hey all, was such a great conference and an absolute pleasure to meet all of you! Hope I will see many of you at next year's!

Have a request too - if your chapter surveys JETs - either returnees or older members - would you be able to send us (Sth Is) the questions you use? Save us reinventing the wheel and all ;) Keen to get this up and running.

G'day JETAA chapters! The following is a guide (to the best of my knowledge) of the last 7 years of conference venues. This is of course adaptable to change, but in the meantime, I think it's handy to know what may come up in the future.

2010: Perth
2011: Sydney
2012: Wellington
2013: Brisbane
2014: Melbourne
2015: Christchurch
2016: Canberra
2017: Auckland

By this logic, the next venue is tentatively slated for Perth in 2018.


If you've been on the JET Programme, sign up to join your nearest JETAA alumni association.