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