U.S. Agencies

U.S. Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service, within the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, helps American companies to find qualified, local partners, to overcome trade barriers, and to gain exposure in the Australian market with the overarching goal of increasing U.S. exports abroad.

In addition, the U.S. Commercial Service also provides information and contacts through our SelectUSA initiative to Australian investors interested in the U.S. market. Please visit www.selectusa.gov for more information, or email Commercial Specialist Georgina Harrowell at georgina.harrowell@trade.gov.

In Australia, the U.S. Commercial Service has offices in Sydney, Canberra and Perth. Commercial Service Specialists throughout our three posts can provide day-to-day business counselling to American exporters as well as customized market research and match making services, most notably through the Gold Key Service, the International Partner Search, the International Company Profile and the Single Company Promotion.

The U.S. Commercial Service also spearheads official U.S. Government advocacy efforts in support of American companies competing for local government public procurement contracts.

Commercial Specialists have country-wide responsibilities for industry sectors including:

  • Aerospace and Defense;
  • Agricultural Equipment;
  • Automotive, Building and Construction;
  • Consumer Goods;
  • Environmental Technologies;
  • Franchising;
  • Healthcare;
  • Information and Communication Technologies;
  • Mining, Oil and Gas;
  • Recreational Transportation;
  • Tourism.

Please visit the U.S. Commercial Service in Australia’s website at www.export.gov/australia to connect with your premier U.S. Government business partner in Australia.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

The TSA office consists of the Transportation Security Administration Representative (TSAR), an International Industry Representative (IIR), and a Program Analyst (PA).  Together, the TSA team serves as the technical experts and primary agency contacts on all transportation security matters.  The representatives maintain contact with U.S. government agencies, foreign government transportation authorities, U.S. air carriers, non-U.S. air carriers, and other related transportation stakeholders.  The TSA’s Sydney office covers Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Island nations which have Last Point of Departure flights (LPDs) to the United States.

Detachment 4, PACAF Air Postal Squadron

Detachment 4 provides official and personal postal service to Department of Defense, Department of State, visiting Navy ships, and other authorized government agencies and their dependents through out Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, and Papua New Guinea. Detachment 4 manages all international and domestic transportation of mail to and from the Aerial Mail Terminal (AMT) and Air Post Offices (APO) located in Sydney; Woomera; Alice Springs; Canberra; Melbourne; Perth; Learmonth; Richmond; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Christchurch, New Zealand; and McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Detachment 4 is commanded by an Air Force Master Sergeant (E-7); Postal Detachment Chief. The Postal Detachment Chief exercises operational command and control over seven APOs, one AMT, and provides operational guidance to four limited service APOs. He/she is directly responsible to the postal headquarters at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Detachment 4 has provided over 40 years of professional postal service to authorized patrons throughout Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, and Papua New Guinea.