Association of Bhutanese in Perth (ABPI) is a community of Bhutanese students, family members, and well-wishers. Every Bhutanese arriving in Perth is invited to and is expected to participate in the association at least in their capacity as members.

Why does ABPI exist?

Perth is one of the most popular havens for Bhutanese to pursue higher education and to seek jobs and make a living. Every year Perth sees hundreds of Bhutanese students getting enrolled in different universities and vocational institutes.

With such a large and ever-increasing community, ABPI was founded as a formal association with the vision to make every Bhutanese in Perth feel at home, included, taken care of and to build a strong and happy community and more importantly to merge and harmonize with other cultures.

What does ABPI do?

Striving towards the core vision of building a happy Bhutanese community, ABPI also organises events and functions involving the members, plus help the newcomers as much as possible to get them settled.

The following are the important events ABPI organises:

  • Newcomers welcome gathering
  • Farewell party for those who are leaving Perth
  • Bhutanese special occasion celebration, like National Day
  • Orientation meeting with newcomers
  • Get together for the sickness of a member, or demise of a member’s close family
  • Executive Members of ABPI with Dasho Colonel Kuenzang Rinzin, Minister, Royal Bhutanese Embassy, Thailand and delegates from Bhutan.
  • President, Mr. Pema Choejey addressing the public during the 38th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fifth King of Bhutan.