Australia has been actively involved with the development of Cambodia's Maritime capability since 1995. Initially, Australia assisted with the building of a Navy workshop facility and secondment of Royal Australian Navy advisers, and currently DCP support includes daily English Language Training classes and sporting and information exchanges during regular visits by Royal Australian Navy ships.
On 1 October 2007 the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen approved a new partnership initiative between Australia and Cambodia on Maritime Security. Prime Minister Hun Sen launched this partnership via his participation in a high level Maritime Security seminar, as a signal of the Royal Government of Cambodia’s identification of Maritime Security as of key importance for Cambodia’s security and development.
Australia subsequently hosted the first Maritime Security Workshop in June 2006 and Maritime Security Seminar in 2007. Australia will host a further Maritime Security Seminar in Cambodia in 2011.