The Consul General and the individual sections

The Consulate General in Sydney is responsible for the States of New South Wales and Queensland, dealing in particular with consular matters, economic relations and cultural and scientific affairs.

In addition, the German Consulate General in Sydney is the „Centre of Competence” for legal & consular affairs in all Australian states and territories (except for ACT) and the Islands of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Nauru.

Information about New South Wales

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Information about Queensland

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Words of welcome from the Consul General

Dear visitor of the website of the German Consulate General in Sydney, A warm welcome to our website which provides information on our tasks, responsibilities and services. To deepen and foster economic, scientific, cultural and political exchange between Germany and the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland where more than half of all Australians are living, is a major task of the Consulate General.

Legal and Consular Affairs

The Legal and Consular Division is by far the busiest section of the Consulate and with its versatile range of services in most cases the first contact point.

Containers; Trade and Transport

Economic Affairs

The economics section promotes foreign trade and investment between Germany and Australia by supporting the efforts of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Sydney based Correspondent of Germany Trade & Invest, the Foreign Trade and Inward investment Agency of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Painting "Die Kontrolle" (The Audit)

Cultural Affairs

The cultural section fosters and coordinates the exchange of culture and education with New South Wales and Queensland. It also supports the German cultural and educational institutions operating in the consular district, in particular the Goethe-Institut Sydney, the German International School Sydney, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Information Centre in Sydney.


Press and information

The press and information section is responsible for the Consulate's media contacts and provides information on German issues and policy matters.

Preventing corruption

The Directive Concerning the Prevention of Corruption in the Federal Administration of 30 July 2004 lays down the legal framework for the anti-corruption tasks at the Federal Foreign Office headquarters and at German missions abroad. The Directive is intended to offer clear and concise guidelines on honest, fair and transparent actions by the federal administration.

The Consul General and the individual sections

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