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German Embassy

Welcome to the German Missions in Australia

Welcome to the German Missions in Australia -  German Embassy Canberra, German Consulate General Sydney and the Honorary Consulates: www.australia.diplo.de

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Our Consular Service: Passports, Visa and more

Here you find information on legal and consular topics, such as passport applications, name changes, the retaining of German citizenship or a name declaration for a child. You can also make an appointment.


Please use our interactive Consulate Finder

ILA Berlin 2018

ILA Berlin 2018

From 25 to 29 April 2018, ILA Berlin is pleased to welcome the aerospace world to Berlin. We invite you to join us at this high-tech event.

Falling Walls Lab Australia 2018

Call for Applications

Falling Walls Lab Australia calls for talented young researchers and professionals to showcase their most innovative ideas. The Falling Walls Lab Australia will take place on 11 September 2018, at the Shine Dome in Canberra, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science supported by the German Embassy in Canberra.


16th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business (APK)

The 16th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business (APK) – the leading German business event in Asia-Pacific – will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia from 01 – 03 November 2018.

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Australian Minister for Finance receives the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Ambassador Dr Anna Prinz had the great pleasure to award the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Australian Minister for Finance Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann.

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International civilian peace missions of the United Nations

The goal of international civilian peace missions is to ensure long-term security. Germany supports civilian peace initiatives by the United Nations, the OSCE and others by providing financial support and human resources.

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What we do: The German Sustainbale Development Strategy

What can we do to avoid diminishing the chances of people today and the chances of our children and grandchildren for a prosperous life? How can we preserve natural resources for us and for future generations? The new German Sustainbale Development Strategy shows our commitment to Agenda 2030. Let’s put it into action.

Alexander von Humboldt

Kosmos Humboldt website - www.kosmos-humboldt.org

Alexander von Humboldt is seen as the last great universal scholar. The first environmental activist, humanist, world traveller and international cosmopolitan. But what is behind the legend?

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Human rights – a cornerstone of German foreign policy

Some things are non-negotiable: Germany continues to campaign assiduously for human rights around the world.


Refreshed, mobile and highly interactive – deutschland.de has a new face to it

Discover topics, find information, view videos, take part in the Germany Quiz and in online voting, interact with others: If you want to understand what makes Germany tick and what Germany is busy talking about, then visit deutschland.de and its social-media channels.

Left to right: Patricia (Trish) White, Engineers Australia board member; Henning Banthien, Plattform Industrie 4.0 Secretary General; German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Brigitte Zypries; HE Lynette Wood, Australian Ambassador to Germany; Jeff Connolly, Chair of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce; Gavin Smith, President of Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty. Ltd

Prime Minister's Industry 4.0 Taskforce-Cooperation agreement with Plattform Industrie 4.0 (Germany)

On 25th April 2017 the Prime Minister's Industry 4.0 Taskforce signed a cooperation agreement with Plattform Industrie 4.0. This agreement will further cement cooperation and information sharing between our two countries in the area of Industry 4.0, including the development of global Industry 4.0 standards. The agreement fulfils a recommendation by the Australia-Germany Advisory Group to increase collaboration on digital transformation. The agreement also forms part of the broader cooperation between Australia and Germany on science and innovation.

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Joint Deciaration of Intent on the Energy and Resources Working Group between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany

Rainer Baake State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and Gordon de Brouwer Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy signed a Declaration of Intent to establish an Australia-Germany Energy and Resources Working Group.
The working group will explore long-term energy strategies in Australia and Germany that create stable investment conditions and increase the energy productivity in both countries, including the diversification of each country's energy supply.

40 Years Scientific & Technological Cooperation

It has been 40 years since Germany and Australia signed a cooperation agreement in science and technology. To celebrate this milestone and their ever growing STC cooperation, Australia and Germany are hosting a number of bilateral events this year. Further details on these events and how to participate can be found here (in German only).
Please find further information in regards to the timetable here.

Make an appointment


An appointment is needed at all missions in Australia. Depending on the mission, the appointment can be made online or over the phone.

Internships in Australia?

German students should check out "Study and Work" which also has some offers in Australia  - click here .

Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Germany intends to become inclusive: With the National Action Plan to Implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Federal Government of Germany is setting a process in motion which will exert a major influence in the next ten years not only on the lives of persons with disabilities, but on those of everyone in Germany. The idea of inclusion, which is the central guiding concept of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will change our everyday culture. 

Safe Germany

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Germany is one of the most peaceful countries in the world. It has a stable political system, is rarely hit by natural disasters and is home to hardly any dangerous animals. Click on the following link to find out more about why people like living here: