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Opening Hours for the German Embassy Canberra and the Consulate General Sydney in April

The Embassy and the Consulate General will be closed from 18 until 21 April (Easter) and on 25 April (ANZAC Day) Emergency phone number for the Embassy: +61 (0) 417 497 503 from 8 am until midnight local time. Emergency phone number for the Consulate General: +61 (0) 412 359 826 outside office hours. The office of the Honorary Consul in Darwin remains closed from 8.-20. April 2014. The office of the Honorary Consul in Hobart will be closed from 18. – 27. April 2014.

Wreath Ceremony at the War Memorial

At 4.55 pm at the end of each day, the Australian War Memorial says goodbye to its visitors with the touching "Last post Ceremony", the Australian version of the German "Zapfenstreich". The names of more than 102,000 soldiers who died in war in the last 100 years are inscribed on the rolls of honour in the cloisters on both sides of the Memorial. At each "Last Post Ceremony", the story of a fallen soldier, representing every soldier who has given their life in war, is told. Afterwards the ceremony ends with the bugle call of the "Zapfenstreich". On Wednesday, 16th April 2014 Major General Erhard Drews, head of the Army Development Office in Cologne, visited the Australian War Memorial during a visit to the Australian Army and laid a wreath in memory of all victims of war.

Press Release No 01/2014, 08/04/2014

German Grant for Journalism 2014 - awarded by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany For 25 years, the German Embassy in Canberra, in co-operation with the National Press Club of Australia, has been offering the annual “German Grant for Journalism”. The purpose of the prize is to encourage Australian journalists to present issues pertaining Germany to Australian audiences. This year’s topic for the project is: “The ’Energiewende‘ – a non-starter or a panacea? Risks, opportunities and implications of the German energy transformation"

DW - Global Media Forum 2014

From Information to Participation – Challenges for the Media

This year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, from June 30 – July 2, 2014, focuses on the evolution of the Internet as a gateway to information and knowledge, and as a tool for social participation. ...

Canberra International Music Festival Preview Event - 10 April 2014

THE CULTURAL COST OF WAR Join CIMF Artistic Director, Chris Latham, in conversation with Alex Sloan, and a distinguished panel of European Ambassadors: the Ambassador of the European Union (EU) Delegation, Sem Fabrizi, the Belgian Ambassador Jean-Luc Bodson, the French Ambassador Stephane Romatet and German Ambassador Dr Christoph Mueller.


The 'Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme' is a joint initiative of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The DAAD is Germany's national agency for the support of international academic cooperation.  The call for project proposals for 2015/16 opens 7 April and closes 27 June 2014. Projects will be funded within a framework of well-defined research proposals necessitating direct collaboration between Australian and German researchers. Particular preference will be given to projects that facilitate exchanges between early career researchers. For further information, please refer to the attached application pack.

The Bobs

Internet users submitted more than 3,000 websites and online projects from around the world to The Bobs, Deutsche Welle's annual competition for the best in online activism. An international jury selected the finalists for the People's Choice Awards in the contest's 14 languages. All the nominees are presented with short descriptions . The public has from now until May 7 to cast votes for their favorites.


ILA Berlin Air Show 2014

Visit ILA Berlin Air Show from 20 - 25 May 2014

For further information please refer to

Zeitschrift Deutschland

The energy transition – the project, the goals, the successes

Germany has set itself an ambitious goal: at least 80% of its electricity supply is to come from renewable energy sources by 2050. How is this forward-looking energy transition being implemented? Which technological innovations are possible? And what do Germans, international experts and industry think of this project of the century? DE Magazin Deutschland throws light on Germany’s energy transition in a series of reports, interviews and essays. Additional topics: Federal Foreign Minister explains the importance of the European elections in an interview. The current issue also takes readers to the bizarre rocky landscape of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.


Please use our interactive Consulate Finder to find out which mission can assist you:
Consulate Finder

Consulate Finder

Two German Missions and ten Honorary Consuls throughout Australia offer consular services. Each Mission covers a specific geographic region. To find out which Mission can assist you, what the hours of operation are and how to reach it please use our interactive Consulate Finder.

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Berliner Zeitungsmarkt

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