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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – The German Consulate General in Sydney to become Competence Centre for Legal & Consular Affairs in Australia

As of 1 May 2015 the German Consulate General in Sydney will become 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. The German Embassy Canberra will continue to issue passports and travel documents and will process name declarations and birth registrations for applicants residing in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Furthermore it will still certify copies and signatures and issue consular certificates. All consular services provided by the offices of the Honorary Consuls will remain the same.

Opening hours of the German Missions in April and May 2015

The Embassy in Canberra will remain closed on 27 April and 1, 14 and 25 May. The emergency contact number is: +61 (0) 417 497 503 The Consulate General in Sydney and the Office of the Honorary Consul in Perth will remain closed on 14 and 25 May. The emergency contact number is: +61 (0) 412 359 826

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German presidency of the G7

Germany assumed the presidency of the G7 at the G7 summit in Brussels at the beginning of June 2014. On 7 and 8 June 2015, Germany will host the meeting of the heads of state and government. The summit will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to make progress on new topics in the international context.

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Press Release: Implementation of a Germany - Australia Advisory Group

The deputy spokeswoman of the Federal Government Christiane Wirtz informs: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott have established the Germany-Australia Advisory Group. In order to strengthen bilateral cooperation and a common understanding on important issues regarding the Asia-Pacific region the group will make recommendations to both governments later this year. The Advisory Group will be led by the Minister of State of the Federal Foreign Office, Professor Maria Böhmer and the Australian Finance Minister, Mathias Cormann. The group is composed of German and Australian members, 15 in total, with a background in politics, economics, science and culture. The first meeting will take place in Berlin in July 2015.

14th AUDI FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS: 13-31 May 2015 - A Journey into the Heart of German Cinema

The Audi Festival of German Films is bringing fifty new German-language films to Australia this May, sure to thrill audiences with an exhilarating program of features, shorts and documentaries in addition to exciting special guests from Germany. In its 14th annual season, the festival will showcase the incredible breadth, dynamism and creativity of the German film industry.

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The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir "Boomerang" Tour of Germany 2015

At the end of May 2015, a party of 32 women from remote Aboriginal Communities in Central Australia will embark on an historic tour of Germany. The choir will be taking back to its roots a choral tradition introduced first at Hermannsburg by German missionaries who arrived in the 1870's.

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$250 Million Child Survivor Fund Established

"CLAIMS CONFERENCE REACHES AGREEMENT WITH GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO FORMALLY ACKNOWLEDGE SPECIAL NEEDS OF JEWISH CHILD SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST" The fund is expected to become operational on January 1, 2015, and details will be made available after  approval by the German Bundestag and the Claims Conference."”

Training - Made in Germany

iMOVE: Training - Made in Germany

iMOVE is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to promote and facilitate global business and co-operation between German training providers and international public and private organisations. iMOVE is a section of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, providing collaboration opportunities and helping to establish contacts with high-ranking officials and individuals from the education sector. 

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Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

The international jury representing 14 of the world's language regions

DW Award: "The Bobs" names its winners for 2015

The international jury at "The Bobs - Best of Online Activism" has awarded its laurels for 2015. In addition to the Jury honors, Internet users spanning the globe voted for winners in the contest's 14 languages.

Zeitschrift Deutschland

Remembrance and commemoration – First World War, Second World War, fall of the Wall

The special issue of DE Magazin Deutschland on the subject “Remembrance and commemoration” focuses on three anniversaries in 2014. The First World War broke out 100 years ago. The Second World War began 75 years ago. The fall of the Wall 25 years ago was the first step on the path to German reunification. Essays by and interviews with renowned historians and political scientists analyse the events and their effects on the present. Young people from Europe, the United States and Israel describe how they feel about these historical events and why they actively support their commemoration.

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.


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

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