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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

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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.


The Chancellor’s New Year’s address

Angela Merkel calls for social cohesion It is important to focus on what we have in common and to begin once again to respect one another more, declared Chancellor Merkel. The Chancellor stressed that she is committed to keeping sight of the needs of everybody in Germany. "Germany will only do really well when its success serves all people, and improves and enriches our lives."


Christmas Message 2017

Many parts of our country are unusually quiet this evening. The calm that settles in across Germany at Christmastime, when stores close, traffic dwindles and children, parents and grandparents have been picked up from the train station, is a calm we wish we also had on other days.

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Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier's APRC 2017 Opening Address

On November 4, 2017 President Frank-Walter Steinmeier officially opened the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Perth.

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German President Steinmeier's State Visit to Australia

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, made a state visit to Australia from 3 to 5 November 2017, at the invitation of H.E. General the Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), the Governor-General of Australia. It was President Steinmeier's first visit to Australia. Download the press release here:

Asia-Pacific Regional Conference Perth 2017

On November 3 to 5 the most significant bilateral conference between Germany and Australia redefined the depth and breadth of economic linkages between our countries and within the region. Political and business leaders explored new investment and trade opportunities with a special focus on the growth in Asia-Pacific. Germany and Australia further discussed how to best leverage their strong ties into the Asia-Pacific.
More about the conference

Start-Up Hub Summit 2

Start-up cooperation in full swing

Australian-German Start-up Hub Summit in Brisbane, 7 November 2017 The last few months have been very interesting for German-Australian bilateral economic relations, fostering cooperation and trade, innovation and investment – not only between Australia and Germany but also between the start-up industry and the big players of the corporate world.


'Climate Change, Risks and Challenges'

In November, about 20,000 politicians, researchers, diplomats and activists will meet at the annual World Climate Conference 2017 in Bonn, Germany to discuss global climate protection. The challenge is how to mitigate climate change and guard against the already existing impacts. However, the responsibility should not be placed solely on politicians, since the international climate diplomacy requires perseverance over years and needs the civil society to build up ambition and momentum.


Falling Walls Lab Australia 2017

During this year’s Falling Walls Lab 2017, held at the Academy of Science’s Shine Dome in Canberra on September 12, Mortaza Rezae won over the jury with his smartphone transport-app for people on the autism spectrum. His prize is a trip to Berlin, where he will participate in the grand finale on November 8 and get the chance to network with experts in his field. Mr Rezae competed against 24 other young researchers from all over Australia and New Zealand.


German Grant for Journalism 2017

The German Embassy is pleased to announce this year’s German Grant for Journalism winner: Ms Jessica Sier from the Australian Financial Review. As this year’s winner, Ms Sier is offered a one week research trip to Germany in the lead-up to the 2017 Federal Election, funded and supported by the German Government. Ms Sier will travel to Berlin, Hamburg and Dresden.

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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: