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Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in France
This site has been created to provide a guide to help you find information about Australia. Whether you are interested in doing business with or investing in Australia, going on holiday, studying or just learning more about our country, we hope you find this site of use. This website is not intended to be exhaustive, rather it provides useful links to enable web visitors to obtain further information on areas of interest.
Mr Stephen Brady AO CVO
Australia’s Ambassador to France with non-resident accreditation to Morocco, Monaco, Algeria and Mauritania
Mr Brady is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and was seconded as Official Secretary to the Governor-General from 2008 to 2014. He has previously served as Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (2004-2008) and Permanent Representative to the Organisation of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden with accreditation as Ambassador to the Kingdoms of Denmark and Norway, and the Republics of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland (1998-2003); and Counsellor, then Chargé d’affaires, in Dublin.
Mr Brady worked in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 1991 to 1996; and was Senior Adviser (Government) to the Prime Minister (1996-1998 and again from 2003-2004). Mr Brady worked also as Foreign Policy Adviser to Leaders of the Opposition and shadow Foreign Ministers. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the Australian National University.
Mr Brady is a member of the European Australian Business Council (EABC).
Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) (2015)
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) (2011)
Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau (2009)
Commander of the Order of St John (2010)
Commander Royal Order of the Crown, Tonga (2010)
The Australian Prime Minister, Mr Tony Abbott, meets President Hollande at the Elysée Palace in Paris – June 2014
The Australian Foreign Minister, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, visited France from 22-25 April 2014
During the visit, Ms Bishop met with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at the French Foreign Ministry in Paris on 23 April.
Photo credit: Alastair Miller
H.E. Governor General Quentin Bryce meets President Hollande at the Elysée Palace in Paris, June 2013
Photo credit: Alastair Miller
Information for travellers
Australia-France Alumni Network (AFAN)
The Australia-France Alumni Network (AFAN) brings together French nationals who studied at an Australian tertiary institution at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
We will keep you informed of the next AFAN events.