About the Embassy
The Australian Embassy in Paris represents the Australian Government on French soil. The links between France and Australia date back to the First World War, when Australian troops volunteered on the Western Front. Relations between the two countries have since undergone significant development, which accelerated in recent years.
The Franco-Australian strategic partnership, signed in 2012 and strengthened in 2017 provides a framework to the bilateral relationship between France and Australia.The partnership focuses on political, economic, environmental and defence cooperation.
The Australian Embassy is located in a large complex designed by Harry Seidler and inaugurated in 1977 in the heart of the 15th arrondissement of Paris.
The Chancellery hosts :
- The Consulate, which provides administrative support to Australian nationals on French soil, protects their interests and helps them be aware of and understand useful information, especially in complex situations. The Consulate’s role is essential due to the important presence of Australians travelling and living in France.
- The Permanent Delegation of Australia to the OECD comprises representatives of several departments liaising between the Paris headquarters and the political representatives in Australia. Entry into the organization in 1971 has enabled Australia to defend a more inclusive economic development and better economic coordination among countries, experts, academics and non-governmental organisations around the world.
- Since Australia is a founding member of UNESCO, established in 1946, its Permanent Delegation to the UNESCO plays an active role in the various programs related to education, science, cultural heritage and communication.
- Austrade is the Australian’s government commercial and investment agency. It aims at helping Australian companies develop in France and promoting tourism and education in Australia. It also provides legal advice to French companies wishing to settle in Australia.
4, rue Jean Rey
Métro Ligne 6 Station Bir-Hakeim
RER C Station Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel
The Embassy is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday except during public holidays.
Passport, Consular and notarial services are available fom 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4pm Monday to Friday by appointment only.