About the Embassy
The Australian Embassy in Paris represents the Australian Government on French soil. With roots dating back to the days of visits by French explorers such as Nicolas Baudin, La Perouse and d’Entrecasteaux, the links between France and Australia were reinforced during the First World War, when Australian troops volunteered on the Western Front. Relations between our two countries continue to grow. The France-Australia strategic partnership, signed in 2012 and strengthened in 2017, provides a framework for the bilateral relationship and focuses on enhancing political, economic, environmental and defence cooperation.
During President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Australia in May 2018, France and Australia launched the Australia France Initiative (AFiniti), strengthening cooperation across a range of sectors.
Building on this dynamic partnership, the Australian Government has chosen France as host country for the public diplomacy program Australia now. From June 2021 to June 2022, a rich program of events will promote Australian creative excellence, cultural diversity and open economy, designed to further strengthen France-Australia links.
Photo: Simon Patching
In the heart of the 15th arrondissement of Paris, the Australian Embassy is located in a large complex designed by the Australian architect Harry Seidler and inaugurated in 1977.
The Chancellery hosts :
- The Consulate, which provides administrative support to Australian nationals in France, protects their interests and helps them be aware of 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, which 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.
- The Permanent Delegation to the UNESCO, established in 1946 and which plays an active role in the various programs related to education, science, cultural heritage and communication of the UNESCO, of which Australia is a founding member.
- The Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Austrade, which is Australia’s leading trade and investment agency. It aims to assist eligible Australian businesses to export to France and to attract French foreign direct investment to 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.