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.
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, 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 Australian Government 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 of Australia to the UNESCO plays an active role in programs related to education, science, cultural heritage and communication of the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organisation. Australia's engagement on World Heritage, education standards and the UN International Decade for Indigenous Languages form a core part of the work of the Australian Delgation to UNESCO.
- 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 to the public from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm, except during public holidays (remaining public holidays in 2023: Friday 7 April, Monday 10 April, Monday 1 May, Monday 8 May, Thursday 18 May, Monday 12 June, Thursday 14 July, Tuesday 15 August, Monday 2 October, Wednesday 1 November, Monday 25 December, Tuesday 26 December and Wednesday 27 December).
Passport, Consular and notarial services are available fom 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4pm Monday to Friday by appointment only.
The Embassy hosts a gallery open to members of the public from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday except during public holidays.