Australian Embassy

Welcome to the Australian Embassy, Berlin

Australia has a warm and significant bilateral relationship with Germany.  We have wide-ranging dialogue and cooperation with Germany, which ranks among Australia's leading trading partners.  We have a strong and expanding investment relationship.  Germany is a major source of foreign direct investment in Australia and one of Australia's largest investment destinations.

Germany has been a significant source of migrants to Australia. Germans and Australians have wide-ranging interest in each other's culture.  Australia is one of the most popular overseas destinations for German tourists and students.  The Government is keen to expand existing links with Germany, including in traditional and new commercial spheres.

Inaugural German-Australian 2+2 Ministerial Meeting in Berlin
The Australia-Germany 2+2 Ministerial Meeting, which convened in Berlin on 6 Sept 2016, marks a significant milestone in the bilateral relationship. With the first 2+2 meeting between our countries, Germany and Australia take their Strategic Partnership of the 2013 Berlin-Canberra Declaration to a new level, also building on the work of the Australian-German Advisory Group.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defence Minister Marise Payne were first officially welcomed by their German counterparts, Ministers Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Ursula von der Leyen, at the German Defence Ministry and then met for their consultation at the German Foreign Office Guest House Villa Borsig (pictures below).



Celebration of Australia in Germany
The Australian Government will host Australia now, a major celebration of Australia’s creativity and innovation, in Germany in 2017. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (pictured below) announced the program on 6 September at a reception held at the Australian Embassy in Berlin.



You studied in Australia? Register with us!
Our Alumni program brings together and supports the interests of Alumni from Australian universities and other institutions of higher education in Australia. If you live in Germany and would like to be invited to future Alumni or other Embassy events, please fill out our Alumni Registration Form and send it to

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