Australian Embassy
Germany

About us

About the Australian Embassy in Germany

Ambassador

H.E. Mr Philip Green OAM

Philip Green is the Australian Ambassador to Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Mr Green is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently First Assistant Secretary, United States and Indo-Pacific Strategy Division. He has previously served overseas as Head of Mission in Singapore, South Africa and Kenya.

He has served previously as Ambassador and/or High Commissioner in Singapore (2012-2016), South Africa (2004-2008), and Kenya (1998-2000). In his last assignment in Canberra (2018-2019), Mr Green was responsible for leading Australia’s Indo-Pacific Strategy as well as relations with the United States, Canada and ASEAN. 

Earlier, Mr Green served as International Adviser to Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (2009-2010) and as Chief of Staff when Mr Rudd was Foreign Minister (2010-2012). 
 
He led the Secretariat for the Review of Australian Intelligence Agencies in 2004. 
 
Mr Green was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2003 for his role in the response to the Bali terrorist tragedy.
 
He holds a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney. He has been awarded honorary degrees from the James Cook University and Murdoch University.  
 

Our Team at the Australian Embassy Berlin 

Ambassador Philip Green and the team and the Embassy welcome your interest in Australia and our relationship with Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. We are a diverse staff group of around 65 people with backgrounds in more than 12 different countries, coming from various walks of life, and working in various Embassy teams:
 
  • The Embassy’s Consular team offers passport and consular services to Australian citizens living in or visiting Germany.
  • The colleagues in the Political and Economic section work to deepen our close, cooperative and productive political and commercial links with the countries of accreditation.
  • The Public Affairs team fosters the long-standing historical and cultural ties between Australia and countries of accreditation, as well as managing the embassy’s digital media engagement.
  • Our Administration colleagues look after our Embassy and its staff, including HR, property management and finance.
  • Our Department of Home Affairs team manage visa and citizenship functions for a range of European countries, as well as engagement activity on national security, border management and law enforcement policy.
  • Our Defence team works on shared defence and security objectives and expanding cooperation with Germany, the Netherlands and Ukraine.
  • The Australian Trade and Investment Commission manages trade and investment relationships between Australia and Germany, as well as Switzerland, the Netherlands and Austria. Austrade colleagues are predominantly based out of the Australian Consulate in Frankfurt, which also provides consular, passport and notarial services.

We encourage you to connect with us regarding any of the above areas, or other matters, regarding Australia. 

Friendly greetings from Wallstraße in Berlin,

The Australian Embassy Berlin team

Contact information

Australian Embassy Berlin
Location and postal address: Wallstraße 76-79, 10179 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 - 880088-0 (not for visa enquiries)
Fax: +49 (0)30 - 880088-210 (not for visa enquiries)
Email: info.berlin(at)dfat.gov.au (not for visa enquiries)

For visa information visit the Department of Home Affairs and our site Connecting with Australia.

Australian Consulate-General Frankfurt
Main Tower, 28th Floor
Neue Mainzer Str. 52-58
60311 Frankfurt
Tel. +49-69-90558-0
Fax +49-69-90558-119

Opening hours

Embassy:
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm (except for public holidays)
Telephone switchboard: Monday - Friday 8.30am - 1.00pm + 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Consulate-General:
Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 4.30pm  //  Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm (except for public holidays)

Passport applications interviews and notarial services at the Embassy in Berlin and the Consulate-General in Frankfurt are offered by appointment only and must be booked online. Passport and notarial fees are payable upon lodgement of the application. Fees must be paid in Euro by debit (EC) or credit card.

Public holidays

The Embassy will be closed on the following days:

2021

1 January 2021
29 January 2021
8 March 2021
2 April 2021
5 April 2021
13 May 2021
24 May 2021
 9 July 2021
 27 August 2021
4 October 2021
1 November 2021
24 December 2021
27 December 2021
28 December 2021
 

The Consulate-General, Frankfurt, will be closed on the following days:

1 January 2021
26 January 2021
2 April 2021
5 April 2021
13 May 2021
24 May 2021
3 June 2021
4 October 2021
24 December 2021
27 December 2021
28 December 2021
29 December 2021
30 December 2021
31 December 2021