Australian Embassy




2018 Batman by-election

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Batman in Victoria will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018. More ►


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 2018-19 grant rounds open


Australia-China Council 2018-19 grant round and Australian Cultural Diplomacy grants program 2018 applications are now open.

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45 Years, 45 Stories: celebrating 45 years of Australia-China diplomatic relations


45 Years, 45 Stories is a collection of stories told from Australian and Chinese perspectives that speak to the breadth and depth of the friendship between our peoples. 

The stories celebrate the multifaceted community and cultural links – across sports, science, the arts, business and academia – that are the fabric of the Australia-China relationship.

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 The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper

The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper is the first comprehensive review of Australia's international engagement for 14 years.

It delivers a framework to ensure our prosperity and security by guiding our international efforts over the next decade and beyond.





 Australia-China Joint Research Centres

Australia-China Joint Research Centres (JRCs) are supported under the Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF)

JRCs are virtual centres that link Australian and Chinese research institutions conducting a portfolio of research-related activities in priority areas agreed to by the Australian and Chinese Governments, led by the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology. 

The third funding round is about to open in China. Chinese research  institutions collaborating with Australian partners will be able to lodge applications online from 8 am, 3 January to 5 pm, 9 February 2018. For more information, please refer to the guidelines published by Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology. The matching call for applications for Australian researchers has closed on 20 December 2017. More►



News and Speeches 

Australian Embassy statement on post graduate research students’ and research scholars’ visa issue

(16 March 2018) The Australian Embassy acknowledges that a small number of postgraduate research students and research scholars have experienced visa delays, which is causing stress to some individuals.  The Australian Department of Home Affairs is seeking to process the applications as soon as possible. 

Media release: Consul-General in Guangzhou

(5 January 2018) Minister for Foreign Affairs: Today I announce the appointment of Mr Jason Robertson as Australia’s next Consul-General in Guangzhou.

Media release: Celebrating 45 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Australia and China

(21 December 2017)Today marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Australia and China on 21 December 1972.

Media release: China Free Trade Agreement continues to deliver

(20 December 2017) The historic China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) continues to deliver benefits for Australia, two years after its entry into force. 

Australian Ambassador Jan Adams' Speech at Australia-China 45th Anniversary Lunch

(14 December 2017) I’m delighted to be here today to mark the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Australia and China. I would like to thank Vice President Xie Yuan and the Chinese People’s Association of Friendship with Foreign Countries for hosting today’s event.


Embassy Opening Hours

The Embassy will be open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday except for public holidays.

Australians requiring advice or assistance from the consular section may call during business hours from 8:30 to 5:00 Monday to Friday.

Please note: Passport Applications: Monday-Friday 9:00 – 12:00 and Notarial Services: Monday-Friday 14:00 – 15:30 by making appointment.

Public Holidays 2018