Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey
The Australian Government will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll. Instructions on survey participation have been published on the Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey website.
16 October 2017 - Act now to have your say in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is urging eligible Australians who haven't yet done so to complete and return their Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey by 27 October if they wish to have their view counted.
Chinese audiences will be wowed by Australian dance, circus, theatre and music with leading Australian performing arts companies touring China from August to December 2017.
Companies include Circus Oz, Chamber Made Opera, ELISION, Polyglot, Sydney Dance Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, with more to be announced.
Transnational Connectivity - The 5th Foundation for Australian Studies in China Conference
The 5th Foundation for Australian Studies in China Conference has as its theme, Transnational Connectivity, and will bring together over 70 scholars from a diversity of academic backgrounds –showcasing research on peoples, places and new perspectives, with the aim of enhancing the understanding between the two countries.
The 5th FASIC Conference will explore the Transnational Connectivity in Australia-China relations in terms of history, culture, geography, international relations, economics, tourism, immigration, Belt and Road visions, and societal dynamics.
Australia-China Joint Research Centres
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 round is now open for Australian researchers collaborating with Chinese partners to apply for funding. The matching call for applications for Chinese researchers to apply for Ministry of Science and Technology funding is expected to open soon. More►
China-Australia Year of Tourism
The China-Australia Year of Tourism was launched at the Sydney Opera House on 5th February by the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo, and the Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration, Dr Li Jinzao.
The China-Australia Year of Tourism is a decision made by the leaders of both countries. It promises to bring our countries closer together and provide more opportunities for further engagement at every level – economic, commercial, social, and academic.
News and Speeches
(26 September 2017) Today Australia’s Ambassador to China, H.E. Jan Adams PSM, visited two leading research institutes in Qingdao, Shandong Province, to recognise their contribution to Australia’s international scientific cooperation in marine, oceanic and coastal research.
(15 September 2017) Leading innovators will headline this year’s Beijing Design Week, highlighting Australia’s position as a leader in the field of inclusive design.
(15 September 2017) Treasurer, the Hon. Scott Morrison and Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Steven Ciobo will take part in the third Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) in Beijing tomorrow to strengthen Australia's economic and trade relationship with China.
(14 September 2017) Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo is visiting China from 15 to 16 September to strengthen our trade relationship through our two premier bilateral economic meetings – the Joint Ministerial Economic Commission (JMEC) and the Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED).
(13 September 2017) Australia's Blockchain expertise will be on show in China this week when 20 of our top experts take part in a major mission to explore ways of expanding the commercial reach of the distributed ledger technology.
(11 September 2017) It is a great honour to be invited to speak as a representative of the foreign diplomatic community of Beijing at this academic year opening ceremony.
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.