Australian Embassy
Embassy address: 4, rue Jean Rey 75724 Paris Cedex 15 - Telephone : 01 40 59 33 00 - Fax : 01 40 59 33 10. Visa Enquiries (Europe Service Center) are available by phone: +33 (0)1 72 15 00 67 Monday to Friday

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You can access the Embassy’s Facebook page, “L’Australie en France”, at to receive updates on Australia-related news and events in France. Like the page and share it with your friends!

Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in France

This site has been created to provide a guide to help you find information about Australia. Whether you are interested in doing business with or investing in Australia, going on holiday, studying or just learning more about our country, we hope you find this site of use. This website is not intended to be exhaustive, rather it provides useful links to enable web visitors to obtain further information on areas of interest.

Mr Stephen Brady AO CVO
Australia’s Ambassador to France with non-resident accreditation to Morocco, Monaco, Algeria and Mauritania

Mr Brady is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and was seconded as Official Secretary to the Governor-General from 2008 to 2014. He has previously served as Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (2004-2008) and Permanent Representative to the Organisation of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden with accreditation as Ambassador to the Kingdoms of Denmark and Norway, and the Republics of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland (1998-2003); and Counsellor, then Chargé d’affaires, in Dublin.

Mr Brady worked in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 1991 to 1996; and was Senior Adviser (Government) to the Prime Minister (1996-1998 and again from 2003-2004). Mr Brady worked also as Foreign Policy Adviser to Leaders of the Opposition and shadow Foreign Ministers. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the Australian National University.

Mr Brady is a member of the European Australian Business Council (EABC).


Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) (2015)
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) (2011)
Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau (2009)
Commander of the Order of St John (2010)
Commander Royal Order of the Crown, Tonga (2010)


New South Wales State Election - 28 March 2015

The New South Wales (NSW) State election will take place on 28 March 2015. An information bulletin has been published on Smartraveller detailing how Australians can vote in the election if overseas:

Overseas missions are no longer voting centres for the purpose of NSW elections. All eligible voters who will be overseas on election day can now use the iVote system online to lodge their vote and find further information on the NSW Electoral Commission website:


The Australian Prime Minister, Mr Tony Abbott, meets President Hollande at the Elysée Palace in Paris – June 2014


The Australian Foreign Minister, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, visited France from 22-25 April 2014

During the visit, Ms Bishop met with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at the French Foreign Ministry in Paris on 23 April.

Photo credit: Alastair Miller


H.E. Governor General Quentin Bryce meets President Hollande at the Elysée Palace in Paris, June 2013 

Photo credit: Alastair Miller

Information for travellers

If you are planning to visit France, please see the current travel advice for France
Current travel advice for the following countries can be found below:
- Morocco
- Algeria
- Mauritania
- Chad

Information on Australian quarantine and importation issues

Australia-France Alumni Network (A-FAN)

Have you studied in Australia? Would you like to meet other French colleagues who studied in Australia?
Would you like to maintain your contact with Australia through the Australian Embassy in Paris?

Then sign up to join the "Australia-France Alumni Network" (A-FAN) and become a fan of Australia!

The Australian Embassy in Paris is creating a network of French students who studied in an Australian university or tertiary institution at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. If you undertook a course of studies in Australia or an exchange program (such as Cotutelles) between France and Australia,Download registration Form. (.doc) complete it and email it to [at]    



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