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

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.

Biography of Mr. Ric Wells, Ambassador to France  

L'Australie en France is now live on Facebook

FacebookAustralian Embassy in France

The Embassy’s Facebook page, “L’Australie en France”, is now live. You can access the page at to receive updates on Australia-related news and events in France.

Opportunity to represent Australia – 14 July Bastille Day Parade

Australians aged 18-25 are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to represent Australia at the Bastille Day Parade to be held in Paris on 14 July 2014. Full details available here:
+ Notice attachment (PDF)
+ Application form attachment (Word document)

Access to Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux

The Australian Government is undertaking significant works to improve the access and parking facilities at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux in northern France. Over the next several months there will be a lot of heavy machinery and workers onsite to make these improvements. Visitors are still able to access the Memorial and the workers have been advised that many visitors have made a long journey from Australia for this purpose. We ask for your understanding during the works while the site is undergoing these improvements and seek your patience if the worksite makes your visit more difficult than usual. 

Exhibition at the Musée Franco-Australien - Villers-Bretonneux

Visitors to the Australian War Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux should take the time to see ‘So Far From Home’ at the Musée Franco-Australien, an exhibition co-produced by the Australian Embassy and the Historial de Péronne. The Story of six Australians (five men and one woman) on the Western Front during World War One..

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
- Central African Republic
- 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)   

Information on Arab-Australian Relations

Council for Arab-Australian Relations Elections -;The Council for Arab Arab-Australian Relations (CAAR) was established by the Australian Government in January 2003, as an initiative to strengthen ties between Australia and Arab countries. Applications are invited under the CAAR Grants Programs. For more information, please visit the DFAT website.


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