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

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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.

A new exhibition at the Embassy
“Trepang – First Australian Trade”, by Zhou Xiaoping
10 June to 7 November 2014

The paintings and installations in this exhibition tell the fascinating tale of Aboriginal and Asian exchange that centred on the trepang trade from the early 18th century to the early 20th century. Macassan traders developed relationships with Aboriginal clans along the coast of northern Australian, obtaining permission to harvest trepang – a dried or smoked sea cucumber - and process it for the lucrative Chinese market. Trepang is a delicacy used in traditional cooking and was thought to be an aphrodisiac and contain medicinal qualities. All this occurred long before the British arrived in Australia.

Australian Embassy, 4 rue Jean Rey, Paris 15ème
Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm (except public holidays)

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

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. 

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)   

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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