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Diplomatic Missions

Many countries have diplomatic representation in Canberra to facilitate relationships between their governments and the Australian Government. Some missions are called 'Embassies' and, if the countries represented belong to the Commonwealth, they are known as 'High Commissions'. The activities carried out by diplomats relate to trade, information, cultural affairs, defence and immigration. Issuing of visas is another important function.

Canberra's diplomatic corps began in 1936 with the appointment of the United Kingdom's first High Commissioner to Australia, followed later that year by the Canadian representative. The United States opened what was termed a 'delegation' in 1939. Residences and chanceries were originally located in the suburbs of Red Hill and Forrest, but today the majority are situated in the suburbs of Yarralumla, Deakin and O'Malley.

The International Flag Display, in Canberra's parliamentary area on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, colourfully acknowledges the international presence in Australia's national capital. Maintained by the National Capital Authority, the approximately 100 flags, identified by a plaque at the base of the flagpole, fly continuously 24-hours a day and are lit at night. The display is located along the promenade between the High Court and the National Library on the southern shore of the lake, near an area now known as Commonwealth Place. The Governor-General, Sir William Deane, launched the display on Australia Day 1999.

 

Some Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates in Canberra

Country

Address

Afghanistan

4 Beale Crescent, Deakin

Algeria

4 Mialli Place, O’Malley

Austria

12 Talbot Street, Forrest

Bangladesh

43 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley

Belgium

19 Arkana Street,Yarralumla

Bosnia & Herzegovina

5 Beale Crescent, Deakin

Botswana

130 Denison Street, Deakin

Brazil

19 Forster Crescent, Yarralumla

Brunei Darussalam

10 Beale Crescent, Deakin

Bulgaria

33 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley

Cambodia

5 Canterbury Crescent, Deakin

Canada

Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra

Chile

10 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley

China

15 Coronation Drive, Yarralumla

Colombia

161 London Circuit, Canberra City

Croatia

14 Jindalee Crescent, O’Malley

Cuba

1 Gerogery Place, O’Malley

Cuba

1 Gerogery Place, O’Malley

Cyprus

30 Beale Crescent, Deakin

Czech Republic

8 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley

Denmark

15 Hunter Street, Yarralumla

Egypt

1 Darwin Avenue, Yarralumla

European Union

18 Arkana Street, Yarralumla

Fiji

19 Beale Crescent, Deakin

Finland

12 Darwin Avenue, Yarralumla

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

74 Banks Street, Yarralumla

France

6 Perth Avenue, Yarralumla

Germany

119 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla

Ghana

13 Numeralla Street, O’Malley

Greece

9 Turrana Street, Yarralumla

Holy See (Apostolic Nunciature)

2 Vancouver Street, Red Hill

Hungary

17 Beale Crescent, Deakin

India

3–5 Moonah Place, Yarralumla

Indonesia

8 Darwin Avenue, Yarralumla

Iran

25 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley

Iraq

48 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley

Ireland

20 Arkana Street, Yarralumla

Israel

6 Turrana Street, Yarralumla

Italy

12 Grey Street, Deakin

Japan

112 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla

Jordan

20 Roebuck Street, Red Hill

Korea

113 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla

Kuwait

5 Callemonda Rise, O’Malley

Laos

1 Dalman Crescent, O’Malley

Lebanon

27 Endeavour Street, Red Hill

Libya

50 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley

Malaysia

7 Perth Avenue, Yarralumla

Malta

38 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley

Mauritius

2 Beale Crescent, Deakin

Mexico

14 Perth Avenue, Yarralumla

Mongolia

29 Cobbadah Street, O’Malley

Myanmar

22 Arkana Street, Yarralumla

Mongolia

29 Cobbadah Street, O'Malley

Morocco

17 Terrigal Crescent, O'Malley

Netherlands

120 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla

New Zealand

140 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra

Nigeria

26 Guilfoyle Street, Yarralumla

Norway

17 Hunter Street, Yarralumla

Pakistan

4 Timbarra Crescent, O’Malley

Papua New Guinea

39–41 Forster Crescent, Yarralumla

Peru

40 Brisbane Avenue, Barton

Phillipines

1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla

Poland

7 Turrana Street, Yarralumla

Portugal

23 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley

Romania

4 Dalman Crescent, O’Malley

Russian Federation

78 Canberra Ave, Griffith

Samoa

13 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley

Saudi Arabia

38 Guilfoyle Street, Yarralumla

Serbia

4 Bulwarra Close, O’Malley

Singapore

17 Forster Crescent, Yarralumla

Slovakia

47 Culgoa Circuit, O'Malley

South Africa

Corner State Circle and Rhodes Place, Yarralumla

Spain

15 Arkana Street, Yarralumla

Sri Lanka

35 Empire Circuit, Forrest

Sweden

5 Turrana Street, Yarralumla

Switzerland

7 Melbourne Avenue, Forrest

Syria

41 Culgoa Circuit, O'Malley

Thailand

111 Empire Circuit, Yarralumla

Timor-Leste

7 Beale Crescent, Deakin

Tonga

7 Newdegate Street, Deakin

Turkey

6 Moonah Place, Yarralumla

Uganda

7 Dunoon St, O’Malley

United Arab Emirates

12 Bulwarra Close, O’Malley

United Kingdom

Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra

United States of America

Moonah Place, Yarralumla

Uruguay

24 Brisbane Avenue, Barton

Venezuela

7 Culgoa Circuit, O’Malley

Vietnam

6 Timbarra Crescent, O’Malley

Zimbabwe

7 Timbarra Crescent, O’Malley