Update on Russian Embassy Site

Landscape view of Parliament House in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.
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Date of Publication
17 August 2022

NCA terminates lease agreement for new Russian Embassy

After regular consultation and discussions with Russian representatives over many years, the National Capital Authority (NCA) has advised the Russian Federation of its decision to terminate the lease on Block 26 Section 44 in Yarralumla.  

The decision to terminate the lease for a new embassy does not affect the existing Russian Embassy. The Russian Federation may submit a new application in the future for a new embassy site, which the NCA will review and assess accordingly.

To read the media release in full, please refer to the PDF file in the download section below.