Explore the architectural highlights of the diplomatic missions of Canberra, Australia's national capital.
In its role as the national capital of Australia, Canberra hosts over 80 diplomatic missions from around the world. Some are large, reflecting their country's strong diplomatic, economic and cultural links with Australia, while others employ only a few staff.
The United States was the first country to build a purpose-built embassy in the new diplomatic estate of Yarralumla. Before this, missions had operated from rented sites, including residential buildings and hotel suites. A trend developed, initiated by the United States, to build diplomatic premises in an architectural style reflecting that of the country of origin.
Discover 33 diplomatic missions in Yarralumla, Canberraís oldest and most prominent diplomatic estate with the Yarralumla Diplomatic Estate Self Guided Driving Tour.