Embassy of the Commonwealth of Australia in the Republic of France
The Commonwealth of Australia embassy in France is located in the center of Paris. The Embassy's working hours are from 9.00 to 16.00 by local time.
Address of the embassy
Tel.: (+33) (1) 40 593 300
Fax: (+33) (1) 40 593 310
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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary posted to France at the Commonwealth of Australia embassy is His Excellency (H.E.) Mr. Brendan Berne
Brendan Berne is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). In Canberra he has held a range of posts and also Ambassador for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and First Assistant Secretary, Investment and Economics Branch Division. He has served overseas as Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Seoul and as Deputy Permanent Representative, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris. Most recently, Mr Berne was Chief of Staff for the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment. Before the joining DFAT, Mr. Berne spent a few years as an Economist with the Reserve Bank of Australia.
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About the embassy
The Australian Embassy in Paris represents the Australian Government on French soil. The links between France and Australia date back to the First World War, when Australian troops volunteered on the Western Front. Relations between the two countries have since undergone significant development, which accelerated in recent years.
The Franco-Australian strategic partnership, signed in 2012 and strengthened in 2017 provides a framework to the bilateral relationship between France and Australia.The partnership focuses on political, economic, environmental and defence cooperation.