Embassy of Australia
United States of America
Embassy address: 1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington DC 20036 - Telephone: (202) 797 3000 - Fax: (202) 797 3168

Latest News



The Embassy of Australia, located at 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington DC, remains open for business while scaffolding is erected around the building. The scaffolding will remain in place for an indeterminate period.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Australia’s economic diplomacy: our prosperity, global prosperity

Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb  have launched the Government’s Economic Diplomacy policy at the Lowy Institute for International Policy  in Sydney. Minister Bishop said economic diplomacy would boost Australia’s prosperity and global prosperity. (more)

Additional assistance for South Sudan

The Australian Government will provide a further $5 million in humanitarian assistance to South Sudan, bringing Australia’s contribution to the crisis to over $18 million since the conflict began. The funding will go to the United Nation's South Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund  to support the provision of emergency food, water, sanitation, shelter and medical assistance and the protection of civilians. (more)

UNSC resolution on the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and Al-Nusrah Front

Australia has co-sponsored a United Nations Security Council resolution which condemns all acts of terrorism committed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Al-Nusrah Front (ANF). These groups are major and lethal threats to the people of Iraq and Syria, and to the stability and security in the Middle East region and beyond. The unanimous adoption of the resolution makes clear that the international community will not tolerate the brutal, savage acts of ISIL and ANF. (more

 Promoting women’s economic empowerment in the Indian Ocean region

Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, Natasha Stott Despoja, will lead Australia’s delegation to an Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Women’s Economic Empowerment Dialogue in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event will focus on the tourism and textiles industries and more than 100 women and men from business, government, academia and civil society from all 20 IORA countries—across Africa, South and East Asia and the Middle East—will attend the Australian-sponsored event. (more)

Australia’s humanitarian assistance to Iraq

Prime Minister Tony Abbott  visited Al Minhad Airbase in the United Arab Emirates where the dedicated and highly professional men and women of the Australian Defence Force were preparing for the first Australian humanitarian aid drop to Northern Iraq. The mission was conducted by a RAAF C-130J Hercules delivering ten pallets of badly needed supplies to Yezidi civilians trapped on Mount Sinjar by encircling ISIL forces. (more)


Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met on 12 August in Sydney for the annual Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN). On the 29th anniversary of the first AUSMIN, the talks reaffirmed the Alliance’s important contribution to the peace, security, and prosperity of the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions as well as its enduring value in addressing contemporary and evolving challenges in the regions and throughout the world. The Alliance is a cornerstone of our strong and dynamic bilateral relationship, which is based on shared values and close friendship.
>> AUSMIN 2014 Joint Communiqué

Jan Williamson
Nancy Kunoth Petyarr

On Exhibit...
Portrait Artists Australia
The Embassy of Australia and Portrait Artists Australia present a selected exhibition of 23 Australian portraits by member artists.The exhibition includes a wide range of subjects and celebrates Australia’s rich cultural diversity. The selected paintings were winners or finalists in various Australian portrait prizes, including the Archibald Prize, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture and the Portia Geach Memorial Award.  (more)



If you have the skills, Australia has the lifestyle.  If you like the idea of Australia's climate and lifestyle and are looking for a career challenge in a country with lots of opportunities—take the next step and find out more about Australia's skilled working visas.  Your journey starts when you submit an expression of interest for a skilled visa through SkillSelect. By using SkillSelect the Australian Government could invite you to lodge a visa application or you could be nominated by an Australian or state and territory government. Find out what you need to do to complete your expression of interest through SkillSelect.
      Australia is serving on the UN Security Council during 2013 and 2014

    > Australia-UNSC.gov.au    

   Strengthening the relationship between Australia and the United States in Business, Innovation & Culture.> G'Day USA 2014                            

Membership of the G20 gives Australia the capacity to influence key policies relating to the global economy.

> Australia and the G20


Visiting Australia?  
> for information on visas  > for information on planning a visit
Visiting the United States? 
>  for information on smart traveller  >  for information on consular services and living in the USA




small text  default text  larger text