Australian Embassy
Belgium, Luxembourg and Mission to the European Union and NATO

Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Brussels. Our role is to promote Australia's relationships with Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union, and NATO. The Embassy is open from 08.30am to 5:00pm weekdays, except public holidays.

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New Australian Government sworn in
The new Australian Government led by the Hon Malcom Turnbull MP, was on 19 July sworn in by the country's Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd).  Read more

Terror attack in Nice
The Australian Government condemns the Bastille Day attack in Nice which has left many people dead and injured. Once again we stand resolutely with the people of France. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the victims and their families. Read more

Attack on Ataturk Airport, Istanbul
The Australian Government condemns what appears to be a coordinated terror attack on the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey on 28 June. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the people of Turkey. Read more

Official results of the Australian Federal Election held on 2 July 2016
The Australian Federal Election was held on Saturday 2 July 2016.   The official results of the election can be found on the Australian Electoral Commission website

 

     

 

NAIDOC Week 3-10 July
Celebrations was held across Australia during NAIDOC Week (3-10 July) to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week was a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support their  local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. The theme for NAIDOC Week in  2016 was Songlines: The living narrative of our nation.  Read more -

 

Preparing the way for an Australian-EU FTA
The  Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, the  Hon Steven Ciobo MP,  worked with the European Union and member state authorities to prepare the way for free trade agreement negotiations when he visited Brussels on 28-29 April.  Before his visit Minister Ciobo said an Australia-EU Free Trade Agreement would open new export markets, create opportunities for Australian businesses that drive economic growth and create jobs. Read more

Australia's Candidacy to the Human Rights Council
Foreign Minister, the Hon Julie Bishop, and Attorney-General Senator, the Hon George Brandis QC, have officially launched Australia’s candidacy for membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2018-20 term. This is the first time Australia has sought membership of the Human Rights Council. Our inaugural candidacy embodies our commitment to the aims and purposes of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to the ongoing promotion and protection of human rights, both here in Australia and around the world. Read more

United Nations Security Council & Human Rights Council
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has also announced Australia will be a candidate for the United Nations Security Council in 2029-30. The need for strong international cooperation to tackle global security challenges becomes more pressing each year. Australia seeks this term determined that elected members can and should make a difference in increasing the Security Council’s effectiveness in maintaining international peace and security. Read more

 

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2016 Defence White Paper
The historic Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – which will see the elimination of 98 per cent of tariffs among 12 countries – was formally signed on 4 February in New Zealand by the then Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb (pictured). The TPP is the world’s most significant trade and investment agreement finalised in more than two decades with member countries accounting for around 40 per cent of global GDP.. . Read more