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Australia

Greece has embassy-level diplomatic relations with Australia. Greece also has Consulates General in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, as well as a Consulate in Perth, Honorary Consulates General in Brisbane and Darwin, and Honorary Consulates in Newcastle and Hobart. Australia maintains an Embassy in Athens and an Honorary Consulate in Thessaloniki.

Political Relations

Greek-Australian relations are very warm due to historical and Greek Australian community ties. The success – over the course of decades – of the Greek Australian community has helped to shape, maintain and further strengthen Australia’s relations with Greece.

The Greek Australian community is now an integral part of Australian society. There are numerous communities and local Greek associations in almost every city, as well as federations of associations on a Pan-Australian level.

The two countries are linked by strong historical ties due to the common struggles of the two Nations  during both World War I and II – particularly the Battle of Crete.During World War I the Greek island of Lemnos served as  a military and medical basefor almost 50.000 Australian soldiers and medical staff who participated at the Gallipoli Campaign. During the Battle of Crete in the May of 1941, Australian soldiers fought alongsideGreek, New Zeeland and British troops against Nazi invasion. The Battle of Crete is commemorated,in late May, in both Australia and Greece,

The Holy Greek Orthodox Archbishopric of Australia, with headquarters in Sidney, plays an important role and does extensive philanthropic and educational work.

The high level of our bilateral relations is reflected in the frequent exchange of high-level visits, the extensive contractual framework that covers a broad range of cooperation, and harmonious cooperation within the framework of international organizations.

Economic Relations

For information on bilateral economic relations, you can visit the AGORA internet portal.

Office E.C.A. in Sydney

Cultural Relations and Greek Community

Greek-Australian cultural relations are regulated by the 1979 Cultural Agreement that is implemented via Memoranda signed with the individual Australian States.

In higher education, there are seven (7) Chairs of Modern Greek Language and Culture at major Australian universities, including the Universities of Melbourne, Sidney, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth.

In addition, a Greek Studies Research Centre operates in the University La Trobe, Melbourne.

Useful Information

Click here for information regarding the visa requirements for Greek citizens who want to travel to Australia.

Click here for information regarding visa requirements for citizens of Australia who want to travel to Greece.

Australia-Contact details of Greek Missions

Embassy in Canberra

Address : 9 Turrana Street , Yarralumla, Canberra A.C.T. 2600
Tel. : (0061) 262710100
Fax : (0061) 262732620
Emergency phone: 0061424885015, 0061403166931
E-mail : 
Web Site:  www.mfa.gr/australia

Head of Mission : Xagorari Ekaterini

Consular Office in Canberra

Address : 9 Turrana Street , Yarralumla, Canberra A.C.T. 2600
Tel. : (0061) 262710100
Emergency phone: 0061424885015, 0061403166931
Fax : (0061) 262732620
E-mail:

Head: Varvara Andriopoulou

Consulate General in Adelaide

Address : Level 4, 32 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Tel. : (00618) 82124366, 82124932
Fax : (00618) 82124411
Emergency phone: 0061 – (0) – 4 68 301852
E-mail :

Consul General : Andreas-Konstantinos Gouras

Consulate General in Melbourne

Address : 37-39 Albert Road , Melbourne 3004, Victoria
Tel. : (00613) 98664524
Fax : (00613) 98664933
Emergency phone: 00614 590030988 and 00614 47352211
E-mail :
Website: http://www.mfa.gr/australia/en/consulate-general-melbourne/

Consul General : Christina Simantiraki

Consulate General in Sydney

Address : Level 2, 219-223 Castlereagh Street, Sydney N.S.W. 2000
Tel. : +612 92845500
Fax : (00612) 92646135
Emergency phone: 0061411161825
E-mail :

General Consul : Stavros Kyrimis

Commercial Section in Sydney


Address : Level 2, 219-223 Castlereagh Street, Sydney N.S.W. 2000
Tel. : (00612) 92649130
Fax : (00612) 92646135
E-mail :
Web Site : http://agora.mfa.gr

Head: Vaianos Oraiopoulos-Kelenis

Consulate in Perth

Address : Level 7, 16 St George's Terrace Perth, WA, 6000
Tel. : (00618) 93256608
Fax : (00618) 93252940
Emergency phone: 0061- (0)415-891-017
E-mail :

Consul : Antonis Koliadis

Honorary Consulate General in Brisbane

Address : Level 36, CentralPlaza 1, 345 QueenStreet, BrisbaneQLD 4000, Australia
Postal Address: G.P.Ο. Βox 1309, BrisbaneQLD 4001, Australia
Tel. : (00617) 32189700
Fax : (00617) 32293709
Ε-mail:

Honorary Secretary: Athanasas Tsambikos
Honorary Consul : Dimitrios Raptis

Honorary Consulate General of Darwin

Address : 1st Floor, 30 Austin lane, Darwin N.T. 0800
Postal address:   GPO Box 48, Darwin N.T. 0801, Australia
Tel. : (00618) 89817979
Fax : (00618) 89816990
e-mail:

Honorary Consul: Ioannis Anihtomatis

Honorary Consulate in Hobart (Tasmania)

Address : 37-B Derwentwater Aveue, Sandy Bay, TS 7005, Australia
Tel. : (00613) 62252825
Fax : (00613) 62234611

Honorary Consul: Alexios Pittas

Honorary Consulate in Newcastle

Address : 215 Newcastle Road, East Maitland, N.S.W. 2323, Australia, P.O. Box 495, East Maitland (Newcastle), Newcastle N.S.W. 2323, Australia
Tel. : (00612) 49336467
Fax : (006149) 341517


Honorary Consul: Zisis Antoniadis

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