Embassy of Switzerland in Australia

The Embassy premises in Canberra © FDFA

As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations with Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, technology and education. 

Tasks of the Embassy

Please note that all visa and other consular matters are dealt with by the Consulate General in Sydney. For any related information please directly contact the Consulate General.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

The Embassy and the Consulate General strive to provide Swiss citizens with the most recent information. However, please note that regulations can change quickly and sometimes without prior notice. Of course such updated regulations prevail over the information stated below.

In order to make an appointment please contact the Embassy by calling during working hours on weekdays (02 6162 8400) or by writing an e-mail anytime to canberra@eda.admin.ch. Please also consult this website for new information regularly.

We advise all Swiss citizens in Australia to comply with the recommendations and regulations of the competent local authorities, the Department of Health, the Department of Home Affairs or others. Please keep yourself updated.

For information about Australian border restrictions, please check the following website: covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au.

Please also follow the travel advice "Focus novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)” of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Thank you for your understanding in these extraordinary circumstances worldwide.

Who is who

  • Mrs Caroline Bichet-Anthamatten, Ambassador-Designate of Switzerland to Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, Head of Mission 
  • Mr Fabian Grass, chargé d’affaires a.i., Deputy Head of Mission
  • Mr Sébastien Monnet, Science, Technology and Education Advisor
  • Mrs Bernadette Hunkeler Brown, Consul General of Switzerland in Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
  • Mr Victor Wong, Honorary Consul General in Papua New Guinea
  • Mrs Manuela Erb, Honorary Consul in Victoria
  • Mr Daniel Gschwind, Honorary Consul in Queensland
  • Mr Marc Montandon, Honorary Consul in Western Australia
  • Mr Patrick Wille, Honorary Consul in South Australia
  • Prof. Dr Margaret Otlowski, Honorary Consul in Tasmania
  • Ms Sonia Paspaley, Honorary Consul in the Northern Territory

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassadors

Trainee Exchange

We want to see more bright young trainees experience Switzerland and Australia! Find out more about our trainee exchange program.

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Partners

List of partners supporting our projects.

Switzerland and Australia

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy

Services

Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc...

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes