Embassy of Switzerland in Australia

The Embassy premises in Canberra
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 handled by the Consulate General in Sydney. For any related information, please contact the Consulate General directly (sydney@eda.admin.ch) or consult their website.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - General information

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.

If you are planning to travel to or from Australia, please check the Department of Home Affairs website for information about Australia's immigration and border restrictions.

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.

Who is who

  • Mrs Caroline Bichet-Anthamatten, Ambassador of Switzerland to Australia, and Ambassador-designate to Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, Head of Mission 
  • Mr Fabian Grass, 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 Ambassador

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