DFAT manages an extensive network of Australian diplomatic and consular missions abroad (tables 3.4--3.6), supporting Australia’s international interests and providing consular and passport services. The department’s central office is in Canberra and it also maintains offices in all of the state capitals and in Darwin, as well as Newcastle and Thursday Island.
3.4 AUSTRALIAN EMBASSIES, HIGH COMMISSIONS, CONSULATES AND MULTILATERAL MISSIONS MANAGED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE(a) - 30 June 2003
|Country of location||City||Post type|
|Austria||Vienna||Embassy/Permanent Mission to the United Nations|
|Belgium||Brussels||Embassy/Mission to the European Union|
|Brunei Darussalam||Bandar Seri Begawan||High Commission|
|China, People's Republic of||Beijing||Embassy|
|Hong Kong SAR||Consulate-General|
|Federated States of Micronesia||Pohnpei||Embassy|
|Paris||Delegation to the OECD|
|India||New Delhi||High Commission|
|Korea, Republic of||Seoul||Embassy|
|Malaysia||Kuala Lumpur||High Commission|
|Mauritius||Port Louis||High Commission|
|New Zealand||Wellingon||High Commission|
|Papua New Guinea||Port Moresby||High Commission|
|Serbia and Montenegro(d)||Belgrade||Embassy|
|Solomon Islands||Honiara||High Commission|
|South Africa||Pretoria||High Commission|
|Sri Lanka||Colombo||High Commission|
|Switzerland||Geneva||Permanent Mission to the United Nations|
|Geneva||Permanent Mission to the WTO/Consulate-General|
|United Arab Emirates||Abu Dhabi||Embassy|
|United Kingdom||London||High Commission|
|United States of America||Washington DC||Embassy|
|New York||Permanent Mission to the United Nations|
|Vanuatu||Port Vila||High Commission|
|Vatican City||Vatican City(e)||Embassy|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Consulate-General|
|(a) In Baghdad, the Australian Government maintains the Australian Representative Office. The Office facilitates our contribution to Iraq’s rehabilitation, liaises with the Coalition Provisional Authority and key Iraqis, pursues other Australian interests, including in the commercial sphere and provides limited consular services to Australian citizens in Iraq. In Nauru, the department maintains an Australian Administrative Centre to facilitate mutual cooperation on processing applications from asylum seekers. In Ramallah, the Australian Government maintains the Australian Representative Office. The Office manages dealings with the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Gaza and has responsibility for Australia’s development assistance program for the Palestinians. In Taipei, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry maintains the Australian Commerce and Industry Office, the staff of which includes staff seconded from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Austrade, the Department of Education, Science and Training and the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs.|
(b) The permanent delegation to UNESCO is located within the embassy in Paris.
(c) The high commission moved to Abuja on 8 September 2003.
(d) The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) was officially dissolved on 4 February 2003 after the establishment of the state of Serbia and Montenegro.
(e) Embassy to the Holy See.
|Source: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.|