Australian Embassy
Embassy address: Via Antonio Bosio, 5, Rome - Telephone: 06 852 721 - Fax: 06 8527 2300

Death of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

Former Australian Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Malcolm Fraser, passed away on 20 March, aged 84. He was Prime Minister from 1975 to 1983. Current Prime Minister Tony Abbott has issued a press release outlining Malcolm Fraser’s contribution to Australia.


ANZAC DAY commemorations in Rome and Milan


New Zealanders and Australians in Rome will commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC Day with a memorial service. The service will take place at the Rome War Cemetery, Via Nicola Zabaglia (Piramide) on Saturday 25 April at 9.00 a.m.

An informal reception will follow the service at the New Zealand Embassy, Via Clitunno 44.

For security purposes an RSVP is mandatory for those wishing to attend the reception. Everyone is welcome.

RSVP: or telephone 06 853 7501.


A New Zealand and Australian Memorial Service will be held to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC DAY at All Saints' Church, Via Solferino 17 – Milan on Sunday 26th April at 10.30 am.

Followed later in the morning by laying of commemorative wreaths at the Commonwealth War Cemetery, Via Cascina Bellaria, Parco Trenno.

Refreshments will be served from 12.30 pm in the Church hall (Via Solferino, 17).

New Zealanders, Australians and all others are welcome to attend.  




"M'illumino di meno" energy saving campaign 

On 13 February the Australian Embassy took part in "M'illumino di meno", the campaign to raise awareness of energy saving which has been promoted for 11 years in Italy by the radio program "Caterpillar" on RAI Radio 2, and which has the Patronage of the European Parliament and the Presidency of the Republic of Italy. The program has seen many individuals, companies and institutions take part over the years.

The Australian Embassy’s participation took the form of the symbolic gesture of switching off the Embassy’s lights from 11.00 to 12.00 in the morning of Friday 13 February, which was the culmination of the campaign and Energy Saving Day.

For more information visit the Caterpillar website and the website of the Parliament of Students in Tuscany, who invited us to participate. 



Direct Aid Program in Albania

The Australian Embassy has funded three important projects in Albania, through its 2014-15 Direct Aid Program, to promote Roma identity, empower vulnerable women, alleviate poverty and promote gender equality.

Read more... 



G20 Leaders' Summit concludes 

Above: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

Read the G20 Leaders’ Communiqué of the Brisbane Summit, 15-16 November 2014, and look at the other photos of the Brisbane Summit.




Ambassador's Twitter Account 

To receive the latest news on Australia, the Italy-Australia relationship and the work of the Embassy, follow Ambassador Mike Rann’s Twitter account @Mike_Rann.



"A Century of Sacrifice"

 Read an article by Ambassador Rann, "A Century of Sacrifice", on the 100th Anniversary of the commencement of World War I.


Australian Embassy Rome Newsletter

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 Register your presence in Italy, San Marino, Libya, Albania

Register your presence in Italy, San Marino, Libya and Albania with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

All Australians who reside overseas or who are travelling for tourism or business, either for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as, new Travel Advisories, notice of elections and information on other matters relevant to travellers and expatriates.



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