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

New Ambassador announced

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced the appointment of the Honourable Mike Rann as Australia’s next Ambassador to Italy.



Anzac Day Service in Rome 2014

On Friday 25 April 2014, a joint Australian and New Zealand Ceremony will be held at the Rome War Cemetery in commemoration of the anniversary of the landing, in 1915, of soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps on the beaches of Gallipoli.

The Ceremony will begin at 9.00 am at the Rome War Cemetery located on Via Nicola Zabaglia.

All Australian and New Zealand citizens in Italy are invited to attend the ceremony.


Study English in Australia and WIN!

There are so many advantages when you start your Working Holiday experience with an English course:

• With a higher level of English there will be more job opportunities
• You will have access to more enjoyable types of work
• While studying, you will have the chance to familiarise yourself with Australia and the school can also provide guidance and advice
• You can create a network of friends and contacts for travel and work opportunities
• You will optimise your language skills and your ability to use English confidently in your daily life

If you are an Italian citizen between 18 and 30 years of age who lives in Italy and you would like to study English on a Working Holiday Visa, enter our competition and you could win two return tickets to Australia with Etihad Airways!

To enter please visit The competition closes on 18 May 2014.


"This Year's G20: Getting the Fundamentals Right"

Read the address of the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland.


"The State has run out of steam, it's time for the private sector"

Read the interview with Australia's G20 special representative, Daniel Sloper, published in Il Foglio.  


Australia pledges $12 million to help Syria

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced Australia will contribute an additional $10 million in humanitarian aid to help people affected by the conflict in Syria and $2 million to support efforts to destroy Syria's chemical weapons. Read the media release.


Youth 20 (Y20) Summit

The Youth 20 (Y20) Summit is an official part of the G20 and will be held in Sydney from 12 to 15 July. Each G20 member will be represented by a delegation of 5 young people (aged 18 to 30) at the Summit where key issues will be discussed and policy proposals will be formulated to be put to the G20. If you would like to apply to be part of the Italian delegation please visit the Young Ambassadors Society website and for more information about the Y20 visit the Y20 Australia website


Australian Presidency of the G20

As from 1 December 2013 Australia holds the Presidency of the G20 and will host a series of events throughout 2014, culminating in the Leaders Summit in Brisbane on 15 and 16 November. The Leaders Summit will be the most significant meeting of world leaders Australia has ever hosted. Australia’s G20 Presidency will focus on promoting stronger economic growth and more jobs and making the global economy more resilient to deal with future shocks. For more details download this overview and for the latest G20 news visit the website or the Twitter and Facebook accounts.  

Consular Strategy 2014-2016

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Ms Julie Bishop, MP has invited public submissions on a number of aspects regarding consular services. An issues paper and instructions on how to provide comment can be found at:

All submissions must be made in writing and are to be received by 31 January 2014. 


 Australian Embassy Rome Newsletter

Please email if you would like to receive the Embassy Newsletter and other occasional communications from the Australian Embassy in Rome. Please include your name, email address, country of residence, and please specify whether you would prefer to receive communications in English or in Italian.

Please note that signing up for the Australian Embassy Rome Newsletter will only add you to the Embassy's newsletter mailing list. It will NOT automatically register you with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's online register of Australians abroad (ORAO) or on the Smartraveller website.


 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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