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Welcome to the homepage of the Australian Embassy
in Stockholm, Sweden
This Embassy is privileged to serve Australia's interests in Sweden as well as in Estonia, Finland and Latvia. At this site you will find contact details for the Embassy and Australia's consulates in this region.
While Australia traditionally has been associated with its rich and unique flora and fauna, there is so much more to discover. Australia has a leading edge economy, exporting high-technology products such as telecommunications, medical equipment and computer software, while maintaining its traditionally strong position as an exporter of commodities, such as coal, iron ore, wheat and beef. Australia is today not just attracting surfers and backpackers but global corporations and small-to-medium size businesses who find Australia's well-developed and friendly environment a perfect hub for their Asian activities.
Our aim with these pages is to provide you with a resource guide to help you locate the information you need on Australia. Whether you are interested in doing business or investing in Australia, visiting on a holiday, studying or just learning more about our country, we hope you find this site of use. If you are an Australian citizen there is also information here on how the Embassy can assist you. We hope you will explore this site and discover the wealth of our country's fascinating diversity - we bid you welcome to us and to Australia.
The Australian Embassy in Stockholm is now on Facebook. For information on current affairs and upcoming events follow us at https://www.facebook.com/Australian.Embassy.Stockholm
Upcoming event: Australian contemporary dance in Stockholm
Australian dance company, Shaun Parker and Company (www.shaunparkercompany.com) will perform their production “Am I" at Dansens Hus on 20 and 21 November 2015. Tickets are available through the Dansens Hus website (http://dansenshus.se/event/am-i/)
New intercountry adoption programmes with Poland and Latvia
On 9 November, the Australian Government announced new intercountry adoption programmes with Poland and Latvia. Both countries have a strong commitment to finding families within their borders for children in need. Where families cannot be found within Poland or Latvia, Australian families will be able to help provide permanent homes to those children.
The Australian Embassy in Stockholm organises an annual Anzac Day commemorative service at Kviberg Cemetery, Gamlestaden, Goteborg. For more information phone +46 (0)8 613 2904.
On 25 April 2015, we marked the 100th anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Photos from the 2015 Anzac Day commemorative service at Kviberg Cemetery follow:
1. Kviberg Cemetery; 2. Australian Ambassador to Sweden, Gerald Thomson, delivers a memorial; 3. Members of the Royal Swedish Lifeguards Cavalry Band; 4. Australian Ambassador to Sweden, Gerald Thomson, and New Zealand’s Honorary Consul to Sweden, Anna Belfrage, lay a wreath at the ANZAC Day service; 5 and 6. ANZAC Day service; 7. Turkish Ambassador to Sweden, H.E. Mr Kaya Türkmen, delivers a memorial.
*Personal lodgement of passport applications mandatory from 1 July 2015*
All Australian citizens must lodge their passport application in person as of 1 July 2015. It will no longer be possible to submit an application in the mail. Please note that child applications should be lodged in person by a parent or person with parental responsibility for the child. The parent or person lodging the application is not required to be an Australian citizen, but will need to bring photographic proof of their own identity to the appointment. The child does not need to be present.
This will help us to protect you, by protecting the security and integrity of your Australian passport. Please contact us on +46 8 613 2971 for further advice.
An 'Overseas Application Fee' will be applied to passport applications lodged on or after 1 July 2015.
The additional fee will be AUD$100 for adult (including senior) applications and AUD$50 for child applications.
The fee will not apply to emergency passport applications as the validity of these passports is very limited.
The 2015 Australia Benchmark Report provides rich data demonstrating why there is no better place than Australia to do business. The report examines five key reasons for investing in Australia – Growth, Innovation, Talent, Location and Business – and compares Australia’s credentials with other countries.
This report can be viewed online and downloaded in PDF format on Austrade’s website: http://www.austrade.gov.au/Invest/Reports-Resources/Benchmark-Report
If you would like to receive a printed copy of the 2015 Australia Benchmark Report, please contact Australian Trade Commission at the Australian Embassy on 08-5451 8000.
Travelling to Australia?
Some important facts to remember
• Australian citizens MUST enter Australia on a valid Australian passport.
• If you’re a dual citizen you are not eligible for an Australian tourist visa in your other citizenship passport.
• It takes up to 3 weeks to issue a new passport upon receiving a complete application form.
Visit our passport portal for comprehensive information and advice on how to renew your Australian passport.
Raoul Wallenberg: Honorary Australian Citizenship
On 6 May 2013, the Australian Government awarded, posthumously, honorary Australian citizenship to Raoul Wallenberg in symbolic recognition of his tireless devotion to saving human lives during the Holocaust. This was the first, and remains the only time that Australia has bestowed such an honour.