Welcome to the Australian Embassy in Sweden
This Embassy is pleased to serve Australia's interests in Sweden as well as in Finland and Latvia.
While Australia has traditionally been associated with its rich and unique flora and fauna, there is so much to discover beyond its natural beauty. Australia has a cutting edge economy with an emphasis on innovation, 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. Global corporations and small-to-medium sized businesses have found Australia's well-developed and friendly business environment a perfect hub for their Asian activities. But besides the business community, Australia continues to attract millions of students, backpackers and holidaymakers year after year.
Our aim with this website is to provide you with a useful resource to help you locate the information you need about Australia. Whether you are interested in doing business or investing in Australia, intend on travelling to Australia for holiday, work or study, or just want to learn more about our country, or if you are an Australian citizen in the region and seek information on the services the Embassy provides, we hope you find this site useful.
You can also keep up to date with the latest news and developments via our Facebook page!
For information regarding the current outbreak please visit the Smartraveller website for travel advice: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/crisis/novel-coronavirus-outbreak
Our sincere thanks to everyone who has contacted us offering messages of support, condolence and solidarity around the devastating bushfires in Australia. For further information about the current bushfire situation, donating to bushfire relief and offers of assistance, please see below.
Concerns for friends and family in Australia
If you are concerned about the safety of a Swedish citizen travelling in Australia, please contact the Embassy of Sweden in Canberra at +61 2 6270 2700 or the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs' Consular Emergency Centre (UD-jouren) at +46 8 405 5005.
Australian Red Cross – ‘Register.Find.Reunite’: This service registers, finds and reunites family, friends and loved ones after an emergency - https://register.redcross.org.au
Details on the current bushfire situation
For information about the current bushfire situation, please visit the relevant state or territory emergency management website:
- New South Wales: https://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/
- Victoria: https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/
- Queensland: https://www.disaster.qld.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx
- Western Australia: https://semc.wa.gov.au/
- South Australia: https://www.safecom.sa.gov.au/site/emergency_management.jsp
- Tasmania: http://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/osem
- Northern Territory: https://nt.gov.au/emergency
- Australian Capital Territory: https://esa.act.gov.au/
If you are travelling to Australia, for your own safety, please seek the most up to date information prior to departure and remain informed about changing conditions whilst on the ground. The Australian Government’s Bureau of Meteorology provides overall weather updates for all parts of Australia, including the latest fire warnings: www.bom.gov.au. For specific advice, updates are available from the Rural Fire Service, National Parks and relevant State or Territory emergency services. Please also consult https://www.australia.com/en/travel-alerts.html and your relevant Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ travel advice for Australia.
Bushfire relief donations
We have received a large number of enquires asking about organisations that are receiving donations. The following Australian charities are accepting donations for bushfire relief:
- Australian Red Cross: www.redcross.org.au
- The Salvation Army: www.salvationarmy.org.au
- St Vincent de Paul: www.vinnies.org.au
- NSW Rural Fire Service: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
- Country Fire Association of Victoria: www.cfa.vic.gov.au
- South Australia Country Fire Service: www.cfsfoundation.org.au
- Wires (injured animals): www.wires.org.au
Unfortunately, the Australian Embassy cannot accept or transmit donations, financial or in-kind product donations. For individuals wishing to make a contribution, the easiest way is to make a direct donation to one of the above mentioned organisations supporting front-line emergency service personnel or the victims of the bushfires.
Offers of assistance
The Australian Government continues to receive offers of assistance from the global community, domestic organisations, groups and individuals. These requests are being worked through in close consultation with the states and territories to determine the best options to support our emergency service personnel and fire-affected communities.
Launch of new Smartraveller website
Smartraveller has the latest, authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about overseas travel. Subscribe to receive travel advice updates - by simply supplying your name and email address – straight to your inbox.
You can now also subscribe to the new SMS service - by supplying your mobile number – to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis overseas.
In a crisis, Smartraveller will activate a crisis page on its website. It will make it easier for you or someone you know to contact the Australian Government if you need help. It will supplement the consular emergency hotline.
Visit www.smartraveller.gov.au to subscribe or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.
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