Australian Embassy
Spain
Andorra and Equatorial Guinea

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   Consular Assistance

   Within Spain: 91 353 6600

   Alternatively you can contact the Consular Emergency Centre  

   in Australia on +61 2 6261 3305

   Within Australia: 1300 555 135

   Visa and Immigration Enquiries       

   Europe Service Centre:

   +44 (0) 2074203690 (English)

   +44 (0) 2074204834 (Spanish)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Spain. Here you will find advice on a range of consular services available to Australian citizens and other practical information on matters such as trade and visas. This site can direct you to an extensive array of information online about Australia and the Australian Government.

The Australia-Spain relationship is close and multi-faceted. Our two governments consult and collaborate on a broad range of bilateral and international issues. Our shared democratic values and commitment to global peace and security are the basis for this collaboration. A key element of the bilateral relationship is defence and defence materiel. Spanish companies have won significant defence construction contracts and cooperation between the Royal Australian Navy and the Armada has grown especially close.

Commercial opportunities in Australia have attracted the entry into our market of nearly 100 Spanish firms in recent years. Spain’s construction, transport, IT and other world-class skills have enabled many to achieve commercial success. Australian firms are taking an increasing interest in Spain, with a growing number of investments, notably in financial services, software and mining. The embassy provides trade services through Austrade.

The beauty and cultural wealth of Spain attract more than 200,000 Australian tourists each year. Increasing numbers of young Spaniards are visiting and living in Australia for work and pleasure.

If you wish to learn more about Australian foreign and trade policy, or our bilateral relationships with Spain, Andorra or Equatorial Guinea, to which the Embassy is also accredited, you are encouraged to explore the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website about Spain and Andorra.

All Australians travelling or living in Spain, Andorra or Equatorial Guinea are recommended to regularly check the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Travel Advice. This Advice can be found through the link on our site under 'Services for Australians'.

News

ACT Chief Minister visits the Australian Embassy in Madrid

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Chief Minister Andrew Barr, MLA, recently visited our Embassy to talk to Charge d’Affaires Timothy Kane about the growing links between the ACT and Spain especially in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors.

 

 

 

 

Head of Mission Timothy Kane participates in the inauguration of RMIT Europe's new premises in Barcelona

Head of Mission Timothy Kane participated in the inauguration of RMIT Europe's new premises in Barcelona on 14 September. The important occasion saw Australian university RMIT increase its space threefold to provide more opportunities for research, collaboration with industry, academic exchanges and innovation. RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President Martin Bean CBE, RMIT Europe Executive Director Marta Fernandez and Barcelona City Councillor for Enterprise and Tourism Agusti Colom officiated at the event, which was also attended by academics and many others.

 

Chargé d'Affaires a.i. in Spain Timothy Kane pays his respects to the victims of terrorism

Chargé Kane pays his respects at the makeshift memorials in Barcelona to those who died and were injured in the terrorist attack, which also claimed the life of British-Australian child Julian Cadman. May they rest in peace.

 

 

 

The Australian Government joins forces with Fundación Madreselva to build an inclusive education system in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Using funding provided by the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) Fundación Madreselva recently commenced a project designed to build a more effective and inclusive education system through the provision of training and equipment for teachers in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. More information about this project can be found at the website of Fundación Madreselva.

 

The Australian Embassy presents the exhibition 'Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route' in Madrid

On the occasion of NAIDOC Week, a time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the Australian Embassy presents the exhibition 'Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route' in Madrid. The exhibition will be on display in July, starting on 6 July, at Federal Café (Plaza Conde de Barajas 3, Madrid)

 

 

Chargé d'Affaires Timothy Kane, the Australia Spain Business Association and RMIT Europe hosts an event in Barcelona

Chargé Kane, the Australia Spain Business Association and RMIT Europe hosted an Alumni and Industry networking event in Barcelona on 29 June. The event brought together alumni of Australian universities, business, government, and community contacts in Barcelona as part of our ongoing celebrations of 50 years of diplomatic relations.

 

 

The Australian Embassy hosts a reception to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Spain and Australia

The Australian Embassy recently hosted a reception to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Spain and Australia. More than 200 people joined us on this special occasion at the Teatro Real, Madrid. Australia looks forward to the next 50 years of strong friendship and a continued mutually beneficial partnership.

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Chargé d'Affaires Timothy Kane hosts Spanish Alumni of Australian Universities

Chargé Kane recently hosted Spanish Alumni of Australian universities including past Endeavour Award winners. The discussion highlighted the broad talent among our alumni, their positive experiences in Australia and the international opportunities available to them following study in Australia.

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Chargé d'Affaires Timothy Kane visits the frigate Cristobal Colon in Sydney

Chargé Kane visited Spanish frigate Cristobal Colon stationed in Sydney to see firsthand the strong relationship between the Spanish Armada and the Royal Australian Navy.

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Commemoration of the International Women's Day - 8 March 2017

On the occasion of the International Women's Day, the Australian Embassy hosted a panel discussion with three eminent Spanish business women.

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Chargé d'Affaires Timothy Kane meets with Minister Alfonso Dastis

Chargé Kane and other Asia Pacific heads of mission met in Madrid with Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Alfonso Dastis, to discuss issues of common interest.

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