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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.
Anzac Day 2015
The Embassy of Australia together with the New Zealand Consulate in Sweden will mark Anzac Day with a commemorative service and a wreath-laying ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves site in Kviberg Cemetery, Gamlestaden, Göteborg on Saturday 25 April 2015 commencing at 11.00 am sharp. A reception will follow, the details of which will be advised to those registering to attend the ceremony (refer below).
Anzac Day takes on added significance this year as we mark the 100th anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces on Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. Anzac Day does, however, extend beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli. It is the day on which we remember Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of Anzac, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance to our sense of national identity.
If you would like to attend please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In order for the Embassy to cater appropriately for the reception, registration at the email address provided is necessary. Please reply by 3 April.
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.
We will no longer be able to accept applications by mail or courier. 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.
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 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 10 working days 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 Awarded Honorary Australian Citizenship
On 6 May 2013, Australia awarded Raoul Wallenberg an honorary Australian citizenship. The award of honorary Australian citizenship is a symbolic recognition of Mr Wallenberg’s tireless devotion to human life during the Holocaust. This is the first time that Australia has bestowed such an honour.