Australian Embassy
Embassy address: Level 6, Thon Building, Cnr Kifisias & Alexandras Ave, Ambelokipi, Athens - Telephone: 210 870 4000 - Fax: 210 870 4111

ANZAC Day Commemoration in Athens

The Australian Embassy will commemorate ANZAC Day on Friday, 25 April 2014 at 11am, at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Alimos (Posidonos Avenue & E. Makariou St., Alimos).

An ANZAC Day commemoration was also held on the island of Lemnos, on Monday, 7 April 2014, at the Commonwealth Military Cemetery of Mudros.

Both events are open to the public, and all Australians and New Zealanders and friends of both countries are invited to attend.

Message by the Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott to the Hellenic-Australian Business Council Dinner

Message by the Prime Minister of Australia the Hon Tony Abbott MP to the Hellenic-Australian Business Council Dinner at the Acropolis Museum (28 January 2014) (Transcript)


Australia holds the presidency of the Group of Twenty (G20) from 1 December 2013 to 30 November 2014. Australia will chair the G20 meetings in 2014, bringing together leaders, Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, Trade Ministers and Employment and Labour Ministers from major developing and advanced economies to address critical economic and financial challenges facing the world.

The G20 is the world’s premier forum for international economic cooperation and decision making. G20 members account for 85 per cent of global GDP, 75 per cent of global trade and two-thirds of the world’s population. Australia’s G20 Presidency will focus on promoting stronger economic growth and employment outcomes and making the global economy more resilient to deal with future shocks.The G20 Leaders’ Summit will be held in Brisbane on 15-16 November 2014.

For more details download this overview. For G20 Australia news please visit the G20 website or the Twitter and Facebook accounts. The following documents contain information in English and GreekG20 Leaders Summit - Why the G20 is important - The G20 Australia 2014 logo 

Message from the Ambassador

Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Greece. Here you will find information on how to contact us, advice on the range of consular services available to Australian citizens, and information on visa and citizenship arrangements. There are links to sites where you can obtain information about social security and pension payments, trade and investment advice, and find general information about Australia.

If you wish to learn more about Australian foreign and trade policy, or our bilateral relationships with Greece, Bulgaria and Romania, to which the Embassy is accredited, I encourage you to explore our Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website: If you are an Australian citizen planning to travel overseas I encourage you to check our website. 

Interview with Australian Ambassador to Greece, Albania and Bulgaria, H.E. Mrs Jenny Bloomfield -
‘Our Ambassadors’ Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade - (18 December 2012)


Съобщение от Посланика

Добре дошли в страницата на Австралийското посолство за България, със седалище в Гърция. Тук ще намерите информация за връзка с нас, за обхвата на консулските услуги на разположение на австралийските граждани, както и информация по визови въпроси и въпросите за гражданството. Ще намерите и връзки с интернет-страници, където можете да получите информация по въпросите на социалното осигуряване и пенсионни плащания, за търговията и инвестициите, както и обща информация за Австралия.

Ако искате да научите повече за австралийската външна и търговска политика, нашите двустранни отношения с Гърция, България и Румъния, за които Посолството е акредитирано, ви препоръчвам да разгледате интернет-страницата на нашия Департамент за външни работи и търговия на адрес :

Моля, натиснете тук за информация за връзка с Почетния консул на Австралия в България.

Изявление на Парламентарния заместник-министър на външните работи и депутат в Парламента на Австралия, г-н Ричард Марлз София, България – 20 юли 2012г.

Джени Блумфийлд

Mesaj din partea Ambasadorului

Bine ați venit pe website-ul Ambasadei Australiei în Romania, cu sediul în Grecia. Aici veți găsi informații cu privire la modalitatea în care ne puteți contacta, consiliere în sfera serviciilor consulare disponibile cetățenilor australieni şi informații legate de obținerea vizei sau a cetățeniei. Acestea sunt link-uri către website-uri unde veți găsi informații despre sistemul de asigurări sociale şi pensii, consultanţă comercială şi de investiții precum şi date generale despre Australia.

Dacă doriri să aflați mai multe despre politica externă si comercială sau despre relațiile noastre bilaterale cu Grecia, Bulgaria şi Romania în care Ambasada este acreditată, vă încurajam să consultanți website-ul Departamentului nostru de Afaceri Externe şi Comerțăsați aici pentru informațiile de contact ale Consulului Onorific al Australiei în Romania.

Jenny Bloomfield

Accreditation to Romania

President Traian Băsescu and Ambassador Jenny BloomfieldOn 15 January 2014, Ambassador Jenny Bloomfield presented her credentials in Bucharest to the President of Romania, H.E. Mr Traian Băsescu.
The Australian Embassy in Athens is now formally accredited to Romania and has full responsibility for all aspects of the bilateral relationship including with respect to consular issues.

Enquiries from Australian nationals and residents in Romania should be directed to the Honorary Consulate in Bucharest, or the 24-hour consular emergency service in Canberra on +61-1300-555-135. Enquiries from nationals and residents of Albania should be directed to the Australian Embassy in Rome.

L-R: President Traian Băsescu and Ambassador Jenny Bloomfield
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On 22 April 2014 the Ambassador of Australia Mrs Jenny Bloomfield presented awards to seven Bulgarian students winners in the Australian Mathematics Competition, and to a Group of Eight European Fellowship recipient, at an event hosted by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia, with guest of honour H.E. the President of Bulgaria Mr Rosen Plevneliev.

Speech of Australian Ambassador Mrs Jenny Bloomfield at the Australian Mathematics Awards, Sofia, 22 April 2014. (in English) (in Bulgarian)

The Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Michael van Balen, RAN, attended ANZAC Day commemorations in Lemnos and led bilateral Navy-to-Navy Talks in Athens, 7-8 April 2014

Speech by Australian Ambassador Mrs Jenny Bloomfield at ANZAC Day commemorative events in Lemnos, 7 April 2014 (in English)

ANZAC Day Commemoration in Athens (25 April 2014)

Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tony Abbott MP - Address to the Opening Ceremony of the 32nd Greek Festival of Sydney

Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott International Women's Day Message 2014

International Women's Day – Media Release by The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

International Women's Day 2014 - Message from Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls

Message from Australia's Ambassador to Greece, H.E. Mrs Jenny Polyxeni Bloomfield on the occasion of International Women's Day

Prime Minister Samaras Guest of Honour at G20 Lunch hosted by Australian Ambassador, 20 February 2014 (Press Release in English


1. H.E. the Prime Minister of Greece Mr. Antonis Samaras, H.E. the Ambassador of Australia Mrs Jenny (Polyxeni) Bloomfield and Ambassadors of G20 countries resident in Athens.  2. H.E. the Prime Minister of Greece Mr. Antonis Samaras and H.E. the Ambassador of Australia Mrs Jenny (Polyxeni) Bloomfield.

Screening of The Australian Ballet’s ‘Swan Lake’ by Graeme Murphy at the Athens Concert Hall, on the occasion of Australia’s G20 presidency and in celebration of Australia Day (17 February 2014).


The Australian and Greek Prime Ministers address Hellenic-Australian Business Council Dinner on the occasion of Australia’s G20 presidency and Greece’s EU presidency, Acropolis Museum, 28 January 2014.

  HABC President Mr Michael Bodouroglou

1. (L-R) President of the Hellenic Parliament Mr Evangelos Meimarakis, Minister of Tourism Ms Olga Kefalogianni, Australian Ambassador Ms Jenny Bloomfield, HABC President Mr Michael Bodouroglou, HABC Vice-President and former Minister of Development Mr Christos Folias.  2. Minister of Development and Competitiveness Mr Kostis Hatzidakis and Australian Ambassador Jenny Bloomfield.  3. HABC President Mr Michael Bodouroglou.  4. Australian Ambassador to Greece Ms Jenny Bloomfield.

Message by the Greek Prime Minister, H.E. Mr Antonios Samaras, to the Hellenic-Australian Business Council Dinner at the Acropolis Museum (28 January 2014) (Transcript)


L-R: The Prime Minister of Greece H.E. Mr Antonis Samaras and Australian Ambassador Jenny Bloomfield

Address by Australian Ambassador Jenny Bloomfield to Hellenic-Australian Business Council Dinner (28 January 2014) 

Hellenic-Australian Business Council press release 

Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Tony Abbott MP - Address to the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland - 'THIS YEAR’S G20: GETTING THE FUNDAMENTALS RIGHT'


Australian Teachers of Modern Greek visit Greece on Endeavour Fellowships

On 21 January 2014 the Australian Ambassador to Greece, H.E. Mrs Jenny (Polyxeni) Bloomfield, hosted an event for Australian teachers of Modern Greek visiting Greece under the Australian Government’s Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowship Program, where they undertook an intensive Greek language and culture program at Thessaloniki’s Aristoteleion University. The event was attended by Deputy Minister of Education Mr Konstantinos Gioulekas, senior officials from the Ministries of Education, Foreign Affairs and the Secretariat of Greeks Abroad, Ambassadors and senior representatives of arts and culture in Greece. 

Australian Ambassador Jenny Bloomfield visited Bucharest on 14-15 January to present credentials and for bilateral meetings.

Ambassador of Australia with President of Romania  Ambassador of Australia with Minister for Foreign Affairs

L-R: The President of Romania H.E. Traian Băsescu and Ambassador Bloomfield. Photo from 
R-L The Foreign Minister of Romania H.E. Titus Corlăţean and Ambassador Bloomfield. Photo from

Australia-Romania - Building Bilateral Ties / Australia-România – Dezvoltarea legăturilor bilaterale (16 January 2014) (in Romanian)

President of Bulgaria H.E. Mr Rosen Plevneliev and Ambassador Bloomfield

Australia and Bulgaria - Opportunities for collaboration (Article published in Dnevnik online) (27 November 2013) (in Bulgarian)
Австралия и България – възможности за сътрудничество


L-R President of Bulgaria H.E. Mr Rosen Plevneliev and Ambassador Bloomfield

Address by H.E. Ambassador of Australia Mrs Jenny Bloomfield at the Centre of Planning and Economic Research on “Australia-Greece: Prospects for the Australian economy and some lessons from Australia’s economic reforms” (Athens, 26 November 2013) (in Greek) 

Senior Greek Public Servants Participate in the Australia and New Zealand School of Government’s Executive Fellows Program on Scholarship (7/11/2013) (Press Release in English)

Australian participation at the 78th Thessaloniki International Fair, 7-15 September 2013


Australian Ambassador's Speech at HABC Dinner. 8 September 2013 (in English)

Australian Exports in 2012 

Inaugural ANZAC Conference on Lemnos Island, 11-13 July, 2013
Address by the Australian Ambassador to Greece H.E. Mrs Jenny Polyxeni Bloomfield at the Inaugural ANZAC Conference on Lemnos (11-13 July, 2013) (in English) 

Australian Ambassador Hosts Dinner for 14th Greek- Australian International Legal and Medical Conference (6 June 2013)


Press Release
Remarks by Australian Ambassador (Athens, 6 June 2013)

Professor Gary Banks, Dean, Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), former Chairman, Productivity Commission, visited Greece to share lessons from Australia's reform experience. (18-20 April 2013)


Professor Banks' presentation to the Hellenic Parliament.

Professor Gary Banks -  Structural Reforms in Australia -  PowerPoint Presentation in English [PPT 779 KB]  

Professor Gary Banks' interview to Parliament Channel Professor Banks' interview to Parliament Channel.


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