The tasks of the embassy

As the official representation of Switzerland in Australia, the embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, technology and education.

The embassy supports cooperation between Switzerland and Australia. In this respect, close contact with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other Australian Government Departments are important.

In cooperation with the Swiss Consulate General in Sydney, the Swiss-Australian Chamber of Commerce (Swisscham Australia) and the Sydney office of Switzerland Tourism, the Embassy promotes Swiss business and tourism. It establishes contacts with Swiss businesses and provides them with general information and legal advice concerning the economy of the host country. The embassy monitors the economic and political situation in the country and communicates developments that are of interest to Switzerland.

The embassy fosters collaboration in the areas of science, technology and education with the aim of strengthening cooperation between the two countries in terms of research and innovation. It promotes the exchange of ideas between scientific institutions and universities. It also supports Swiss students in the host country and tries to encourage qualified students from the host country to study in Switzerland.

With regard to the media, the embassy acts as an interface between the Swiss government and the official representations in the host country and the national and international media in the host country. It supports the work of journalists working for Swiss media.