The Embassy of Australia in Berlin
Address: Wallstraße 76-79, 10179 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 - 880088-0
Fax: +49 (0)30 - 880088-210
Amb. Philip Green
Philip Green is the Australian Ambassador to Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Mr Green is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently First Assistant Secretary, United States and Indo-Pacific Strategy Division. He has previously served overseas as Head of Mission in Singapore, South Africa and Kenya. He has served previously as Ambassador and/or High Commissioner in Singapore (2012-2016), South Africa (2004-2008), and Kenya (1998-2000). In his last assignment in Canberra (2018-2019), Mr Green was responsible for leading Australia’s Indo-Pacific Strategy as well as relations with the United States, Canada and ASEAN. Earlier, Mr Green served as International Adviser to Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (2009-2010) and as Chief of Staff when Mr Rudd was Foreign Minister (2010-2012). He led the Secretariat for the Review of Australian Intelligence Agencies in 2004. Mr Green was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2003 for his role in the response to the Bali terrorist tragedy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney. He has been awarded honorary degrees from the James Cook University and Murdoch University.
Australia has a warm and positive bilateral relationship with Germany. Both countries hold a wide-ranging dialogue and have a history of cooperation. Germany ranks among Australia's leading trading partners.
Both countries have a strong and expanding investment relationship. Germany is a major source of foreign direct investment in Australia and is one of Australia's largest investment destinations. Both countries also have a shared bilateral foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific region.
Germany has been a significant source of migrants to Australia. Germans and Australians have wide ranging interest in each other's culture. Australia is one of the most popular overseas destinations for German tourists and students. The Government is keen to expand existing links with Germany, both in traditional and new commercial spheres.
The year 2012 marked the anniversary of 60 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Australia. To celebrate this event, in 2013, a bilateral visit between the Foreign Affairs Ministers of both countries ended up in the signing of the "Berlin-Canberra-Memorandum of Understanding on a strategic partnership ». Since then, there have been numerous diplomatic visits between the leaders of the two countries.