Monthly Archives: July 2015

What to do about your Australian visa when you renew your French passport?

It is your responsability to update your Australian visa when you get your new French passport! After you receive your new French passport, you will need to update your Australian…

Opening of Impressions of Paris: Lautrec, Degas, Daumier, Atget

On Saturday the 25th of July at 2pm, there was the opening of ”Impressions of Paris” at the MGA (Monash Gallery of Art). The MGA will be hosting this travelling exhibition from the National Gallery…

A successful inaugural Melbourne Bastille Day French Festival!

On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of July, the first edition of the Bastille Day French Festival took place in Melbourne in the prestigious premises of the State Library Victoria,…

Driving in Australia with your French driver’s license

What do I need to do to be allowed to drive with my French driver’s licence in Australia ?  It is illegal to drive in Australia with your French driver’s…

Book Launch of ”French Lives in Australia” at the State Library Victoria

On Friday the 17th of July, the book ”French Lives in Australia” was launched at the State Library Victoria. The book, inspired by Mr Eric Berti, former Consul General of France in Sydney, is an…

Commemoration of the 99th anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles

On Sunday the 19th of July, the French RSL and Mrs Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, Honorary Consul General of France in Melbourne, attended a commemorative service at the Cobbers Statue at the Shrine…

Bastille Day Celebration at the South Melbourne Market

Like every 14th of July for 4 years now, the South Melbourne Market organised a Bastille Day Street Party. What started as a friend’s Bastille Day gathering a few years back became one…

Bastille Day at the Shrine of Remembrance

Like every year, the French Veterans Association, under the presidency of Mr Claude Midon, organised a French Bastile Day ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance. “The French National Day is…

Legion of Honour for the Veterans of the Second World War

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Second World War, the President of the French Republic, Mr Francois Hollande, decided to honour veterans who fought for the Liberation…

Don’t miss the Bastille Day French Festival launch soiree!

On Friday the 17th of July from 6.00 pm, the Bastille Day French Festival invites you to its opening soirée at The Boatbuilders Yard.  Join the French community to dance on a…