Category Archives: Diplomatic News

New French Ambassador in town!

On July 17, newly appointed French Ambassador, His Excellency Mr. Christophe Penot, came to Melbourne for his first official visit. He was accompanied by Mr. Christophe Bories, Economic Advisor to the French…

Visit of French Senator Ronan Dantec in Melbourne

On July 14, the French Honorary Consulate in Melbourne was pleased to welcome French Senator Ronan Dantec (member of Europe Ecology The Greens) during his visit to the beautiful city…

Festivities of the French National Day at the Shrine of Remembrance

This year, the traditional celebration of the Bastille Day organised by the French RSL Association, took an very special turn thanks to the ceremony of Legion of Honor bestowed to…

Palmes académiques ceremony

On 22 June, the Honorary French Consulate of Melbourne co-hosted with the Institute of Studies of French-Australian Relations the award ceremony honoring Ms Elaine Lewis. She became Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques….

Remembering D-Day

On Tuesday 6 June 2017, commemorations were held throughout the world to commemorate the D-Day landing on the French coasts of Normandy on 6 June1944. Here in Melbourne, the ceremonies for the 73rd…

Francophonie forum at the consulate

The Honorary Consulate General of France in collaboration with Professor Véronique Duché from the University of Melbourne, had the pleasure of hosting a forum on bilingualism/ francophonie in the objective of…

Ceremony of French nationality

On Wednesday 29 March 2017, the HonoraryConsulate General of Melbourne hosted a ceremony to welcome new French Nationals, in the presence of  the Consul General of France, Mr. Nicolas Croizer. Five…

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in Melbourne

Mr Jean-Marc Ayrault, former French Prime Minister and current Minister for Foreign Affairs, has come to Australia on an official visit. In Melbourne on the 3rd of March, the French Minister started his day by visiting…

Visit of the Director of AEFE, Christophe Bouchard

The 14th of February marked a special occasion for the AEFE-accredited French schools of Melbourne (AEFE stands for agency for the teaching of French abroad). It was the day that the national…

Award winners for Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize

Each year, Year 9 and 10 students throughout Victoria are encouraged to engage with an important part of Australia’s history and to follow on the footsteps of the ANZACs through participating…