Category Archives: Diplomatic News

Memorandum of Understanding between France and Victoria on Matters of Education

A remarkable story of education collaboration between Victoria and France reached a new milestone on Friday September 22, four years after the original Memorandum of Understanding of March 12, 2013…

Senator Olivier Cadic visits Australia

On 6 and 7 September, Mr Olivier Cadic, Senator representing the French living abroad, came to Australia for the first time and chose Melbourne to start his visit. Ms Julie…

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…