Category Archives: Diplomatic News

Farewell party for Jean-Paul Esnault

After eleven years of outstanding and loyal service, the Consular Assistant, Jean-Paul Esnault, is leaving on his well-deserved retirement. A farewell party was held at the Honorary Consulate with his…

Melbourne Consular Corps Annual Dinner

The annual dinner of the Consular Corps was held on Tuesday 28 November 2017 on the stage of the famous Melbourne Arts Centre. It was a lovely end to a busy Consular…

Ceremony of French nationality

On Wednesday 18 October 2017, the Honorary Consulate General of Melbourne hosted a ceremony to welcome new French Nationals, in the presence of  the Consul General of France, Mr. Nicolas Croizer. Four persons…

Ambassador’s visit to Melbourne

For his fourth visit to Melbourne since he took his functions in July 2017, His Excellency Mr. Christophe Penot, Ambassador of France to Australia, visited the campuses of the three largest…

Remembrance Day Service in Melbourne

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we pause to remember the men and women who gave their lives in all wars and peacekeeping operations…

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…