Category Archives: Diplomatic News

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…

Consular corps Annual Dinner

The annual dinner of the Consular Corps was held on Friday, 9th of December in the famous Regent Theater, with the dinner set up directly on the stage! It was…

Port of Dunkirk’s delegation in Melbourne

On 29 November, Business France organised a series of meetings and seminars for the delegation of business leaders from the French Port of Dunkirk. It was the first time in Australia for…

Japanese National Day

On December the 1st, the Consular Corps of Melbourne gathered together to celebrate the Birthay of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan in the gardens of the Consular Residence. Amongst the guests…

11 November Ceremony

The 11th of November commemorates the signing of the Armistice between the Triple Entente and Germany in 1918, which formed the basis for peace after the First World War. For…