Category Archives: Diplomatic News

Launch of the Pink Knot at Fed Square

French artist Cyril Lancelin  combines  technology and art to engage the public in immersive installations, forcing the viewer to question their own relationship toward their built environment. Under Sarah Raftis…

The 2021 French National Day in Melbourne

The French National Day is celebrated on the 14th of July to commemorate the day that the Bastille Prison was stormed 232 years ago, thus marking the fall of the…

Auburn High School and the French Maths Prize

Auburn High School, member of the Australian Association of French English Bilingual Schools (AAFEBS), is proud of its French section which is fully recognized by both the French and the Victorian…

Higher Education Discussion on the New French Baccalaureate

Did you know that the French Baccalaureate was created in 1808 and around 750,000 students across the world graduate with it each year? In 2020, the Baccalaureate underwent major changes…

Europe Day Seminar

On 10 May, to celebrate Europe Day 2021, the Consular Corps of Melbourne, along with AIIA and the RMIT European Centre, held a conference on the topic of the European…

Anzac Day Commemoration Ceremony

Every year, on April 25th, Australians pause to commemorate the battle of Gallipoli in the Turkish Dardanelles. Despite the fact that it ended in a defeat with terrible human losses,…

Brighton Primary School Opts for French!

On Friday 26 March, the parents’ committee of Brighton Primary School had invited the Honorary Consul General of France in Melbourne to be part of a special lunch, held at the…

Légion d’Honneur awarded to Krystyna Campbell-Pretty

On 1 March, philanthropist Krystyna Campbell-Pretty was awarded the Légion d’honneur by the French Ambassador, H.E. Jean-Pierre Thébault. The French delegation including the Cultural Counselor to the French Embassy, Boris Toucat,…

A Cheerful Welcome Coffee at the Honorary Consulate of France !

Despite being postponed due to a last minute snap lockdown, the Café de la Rentrée 2021 was a great success. The morning tea, traditionally organised by Melbourne Accueil  with the collaboration…

Consular Corps Reception at Government House

On a sunny summer evening on 21 January members of the Consular Corps gathered at Government House for an Australia Day Reception. Members of the Consular Corps were able to sample…