Seventy years ago, on 28 January 1952, Australia and the Federal Republic of Germany decided to establish diplomatic Relations.
German-Australian ties are of course much older, dating back to the early 19th century when the first German settlers arrived on Australian shores. Over the years, a partnership has developed that is based on fundamental common values; working together, Australia and Germany promote peace, democracy, human rights and respect for the rule of law in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.
Co-operating bilaterally, with international partners and through multilateral organisations, we tackle global challenges and secure the rules-based international order. Just last year, our governments decided to lift our traditional, steadfast partnership to a new level when they signed an “Enhanced Strategic Partnership”, which commits both sides to intensifying their bilateral and multilateral cooperation on a large number of issues of common interest or concern.
Despite the great geographic distance between our countries, the relationship between our people and nations is closer than ever – and so is our co-operation. To express our cordial relations and to mark the 70th anniversary throughout 2022, we share a logotype which has been designed by the creative team at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the German Embassy.