The Embassy's consular section provides assistance with consular and legal issues for residents of the Australian Capital Territory.
The cultural department fosters and coordinates the exchange of culture and education with Australia.
The Defence Attaché Staff advises the German Ambassador in Australia in all questions on defence policy, security policy and military affairs.
The economy and trade section follows closely and reports on all economic developments in Australia as well as the monetary, fiscal, trade and economic policies of the government and the relevant independent institutions in the country.
The labour market and social affairs section deals with the German-Australian relationship in the areas of labour market, health and social policies, both bilaterally as well as in European contexts.
The Embassy's political section observes Australian foreign and domestic policy, based on contacts with the Australian Government at national, state and local level, Parliament and non-governmental institutions.
The Embassy's press department is responsible for media and public affairs.
The science and innovation section of the German Embassy supports and promotes bilateral cooperation between Germany and Australia in higher education, scientific research and innovation.