Consul General Peter Silberberg


Dear visitor of the website of the German Consulate General in Sydney,

A warm welcome to our website which provides information on our tasks, responsibilities and services.

Consular services are at the heart of the work of the Consulate General Sydney. Our jurisdiction in legal and consular affairs covers all states and territories of Australia (excluding the Australian Capital Territory) as well as the islands of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Nauru and Vanuatu. Further details and information leaflets about our consular services (incl. passport, nationality and citizenship matters, notarisations, assistance for Germans in an emergency situation and visa affairs) are provided on this website.

To deepen and foster economic, scientific, cultural and political exchange between Germany and the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland where more than half of all Australians are living, is another task of the Consulate General.

On this website you will find links on economic and cultural activities of other German institutions such as the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the German International School Sydney or German interest organisations such as the Goethe Institute and the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD. Hopefully you will find them useful.

I, together with my colleagues at the Consulate General, regard presenting a modern portrait of the Federal Republic of Germany which – as an integral part of the EU – actively pursues an open political dialogue with its partners throughout the world as one of my central tasks in Sydney.

We look forward to your feedback, suggestions and ideas of improvement.

Best wishes and kind regards,

Peter Silberberg

Consul General

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