Photo: Environmental Film Festival Australia.Photo: Environmental Film Festival Australia

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra is proud to sponsor this year’s Environmental Film Festival Australia. In 2010, the festival first saw the light of day in Melbourne with a vision to inform, engage and inspire on the environmental issues that affect us today. Since then the festival has expanded, and this year it includes both Hobart and Canberra. The non-profit organization sets out to...

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Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra.

In September 2014 a class from Spildra School in Northern Norway sent out a “Travel Bug” named Pauline. Almost a year later the white teddy bear reached its final destination: The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra! We were happy to meet and greet this unexpected visitor and we will make sure that it comes back safely to its rightful owners. You can see the teddy's long journey here.

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Photo: Den norske ambassaden i Canberra.

 Praktikantopphold ved ambassaden i Canberra vil gi en unik mulighet til å få innblikk i en spennende region i endring. I tillegg til Australia, dekker ambassaden New Zealand, Papua Ny-Guinea, Fiji, Cookøyene, Tonga og Tuvalu, med et særlig blikk på politisk og økonomisk utvikling i Asia-Stillehavsregionen. Arbeidsoppgaver Målsettingen med praktikantordningen er å spre kunnskap om og interesse...

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Five Norwegian films are selected for the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs between 10th and 20th September. Nowegian director Roar Uthaug’s The Wave (Bølgen) will screen as a Special Representation at the festival. The movie is based on real-life events –the 7 th April 1934 tsunami in Norway’s Tafjord, where two million cubic meters of rock from a landslide triggered a wave more...

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HE Ms Unni Kløvstad presented her credentials to Fijian President Epeli Nailatikau on Tuesday July 7. Accompanying HE Ms Unni Kløvstad and spouse, was Honorary Consul to Fiji Barrie Sweetman. The rest of the Ambassador's visit will be spent meeting with representatives from Fijian NGOs and civil society. Before western christian missionaries arrived in the 1830s, Dutch explorer Abel Tasman is...

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Northern lights over the Ersfjord in Tromsø. 
Photo: Bjørn Jørgensen / Innovation Norway .

Experience the northern lights or the midnight sun north of the Arctic Circle, or visit the world-famous Norwegian fjords, spectacular mountains and glaciers.

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Photo: Flickr.com/Hordaland fylkeskommune/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Globalskolen gir nettbasert undervisning i norsk, samfunnsfag og RLE til born med norsk personnummer som går på lokale eller internasjonale skular i utlandet. Undervisninga er nettbasert og byggjer på norsk læreplan for grunnskulen. Tilbodet er godkjent og delfinansierast av Utdanningsdirektoratet i Noreg, og er tilgjengeleg for born i alderen 6 til 16 år. Skulen har fått stønad for inntil 1 50...

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Photo: flickr/Christopher Penn/ 2.0 generic (CC BY-NC-ND. 2.0).

I Noreg er valdagen for kommunestyre- og fylkestingsvalet 2015 måndag 14. september . Veljarar som ikkje er i Noreg på valdagen den 14. september, kan forhandsstemme i utlandet frå 1. juli til og med 4. september. Dette gjeld både for veljarar som er busett i utlandet, og veljarar som oppheld seg førebels i utlandet. Det er mogleg å forhandsstemme på de fleste norske utanriksstasjonar, det vil ...

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For the attention of Norwegian citizens If you need to renew your Norwegian passport, representatives from the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra will be accepting applications from Norwegian citizens for passports at the Royal Norwegian Consulate in Fremantle on Monday 23 November 2015. Please email the Consulate at Norwegian.Consulate@wilh.com.au  within Wednesday 18 November c.o.b. to make an..

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Meeting with the Governor of NSW. Left to right: Rob Lord, Honorary Consul-General of NSW; His Excellency the General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of NSW; Unni Kløvstad, Ambassador of Norway. 
Photo: Dean Channels | MFA.

Ambassador Kløvstad conducted her offcial visit to the State of New South Wales June 2015. This is the first of the Ambassador's official visits to Australian States & Territories. Find out more below.

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Ambasador Kløvstad and Honorary Consul-General Mr Rob Lord. 
Photo: Dean Channells.

  Mr Rob Lord has been appointed as the new Honorary Consul-General for New South Wales. Mr Lord is a respected CEO and Company director who has experience leading successfully in the ASX 200 publically listed resources companies arena as well as successful leadership of large scale regional businesses in areas of manufacturing and marketing as well as shipping and logistics – working for...

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Several Australian media outlets have in recent days grossly misrepresented Norwegian climate targets by stating that Norway's emission reduction target of at least 40 % reduction by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, is amongst the weakest in the OECD. The outlets describe Norway's target as a 22 % reduction when using 2005 as the base year. This is factually wrong. Norway's emissions did in fact...

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