Announcements

Photo: Den norske ambassaden i Canberra.

Vil du bli vår neste praktikant? Ambassaden i Canberra lyser nå ut praktikantopphold for juli 2017 - januar 2018. Read more

During peak seasons, visa applications can take up to 30 days to process. Read more

The Embassy is closed Monday 13 June due to a public holiday. Read more

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra will be closed for Easter on Friday 25 and Monday 28 March. Read more

For the attention of Norwegian citizens in New Zealand. Read more

For the attention of Norwegian citizens in New Zealand Read more

Ambassador Kløvstad welcoming guests to the Annual Business Seminar 2015

The Embassy was delighted to host the Norwegian Embassy Annual Business seminar, in Sydney this year in collaboration with the European Australian Business Council. The focus for this year was on the Global Economic Outlook and Implications for Business in Australia. Read more

Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra.

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra represents the Norwegian government in Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Tuvalu. We are a small embassy with 8 employees; three are diplomatic personnel and four are local employees. At the moment we have a vacant full-time position for locally employed staff: Read more

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... Read more

NGI2. 
Photo: NGI2.

During a visit to Perth, the Ambassador met with the recently opened office of Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI). They are a private foundation, and a leading international provider of research and consulting within the engineering geosciences. NGI serves clients globally from its offices in Norway, USA, Australia and a joint venture in Malaysia. Noel Boylan, a principal engineer with NGI... Read more

Leaders from all over the world will meet in Oslo on 6–7 July to garner support for a joint effort to promote education in countries affected by conflict, crisis and poverty. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende will open the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafza... Read more

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. Read more

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... Read more

Norway, the European Union and its Member States representations in Australia joined forces to organise 8 simultaneous events in 7 different cities on 17 June 2015 to mark European Climate Diplomacy Day. This was part of an international effort to encourage informed debate and pursue the aim limiting global temperature rises to below two degrees. For the occasion seven Ambassadors - from Norway... Read more

Dance Information Norway (Danseinformasjonen) is the national information and resource centre for dance, and was established in 1994. In order to give an overview of Norwegian dance artists and promote their work, Dance Information Norway has gathered video trailers and information from approximately 60 Norwegian dance artists. To watch the trailer, please follow this link. This is just a small... Read more

Elias. 
Photo: Elias.

The little Norwegian rescue boat Elias sails into the English speaking markets. This week Elias; Rescue Team Adventures made its premiere on Netflix USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland. Netflix has acquired its first Norwegian children´s series for these markets, and the very established national property thus takes the step into a new international league. The charming... Read more

The Climate Blueprint. 
Photo: The Climate Blueprint.

17 th of June is European Climate Diplomacy Day, an event taking place all over the world to promote informed debate about climate change in the lead up to this year’s decisive meeting in Paris in December. To limit global temperatures rising to below two degrees, it is essential to secure a fair, ambitious and legally binding international agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate... Read more

Traditional Maori welcoming ceremony

H.E. Ambassador Unni Kløvstad presented her credentials to Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General of New Zealand, on the 3 rd of June. The presenting of credentials included the traditional Maori welcoming ceremony, where H.E. Ambassador Kløvstad was welcomed by the haka . The haka dates back to the days when the Maori were divided into warring tribes, needing to prove their streng... Read more

The Norwegian Embassy, INTSOK and many Norwegian companies attended the APPEA Conference, Fulfilling our Potential, in Melbourne last week. Read more

Norwegian Foreign Minister Brende participates in the opening av a girl school in Rafat, West Bank. Photo: Frode O. Andersen/UD. 
Photo: Norwegian Foreign Minister Brende participates in the opening av a girl school in Rafat, West Bank. Photo: Frode O. Andersen/UD.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting an international conference in Oslo from 28 to 29 May entitled ‘Protecting Education from Attack’. Foreign Minister Børge Brende will open the conference, and states represented at the conference will be encouraged to endorse a Safe Schools Declaration. ‘In countries affected by war and crisis, going to school can be one of the most dangerous things a... Read more