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Photo: Fredrik Larsen Lund .

Nedenunder og Hjem is the result of historian, Fredrik Larsen Lund's years spent researching Norwegian immigration and settlement in the land down under. Lund is set to release his 330 page book in Norwegian early September 2014, with three lectures set for Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney late October. Read more

Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) calls for applications from higher education institutions outside Norway in relation to lectureships in Norwegian language and literature for the period 2015 – 2020. Read more

The Embassy reminds visa applicants to Norway and Sweden to apply well in advance of the intended departure date. Read more

Three Norwegian films will be screened across Australia at the Scandinavian Film Festival in July. Read more

From left to right: Professor Vaughan Macefield, UWS Campbelltown. MP Bryan Doyle. Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr Clinton Mead. Norwegian Consular Officer Marianne Martinsen and Mr Robert Sullivan from Urban Growth NSW. 
Photo: Natasha Sky.

Norwegian sculptor Hilde A. Danielsen has won the people's choice award at the annual Sculpture Award at the University of Western Sydney. Read more

Photo: Kine Marie Madsen.

Saturday 17 May, marked the bicentenary of the Norwegian Constitution. The day was celebrated in several Australian cities and in New Zealand. Read more

Norway’s former Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, was appointed NATOs next Secretary General 28 March 2014. He will assume his functions as Secretary General from 1 October 2014. Read more

Deputy Head of Mission, Kaja Glomm at the opening of the VFS Visa Application Centre in Sydney 21 March 2014. 
Photo: Linn Enger Leigland.

Visa Application Centres opened across Australia 21 March 2014. Read more

From 21 March 2014, visa and residence permit applications for Norway as well as visa applications for Sweden and Iceland can be submitted at one of six new VFS Global Visa Application Centres across Australia. Read more

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The Norwegian Embassy in Canberra is proud to be a part of this year’s Earth Hour which will take place on 29 March. Read more

Ambassador Siren Gjerme Eriksen speaking at the Martstrand Memorial Bridge Ceremony. 
Photo: Mr Andrew Benson.

The Marstrand Memorial Bridge Ceremony, Tasmania. On the 31 st January 2014 Norway’s Ambassador to Australia, Siren Gjerme Eriksen, and the Mayor of the Southern Midlands Council, Mr Tony Bisdee OAM had the pleasure of unveiling the plaque of the Marstrand Memorial Bridge in honor of the late Claus Nicolay Marstrand. The event was attended by a large crowd with guests including the Governor of... Read more

The Bicentenary of the Norwegian Constitution in 2014 will raise awareness of what our Constitution means today and the role it can be expected to play in our future democracy.

MV Taiko arriving Sydney harbour. 
Photo: Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA.

Norway is to play a significant role in removing chemical weapons from Syria and transporting them out of the country for destruction elsewhere. Read more

Presentation of the diploma and the medal to Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Director-General Ahmed Üzümcü. 
Photo: M.B. Haga, MFA, Oslo.

The Nobel Peace Prize Award ceremony took place on 10 December in Oslo City Hall. Read more

Photo: Bill Frymire/ Masterfile/ NTB scanpix.

Norway and Australia share some important economic similarities, which lay the ground for macroeconomic research cooperation. Read more

From left: Håkon Skretting, Regional Director, Oil and Gas, INTSOK, Siren Gjerne Eriksen, Norway's Ambassador to Australia and Tore Moe, Oil and Gas Advisor Australia, INTSOK. 
Photo: Martine Sørlie.

The Deep Water Conference, organized by Norwegian Oil and Gas Partners – INTSOK – took place in Perth 14 November 2013. Read more

In a recent report from the World Economic Forum, Norway ranks as the third most gender equal country in the world, and number one when it comes to women’s economic participation and opportunity as well as educational level. Read more

Photo: Statoil.

The GPFG was established in 1990 as a fiscal policy tool to underpin long-term considerations in the phasing in of petroleum revenues into the Norwegian economy. Renaming the Fund the Government Pension Fund Global in 2006 was part of a broader pension reform. Long-term, sound management of the Fund helps to ensure that both present and future generations can benefit from Norway’s petroleum... Read more

Photo: Erlend Aas/NTB Scanpix/SMK.

Norway’s new Government was appointed 16 October by His Majesty the King. It is a conservative minority government formed by the Conservative Party and the Progress Party, with Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg as Prime Minister. Read more

Photo: OPCW.

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 goes to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Read more