Australian Embassy
Italy, San Marino, Albania, Libya

Australian Focus: three evenings dedicated to Australian cinema

From 1 to 3 September L’Isola del Cinema in Rome showed three films, in original language with subtitles, which have made a signficiant contribution to the dissemination of Australian culture through cinema. Indeed it was Australia in 1997 which opened the first edition of Isola Mondo, establishing a strong relationship with L’Isola.

THE WATER DIVINER - 1 September, 9 p.m. (By Invitation Only)

In 1919, just after WWI, a father travels from Australia to Turkey to find his three sons who fought in the Battle of Gallipoli during the war but who have yet to return home. With the help of a beautiful Turkish hotel owner, he crosses Turkey on his search.

SPEAR - 2 September, 9.30 p.m.

Using gesture and dance, with minimal dialogue, SPEAR follows a young Aboriginal man named Djali from the outback to the streets of Sydney on his quest to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world.

LAST CAB TO DARWIN - 3 September, 9.30 p.m.

Rex drives a cab and has never left Broken Hill in his life. When he discovers he is terminally ill, he decides to drive across the country to Darwin, where he's heard he will be able to die on his own terms. His journey, however, becomes one of self-discovery.


Photos from the night...






Welcome to our New Ambassador

On 4 May the Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced the appointment of Dr Greg French as Australia's next Ambassador to Italy, with non-resident accreditation to Albania, Libya and San Marino.

The Embassy welcomes Dr French and his family to Rome.



Applications open for DAP projects in Albania

The Australian Embassy in Rome is seeking project applications for funding under the Australian Direct Aid Program (DAP) in Albania. DAP is a flexible small grants program funded by the Australian Government and managed through the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) overseas posts. The program aims to support projects with a strong development focus that complement Australia's broader aid program which contributes to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. DAP projects should promote a distinctive and positive image of Australia.

DAP is available on a not-for-profit basis to individuals, community groups, NGOs and other entities engaged in development activities in Albania.

Applicants must apply online by accessing and registering to start an application form.

The application round will open on 1 August 2016 and will close on 16 September 2016. Applications will be ranked by an impartial selection committee and successful applicants will be advised in October 2016.

Enquiries can be sent to



Australian KC-30A Mission to Italy

On 12 and 13 July 2016, a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A air- to-air refuelling aircraft and 17 crew members visited the Italian Air base, Pratica di Mare, near Rome.

The visit was hosted by the Italian Air Force 8° Gruppo (Squadron) and 14° Stormo (Wing) which operate the Italian KC-767 air-to-air refuelling aircraft.

The visit provided a great opportunity for the Australian and Italian crews to share information on their respective aircraft and experiences in operations. Visits such as these are important to increase understanding and interoperability between coalition partners.




Interview with Chargé d'Affaires

An interview with Chargé d'Affaires Jo Tarnawsky about trade and investment trends between Italy and Australia.


Embassy's Twitter Account 

To receive the latest news on Australia, the Italy-Australia relationship and the work of the Embassy, follow the Embassy's Twitter account @AusAmbRome.



Launch of Italian Alumni Honour Roll

The Australian Embassy and the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) are pleased to launch the Italian Alumni Honour Roll to recognise the achievements of Italian alumni who have studied in Australia and the important contribution they have made to strengthening the ties between our two countries. Australia greatly values the significant contribution our international alumni make to our community, our bilateral relations and our people-to-people linkages. The honour roll contains a collection of interviews with talented Italian alumni, to recognise their achievements and to share their experiences.



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