Australian Embassy
Italy, San Marino, Albania, Libya

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.


The Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 2 July 2016.

Early in-person voting will be offered at the Australian Embassy in Rome and at the Australian Consulate-General in Milan from Monday 20 June 2016 to Friday 01 July 2016.  Election arrangements will be published on this page and updated regularly.

The Australian Embassy in Rome and the Australian Consulate-General in Milan will offer the following voting times:

Monday to Friday : 10.00 – 16.00.

In the meantime, you can find information related to being overseas at election time on the Australian Electoral Commission’s website :

If you cannot attend in person, Postal Vote Applications (PVAs) can be accessed on the AEC website:

Alternately,  you may contact the Australian Embassy in Rome from 20th June onwards and we will send the Postal vote Application to you by email or fax.  Once completed, you may scan or fax the application to our office and upon receipt of your application for a postal vote, we will send the ballot papers to the postal address you provide in the application.  Once completed, you will have to return the ballot papers to the Embassy  by mail.

Please note that we must receive your Postal Vote Application before 6.00pm Western Australian time (AWST) on the Wednesday before polling day, therefore it would have to be received by the Australian Embassy in Rome before 12 noon on 29th June 2016.


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.


Australian Direct Aid Program in Albania

The Australian Embassy is pleased to announce funding for six Direct Aid Program (DAP) projects in Albania for 2015-16, for a total of AUD 95,000. Read more...


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.



Australian Embassy Rome Newsletter

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 Register your presence in Italy, San Marino, Libya, Albania

Register your presence in Italy, San Marino, Libya and Albania with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

All Australians who reside overseas or who are travelling for tourism or business, either for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as, new Travel Advisories, notice of elections and information on other matters relevant to travellers and expatriates.