The state visit from Their Majesties King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway is underway. On this site you will find useful links and information regarding Their Majesties' activities while "Down under". Friday Their Majesties concluded the State Visit in Perth Friday. To recognize Norwegian and Australian maritime cooperation the day started with a visit to Wilhelmsen MV Tugela, together wit

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As a part of the State Visit from Norway to Australia, successful bilateral talks has been conducted by high-ranking officials from both countries. Cooperation in a time of crisis On Tuesday Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, released a joint statement outlining Norwegian-Australian cooperation in a time of crisis....

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Reports suggest that cyclone Marcia is set to intensify to a category 5 storm, before it hits the Queensland Coast. Anyone residing in areas exposed to the cyclone is advised to listen to local authorities and keep up to date on developments as the cyclone progress here. If you have further enquires or question, or wish to read available information in Norwegian, please follow this link to our...

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If you need to renew your Norwegian passport, a representative from the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra will be accepting applications from Norwegian citizens for passports at the Royal Norwegian Consulate in Auckland

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The 6th of February marks the Sami National Day, a day to pay tribute to the culture and historical heritage of the indigenous population of Scandinavia. The day celebrates the first Sami Congress, held in 1917, in Trondheim, Norway. The Congress in 1917 was the first time Norwegian and Swedish Sami came together across national borders to find sustainable solutions for issues that specifically...

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If you are eager to catch some lovely traditional Norwegian folk music, or maybe interested in listening to something new, the choir ‘KORiAUSTRALIA’ is touring Australia from the 14 th of February until the 26 th of February. On their tour they will stop by several of the major Australian cities, including Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. The choir consists of 60 adult singe...

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Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende signed a strategic partnership agreement on Tuesday. ‘This is a historic step for Norway’s engagement in Africa,’ said Mr Brende.

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Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ragna Marie Fjeld.

‘The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights.

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Norwegian director Torill Kove, who won the Academy Award in 2007, is competing again with her new animated short, Me and My Moulton (Moulton og meg).

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Norgesskolen is a three week summer school in Norwegian language and culture for children of Norwegian parents or for children and youth aged between 9 and 18 who wish to maintain contact with the Norwegian language and culture.

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Photo: Green Climate Fund.

Norway will provide NOK 1.6 billion (USD 258 mill) to the Green Climate Fund over the next four years. With this announcement, the total amount pledged to the Fund has now reached the equivalent of USD 9.95 billion.

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Ambassador Unni Kløvstad together with the Hon Bill Marmion and Managing Director at Wilhelm Wilhelmsen Christian Due. 
Photo: Kaja Glomm.

The inaugural Norwegian Embassy Annual Business Seminar was held in Perth, Friday 24 October.

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