Embassy of Switzerland in Australia

The Embassy premises in Canberra © FDFA

As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations with Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, technology and education. 

Please note that all visa and other consular matters are dealt with by the Consulate General in Sydney. For any related information please directly contact the Consulate General.   

Who is who  

  • Mr Pedro Zwahlen, Ambassador of Switzerland to Australia, Head of Mission
  • Mrs Yasmine Chatila Zwahlen, Ambassador of Switzerland to Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Special Envoy of Switzerland for the Pacific Region, Head of Mission
  • Mr Daniel Haener, Deputy Head of Mission

  • Mr Mark Engler, Science, Technology and Education Officer
     

  • Mr Ernst Steinmann, Consul General of Switzerland in Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu

  • Mr Victor Wong, Honorary Consul General in Papua New Guinea
     

  • Mrs Manuela Erb, Honorary Consul in Victoria

  • Mr Daniel Gschwind, Honorary Consul in Queensland

  • Mr Marc Montandon, Honorary Consul in Western Australia

  • Mr René Pfister, Honorary Consul in South Australia

  • Prof. Dr Margaret Otlowski, Honorary Consul in Tasmania

  • Mr Peter Bendel, Honorary Consul in the Northern Territory

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Trainee Exchange

We want to see more bright young trainees experience Switzerland and Australia! Find out more about our trainee exchange program.

Services

Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc...

Switzerland and Australia

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes