The Embassy of Portugal in Canberra ensures the diplomatic representation of the Portuguese Government in Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, Palau, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Cook Islands, Tuvalu and Niue, countries under the jurisdiction of this diplomatic mission.
The diplomatic list consists on the following elements:
Pedro Rodrigues da Silva - Ambassador
Carlos Lopes de Oliveira - First Secretary and Head of Consular Section
Captain (Navy) José Manuel Ministro Ribeiro da Costa - Defense Attaché, residing in Dili, Timor Leste.
This mission follows the political, economic, business and social developments as well as all foreign policy issues of the countries where it is accredited. In the development of bilateral relations with other States, the Embassy has among its main tasks the promotion of political, commercial, corporate, investment, tourism relations, as well as Portuguese language and culture.
The Consular Section of the Embassy provides a wide variety of consular services in support of the Portuguese citizens and to the Portuguese community living in Australia, particularly those who live and work in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The consular section is also available to provide support and assistance to Australians (or nationals of other countries living here) who need to travel to Portugal, whether in business, tourism or by any other reason.
The mission of the Embassy is developed in close collaboration with the Consulate General in Sydney, and the Honorary Consulates in Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin and Brisbane (Australia) and Wellington (New Zealand).