Dear compatriots, friends of Bulgaria, dear visitors,
Allow me to warmly welcome you to the official page of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Canberra. The diplomatic mission in the city works for the development of Bulgaria's cooperation with Australia, New Zealand and the countries of Oceania.
Ladies and gentlemen,
This official page is intended for those wishing to receive up-to-date information about Bulgaria, its history, culture, institutions, economy, training opportunities, travel tips and consular messages.
In recent years, there has been a tendency to strengthen relations between our state and the countries of the region in the fields of education, trade and economic relations, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation. Before the pandemic of COVID-19, a significant increase in the number of travelers from Oceania to Bulgaria was observed.
The main goal of the diplomatic mission is to provide adequate, timely, professional consular services, to support the Bulgarian communities, to assist the church boards and our schools, to build together with the compatriots and create a small Bulgaria far from the Fatherland.
The striving for the strengthening and expansion of the mutually beneficial cooperation and the relations of Bulgaria with the countries and the people of the region is constant. Therefore, our work with local institutions and the help that our compatriots can provide us, who have become a natural bridge of friendship between the Balkans and Oceania for enriching contacts, are of special importance to us.
More than 15,000 Bulgarians and Australians of Bulgarian origin live in Australia. The situation is similar in New Zealand, where the number of our compatriots is about 5,000 people. They contribute to the dignified Bulgarian representation of our Motherland and help it to be less and less unknown and more and more respected in the region.
Ladies and gentlemen,
The doors of the Bulgarian embassy are open for our compatriots and friends of Bulgaria. Your recommendations for enriching our interaction and for improving our work, as well as for the implementation of interesting initiatives will be highly appreciated.
Thank you for visiting our page.
You are always welcome in our common Bulgarian corner - our official representative office in Canberra!
With best wishes,
Ambassador Svetlozar Panov,
Charge d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
in the Commonwealth of Australia