The Australian Embassy in Bern, led by Australia’s Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, H.E. Ms Elisabeth Day, officially opened in 2022.
The Embassy works to deepen bilateral cooperation with Switzerland and expand trade and investment ties and is supported by the Australian Consulate-General in Geneva to provide consular, passport and notarial services.
Australian-Swiss diplomatic relations
Australia and Switzerland established formal diplomatic relations in 1961. The relationship has grown steadily to become one based on shared interests and values and the pursuit of common goals. Australia and Switzerland enjoy a warm and constructive political relationship, strong trade and investment ties, ongoing collaboration in science, education and research, and rich and varied cultural connections. These ties have strengthened over the years and provided many opportunities for innovation, trade and cultural exchange. Australia and Switzerland also share a joint commitment to universal human rights; open, inclusive and resilient societies; and the rules-based international order.