This site uses technical, analytics and third-party cookies.
By continuing to browse, you accept the use of cookies.

Preferences cookies

Italy & Australia

Despite the distance, the ties between Italy and Australia are very strong. Thanks to the long history of emigration, the Italian influence in Australia is all-around and clearly visible in every city across the Country.  Australians love the creativity, the refinement and the authenticity of the “Made in Italy”. They are fascinated by the “Italian living” and Melbourne is traditionally considered the largest Italian city outside of Europe and the Americas.

With a positive trade balance of about 4 billion euros, Italy is the eleventh largest supplier of Australia and the second largest in the European Union (EU). The presence of large Italian industrial groups and other smaller businesses, albeit technologically advanced is also rooted.  According to the most recent data, there are about 210 Italian companies in Australia, operating in almost all sectors: energy- especially renewables – engineering, security and defence, shipbuilding, infrastructure and construction, fashion and luxury, automotive, fitness, and of course food and beverage.

  • MAECI is the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The Directorate General for Country Promotion and the Directorate General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy are in charge of promoting Italy abroad in all its dimensions (economic, cultural and scientific).

    The main objective is to ensure the overall coherence of the activities carried out by the diplomatic and consular network of:

    • Embassies, Consulates – Offices of the ICE Agency (Agency for the promotion abroad and the internationalization of Italian enterprises)

    • Italian Cultural Institutes, Offices of the Scientific and Technological Attachés.

    • Enit (National Agency for Tourism)

    • Institutions, Bodies, Associations, Businesses, Research Centers and Universities

    For more information on the Country System, click here.