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About the Australian Embassy in Ireland


The Hon. Gary Gray AO is Ambassador to Ireland, taking up his position in August 2020. He presented credentials on 25 September 2020. 

Mr Gray has recently been the General Manager, External Affairs at Mineral Resources Ltd, Perth; a Board member of the Australian Submarine Corporation; a Member of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority; and a Trustee of Telethon.

Mr Gray previously served as a Board Member of the Perth Astronomical Observatory; Federal Parliamentarian; Parliamentary Secretary, Minister for the Public Service and Integrity; for Tourism; for Small Business; and for Resources and Energy; Director of Corporate Affairs, Woodside Energy; Executive Director, Western Australia Institute of Medical Research; National Secretary, Australian Labor Party; and Assistant National Secretary, Australian Labor Party.

The Embassy's main priorities are:  

  • To advance Australia's bilateral relationship with Ireland.

  • To promote Australia's economic interests in Ireland.

  • To provide Australians in Ireland with consular and passport services.

  • To promote awareness and public understanding in Ireland of Australia's foreign and trade policy, including through cultural activities.

  • To provide services for Australian Governmental and Parliamentary activities.  

About the Embassy

The Australian Government established diplomatic representation in Dublin in 1946 and a full Embassy was established in 1964. 


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