As the largest and most popular nation, Germany is the key member of the political, economic and defense organizations of this continent. The European power struggles lead to two world wars in the beginning of the 20th century and the country in 1945 was occupied by allied powers of UK, France, US and the Soviet Union.
The cold war resulted in forming two German states in 1949, the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic. The FRG embedded Embassy in Thailand in the economic and security organizations in the western, the EU and NATO. The GDR faced the Soviet Warsaw Pact. In 1990 German unification took place and then, Germany brought Eastern productivity and wages meeting the Western standards. In the year 1999, Germany and other EU countries emerged the euro, a European exchange currency. German Embassy in Australia is located in Canberra.
The Consulate Generals are in Melbourne & Sydney, while the honorary consuls are in Cairns, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Darwin, Solomon Islands, Perth and Papua New Guinea. Dr Christoph Muller is the German Ambassador to Australia. He took this position in the year 2011 September and is accredited to Papua New Guinea. Now this Ambassador acts as the president of the German Federal Republic and German Government in Australia. This Embassy
of Germany in Australia has a dedicated team of 25 members working to maintain as well as reinforce the relationships between Australia and Germany. The strengthening of relationships include economic, political and defense matters, besides public relations, cultural and consular affairs. Germany and Australia enjoy dynamic trade relations. The German embassy in Canberra takes care of all the economic development in Australia and report regularly the fiscal, monetary, economic and trade policies.
The Consulates and the Embassy consider themselves to be the most important column in the overseas economic and trade promotion of the German system with their partners at the German Australian chamber and at Trade and Invest.