Events in Australia

Are you interested in international cultural exchange and social challenges? Do you have questions about German educational and cultural policy, language and global developments?

Within the worldwide network of Goethe-Institutes, we frequently tackle issues not only relevant to Germany and the German Language.

Our venues:

Some of our Events take place at our Australian offices in Sydney and Melbourne. Larger meetings, fairs and performances also at our partners' locations, and on stages, in halls and at festivals in all Australian states and territories.

Find an overview over upcoming concerts, discussions, exhibitions, lectures and trainings sponsored by the Goethe-Institut in Australia below.

Click on the event title to view details. Goethe-Institut Australien is very much looking forward to meeting you there.


    19 artists in residence in 6 countries
    Australia, Canada, England, Germany, France, Netherlands
    Residency of German sound artist Abel Korinsky
    Krautrock pioneers in their first Australian performance since 1975
    Crowded Space – Paintings
    Goethe-Institut Melbourne
    An exhibition and publication about the Torrens Island Internment Camp at the Adelaide Migration Museum
    Documentary “Living in Space” by Katre Haav
    Screening with Introduction
    The silent film "Verdun: Vision of History", screened with live piano accompaniment
    Exhibition and symposium with multimedia artist Hito Steyerl
    Journalists and Authors Describe their Image of Australia
    Towards Multiculturalism: German Migration 1935–1956
    Michel Tuffery brings the Royal Samoan Police Band over to Sydney's Carriageworks

    Goethe-Institut Australia

    90 Ocean Street
    Woollahra, NSW 2025 Australia
    PO Box 37, NSW 1350
    Tel. +61 2 83568333
    Fax +61 2 83568314
    Directions Sydney

    Goethe-Institut Australia

    Level 1, 448 St. Kilda Road
    Melbourne, VIC 3004 Australia
    Tel. +61 3 98648999
    Fax +61 3 98648988
    Directions Melbourne

    Melbourne: Interns wanted

    Goethe-Institut Melbourne seeks interns for its departments of Cultural Programs, Teachers Services and Language Courses for an immediate start. More...

    Video: Enemy Aliens

    Enemy alien - three generations of Australian internees © Goethe-Institut Australien
    During the World Wars, Australia interned some 20.000 so-called enemy aliens. We interviewed contemporary witnesses.

    Prof Joan Beaumont on the ANZAC legend

    Prof Joan Beaumont
    The ANZAC myth is often presented as something natural: a kind of spontaneous arising of national sentiment from within a naturally patriotic Australian people. But it is not. More...