About us

Goethe-Institut Sydney Photo: Wesley Nel

The Goethe-Institute in Sydney was founded in 1974, and together with our institute in Melbourne makes up the Goethe-Institut Australien. Each year, approximately 1.000 participants learn German in our local courses.

In cooperation with local partners and associations we contribute to the professionalization of German teaching through workshops and seminars.

Our cultural programs which are organised and initiated with our Australian partners present contemporary positions and voices from Germany and Europe in Australia.

In Sydney, the Educational Cooperation Department looks after the states of New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland and The Northern Territories. Yearly events include - among others - the zoo-days, HSC courses and the German School Film Festival.

Information about all our programs can be found on our website, as well as on Facebook Goethe-Institut Australien, on Twitter GI_Australien and on our Youtube Channel GoetheAustralia. In addition our Newsletters inform about upcoming projects.