About us

Group picture Goethe-Institut Australia © Photo: Wesley Nel Group picture Goethe-Institut Australia Photo: Wesley Nel

Tasks and Targets

We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.


Current job opportunities, internships in Sydney und Melbourne

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Web Dossiers

Feminism Today

What's motivating women and feminists in Germany? Our dossier presents artists and other cultural professionals tackling the current top hot-button feminist topics and debates.

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Bicultural Urbanite

Bicultural Urbanite is our new blog with stories from Berlin. Australians Luke and Brianna write about their expat life in the German capital.

Kino in Oz

For #kinoinoz, Brisbane-based film critic Sarah Ward takes a closer look at German films screening down under. Here you'll find everything from film reviews and interviews to release information.


Anti-liberal, nationalistic movements are gaining in strength around the world. Why are populist tendencies on the rise in this era of digitization and globalization? How can the values of democracy be protected?

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Future Perfect

The world is in need of ideas for a better, more sustainable future, but ideas are not enough. The Goethe-Institut and the foundation FUTURZWEI collect stories for tomorrow – lived today, everywhere.

Sustainably Chic

Our consciousness is in constant flux when it comes to our choices of clothing and housing. Worldwide, more and more people consider the relevance of sustainable consumerism - in which sustainability no longer equals lack of style.

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Urban Subcultures

Subcultures can have a significant impact on visually and culturally shaping a city. This dossier aims to examine subcultures in urban spaces in Germany and Australia.

Well Worth Seeing

Tourist magnets, architecture as theatre and cultural flagships: buildings like the newly-opened Elbphilharmonie are meant to enhance culture with their spectacular architecture – and positively influence the development of a city or a region. But does it work?

180 Seconds City

From Berlin to Bogota – and back via Tokyo and Kolkata! In 180 seconds a picture of the city emerges, showing what unites us and what makes us different.

It’s Berlinale time!

The 67th Berlinale will be held from 9 until 19 February. Twelve bloggers and film journalists from around the world will cover the international film festival for the Goethe-Institut – from an international perspective. 

Culture Projects

Responsibility & Humanity

Responsibility & Humanity – Culture, Nature and Terror? is an event series presented in Australia by the Goethe-Institut. Join us for the dialogue between a group of four contemporary German thinkers and a range of inspiring Australian guests. Investigate the key philosophical questions of our time with us!

Goethe-Institut Damascus | In Exile

In 2016 the Goethe-Institut in Berlin initiated the project “Damascus in Exile”: for two weeks, the Goethe-Institut provided a room, infrastructure, facilities and a framework for Syrian artists who had come to Germany. Now, a similar idea comes to Sydney...

Herlinde Koelbl

Herlinde Koelbl is one of the major political photographers in Germany. Her photos addressing burning issues of the time have made her known worldwide. Koelbl combines a journalistic documentary approach with high artistic standards in a way uniquely her own.

Fast Fashion

How is it possible, that fashionable clothing items are so cheap? Who are the people producing the items and under what circumstances are they working? What impact do the fast changing fashion trends have on the environment? The exhibition Fast Fashion. The dark side of fashion deals with these questions...

Educational Services Projects

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German? Absolutely!

German? Absolutely! Have a look at our updated concepts and teaching materials for children. This offer is for 4-10 year old German learners and those who support young German learners playfully with the newest educational methods.

German School Film Festival

Filmmakers, get ready! The time has come. This year, the German School Film Festival will take you on a journey into the future: "GERMANY IN THE YEAR 3017".

STEM - Learning with CLIL

Speak German – Study Science
Apply for grants, participate in science workshops and check out CLIL course materials!