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Covid-Update Sydney

Following the latest Public Health Orders in NSW, our branch in Woollahra is temporarily closed until further notice.

While our institute will be closed to help to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, our staff and services are still available online: German language courses, teaching & learning materials, digital library and much more.
Stay connected with us by following us on Instagram and Facebook, checking our website or by e-mail and phone.
We continue to follow the advice of the NSW Government and will be in touch with you regarding any updates.
Stay healthy and help slow the virus's transmission, hopefully allowing us all to return safely to our daily lives and work very soon.

Fortunately, our Melbourne office is not impacted and happy to welcome you.  
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We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation.

Onleihe: German Online Library

More than 35,000 German language media are available for downloading from our Onleihe. Anytime. Anywhere. Free.

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Bicultural Urbanite

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Goethe im Garten

In cooperation with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, our community garden located at the Goethe-Institut in Sydney, has been designed to promote gardening, sustainability and positive food habits.

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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 festival previews.