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JET Programme Farewell Reception

On 19 July, the 2016 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Farewell Reception was held at the Consul-General’s official residence. The number of new participants is 44 for New South Wales. The participants will be assigned to schools and municipalities throughout Japan to assist with language education and with projects related to international activities.

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Consul-General's Commendation Awarding Ceremony and Reception

On 15 July, the Consul-General's commendation ceremony and reception were held at his residence on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Basic Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between Japan and Australia. The commendation was to honour the significant contribution of the awardees to the Japan-Australia friendship. Five individuals and three groups were awarded.

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2016 Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest for NSW & NT Secondary School Students

The essay contest aims to encourage and develop a better understanding of Japan, and Australia-Japan relations, amongst secondary school students in New South Wales and the Northern Territory. Applications are open to all secondary school students, not only those studying Japanese language. The contest is proudly sponsored by JAL, JTB and UNIQLO, and supported by Books Kinokuniya.
Submissions close Wednesday 24 August 2016

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Japan-Northern Territory Business Networking Lunch

On 29 June, the Northern Territory Government hosted a business networking lunch inviting Japanese companies based in Sydney. At the event, where around 40 Japanese business people attended, Northern Territory Treasurer David Tollner and other government officials explained the potential of Northern Territory as a trading partner as well as an investment destination in a wide range of areas such as mining, agriculture, infrastructure and tourism.

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AJS-NSW 2016 University Awards Night

On 8 June, the Australia Japan Society of New South Wales (AJS-NSW) held their annual University Awards Night. The awards recognise students with outstanding performances in the field of Japanese Studies, from the six major universities around Sydney. Consul-General Masato Takaoka gave a keynote presentation about the ongoing Japan-Australia relationship, the G7 summit held in Japan and President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima.
Please click here if you are interested in learning more about AJS-NSW.

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Important Notice of Visa Applications

Due to the recent increase in the numbers of visa applications, application periods have been introduced for all the short term stay visas, depending on the departure dates from Sydney. These restrictions are not applicable to Working Holiday visa applicants and visa applicants with a “Certificate of Eligibility”

Application Periods

All the short term stay visa applicants must apply during the certain application periods depending on your departure day from Sydney.

Please check the dates below:


*Applications made outside the application periods will not be accepted. Please double check the application periods.

*For security reasons, the visa counter may be closed earlier if there are large numbers of visa applicants.

*For security reasons, numbered tickets may be distributed to applicants before office hours. In that case, a notice will be put on our website, so please check it beforehand.

*The application periods above are not applicable to Working Holiday visa applicants, and visa applicants with a “Certificate of Eligibility”.

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