Embassy of Estonia, Canberra

The Embassy of Estonia in Canberra is Estonia's diplomatic mission to Australia and New Zealand.[1]

Estonian Embassy in Canberra
LocationYarralumla, Canberra
Address12 Darwin Avenue, Yarralumla ACT 2600, Australia
Coordinates35°18'11.1"S 149°06'57.2"E
AmbassadorAndres Unga
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Australia first recognized Estonia on September 22, 1921, after Estonia's acceptance into the League of Nations. From 1919-1935, Estonia’s interests in Australia were represented by the Finnish Consulate (in 1922 Harold Tanner, a Finn, was named Deputy Honorary Consul in Sydney). In 1935 Estonia appointed its own honorary consul. The work of the consulate was interrupted in 1940 and its records were given to the Swedish Consulate for storage (today they have been returned to Estonia).

Australia was among the first countries to re-recognize Estonia's independence on August 27, 1991, while diplomatic relations were restored on November 21, 1991.[2]

The first Ambassador of Estonia to Australia, Peeter Miller, was accredited from Tokyo (Japan) in 2007.[3] In 2010 the accreditation was transferred to Tallinn.[4]

In 2011 Estonia opened a Consulate General in Sydney. It was closed in 2015 when the Embassy of Estonia was established in Canberra. The Embassy was officially announced open on February 18, 2015.

LocationEdit

Since August 4, 2015 the Embassy of Estonia operates in the premises of the Embassy of Finland in Canberra.[5] The embassy is located at Darwin Avenue in Yarralumla, ACT, Australia.

 
Flags of Estonia, EU and Finland

 

Estonian Ambassadors to AustraliaEdit

History of Estonian Ambassadors to Australia
Name Residing city Credentials Service
Peeter Miller Tokyo 30 November 2007 2007 - 2010
Andres Rundu Tallinn --- 2010 - 2012
Andres Unga Tallinn 28 March 2013[6] 2012 - 2015
Andres Unga Canberra 28 March 2013 2015 - 2019

Honorary ConsulsEdit

Estonia has 4 Honorary Consuls in Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth)[7] and 1 Honorary Consul in New Zealand (Wellington).[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Embassy". Embassy of Estonia, Canberra (Official Site). Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Estonia and Australia". Embassy of Estonia, Canberra (Official Site). Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Estonian Ambassador to Australia Presents Credentials". MFA of Estonia, Tallinn (Official Site). Retrieved 30 November 2007.
  4. ^ "Appointment of A.Rundu (in estonian)". Office of the President, Tallinn (Official Site). Retrieved 21 June 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Embassy". Embassy of Estonia, Canberra (Official Site). Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Estonian Ambassador H.E. Mr Andres Unga presents his credentials to the Governor-General of Australia H.E. Ms Quentin Alice Louise Bryce". MFA of Estonia, Tallinn. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Honorary Consuls in Australia". Embassy of Estonia, Canberra (Official Site). Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Honorary Consuls in New Zealand". Embassy of Estonia, Canberra (Official Site). Retrieved 11 September 2015.

Coordinates: 35°18′11″S 149°06′57″E / 35.303093°S 149.115901°E / -35.303093; 149.115901