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The Embassy

Practical information on who we are and how to find us.

The Embassy of Ireland in Canberra, Australia

Ambassador: H.E. Breandán Ó Caollaí

Deputy Head of Mission: Mr Eamonn Robinson

Second Secretary: Mr Graham Hartnett

Directions to the Embassy

20 Arkana Street, Yarralumla, ACT 2600

The Embassy is located in the suburb of Yarralumla in South Canberra, near Parliament House.

Public transport
The number 1 bus route passes closest to the Embassy. A route map can be found here. From the City Bus Station, take the number 1 us to the corner of Hopetoun Circuit and Schlich Street. From the bus stop it is about a ten minute walk to the Embassy. Turn right on to Schlich Street (third exit off roundabout) and continue about 250 metres to Arkana Street. Turn left into Arkana Street and continue 350m, crossing Empire circuit, to the Embassy. The Embassy building is on the right hand side of the road beside the EU Delegation and opposite the Embassy of Spain.

By car
From State Circle, turn on to Perth Avenue, then left onto Moonah Place at the US Embassy. Proceed past the US Embassy, then take the first right turn onto Arkana Street. The Embassy is 300 metres down this road on the left hand side, opposite the Embassy of Spain.

Embassy Opening Hours

The Embassy is open to the public from Monday to Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm; and 2pm – 4pm.

The Passport Office takes phone queries Monday to Friday from 2pm – 4pm.


The Embassy of Ireland in Canberra will be closed on the following days:

New Year's DayFriday 1 January

New Year's Day Monday 2 January
Australia Day Thursday 26 January
Canberra Day Monday 13 March
St. Patrick's Day Friday 17 March
Good Friday Friday 14 April
Easter Monday Monday 17 April
Anzac Day Tuesday 25 April 
Queen's Birthday Monday 12 June
Family & Community Day Monday 25 September
Labour Day Monday 2 October
Christmas Day Monday 25 December 
St. Stephen's Day Tuesday 26 December