Skip to main content


Flag of Argentina

Argentina country brief – bilateral fact sheet

Bilateral relations

Australia and Argentina established diplomatic relations in December 1959. Australia sent its first Ambassador to Buenos Aires in 1964.

Argentina has an Embassy in Canberra and a Consulate-General in Sydney.

Australia and Argentina cooperate on a range of issues of mutual interest, including trade, human rights, Antarctica, and arms control. Australia and Argentina also have significant synergies and a history of collaboration in the agriculture sector.  There is a growing Australian presence in the Argentine mining sector.   

Australia and Argentina work together multilaterally in numerous forums, including the United Nations and its organisations, the G20, the World Trade Organization (WTO) – including through the Cairns Group of agricultural fair-trading countries - the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and as Parties to the Antarctic Treaty.

The Australian Embassy in Buenos Aires manages a Direct Aid Program in Argentina.

Further economic and trade information can be found in our Argentina trade/economic fact sheet [PDF 194 KB].

Fast Facts

Argentine visitors to Australia (2023-24 Dept of Home Affairs) #


Australian visitors to Argentina (2023-24 Dept of Home Affairs) #


Resident Australian population born in Argentina (2021Census)


Australian residents of Argentine descent (2021 Census)


Argentine Work and Holiday visas granted (2023-24 Dept of Home Affairs)


Argentine students in Australia (2023 Dept of Education)*


# This financial year data is owned by Home Affairs. It provides quarterly updates to this data on its website.

* This Jan-Dec 2023 data is owned by the Department of Education. It provides updates to these numbers on its website

High level engagement

  • 2023 August – Assistant Minister for Trade Tim Ayres met with Secretary for International Economic Relations, Ministry for Foreign affairs, Trade and Worship, Cecilia Todesca at the G20 Trade and Investment Ministers' Meeting in Jaipur
  • 2022 October – Secretary for Foreign Affairs Pablo Anselmo Tettamanti visited Australia for Senior Officials' Talks
  • 2021 October - Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan met Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship Santiago Cafiero at the G20 Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting in Sorrento
  • 2020 May - Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne met Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Investment Felipe Sola virtually
  • 2018 - Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham, Minister for Agriculture and Water David Littleproud and Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop visited Argentina for the G20 summit

Agreements with Argentina


See Australian Government travel advice for Australians overseas on Smartraveller


See international Austrade offices

Australian Embassy in Argentina

Villanueva 1400
Buenos Aires C1426BMJ

Tel: +54-11 4779 3500

Title: Facebook - Description: logo Australia en Argentina, Uruguay y Paraguay
Title: Twitter - Description: logo @EmbAustraliaBA
Title: Instagram - Description: logo @ausemb_ar


Back to top