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Chile country brief - bilateral fact sheet

Bilateral relations

Australia and Chile established diplomatic relations in 1945, and Australia opened a diplomatic legation in Santiago in 1946. In 1968, Australia upgraded to an embassy in Chile, a move reciprocated by Chile in 1969.

Chile has Consulates-General in Sydney and Melbourne, a Trade Commission in Sydney and Honorary Consuls in Brisbane and Perth.

Australia and Chile enjoy a strong bilateral relationship, underpinned by growing trade and investment and people-to-people links. Our trade and investment relationship is reinforced by the Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement and membership in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Australia works closely with Chile in multilateral forums, where we are likeminded on key global issues, including trade, human rights, Antarctica, and arms control. Australia and Chile also cooperate multilaterally in the United Nations and its organisations, the World Trade Organization (WTO) – including through the Cairns Group of agricultural fair-trading countries - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and as Parties to the Antarctic Treaty.

Further economic and trade information can be found in our Chile trade/economic fact sheet [PDF 199 KB].

Fast Facts

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


Australian visitors to Chile (primary destination (2023-24 Dept of Home Affairs) # 


Resident Australian population born in Chile (2021Census)


Australian residents of Chilean descent (2021 Census)


Chilean Working Holiday Makers visas granted (2022-23 Dept of Home Affairs)


Chilean students in Australia (2023 Dept of Education)*


# This financial year data is owned by Home Affairs. They provide quarterly updates to this data on their 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 July – Foreign Minister Penny Wong spoke to Foreign Minister Alberto van Klaveren
  • 2023 July – Assistant Trade Minister Tim Ayres met with Chile’s Under-Secretary for International Economic Relations, Claudia Sanhueza at the CPTPP Commission Meeting in New Zealand
  • 2022 November – Prime Minister Anthony Albanese met President Gabriel Boric at the APEC Summit in Bangkok
  • 2022 October – Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Tim Watts visited Chile
  • 2022 September – Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen met Minister for Energy Diego Pardow at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburgh
  • 2022 June – Minister for the Environment and Water Tanya Plibersek met Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Ximena Fuentes at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon

Agreements with Chile


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Australian Embassy in Chile

Isidora Goyenechea 3621, 9th, 12th and 13th Floors
Las Condes
Santiago de Chile

Tel: +56 2 2 550 3500

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