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Mexico country brief - bilateral fact sheet

Bilateral relations

Australia and Mexico established diplomatic relations in 1966. Australia has an Embassy in Mexico City.

Mexico has an Embassy in Canberra and Honorary Consuls in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Perth.

Australia and Mexico enjoy a strong bilateral relationship with substantial investment and commercial ties across education and research, food and agribusiness, infrastructure finance and mining technology and service. Our trade and investment relationship is reinforced by our membership of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

People-to-people links between Australia and Mexico are also deepening, with increasing numbers of Australians visiting Mexico and increasing numbers of Mexican students choosing to study in Australia.

Australia and Mexico cooperate multilaterally in numerous forums, including the United Nations and its organisations, the G20, MIKTA and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

The Australian Embassy in Mexico City manages a Direct Aid program in Mexico.

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

Fast facts

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

7,787

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

9,432

Resident Australian population born in Mexico (2021 Census)

6,845

Australian residents of Mexican descent (2021 Census)

10,754

Mexican students in Australia (2023 Dept of Education)*

3,577

# 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

  • 2024 February – Minister for Finance, Women and the Public Service Katy Gallagher met with Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alicia Bárcena at the MIKTA Foreign Ministers Meeting in Rio de Janeiro at margins of G20
  • 2023 September – Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong met with Minister for Foreign Affairs Alicia Bárcena Ibarra at the MIKTA Foreign Ministers Meeting in New York
  • 2023 April – Director General Fernando Conzález Saiffe visited Australia for Senior Officials Talks
  • 2022 June – Minister for the Environment and Water Tanya Plibersek met Vice Minister of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights Martha Delgado in Lisbon
  • 2020 October - Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Tehan met Minister of Economy Tatiana Clouthier Carillo in Rome

Agreements with Mexico

  • 2020 MoU on Indigenous Cooperation
  • 2019 Tax Information Exchange Agreement
  • 2018 Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
  • 2015 MoU on Education, Research and Vocational Education and Training
  • 2010 Air Services Agreement
  • 2010 MoU on Cooperation in Agriculture
  • 2010 MoU on Mining
  • 2009 MoU on Political Consultations
  • 2005 MoU on Energy
  • 2005 Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (IPPA)
  • 2004 Double Taxation Agreement

Travel

See Australian Government travel advice for Australians overseas on Smartraveller

Austrade

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Australian Embassy in Mexico City

Ruben Dario 55
Col. Polanco
Mexico City 11580
Mexico


Tel: 52-55-11012200

General: australianembassy.mexico@dfat.gov.au
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