With a 2,470km long coastline, Mozambique sits at a vital geopolitical intersection. Overlooking the Mozambique Channel, the country is one of Africa’s primary gateways to the Indian Ocean. Following independence from Portugal in 1975, Mozambique subsequently went through a protracted civil war that ended in 1992.
Mozambique is a member of the Commonwealth, the Southern African Development Community and the Indian Ocean Rim Association. Although Portuguese is the official language, it is the first language for less than 10 per cent of the population of 32 million (2021).
Australia's diplomatic representation to Mozambique is from the High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa, assisted by an Honorary Consul in Maputo.
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Heads of Government
Embassies and consulates
- Australian Consulate in Maputo, Mozambique
- The Australian High Commission in South Africa is responsible for Mozambique
Mozambique has no consulates in Australia. Enquires should be directed to the Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique in Tokyo