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Peru country brief - bilateral fact sheet

Bilateral relations

Australia and Peru formally established diplomatic relations in 1963. Australia has an Embassy in Lima and an Honorary-Consul in Cusco.

Peru has an embassy in Canberra, a Consulate-General in Sydney and Honorary-Consuls in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

Australia and Peru cooperate on a range of issues of mutual interest, with key areas including mining, education, agriculture and tourism.

Australia and Peru have strong trading relations, including the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) which entered into force on 11 February 2020 and membership in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

Australia and Peru engage multilaterally in numerous forums, including the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the World Bank, World Trade Organization (WTO) - including through the Cairns Group of agricultural fair-trading countries - and APEC (which Peru will host for a third time in 2024).

The Australian Embassy in Lima manages a Direct Aid Program in Peru.

Further economic and trade information can be found in our Peru trade/economic fact sheet [PDF 197 KB].

Fast facts

Peruvian visitors to Australia (2021-22 Dept of Home Affairs) #
Australian visitors to Peru (primary destination (2021-22 Dept of Home Affairs) # 
Resident Australian population born in Peru (2021 Census)
Australian residents of Peruvian descent (2021 Census)
Peruvian Working Holiday Makers visas granted (2022-23 Dept of Home Affairs)
Peruvian 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-June 2023 data is owned by the Department of Education. It provides updates to these numbers on its website

High level engagement

  • 2023 September – Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong met Minister of Foreign Affairs Ana Gervasi at the UN General Assembly in New York
  • 2023 July – Peru's Minister for Foreign Trade and Tourism, Mr Juan Mathews, visited Australia and met Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Murray Watt
  • 2023 April – Peru's Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Ignacio Higueras, visited Australia for Senior Officials' Talks between Australia and Peru
  • 2022 October – Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Tim Watts visited Peru and led Australia's delegation to the Organisation of American States (OAS) General Assembly in Lima
  • 2018 September –Australian parliamentary delegation visited Peru
  • 2018 February – Peru's Minister for Foreign Trade and Tourism, Mr Eduardo Ferreyros, signed the Peru-Australia FTA (PAFTA) in Canberra

Agreements with Peru


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Australian Embassy in Peru

Av. La Paz 1049, Piso 10
Miraflores, Lima 18, Perú

Tel: +51 1 630 0500

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