Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Slovakia and Slovenia


Calendar of Australian Events

The calendar does not claim to be exhaustive. If you know of any forthcoming 'Australian' event, we would appreciate if you could send us an email or write to us

Paul Dempsey Live in Concert

17, 18 and 19 March at various locations in Austria

Australian singer, guitarist and songwriter Paul Dempsey will be performing solo acoustic concerts at three venues in Austria as part of a European tour that coincides with the release of his second solo album “Strange Loop”. Known to most as lead member of the successful Australian band "Something for Kate", Paul Dempsey and “Something for Kate” have so far released six platinum and golden records, selling more than half a million records in Australia. In 2009 he published his first solo album "Everything but True", winning several awards and named Australian album of the year by iTunes Australia.

For further information on Paul Dempsey, see

Friday 17 March: Bar Fümreif, Attergaustrasse 30, 4880 St Georgen im Attergau
Tickets are available at the venue on the night.

Saturday 18 March at 8 pm: Haus der Musik (Dachgeschoss), Seilerstätte 30, 1010 Vienna
Tickets (Eur 15) available at Haus der Musik daily between 10 am – 10 pm or online at

Sunday 19 March: Lendhafen Café, Villacher Strasse 18, 9020 Klagenfurt
Tickets are available at the venue on the night.


Opera: Simone Young conducts Gounod’s "Faust"

Saturday, 18 March, 7:00 pm
Tuesday, 21 March, 6:30 pm
Saturday, 25 March, 7:00 pm

World-famous Australian conductor Simone Young will be conducting Charles Gounod’s opera “Faust” at the Vienna State Opera on 18, 21, and 25 March. Simone Young was Artistic Director of the Hamburg State Opera and Music Director of the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra from August 2005 to the end of the 2014/2015 season. Simone Young made her remarkable debut at the Vienna State Opera in 1993, and was the first woman to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in 2005. She has since conducted lead orchestras in eminent venues throughout the world. For more information on Simone Young, please refer to

For tickets, please refer to

Vienna State Opera
Openring 2
1010 Vienna


Scholarship: Writer of the City of Graz

Deadline of submission: 31 March 2017

The City of Graz together with Kulturvermittlung Steiermark is offering a literature scholarship entitled “Writer of the City of Graz”, which is open for applications for the period September 2017 until August 2018. This annual project is to promote writers who show innovative ability and examination of current subject matters, quality in aesthetic and linguistic terms, authenticity and artistic independence. Knowledge of basic German is a requirement. The scholarship offers free accommodation and a monthly allowance of € 1.100.

For more information, please refer here.