Australian Embassy
Brazil

About us

 Embassy of Australia 

Brazil

Ambassador of Australia to Brazil 

Mr Kane is a career diplomat with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He is currently serving as Australian Ambassador to Brazil. Previously, he was Chargé d’Affaires at the Australian Embassy in Madrid (2017-18); Ambassador of Australia to Chile, concurrently to Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela (2012-17); Political Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Washington D.C. (2005-08); Second, later First, Secretary at the Australian Embassy in Mexico City (1998-2001); and Third, later Second, Secretary and Vice Consul at the Australian Embassy in Santiago de Chile (1992-95).

In Canberra, amongst other positions, Mr Kane has served as Director, Staffing Operations Section (2010-12); Director, Somalia Task Force (2008-09); and Senior Adviser, International Division, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2003-04). Mr Kane was promoted to the rank of ambassador in 2012.

Mr Kane has a Master of International Relations from Deakin University (2009); a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from the Australian National University (1992); and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Relations and History from the University of Melbourne (1990).

 

                                                                                                     

 

Public Holidays

2020

 

01 January - New Year’s Day
24 February - Carnival
25 February - Carnival
10 April - Good Friday
13 April - Easter Monday
08 June - Queen's Birthday
07 September - Brazil's Independence Day
12 October - Nossa Senhora Aparecida's Day
2 November - All Saints Day
25 December - Christmas Day
28 December - Boxing Day (in lieu)
29 December - Additional DFAT Holiday
30 December - Additional DFAT Holiday
31 December - Additional DFAT Holiday 

 

2021

 

01 January - New Year’s Day
15 February - Carnival
16 February - Carnival
02 April - Good Friday
05 April - Easter Monday
14 June - Queen's Birthday
07 September - Brazil's Independence Day
04 October - Labour Day
02 November - All Saints Day
27 December - Christmas Day (in lieu)
28 December - Boxing Day (in lieu)
29 December - Additional DFAT Holiday
30 December - Additional DFAT Holiday
31 December - Additional DFAT Holiday