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Level 25
570 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday, 9.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 17.00

Please Note:
The Information and Culture Section is closed from 13.00 - 14.00 and on Public Holidays.


Cultural Activities

The Information and Culture Section organises Japan-related cultural activities such as exhibitions, displays and lectures. These activities are normally open to the general public free of charge and are publicised on our website, noticeboard, and in the daily press.

If you would like to be personally notified about these events, please let us know your e-mail contact and we will place you on our e-newsletter mailing list. E-mail us on meljapan@mb.mofa.go.jp.

Other Facilities

For trade inquiries contact:JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization)
For tourism inquiries contact: JNTO (Japan National Tourist Organization)

Display Area

The Information and Culture Section maintains a display area for artistic exhibitions of two month's duration. If you are a Japanese artist or your art encompasses some form of Japanese influence, you may be able to exhibit on a short term basis. The display space may be reserved for two calendar months, including the time taken to install and pack up the exhibition.

Artists who wish to display exhibits should read the display guidelines, fill out the application form and fax or mail it to the Information & Culture Section. Applicants are also required to send images of at least three of the pieces to be displayed. Images can be sent by email to meljapan@mb.mofa.go.jp and should be accompanied by a clear title or description for each piece.

Display Guidelinespdf file
Application Formword file

Please Note: The Information and Culture Section is closed on Public Holidays (including some Japanese National Holidays).

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