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The Information and Culture Section aims to promote Japanese culture and language in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

For trade inquiries, contact JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization).
For tourism inquiries, contact JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization).
For cultural inquiries, also see the website of Japan Foundation, Sydney.


Cultural Seminars

The Information and Culture Section conducts seminars about Japanese culture, for example: visual and performing arts, pop culture, school, leisure, food, customs, and tourist destinations. Most Cultural Seminars:

Cultural Seminars are free, however, availability is limited. To book, please complete and send us the form below.
Download formword file

Display Area

The Information and Culture Section administers a display area for exhibitions. If you are a Japanese artist or your art has a Japanese influence, you may wish to exhibit your work. To apply, please read the display guidelines then fill in the application form.

Display Guidelinespdf file
Application Formword file

Email the completed form to meljapan@mb.mofa.go.jp along with images of at least three artworks from the proposed exhibition.


The Information and Culture Section sends out a monthly e-newsletter called "Friends of Japan", which lists local Japan-related cultural events. If you would like to receive the e-newsletter, please email meljapan@mb.mofa.go.jp.

Cultural Items for Loan

We have a small collection of cultural items available for borrowing. These are:

Items can generally be borrowed for two weeks. Please book as early as possible using the form below:
Borrowing Application Formword file

Audio-Visual Room Bookings

Subject to availability and certain conditions, our Audio-Visual Room is available to the public for holding free Japan-related events. The room has a projector and DVD player, and can fit around 40 people. If you are interested in making a booking, please contact us on meljapan@mb.mofa.go.jp.

Nominal Support

Organisers of events promoting Japan or Japanese culture in Victoria, South Australia or Tasmania can apply for nominal support from the Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne. To download the application form, go to this page of the MOFA website.