Australian Embassy
Norway, Iceland

About us


Her Excellency Kerin Ayyalaraju, Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Norway and Iceland

Kerin Ayyalaraju has been Australian Ambassador to Denmark, Norway and Iceland since August 2021.  She is a senior officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade whose extensive career has seen her deployed in many countries, frequently in crisis situations, and across a range of functions at headquarters in Canberra since 1994.

Prior to taking up her current position in Copenhagen, Ms Ayyalaraju served as Australia’s first ‘Pop Up’ Ambassador to Estonia – a resource-effective initiative which continues today under the current government. She has previously served as Deputy Ambassador in the United Arab Emirates, as a senior APEC liaison official in Vietnam and as second secretary & consul at the Australian embassy in Lebanon.

In recognition of her strong consular, media and crisis management experience, Ms Ayyalaraju has repeatedly been deployed as a member of DFAT’s crisis management team to assist in a range of international crises, including in Tacloban, the Philippines, following Typhoon Haiyan, and in Ukraine following the downing of Flight MH17. She has also been deployed in Bali, Shanghai, Ankara, New Delhi and as Chargé in Lisbon. 

At headquarters in Canberra, Ms Ayyalaraju has most recently worked in media, consular policy and private sector engagement. She is a graduate of the Australian National University.


Contact details

Office and postal address:

          Australian Embassy
          Dampfærgevej 26, 2nd floor
          2100 Copenhagen Ø

Telephone: + 45 70 26 36 76


Visa enquiries: +61 2 6196 0196 or visit


Opening hours

All visitors to the Embassy must make an appointment for consular services, passport interviews or notarial services

The Embassy's opening hours are:

Monday to Thursday




Emergency Assistance

Outside Embassy opening hours, contact the 24-hour consular emergency service in Canberra on +61 1300 555 135 (toll free) or +61 2 6261 3305. For information about the services provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, please visit the Smartraveller website.


Public holidays 2024

The Embassy will be closed on the following dates:

1 January

New Year’s Day 

26 January

Australia Day 

29 March

Good Friday

1 April

Easter Monday

9 May

Ascension Day

20 May

Whit Monday

10 June

Sovereign's Birthday

7 October

Labour Day

11 November

Embassy public holiday

25-31 December




Updated 9 January 2024