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September Newsletter

News from the Consulate


Welcome to the September edition of the Australian Consulate-General in Los Angeles’ newsletter!

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Australian Spotlight


Don’t miss our new podcast Australian Spotlight - sharing some of the many remarkable stories of Australian entrepreneurs, innovators and artists in the U.S., and the journeys they’ve taken to get here.

  • Episode 3: Professor Terence ‘Terry’ Tao, the world’s greatest living mathematician.
    Since starting university level mathematics in Australia at aged nine, Professor Terence 'Terry' Tao has gone on to win the Fields Medal (considered the Nobel Prize for mathematics) and is regarded by many as the world's greatest living mathematician. Now based at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), we chatted about Terry's childhood experiences studying at Flinders University, his time as a teenage PhD candidate at Princeton, and the stories behind some of his biggest breakthroughs to date. You can listen on iTunes or SoundCloud.

Recent Events


August 2017

  • The World Police and Fire Games saw over 10,000 active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel from over 75 countries descend on Los Angeles to compete in over 60 sports between August 8th and 18th.  A contingent of 225 athletes from Australia competed in the games including the Consulate’s very own AFP Liaison Officer Hayden Lord who competed in the Mens 30+ 5000 meter Cross Country (captured below as he ecstatically crosses the finish line!)

  • On August 9th, Australians in Film presented the inaugural members only Live Recording of the podcast ‘10 Questions with Adam Zwar’ featuring Patrick Brammall (pictured below).  Patrick is the star of Netflix’s Glitch and the recently announced Will Ferrell and Adam McKays U.S. remake of Aussie comedy ‘No Activity’.  To find out more about future Australians in Film events and to become an AiF member click here.


  • Forty-one Australian Federal Police (AFP) Legacy Charity riders rode Harley Davidsons from Chicago to California across the famous Route 66 in support of AFP Legacy. They were welcomed by a cheering crowd at the Santa Monica Pier on Tuesday 22nd September after an epic 12 day journey crossing 8 states and clocking up a total of 3675kms . They surpassed their fundraising target and raised over USD$70,000 for family of AFP members who have lost their lives in the line of duty or in service.


  • The Consulate team were proud to paint the office purple on August 25th in support of Wear It Purple Day 2017.  Wear it Purple is a youth-led initiative to raise awareness of bullying and discrimination against LGBTIQ youth. To support Wear It Purple or to find out more click here.




Future Events

September 2017

  • We are hosting a ‘100 Years of Mateship’ Australian Global Alumni Reception in Denver on September 13th to celebrate our successful Australian and US alumni in Colorado, and to acknowledge the remarkable bonds of mateship that continue to unite Australia and the United States.  We invite any alumni of Australian Universities in Colorado and the surrounding states to attend this event. For more information and to RSVP please click here.


  • LA’s own Australian Theatre Company presents Grey Nomad at the Skylight Theatre, kicking off with the world premiere on Monday 10th September and running till Sunday 8th October . Dan Lee’s hilarious and uplifting comedy is about two retired couples who have dedicated their lives to RVing around Australia. Don’t miss this brilliant production! Tickets and info available here(use ‘MATESRATES’ at checkout to get… mates rates!)


  • The Iconic Bondi restaurant Icebergs is coming to West Hollywood hotspot and Aussie favourite E.P & L.P on Sunday 24th September, with a unique Australian culinary pop-up! For more information and to purchase tickets to this one-day-only event visit here or here.

  • For the first time ever, three Australian NBL teams will be heading to the United States to play in preseason games against the NBA.  For more details on these historic games click here or check out:

Sydney Kings v Utah Jazz on Monday 2nd October at Vivint Smart Home Arena

Melbourne United v Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday 8th October  at Chesapeake Energy Arena

Brisbane Bullets v Phoenix Suns on Friday 13th October at Talking Stick Resort Arena



  • Santa Monica’s Duncan Miller Gallery presents The Australians – A collection of vintage photographs from the Sydney Morning Herald’s two million piece archive dating back to 1831. The collection opens Saturday 16th September and includes hundreds of fine art photographs from well-known Australian artist-photographers including Max Dupain, Wolfgang Sievers, David Moore, Olive Cotton, Jeff Carter, Carol Jerrems and others.  You can find out more information about the exhibition here and more information on the collection is also available here.



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