The Estonian Embassy in Canberra was opened in February of 2015. The Australian Embassy in Tallinn was opened on 23 April 2018.
Ambassador Andres Unga presented his credentials to Governor-General Quentin Bryce on 28 March 2013. He assumed his duties in Canberra on 1 August 2015. The Australian Ambassador to Estonia is Kerin Ayyalaraju.
The Embassy is also accredited to New Zealand, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga.
Estonia has nine honorary consuls in Australia: Anu Ethel van Hattem in Perth (consular area: Western Australia), Delaney Michael Skerrett in Brisbane (South Queensland), Peter Thomas Sexton in Hobart (Tasmania) Jaak Oks in Adelaide (South Australia), Lembit Villem Marder in Melbourne (Victoria), Sulev Kalamäe in Sydney (New South Wales), Sally Mlikota in Cairns (North Queensland) and Kevin Stephens in Darwin (Northern Territory).
|April 2018||Minister for Digital Transformation Michael Keenan|
|October 2017||Speaker of the House of Representatives Tony Smith|
|April 2017||Foreign Minister Julie Bishop|
|October 2013||President of the Australian Senate John Hogg|
|April 2002||Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock‘s private visit|
|May 2000||Minister for Environment Senator Robert Hill‘s private visit|
|October 2018||President Kersti Kaljulaid|
|March 2016||Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand with a business delegation|
|November 2011||Foreign Minister Urmas Paet|
|April 2009||Foreign Minister Urmas Paet|
|March 2008||A delegation of the Riigikogu and President of the Riigikogu Ene Ergma|
|April 2000||A delegation of the Riigikogu and President of the Riigikogu Toomas Savi|
Additional visits to Estonia include a visit by the Ambassador for Women and Girls Sharon Stone on 9 June 2017, and a visit by the Ambassador for Cyber Affairs Tobias Feakin on 28-29 June 2017.
The economic interest of Estonian entrepreneurs in Australia continued to increase in 2017. The export of Estonian goods to Australia grew by nearly a third in 2015, mostly in products of the wood processing industry. Imports also grew (0.03% of all imports). Australia remains the most important import market in the region for Estonia (32nd export partner in total). Two-thirds of goods comprise products of the wood processing industry. The main export articles in 2015 were wood and wood products (70.8%), machinery and equipment (8.1%) and medical equipment and instrumentation (6.4%).
The main articles of imports in 2015 were gems and precious metals (67.5%), followed by chemical products (19.2%) and machinery and equipment (5.1%).
Estonian – Australian trade in 2010-2017 (in millions of EUR)
Source: Statistical Office of Estonia
According to Eesti Pank, as of 31 December 2017, Australian direct investments in Estonia totalled €3.5 million. The main area of investment was real estate.
As of May 2017, 30 businesses with Australian holdings were listed in the Estonian Commercial Register.
As of the same date, Estonian investments in Australia totalled €2.4 million. The main areas of investment were finance and insurance activities, real estate, vocational, scientific and technical activities, and administrative and ancillary activities.
Estonian culture has been introduced in Australia by many Estonian artists and musicians, including the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste, Camerata Tallinn, the Ellerhein choir, pianists Tanel Joamets and Toomas Vana, composer Arvo Pärt (an honorary doctor of the University of Sydney), the Endla theatre of Pärnu, the Tallinn University of Technology Men’s Choir, conductor Neeme Järvi with the oratorio Jonah’s Mission, and others.