Australian Embassy
Russian Federation
Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Our People

 Our Ambassador


HOM John Geering pictureHis Excellency Mr John Geering

John Geering began his appointment as the Australian Ambassador to Russia in November 2023.

Mr Geering is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and was most recently First Assistant Secretary in the Executive Division. He was previously First Assistant Secretary in the Europe and Latin America Division.

Prior to joining DFAT, Mr Geering held a number of senior positions with the Department of Defence and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Mr Geering holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies and International Relations from the Australian National University.


Our Sections

Political Section
The Political Section, headed by our Deputy Head of Mission is tasked with managing Australia's bilateral relationship and cooperation with our many countries of responsibility.

Consular Section
The Consular Section, headed by our Consul (who is also the Senior Administrative Officer), is responsible for looking after the affairs of Australians in Russia and our countries of accreditation, by providing an efficient and cost-effective support service, in line with Australia's Consular Services Charter.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade