VIP visits


Academy of Sciences

The Vice-Chancellor with Professor Lu Yongxiang, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

The University of Sydney is proud of its position as a leading university and values its many relationships with top universities, government bodies, research and industry organisations. The University attracts distinguished visitors from around the world and attaches great importance to the contribution these visits make.

Official visit requests from representatives of international universities, research organisations and government bodies are coordinated within the International Office by the Coordinator for VIP Visits and Protocol. The coordinator works with the principal officers of the University and individual faculties and departments to develop visit schedules that maximise opportunities to share experiences, information, ideas and develop sustainable collaborative relationships.

Intending official visitors are asked to contact the Coordinator for VIP Visits and Protocol to obtain a visit request form. In most cases, an official visit cannot proceed unless this form has been returned to the Coordinator by fax or email at least 10 working days before the date of the prospective visit. The Coordinator for VIP Visits and Protocol will then liaise within the University to match visit requests with University resources and advise the sender of the outcome of the request. Although all requests are considered carefully, the University reserves the right to decline requests and not all visits will be accepted.

Contact details

Coordinator for VIP Visits and Protocol
Ms Gloria Macinante
T: +61 2 9114 0637
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