Property and Infrastructure Specialists
Employing expertise in project management, strategy and project delivery for the successful construction and operational readiness phases of Australia’s largest embassy complex.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Jakarta, Indonesia

Australia’s largest embassy complex

The new Australian Embassy in Jakarta, opened in 2016, is Australia’s largest embassy complex anywhere in the world.

Located on a 40,000m2 site, it:

  • Accommodates Australia’s permanent mission to Indonesia
  • Provides an official residence for the Head of Mission
  • Provides accommodation and recreational facilities for embassy officers and their families.  

Cutting-edge environmental design

The embassy design harnesses low-resource technologies to minimise the impact on the environment.

  • Lightly insulated facades and sophisticated ventilation systems reduce energy use
  • Stormwater is managed through extensive landscaping, green roof technology and an underground water retention system
  • Water conservation is achieved through rainwater harvesting, sewerage recycling and low-flow sanitary fixtures.

The embassy sets a leading example of design, which is sensitive to the Indonesian cultural and physical environment while reflecting Australia’s national identity. It complies fully with the Building Code of Australia, and with Indonesian Standards where these are of a higher or more relevant standard.

Our Role: Project management and delivery expertise

The embassy was the largest building project that the Australian Government has directly undertaken overseas.

It was critical that delivery should go as smoothly as possible, taking into account the cultural diversity and potential construction challenges.

APP was selected to support the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Overseas Property Office throughout the project. In our capacity as Project Director, we employed our expertise in all aspects of project management, construction management, strategy, project delivery and operational readiness. Our responsibilities included:

  • Representing the Commonwealth’s interests
  • Leading a large international and local project team
  • Successfully delivering the project’s construction and transition phases.
  • Complex and delicate stakeholder communication (at governmental levels as well as the private sector partners) throughout the design, delivery and transition phases
  • Practical assistance in the creation  and implementation of project specific procedures and protocols


The embassy was designed and created to meet all the diverse needs of its users, with particular attention to disability access.

We ensured that all aspects of the construction were completed in accordance with best practice methods, technologies and skills, achieving the highest standards in building quality.

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