Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa and the location of Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania was formed in 1964, shortly after Tanganyika and Zanzibar gained independence from the United Kingdom. It is a member of the Commonwealth and is English-speaking. Although it has one of the world's lowest per capita incomes, Tanzania has experienced strong growth in recent years based on gold production and tourism. While much of government remains in Dar es-Salaam, the inland city of Dodoma is the administrative capital and home of the National Assembly. The East African Community – comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda - has its headquarters in Arusha, one of Tanzania's northern cities.
Australia's diplomatic representation to Tanzania is from the High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, assisted by an Honorary Consul in Dar es-Salaam.
Economic and trade information
- Travel advice for Tanzania | See our Travel Information page
- Before you travel: Passports Australia | Visa information | Top 10 travel tips
- Assistance to Australian travellers: Consular Services Charter
Heads of Government
Embassies and consulates
- The Australian High Commission in Kenya is responsible for Tanzania
- The Australian Honorary Consulate, Dar es Salaam