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Official Secretary of State Visits

Secretary of StateCities VisitedActivityDates
John F. DullesCanberraAttended Third Meeting of SEATO Council of Ministers. Left Washington March 6; returned March 17.March 9-14, 1957
Dean RuskCanberraAttended ANZUS Council Meeting.May 8-9, 1962
Dean RuskCanberraAttended SEATO and ANZUS Council Meetings.June 25-July 2, 1966
William P. RogersCanberraAttended ANZUS Council Meeting.August 7-9, 1969
William P. RogersCanberraAttended SEATO and ANZUS Perth Council Meetings.

June 24-29, 1972
Cyrus Vance
Attended ANZUS Council Meeting.
July 3-5, 1979
George P. ShultzCanberraMet with Prime Minister Hawke. and Foreign Minister Hayden.July 14-15, 1984
George P. ShultzPerth, CanberraAttended ANZUS Ministerial Meeting.July 13-16, 1985
George P. Shultz
SydneyMet with Prime Minister Hawke and Foreign Minister Hayden.June 20-22, 1987
James A. Baker, IIISydney, CanberraAttended U.S.-Australian Bilateral Ministerial Meeting and Conference on Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation.November 1-8, 1989
Madeleine K. AlbrightSydneyAttended Australia-U.S. Ministerial meeting.July 29-August 1, 1998
Colin L. PowellCanberraAttended Australia-U.S. Ministerial meeting.July 29-30, 2001
Condoleeza Rice
Sydney, Melbourne
Met with Foreign Minister Downer and held Trilateral Strategic Dialogue with Australia and Japan.March 15-18, 2006
Condoleeza RiceSydneyAccompanied President Bush to the APEC leaders’ meeting.September 4-7, 2007
Condoleeza RicePerthVisited as guest of then-Australian Foreign Minister, Stephen Smith.July 24-25, 2008
Hillary Clinton
MelbourneAttended AUSMIN consultations.November 5-7, 2010
Hillary ClintonPerth, AdelaideAttended AUSMIN consultations in Perth, and opened the Perth USAsia Centre; she was the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit Adelaide.November 13-15, 2012
John Kerry
SydneyAttended AUSMIN consultations.August 11-13, 2014
Rex TillersonSydneyAttended AUSMIN consultations.June 5-7, 2017