Official Secretary of State Visits

March 9-14, 1957
John F. Dulles
Canberra
Attended Third Meeting of SEATO Council of Ministers. Left Washington March 6; returned March 17.

May 8-9, 1962
Dean Rusk
Canberra
Attended ANZUS Council Meeting.

June 25-July 2, 1966
Dean Rusk
Canberra
Attended SEATO and ANZUS Council Meetings.

August 7-9, 1969
William P. Rogers
Canberra
Attended ANZUS Council Meeting.

June 24-29, 1972
William P. Rogers
Canberra
Attended SEATO and ANZUS Perth Council Meetings.

July 3-5, 1979
Cyrus Vance
Canberra
Attended ANZUS Council Meeting.

July 14-15, 1984
George P. Shultz
Canberra
Met with Prime Minister Hawke. and Foreign Minister Hayden.

July 13-16, 1985
George P. Shultz
Perth, Canberra
Attended ANZUS Ministerial Meeting.

June 20-22, 1987
George P. Shultz
Sydney
Met with Prime Minister Hawke and Foreign Minister Hayden.

November 1-8, 1989
James A. Baker, III
Sydney, Canberra
Attended U.S.-Australian Bilateral Ministerial Meeting and Conference on Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation.

July 29-August 1, 1998
Madeleine K. Albright
Sydney
Attended Australia-U.S. Ministerial meeting.

July 29-30, 2001
Colin L. Powell
Canberra
Attended Australia-U.S. Ministerial meeting.

March 15-18, 2006
Condoleeza Rice
Sydney, Melbourne
Met with Foreign Minister Downer and held Trilateral Strategic Dialogue with Australia and Japan.

September 4-7, 2007
Condoleeza Rice
Sydney
Accompanied President Bush to the APEC leaders’ meeting.

July 24-25, 2008
Condoleeza Rice
Perth
Visited as guest of then-Australian Foreign Minister, Stephen Smith.

November 5-7, 2010
Hillary Clinton
Melbourne
Attended AUSMIN consultations.

November 13-15, 2012
Hillary Clinton
Perth, Adelaide
Attended AUSMIN consultations in Perth, and opened the Perth USAsia Centre; she was the first U.S. Secretary of State to visit Adelaide.

August 11-13, 2014
John Kerry
Sydney
Attended AUSMIN consultations.

June 5-7, 2017
Rex Tillerson
Sydney
Attended AUSMIN consultations.