Contact us

For exam enquiries, please email For all other enquiries, please email

Please note that the British Council in Australia does not offer IELTS and we are not able to verify education documents. 

Our People

Helen O'Neil
Country Director 

Helen O'Neil has worked as an arts advocate, manager and director across the creative sector with a strong focus on building relationships and networks. She was recently Senior Adviser to the Australian Minister for the Arts, working on the national Creative Australia policy and has taught at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. She was Executive Director of the Australian Major Performing Arts Group and the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Chair of the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, and was a Director of the Film Finance Corporation. O’Neil moved into leadership and advocacy from positions in marketing and communications including with Opera Australia. She was a journalist for the ABC, later working on digital and broadband TV, including the Foxtel start-up for News.

Helen Salmon
Head of Arts and Partnership

Anna Hay
Arts & Programme Manager  

Elena Shurunova
Regional Financial Planning Analyst, Education and Society (working across East Asia)

Youngjin Pak
Examination Services & Finance Officer

Lydia Lou

Postal address

British Council
PO Box 88
Edgecliff NSW 2027