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Guide to Australian Embassies World Wide

Australia has one of the world’s largest diplomatic services, with embassies, consulates and high commissions in hundreds of cities. Their embassies serve both their own citizens and citizens of other countries wanting to travel to Australia. Some countries and territories don’t have their own embassy, high commission or consulate for Australia, if you’re country is one of these then you should use either the designated embassy serving your country or the nearest embassy.

Australia has embassies on all inhabited continents with a good spread of embassies across the world. Countries near Australia in South East Asia, Coastal Pacific Asia and South Asia almost all have embassies as many Australians visit or move to these countries, and many citizens of these countries become expats in Australia.

Europe also has Australian embassies in many countries, especially in Western Europe where all large countries have an embassy. Eastern Europe however is less well served with major countries such as the Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria and the three Baltic states all lacking embassies. However nearby Poland, Turkey and Russia for instance have a diplomatic presence.

The Americas are also well served by Australian diplomatic missions, although most Central American and Caribbean countries don’t have their own dedicated embassy. Neither do some South American countries such as Colombia, Venezuela and Bolivia. However Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru among other South American countries do. In North America Mexico, the USA and Canada are the main missions but some Caribbean island nations also have diplomatic presences.

Africa is the least well served continent in terms of Australian Embassies and other diplomatic missions. Thankfully the diplomatic presence here is spread well geographically so the distances aren’t as great at they might be. In the North East Egypt is the main diplomatic presence, in the West Nigeria and Ghana, in the East Ethiopia and Kenya and in the South both South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Australian citizens seeking consular assistance should head to their nearest embassy. It’s important to first try to get in touch with the embassy by phone to book an appointment or to see if you can solve your issue without a visit. Common forms of consulate assistance include help when you or another Australian citizen becomes unwell or injured, as well as in event of trouble with local law enforcement. A more rare, but nevertheless important, function of consular assistance is in the event of civil unrest or other national emergency in the country where Australians are living. In these cases the embassy will try to provide a safe way for their citizens to get back to Australia, as well as providing advice on how to stay safe.

For those wanting to visit or move to Australia the embassy can help with visas and other enquiries. Some countries don’t require visas for their citizens to take short visits to Australia, so you might not even need to contact or visit the embassy. It’s important to check in advance though as turning up in Australia without a visa when one is required will likely lead to problems getting a visa in future. There are many times of visa available for different purposes, so it’s important that the visa you apply for it appropriate for your circumstances. Sometimes there may be more than one visa that could be used for your visit, in this case review carefully each visa and how your personal circumstances will affect your likelihood of being granted the visa.

If your an Australian citizen and don’t yet have a passport, or need to renew or alter your passport, then the embassy is one location that you can do this. If you are in Australia itself then you can do this from the Australian Passport Office. If you’re out of the country and your current passport has expired or need amending then it’s best to contact your local embassy to see if you can do this locally or if they can issue you with a temporary passport to get back to Australia.

Australian embassies and other diplomatic missions have another role that is often forgotten about by the general public. This involves economic and business affairs. Mainly this work involves promoting trade with Australia. Often this will be facilitated through arranging visits of those local business people interested in working with Australian companies to Australia, and visits by Australian company executives and salespeople to other countries.

The table below is a list of Australian embassies, consulates and high commissions around the world:

Cities with Australian Embassies and Consulates:

City
Country
Type
KabulAfghanistanEmbassy
LuandaAngolaConsulate
St John'sAntigua and BarbudaConsulate
Buenos AiresArgentinaEmbassy
ViennaAustriaEmbassy
NassauBahamasConsulate
DhakaBangladeshHigh Commission
St MichaelBarbadosConsulate
BrusselsBelgiumEmbassy
La PazBoliviaConsulate
SarajevoBosnia and HerzegovinaConsulate
GaboroneBotswanaConsulate
Sao PauloBrazilConsulate-General
BrasiliaBrazilEmbassy
Rio de JaneiroBrazilConsulate
Bandar Seri BegawanBruneiHigh Commission
SofiaBulgariaHigh Commission
Phnon PenhCambodiaEmbassy
OttawaCanadaHigh Commission
VancouverCanadaConsulate
TorontoCanadaConsulate-General
SantiagoChileEmbassy
BeijingChinaEmbassy
GuangzhouChinaConsulate-General
Hong KongChinaConsulate-General
ShanghaiChinaConsulate-General
BogotaColombiaConsulate-General
ZagrebCroatiaEmbassy
NicosiaCyprusHigh Commission
PragueCzech RepublicConsulate
CopenhagenDenmarkEmbassy
GuayaquilEcuadorConsulate
CairoEgyptEmbassy
TallinnEstoniaConsulate
Addis AbabaEthiopiaEmbassy
SuvaFijiHigh Commission
HelsinkiFinlandHigh Commission
ParisFranceEmbassy
PapeeteFrench PolynesiaConsulate
BerlinGermanyEmbassy
FrankfurtGermanyConsulate-General
MunichGermanyConsulate
AccraGhanaHigh Commission
ThessalonikiGreeceConsulate
AthensGreeceEmbassy
St George'sGrenadaConsulate
GeorgetownGuyanaConsulate
BudapestHungaryEmbassy
New DelhiIndiaHigh Commission
ChennaiIndiaConsulate-General
MumbaiIndiaConsulate-General
JakartaIndonesiaEmbassy
BaliIndonesiaConsulate-General
DublinIrelandEmbassy
Tel AvivIsraelEmbassy
VeniceItalyConsulate
RomeItalyEmbassy
MilanItalyConsulate-General
TokyoJapanEmbassy
SapporoJapanConsulate
OsakaJapanConsulate General
FukuokaJapanConsulate-General
AmmanJordanEmbassy
NairobiKenyaHigh Commission
TarawaKiribatiHigh Commission
Kuwait CityKuwaitEmbassy
VientianeLaosEmbassy
RigaLatviaConsulate
BeirutLebanonEmbassy
VilniusLithuaniaConsulate
SkopjeMacedoniaConsulate
LilongweMalawiConsulate
Kuala LumpurMalaysiaHigh Commission
Kota KinabaluMalaysiaConsulate
KuchingMalaysiaConsulate
PenangMalaysiaConsulate
Ta' XbiexMaltaHigh Commission
Port LouisMauritiusHigh Commission
MonterreyMexicoConsulate
Mexico CityMexicoEmbassy
PohnpeiMicronesiaEmbassy
UlaanbaatarMongoliaConsulate-General
MupatoMozambiqueConsulate
YangonMyanmar / BurmaEmbassy
WindhoekNamibiaConsulate
AiwoNauruHigh Commission
KathmanduNepalEmbassy
The HagueNetherlandsEmbassy
NoumeaNew Caledonia (France)Consulate-General
WellingtonNew ZealandHigh Commission
AucklandNew ZealandConsulate-General
LagosNigeriaConsulate
AbujaNigeriaHigh Commission
OsloNorwayConsulate
IslamabadPakistanHigh Commission
RamallahPalestineRepresentative Office
Panama CityPanamaConsulate
Port MoresbyPapua New GuineaHigh Commission
LaePapua New GuineaConsulate
Asunci—nParaguayConsulate
LimaPeruEmbassy
ManilaPhilippinesEmbassy
WarsawPolandEmbassy
LisbonPortugalEmbassy
BucharestRomaniaConsulate
VladivostokRussiaConsulate
MoscowRussiaEmbassy
St. PetersburgRussiaConsulate
ApiaSamoaHigh Commission
RiyadhSaudi ArabiaEmbassy
BelgradeSerbiaEmbassy
SingaporeSingaporeHigh Commission
LjubljanaSloveniaConsulate
HoniaraSolomon IslandsHigh Commission
PretoriaSouth AfricaHigh Commission
SeoulSouth KoreaEmbassy
BusanSouth KoreaConsulate
MadridSpainEmbassy
ColomboSri LankaHigh Commission
StockholmSwedenEmbassy
GenevaSwitzerlandConsulate-General
TaipeiTaiwanOffice
BangkokThailandEmbassy
Chiang MaiThailandConsulate
Koh SamuiThailandConsulate
PhuketThailandConsulate
DiliTimor-LesteEmbassy
Nuku'AlofaTongaHigh Commission
Port of SpainTrinidad and TobagoHigh Commission
IstanbulTurkeyConsulate-General
CanakkaleTurkeyConsulate
AnkaraTurkeyEmbassy
Abu DhabiUAEEmbassy
DubaiUAEConsulate-General
KampalaUgandaConsulate
LondonUKHigh Commission
EdinburghUKConsulate
MontevideoUruguayConsulate
New YorkUSAConsulate-General
HonoluluUSAConsulate-General
Los AngelesUSAConsulate-General
HoustonUSAConsulate
DenverUSAConsulate
Washington D.C.USAEmbassy
San FranciscoUSAConsulate-General
Port VilaVanuatuHigh Commission
Vatican CityVatican CityEmbassy
HanoiVietnamEmbassy
Ho Chi Minh CityVietnamConsulate-General
LusakaZambiaConsulate
HarareZimbabweEmbassy