Australian Embassy Cambodia

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The Australian Embassy in Cambodia is located in Phnom Pehn – the country’s capital city. First established as a Legation in 1955, it was raised to embassy status in 1959. Despite a few closures during Cambodia’s turbulent times, it has always been Australia’s diplomatic mission to the country.

As a diplomatic mission, there are a number of services that that it offers to Cambodians, Australians and other nationals in Cambodia. Among the main services it offers are the following:

Visa and Migration Services

The Australian Embassy contains a branch of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) which handles all visa applications. There is a standard procedure which is followed for all types of visa applications.

The application documents can be downloaded from the Embassy’s website. The applicant can print out the documents and fill them in line with the guidelines which are issued along with the documents.

After filling in the documents, an applicant has to make an appointment to deliver the documents. The Embassy does not admit any applicant who has not made a prior appointment. There are both telephone and email contacts that can be used communicate with the Embassy in order to make an appointment.

Visa applications can also be sent via post. However, it is advisable to make a personal delivery because that makes it possible to get immediate feedback on any mistakes in the application documents.

Those making visa applications are advised to ensure that any required attachments which are not in English are translated by accredited translator, and certified by the issuing authority.

Passport and Consular Services

The Australian Embassy in Cambodia provides consular, passport and notarial services to Australian citizens. All these services are available at anytime during working hours (see below) either through phone calls or personal contact. The Consular Section is accessible to Australian citizens without need for prior appointments. The notarial services are offered free of charge.

The Embassy however does not offer consular services outside working hours. Those who need the services outside working hours are connected to the Consular Emergency Center in Canberra. All they have to do is call a telephone number which they are availed as they enter Cambodia.

Other Services

The Australian Embassy in Cambodia hosts and supports trade organisations such as the Australian Business Association of Cambodia (ABAC) and the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade). It also offers study and scholarship opportunities to Cambodian students in Australia. It offers information on Australian life, culture and tourism. And it provides travel advisory services to Australian citizens travelling in and around Cambodia.

Opening Hours

Generally, the Australian embassy opens for two each sessions each day – the Morning Session and the Afternoon Session. In between these sessions, it stays closed. The opening schedules are as follows.

From Mondays to Thursdays, it opens from 8:00am to Noon (Morning) and 1:30pm to 5:00pm (Afternoon). On Fridays, it opens from 8:00am to Noon (Morning) and 1:30pm to 4:15pm (Afternoon)

The Consular and Passport Section opens from 8:00am to Noon (Morning) and 1:30pm to 3:00pm (Afternoon) from Mondays to Fridays.

All the times mentioned are Cambodian local time (GMT+7). The Embassy stays is closed on Australian or Cambodian public holidays

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Address and Contacts

  • Address: No. 16B National Assembly St., Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Telephone: +855 (0)23 213 470
  • Fax: +855 (0)23 213 413
  • Online: http://www.cambodia.embassy.gov.au/penh/home.html