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Consular and Passport Information
Information for Australian Citizens, Citizenship, Birth Registrations, Travel Advice, Visas to Australia or Papua New Guinea, may be found in the Australian Consulate-General (Services for Australians) section.
Passport fees increased on 1 January 2013. Read more about the new fees.
Honorary Consul - Mr Alexander Kaiser is Australia's Honorary Consul in Zurich - details of his availability can be found here.
Christmas and New Year Closures:
The Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General will be closed from Tuesday 24 December to Wednesday 1 January inclusive.
Please note -
Passport fees will increase on I January 2014 in line with the movement of the Australian Consumer Price index.
ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AT THE CONSULATE-GENERAL DURING THE CHRISTMAS CLOSURE PERIOD (24 DECEMBER 2013 –
1 JANUARY 2014 INCLUSIVE) WILL NOT BE PROCESSED BEFORE 2 JANUARY 2014 AND WILL THEREFORE BE SUBJECT TO THE NEW RATES
The Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations offers the opportunity for Australians to undertake voluntary internships on a self-funded basis.
WTO - Joint Statement on 9th Ministerial Conference
Press statement, 29 November 2013
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- Briefing on Typhoon Haiyan Emergency
Statement by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 26 November 2013
Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) - Meetings of States Parties
Statement at the Meeting of High Contracting Parties - MOTAPM by Mr Luke McGreevy, 14 November 2013
Statement at the Meeting of High Contracting Parties - General Exchange of Views by Mr Ian McConville, Chargé d'Affaires, 14 November 2013
Statement on Amended Protocol II - General Exchange of Views by Ms Hulya Koc, 13 November 2013
Statement on Protocol V - Cooperation and Assistance by Mr Martin Sheehan, 12 November 2013
Statement on Protocol V - General Exchange of Views by Ms Namdi Payne, 11 November 2013
17th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group
Statement on Malta by Mr Henry Norris, 30 October 2013
Statement on Republic of Congo by Ms Emily Hill, 30 October 2013
Statement on Israel by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 29 October 2013
Statement on Chad by Ms Emily Hill, 29 October 2013
Statement on Belize by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 28 October 2013
Statement on Monaco by Ms Genevieve Auld, 28 October 2013
Statement on Central African Republic by Ms Emily Hill, 25 October 2013
Statement on Malaysia by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 24 October 2013
Statement on Jordan by Ms Emily Hill, 24 October 2013
Statement on Mauritius by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 23 October 2013
Statement on Mexico by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 23 October 2013
Statement on Nigeria by Ms Emily Hill, 22 October 2013
Statement on China by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 22 October 2013
Statement on Senegal by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 21 October 2013
Statement on Saudi Arabia by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 21 October 2013
All Australians travelling overseas, whatever the reasons and however long you'll be away, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before travel. You can register on-line or in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. The information you provide will help us to contact you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family issue. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as updated Travel Advice and notice of elections.
Information about risks overseas is contained in the Department's travel advisories. These and other travel tips to help you better prepare for your overseas trip can be found at smartraveller.gov.au You can also subscribe to automatically receive email updates each time we change our travel advisories.
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