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Consular and Passport Information
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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.
2014 Western Australian Senate Election
An election for six new Senators for Western Australia will be held on Saturday 5 April 2014.
You may check if you are enrolled to vote in Western Australia, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/wa-senate
The deadline to enrol to vote is 8 pm AWST Friday 7 March 2014.
In person voting will not be available at the Australian Consulate-General in Geneva for this election. You can apply online for a postal vote to be sent to you from Australia at www.aec.gov.au/overseas.
For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/wa-senate or contact the AEC via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (+61 2 6273 8606).
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ANZAC DAY SERVICE
Friday 25 April 2014 at 11:00 am
Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, Vevey
The Australian and New Zealand Consulate-Generals would like to invite you to the annual Anzac Day service.
The service will be conducted by Reverend Clive Atkins at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery located in the Saint Martin’s cemetery, Vevey.
Anzac Day is a significant day for Australian and New Zealand. On this day, ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude and national pride take place for all our men and women who have fought and died in all wars.
Everyone wishing to attend the service will be most welcome.
Please extend the invitation to others. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.
The Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations offers the opportunity for Australians to undertake voluntary internships on a self-funded basis.
Human Rights Council - 25th Session
Statement in the clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Torture and the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 10 March 2014
Statement in the interactive dialogue with the SASG on the Prevention of Genocide by Ms Emily Hill, 7 March 2014
Statement in the high-level panel discussion on the 65th anniversary of the Genocide Convention by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 7 March 2014
Statement in the interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 6 March 2014
Statement in the high-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty by Ms Emily Hill, 5 March 2014
Statement in the high-level dialogue with relevant United Nations entities on the promotion of preventive approaches within the United Nations system by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 4 March 2014
Statement in the half-day high-level panel on human rights mainstreaming under the theme of protection and promotion of the human rights of migrants by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 4 March 2014
18th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group
Statement on Vietnam by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 5 February 2014
Statement on Dominican Republic by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 5 February 2014
Statement on Cyprus by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 4 February 2014
Statement on Eritrea by Ms Ruth Stone, 3 February 2014
Statement on Slovakia by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 3 February 2014
Statement on Comoros by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 31 January 2014
Statement on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia by Ms Emily Hill, 20 January 2014
Statement on Vanuatu by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 30 January 2014
Statement on Yemen by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 29 January 2014
Statement on Uruguay by Ms Emily Hill, 29 January 2014
Statement on Cambodia by Ms Ruth Stone, 28 January 2014
Statement on Chile by Ms Emily Hill, 28 January 2014
Statement on Afghanistan by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 27 January 2014
Statement on New Zealand by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 27 January 2014
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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