Australian Embassy
United Arab Emirates

Welcome to the Australian Embassy, UAE


Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates. This site contains a broad range of information on the Embassy’s services in the United Arab Emirates and consular and passport services for Australians in Qatar


The information and links on this site are aimed at answering the most commonly asked questions about Australia. The site covers services for Australian citizens, as well as information on immigration, visas and citizenship.


The site also contains links to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Australian Government websites. These links are designed to assist those looking for information on Trade, Australian culture or Government services.


Australia and the UAE cooperate across a wide range of areas including trade, defence, security, aviation, education and health. You can find out more about the Australia-UAE relationship on the DFAT website.


We regularly review and update our website and would welcome feedback from visitors on how it can be improved. For regular updates on our work in the UAE, please follow me on Twitter @AusAmbUAE.

-  HE Arthur Spyrou, Australian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates

What's new

Australian Embassy and Consulate-General no longer accepting cash

The Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Australian Consulate-General in Dubai will no longer accept cash payments from 1 March 2017.  Payment for passport, consular and notarial services will be by card only (excluding American Express).

Australian Embassy in Qatar

The Australian Embassy in Doha, Qatar is now open and providing consular and passport services to Australians in Qatar.  These services are provided by appointment only, Sunday to Thursday, from 9am until 12 noon.  See the Embassy website for more information, or email for an appointment.

Passport and Notarial fees increase in 2017

Fees for Australian Passports and Notarial services increased on 1 January 2017. 

In the 2016 Budget the Government committed to an increase in fees for notarial services – the first increase in 16 years.  Effective 1 January 2017, fees for notarial services now range from $70 - $140 per service.  For more information about the fee increase, please see the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's media release.

Passport fees have also changed in line with the annual CPI indexation and an overall fee increase announced in the 2016-17 Federal Budget.  Effective 1 January 2017 the following fees apply:

·         10-year passport for persons aged 16 and over: $277

·         5-year passport for children under 16 years and persons aged 75 and over: $139

·         emergency passport overseas: $175

·         overseas surcharge for persons aged 18 and over: $103

·         overseas surcharge for persons aged 17 and under: $54

All of our passport and notarial service fees are payable in UAE Dirhams only.  Fees are set monthly based on the exchange rate and published on our Services for Australians page. 

See Contact Us to make an appointment for passport or notarial services.


Be informed and be prepared when you're travelling.  Visit the Smartraveller website and subscribe to travel advice updates to be the first to know government information when you are overseas.  We also encourage all Australians living in or travelling to the UAE to register their details on Smartraveller.  Your registration will help us contact you or your family in the event of an emergency. 

Public Holidays

In 2017, the Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai will be closed for the following public holidays:


Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day

Thursday 26 January - Australia Day

Sunday 16 April - Easter Sunday

Monday 17 April - Easter Monday

Sunday 25 June* - Eid Al Fitr

Monday 26 June* - Eid Al Fitr

Tuesday 27 June* - Eid Al Fitr

Sunday 3 September* - Eid Al Adha (in lieu)

Monday 4 September* - Eid Al Adha (in lieu)

Thursday 21 September* - Islamic New Year

Thursday 30 November - Commemoration Day

Sunday 24 December - Christmas Eve

Monday 25 December - Christmas Day

Tuesday 26 December - Boxing Day


*Subject to change in line with sighting of the moon