Australian Embassy
United Arab Emirates

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Services for Australians.

The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority and all client services are currently by appointment only.

Please follow these links for more information about consular and passport services in Abu Dhabi or Dubai during this period.

 Please see below general information for travellers.


Please follow this link for more information about  Visa and Citizenship Services.

For the most recent advice go to and the COVID-19 section of this site. 


Welcome to the Australian Embassy, UAE

Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates which contains a broad range of information on the services the Embassy provides.  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 us on Twitter (@AusAmbUAE), Facebook (@AusEmbUAE) and Instagram (@AusEmbUAE).


What's New?

Western Australia State General Election - 13 March 2021

If you are eligible to vote in the West Australian State Election in March 2021 but are living overseas or travelling for an extended period, you are still required to vote. The only way to lodge a vote in this election from overseas is by postal vote, so you need to act quickly.  

See the Voting Options for Overseas Electors - Fact Sheet or visit the WA Electoral Commission's website at for further details.

Changes to Smartraveller 

The new Smartraveller website was launched on 21 November 2019 together with a new subscription service. Smartraveller has the latest, authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about overseas travel.

We encourage you to subscribe as soon as you are thinking about heading overseas. This free service gives you the latest updates to our travel advice and news. You no longer need an account to subscribe or manage your preferences, just an email address.

You can now also choose to receive SMS 'critical alerts' for crises overseas. This service supplements our standard travel advice subscription sent via email. We may choose to send you an SMS 'critical alert' for urgent information in the event of a crisis.

Please note: if you subscribed before 21 November 2019, you’ll need to re-subscribe to the new system

Read more about the changes on the Frequently asked questions - changes to registration, subscription and the website page.

Visit to subscribe or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.

Travelling overseas this summer?

Please ensure that your Australian passport has at least six months’ validity remaining, as this is an entry requirement for many foreign countries.  For information on applying for a passport, visit the Australian Passport Office website. 

For passport interview appointments, see Contact Us.

Once an application is lodged successfully your replacement passport will be available for collection within 3 weeks.

When researching your holiday destination, please visit Smartraveller for the Australian Government’s latest travel advice. We strongly encourage you to subscribe to the travel advice so you’re well-informed for your trip overseas and notified of any updates to our travel advice and news.

The Australian Embassy is on Facebook and Instagram!

You can now find us on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure you like and follow to find out more about the Australian Embassy in the UAE!


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.  

Public Holidays - 2021

Sunday   03 January - New Year’s Day (In lieu)

Tuesday    26 January - Australia Day                       

Thursday   01 April - Good Friday (In lieu)

Sunday     04 April - Easter Sunday

Wednesday   12 May  - Eid Al-Fitr 

Thursday  13  May - Eid Al-Fitr 

Sunday  18  July - Eid Al Adha 

Monday  19 July - Eid Al Adha 

Tuesday  20 July - Eid Al Adha 

Monday  09 August - Islamic New Year 

Thursday  02 December - UAE National Day

Thursday  23  December - Christmas Day (in lieu)

Sunday  26  December - Boxing Day (in lieu)

Monday  27  December - Additional Holiday (in lieu)