Australian Embassy
Also accredited to Eritrea and Sudan


Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Cairo. This website is designed to provide you with information about Australia and Egypt, and the services the Embassy is able to offer.

The Australian Embassy in Cairo is responsible for covering Australia's relations with not only Egypt, but also Sudan and Eritrea, where we do not maintain Embassies.

There is an extensive array of information online about Australia and the Australian Government and this site may be used as a tool to direct you to these sites.

For those seeking information about Egypt and travel to Egypt, a good place to start is with the website of the Egyptian Embassy in Canberra.

Please feel free to contact us if you require more information or assistance. The Embassy's e-mail address is: or follow us on Facebook at  

Neil Hawkins


If you are an Australian citizen requiring urgent consular assistance

  • Call the chancery switchboard on +202 2770 6600. If we cannot take your call you will be provided the option to be transferred to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's 24 hour Consular Operations Centre in Canberra.
  • Call the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's 24 hour Consular Operations Centre direct on  +61 2 6261 3305, SMS +61 421 269 080 or call 1300 555 135 (from within Australia).
  • Email us at
  • Visit us at: Level 11 World Trade Centre, 1191 Corniche El Nil, Boulac, Cairo.

Personal information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients where we reasonably believe it is necessary, to provide you with consular assistance. Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Consular Privacy Collection Statement, which you should read and understand. Copies of the Statement are available at or by requesting a copy from the Department.

ANZAC Day 2017

On behalf of the Embassies of New Zealand and Australia, the New Zealand Ambassador to Egypt, Barney Riley, invites citizens and their families and friends from New Zealand, Australia, Turkey and the Commonwealth to the official Anzac Day commemorative dawn service and wreath laying ceremony.

Date: Tuesday 25 April 2017
Time: Dawn, 5am for a 5.15am start
Place: Commonwealth War Graves Cemetary, Abu Sefain Street, Old Cairo

Following the service, guests are also invite to attend a breakfast. Details of the venue will be provided at the service and buses will be available. For catering purposes, please RSVP to the New Zealand Embassy on 02 2461 6000 or email


On November 2, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop launched a new Smartraveller campaign to help better inform and prepare you for your next overseas trip.
The campaign features a revamped Smarttraveller website, an updated registration system and the release of a new smartphone application for android devices to make it even easier to get the information you need to stay safe overseas.
General travel advice is also now available in six languages, including Arabic.
Check out some of the new Smartraveller videos on the DFAT YouTube account and visit the website at

  •  Register your travel plans;
  • Subscribe to Travel Advice updates;
  • Insure yourself and your belongings.

Visit the smartraveller website for more information.

Direct Aid Program

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants program which focuses on relieving humanitarian hardship and advancing developmental objectives in Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea.

Applications for DAP 2016/17 are now closed until further notice.

For more information on DAP and eligible projects, please refer to this link: