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: firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AustralianEmbassyEgypt
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 email@example.com
- 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 http://www.dfat.gov.au/dept/consular/privacy.html or by requesting a copy from the Department.
The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey
The Australian Government will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has advised that the online survey form for people located overseas is now open: https://marriagesurvey.abs.gov.au/survey/
Overseas Information Line: +61 2 6252 5262 (charges may apply).
Further guidance on the online survey and other participation options for eligible Australians that are overseas continues to be available online on the ABS website here.
2017 New England by-election
A by-election for the federal electoral Division of New England in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 2 December 2017.
You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of New England, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Friday 3 November 2017.
In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.
You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.
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 www.smartraveller.gov.au
- 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.
The Australian Embassy in Cairo is pleased to invite community groups, local NGOs, academic institutions or other organisations engaged in development activities in Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea to submit Expression of Interest for funding under its Direct Aid Program (DAP) for the year 2017-18.
EOI submission deadline is close of business on Thursday 10 August 2017.
For more information on DAP, guidelines, advice for applicants and the Expression of Interest form, please refer to this link: http://egypt.embassy.gov.au/caro/cooperation.html