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 +2 02 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.
ANZAC DAY 2018
ANZAC Day is a significant national day of commemoration for Australians and New Zealanders. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the First World War. On 25 April 1915, the ANZAC’s landed at Gallipoli and began seven months of intense combat that marked the arrival of two young nations on the world stage.
This year’s commemorations are being hosted by the Embassy of Australia in Cairo. The Australian Ambassador to Egypt, HE Neil Hawkins, warmly invites Australian and New Zealand residents, family and friends to the official ANZAC Day Dawn Service.
Date: Wednesday 25 April 2018
Time: 4.45 am for 5.00 am start
Place: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Abd El Salam Nasr Street, Old Cairo
More information on ANZAC Day can be found here .
Smartraveller - top travel tips
- Check the latest travel advice at smartraveller.gov.au and subscribe to receive free email notifications each time the advice for your destination is updated.
- Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance and ensure it covers you for the places you plan to visit and the things you plan to do.
- Before travelling overseas register your travel and contact details online at smartraveller.gov.au so we can contact you in case of an emergency.
- Make sure your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned date of return to Australia. Carry extra passport photos in case your passport is lost or stolen and you need to replace it while you’re away.
- Check with health professionals for information on recommended vaccinations and other health precautions. Remember that vaccinations can be an entry requirement for some countries. Also find out about taking medication overseas – certain medicines aren’t allowed in some countries.
- Make sure you have the right visas for the countries you are visiting or transiting and check any other entry or exit requirements.
- Check to see if you’re regarded as a national of the country you plan to visit, and whether dual nationality will have any implications for your travel plans.
- Make copies of your passport details, insurance policy, travellers cheques, visas and credit card numbers. Carry one copy in a separate place to the originals and leave a copy with someone at home.
- Obey the laws of the country you’re visiting even if these appear harsh or unfair by Australian standards. Don’t expect to be treated differently from the locals just because you’re Australian.
- Keep in contact with friends and family back home and give them a copy of your itinerary so they know where you are.
Visit the smartraveller website for more information.
Direct Aid Program
The Australian Embassy has now closed the call for proposals for 2017-18 under the Direct Aid Program (DAP).
The DAP is a flexible, small grants program which focuses on relieving humanitarian hardship and advancing developmental objectives in Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea.
For more information on DAP, please refer to http://egypt.embassy.gov.au/caro/cooperation.html