Australian Embassy
Also accredited to Eritrea and Sudan

About Us

About the Australian Embassy in Egypt

Australian Ambassador to Egypt

Mr Hawkins is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and most recently served as Australia’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. In Canberra he headed the Department’s Northern, Southern and Eastern Europe Branch and the Middle East Branch. Mr Hawkins was a Senior Analyst with the Office of National Assessments, and was previously an AusAID Director working on Papua New Guinea and humanitarian and emergency responses. Mr Hawkins has also worked for CARE Australia, the United Nations and the Norwegian Institute for International Research in South East Asia and the Middle East.  Mr Hawkins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) in Arabic and Islamic Studies and a Master of International Business. He was awarded a Humanitarian Overseas medal in 2004 and speaks Arabic.

Embassy Contact Information

Address: World Trade Centre 11th Floor, 1191 Corniche El Nil, Boulaq, Cairo

Tel: +202 2770 6600

Fax: +202 2770 6650



Queries regarding visas, immigration or Australian citizenship registration should be sent to

Opening Hours

The Embassy will be open from 8:00am to 4:15pm Sunday to Wednesdays and from 8:00am to 1:45pm on Thursdays. The Embassy will be closed on public holidays.

The Consular Section is open to the public for the following hours:

Sunday – Wednesday: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Contact details:

Tel: +2 02 27706600

Fax: +2 02 27706650


The Embassy works on an appointment basis for notarial services and passport applications. As of 1 November 2016, all appointments booking must be made online.

To book a passport appointment, click here.

To book a notarial service appointment, click here.

For information on marriage in Egypt and to book an appointment to apply for a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI), click here.

Public Holidays

In 2017 the Embassy will be closed on the following days:

Sunday – 1 January – New Year’s Day

Sunday – 8 January – Coptic Christmas (in lieu)

Thursday - 26 January – Australia Day

Sunday – 16 April – Easter Sunday

Monday – 17 April – Sham El Nessim

Tuesday - 25 April – Anzac day/Sinai Liberation Day

Sunday - 25 June – Eid El Fitr*

Monday - 26 June – Eid El Fitr*

Tuesday - 27 June – Eid El Fitr*

Sunday - 3 September – Eid El Adha*

Monday - 4 September – Eid El Adha*

Monday - 25 December – Christmas Day

Tuesday - 26 December – Boxing Day

Wednesday - 27 December – Additional DFAT Holiday


* Islamic holidays (marked with *) are subject to slight change in accordance with the Islamic lunar calendar. 



Currently there are no vacancies available.