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 2018 the Embassy will be closed on the following days:



New year's day



Coptic Christmas



Australia Day (in lieu)



Easter Sunday



Sham El Nessim



Anzac Day/Sinai Liberation day



Eid El Fitr*



Eid El Adha*



Eid El Adha*



Eid El Adha*



Armed Forces day (in lieu)



Christmas day



Boxing day



Additional DFAT Holiday


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




Executive Assistant to the Head of Mission

The Australian Embassy in Cairo is looking to recruit an energetic and pro-active person to work as the Executive Assistant to the Head of Mission.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability and experience in establishing contacts and liaising with relevant Government departments, Ministries and private organisations to assist in the arrangement of the Ambassador’s program and preparation of official visits.  Excellent written and oral communication skills in Arabic and English, possess excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines quickly and accurately.

Recruitment decisions are made on the basis of merit and the Australian Embassy does not discriminate against applicants on the grounds of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion or disability.

Duties and Tasks:

Executive Assistant to the Head of Mission:

  • Manage the Ambassador's office, provide administrative and secretarial support.
    • Manage correspondence and documentation into and out of the office, determine action required and draft responses for routine correspondence.
    • Liaise on behalf of the Ambassador for contact/appointments with senior host government officials, ministries, diplomatic missions, the business sector and other agencies.
    • Manage the Ambassador’s program of engagements and coordinate arrangements for Ambassador's travel within Egypt and other countries of accreditation, and abroad.
  • Assist with arrangements for visiting Australian Ministers and senior officials as required.
  • Coordinate and manage all official functions (receptions, luncheons and dinners) and liaise closely with Ambassador's domestic staff.  Prepare and serve refreshments for Ambassador’s visitors.  Manage the recording and acquittal of the Ambassador’s hospitality allowance.
  • Liaise with the Ambassador's driver.
  • Provide support in accessing appropriate contacts and setting up appointments for other Australian based officers as required.
  • Prepare, dispatch and follow up on Third Person Notes/Notes Verbales.
  • Maintain, and keep current, a comprehensive network of appropriate contacts.

The monthly salary for the position is between EGP 9,391 and EGP 10,173 depending on suitability and experience of the chosen candidate.


  • Demonstrated ability and experience in establishing contacts and liaising with relevant Government departments, Ministries and private organisations to assist in the arrangement of the Ambassador’s program and preparation for official visits.  A working knowledge of the Government ministerial and departmental organisation and familiarity with protocol matters highly desirable
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure and to deadlines
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic are required
  • High level competence in IT/Microsoft Office and internet research are essential

Please address the selection criteria, in no more than 1,250 words, and in English, when applying for this position.  Late applicants and those who do not specifically and separately address each of the selection criteria WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae with a separate cover letter addressing the selection criteria, should be forwarded by email to: HR Manager to the following email address: with a copy to indicating your interest in the Executive Assistant to the Head of Mission’s vacancy – Position number 5422 – no later than 1700 hrs on 19 February 2018. Please indicate your name and the vacancy number in the subject line of the email.