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.

2018 Batman by-election

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Batman in Victoria will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018.

You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Batman, enrol or update your enrolment details at The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Wednesday 14 February 2018.

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.

For more information, visit the AEC website at or contact the AEC via email ( or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.


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 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