Australian Embassy
Also accredited to Eritrea, Sudan, Syria


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, Syria 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


Australian Federal Election

The Australian Federal Election will be held on 2 July 2016. The Australian Electoral Commission has determined that the Australian Embassy in Cairo will NOT be offering in-person voting services. If you will be overseas on election day, you can either vote by post or complete an Overseas Notification form and submit it to the Australian Electoral Commission.

Further information is available on the Australian Electoral Commission website or by calling +61 2 6160 2600.

Key Election Dates for voters are outlined below:

Election Announcement                                 8 May 2016

Close of the Electoral Roll                              23 May 2016 at 8.00pm AEST

Polling Day (In Australia)                                2 July 2016

Last Day for Receipt of Postal Votes          15 July 2016

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.


   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.


Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program

The Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) provides funding of up to $60,000 per year (for a maximum of 3 years) for international arts and cultural projects that align with the programs objectives.  The ACDGP funds projects that strengthen Australia’s reputation as a sophisticated, creative nation and that foster ongoing collaborative international exchange. Successful projects will reflect the ACDGP key objectives:


  • Supporting innovative collaboration and exchange.
  • Promoting our economic, artistic and cultural assets to an international audience.
  • Supporting cultural diplomacy initiatives in future Focus Country’s (Germany 2017 and Japan 2018).
  • Fostering collaborative people-to-people links internationally.
  • Leveraging existing partnerships and fostering engagement with key stakeholders in line with our economic diplomacy objectives.


The ACDGP application process has been streamlined in 2016 and will be a one step process. Applications are now open and will close 12 noon on Monday 11 April 2016 AEST. Applications must be submitted online via Smartygrants.


Full details on how to apply can be found at





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.

Applications for the current round of DAP 2015-2016 funding is closed. The Embassy may accept applications throughout the year, and will consider these on an ad hoc basis, depending on available funding.