If you require urgent assistance, please contact our Consular Emergency Centre, Canberra (Australia): +61 2 6261 3305.
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: [email protected] or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AustralianEmbassyEgypt.
The Australian Embassy in Cairo regrets to inform, with deep sadness, of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen on 8 September 2022.
For 70 years, Queen Elizabeth the Second reigned as Australia’s Head of State. She consulted with 16 Prime Ministers and 16 Governors-General served in her name.
A book of condolence for Australian citizens will be open at the reception of the Australian Embassy in Cairo from the following times:
Sunday 11 September – Thursday 15 September: 9am – 1pm
The Embassy requests that any Australian citizens wishing to sign the book of condolence make an appointment by either email ([email protected]) or telephone (+202 2770 6600).
Alternatively, you can leave an online condolence message, which will be collated and sent to Buckingham Palace.
Request for Tender (RFT) for the provision of transactional and administrative services for the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs
On 14 July the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) released an RFT on AusTender (www.tenders.gov.au) titled: Department of Home Affairs - Overseas Service Delivery Partners (HOMEAFFAIRS/2083/RFT).
The RFT is seeking to engage one or more suitably qualified and experienced providers to deliver certain overseas transactional and administrative services on behalf of the Department. These services include Biometric Collection and Identity Verification (checking a customer’s face against their identity document before collecting facial and fingerprint biometrics), Digital Assistance, Online Payment Assistance, Remote Interview Hosting, Document and Claim Checking, Local Addressing and Document Delivery and Paper Digitisation.
If you think you may be able to provide these services, you can obtain a copy of the RFT documentation by registering on the AusTender website (available at the Australian Government’s procurement system) - here)
If you are an Australian citizen requiring urgent consular assistance
Call the chancery switchboard on +2 02 2770 6600and hold so you will 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 3305or call 1300 555 135 (from within Australia).
Email us at [email protected]
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.
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
The Australian Government encourages Australian enterprises operating overseas and multinational enterprises operating in Australia to observe the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The Guidelines provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct in a variety of areas, including:
- human rights;
- employment and industrial relations;
- combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion;
- consumer interests;
- science and technology;
- competition; and
The Australian National Contact Point (AusNCP) promotes the use of the OECD Guidelines and contributes to the resolution of issues relating to their implementation, including facilitating access to conciliation services.
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Join Australia Global Alumni
Australia is one of the most popular destinations for international students seeking a world-class education. We have welcomed more than two and a half million foreign students over the past six decades, of whom 90,000 have been supported through scholarships provided by the Australian Government.
A tertiary education is forever and studying in Australia the experience of a lifetime. This is not a bond broken at graduation. So, if you are one of Australia’s Global Alumni, the Australian Embassy Cairo wants to reconnect!
Register at globalalumni.gov.au to be contacted about alumni events in Egypt and Sudan.