The Australian Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.
Federal Election - Postal Voting
The next federal election will be held on 21 May 2022. If you are still in Australia, you can pre-poll vote from 9 May 2022.
The AEC recommends overseas voters cast a postal vote in this election. If you plan to be overseas at the time of the election, make sure you check your enrolment and request a postal vote as soon as possible on the AEC website.
Australians in Egypt and Eritrea are encouraged to vote via postal vote, which can either be posted to the AEC directly, or mailed or dropped off to the Australian Embassy in Egypt. To send in your postal vote, please send to:
11th Floor, World Trade Center
1191 Corniche El-Nil
For Australian voters in Sudan, delivery of postal votes into Sudan is not possible. Please contact the Embassy at [email protected] to discuss postal vote options.
Details will be posted shortly if you wish to drop off your postal vote in person.
The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our ability to provide some services may be limited. We will continue to prioritise consular services to those in genuine need.
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.
Australian Federal Election
What is the time frame for registering to vote?
Enrolment closes at 8pm on 18 April 2022, one week after the election is called.
How early before the election are postal votes be sent out?
The Australian Electoral Commission will start sending postal votes immediately after the declaration of nominations. Postal votes are expected to be sent from 26 April 2022.
When do requests for postal votes close?
Requests for postal votes will close on 18 May 2022. The Australian Electoral Commission recommends you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to ensure there is enough time for it to be posted to you and returned to the Australian Electoral Commission by 3 June 2022.
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.
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