Australian Embassy
Also accredited to Eritrea and Sudan

About Us

About the Australian Embassy in Egypt


Dr Axel Wabenhorst, Ambassador to Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea

Ambassador Wabenhorst is a senior career officer with extensive experience in the Middle East.

Before being appointed as Ambassador to Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea, Ambassador Wabenhorst was Chargé d’ Affaires in Kabul (2021) and Australia’s first resident Ambassador to Qatar (July 2016 – July 2019). He has previously served as Deputy Head of Mission in Tehran, with earlier postings to Riyadh and Baghdad.

In Canberra, Ambassador Wabenhorst has served as Director in the Afghanistan and Regional Branch; Director in the Arms Control and Counter-Proliferation Branch; the DFAT Liaison Officer at the Australian Headquarters Joint Operations Command; and Director, UN Security Council Taskforce.

Ambassador Wabenhorst holds a BSc (Hons) majoring in Pure Mathematics from Monash University and a DPhil in Computer Science from Oxford University. He speaks Arabic, German and Farsi.

Embassy Contact Information

Address: World Trade Centre 11th Floor, 1191 Corniche El Nil, Boulaq, Cairo

Tel: +202 2770 6600

Fax: +202 2770 6650

Email: [email protected]

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Opening Hours

The Embassy is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm Sunday to Wednesday and from 8:00am to 1:30pm on Thursday. The Embassy is closed on public holidays (see below).

The Embassy works on an appointment basis for all notarial services and passport applications.  Click on the link below to book your own appointment: Book Appointment

Consular Assistance

If you are an Australian citizen requiring urgent consular assistance please call our 24 hour emergency centre on +61 2 6261 3305, SMS +61 421 269 080 or call 1300 555 135 (from within Australia).

Public Holidays

In 2023 the Embassy will be closed on the following days:

Public Holiday


New Year’s Day

Sunday          1 January 2023

Australia Day

Thursday      26 January 2023

Easter Sunday (Orthodox)

Sunday         16 April 2023

Sham El Nessim

Monday        17 April 2023

Eid Al Fitr Eve*

Thursday      20 April 2023

Eid Al Fitr *

Sunday         23 April 2023

Eid Al Adha Eve*

Tuesday       27 June 2023

Eid Al Adha *

Wednesday  28 June 2023

Eid Al Adha *

Thursday      29 June 2023

Revolution Day

Sunday         23 July 2023

Christmas Eve

Sunday         24 December 2023

Christmas Day

Monday        25 December 2023

Boxing Day

Tuesday       26 December 2023

Additional DFAT Public Holiday

Wednesday  27 December 2023

*Subject to sighting of the moon


Corporate Services Officer

The Australian Embassy in Cairo is looking to recruit energetic and pro-active individual to work as Corporate Services Officer, within the Corporate Services Section of the Embassy, reporting to the Property/Procurement and Security Manager.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability and experience in providing client services, coupled with excellent written and oral communication skills in Arabic and English and an ability to apply judgement, working in a team environment.  The candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines quickly and accurately.

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

Remuneration Package:

Monthly gross salary will be between EGP21,897 and EGP23,702 + 13th and 14th months bonuses and benefits.

Submitting an application

Applicants should submit a ‘one page statement – no more than 500 words’ referencing the selection criteria below, highlighting their relevant professional experience and claims as the best person for the role, in English.  Applicants should also provide a Curriculum Vitae (maximum three pages) and contact details of two referees (one of which should be current supervisor).  These documents should be forwarded by email to the HR Manager at: [email protected] indicating your interest in the Corporate Services Officer Position no CARO006. The deadline has been extended to 30  November 2023 at 4.30PM

Please mention your name and position number in the subject line.

Late Applications or ones which do not provide the above requested material WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED


Selection Criteria

  • High level proficiency in written and spoken English and Arabic (essential).
  • High-level interpersonal skills and ability to establish effective working relationships.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and set priorities.  Demonstrated ability to undertake new tasks quickly, adapt to different work environments and to respond effectively to challenges.
  • Ability to analyse issues and provide appropriate solutions or recommendations, in-line with rules, regulations, and guidelines.  
  • Sound knowledge and experience with computers, especially Windows applications.
  • Strong capacity to exercise discretion and judgement.
  • Client service experience (internal or external) and strong communication skills to respond to clients, vendors and other stakeholders by phone, email or other official correspondence. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and contribute as part of a team.

The key responsibilities of the position includes, but are not limited to:

  • Provide assistance on procurement items as requested, including preparation of invoice payments, seeking quotations and preparing business cases for expenditure of funds.
  • Perform duties according to the Property/Procurement and Security guidelines.
  • Prepare official correspondence on behalf of the Embassy.
  • Assist direct supervisor with the successful and efficient delivery of property services across the Embassy’s property portfolio, including liaison with landlords, contractors, and other stakeholders.
  • Assist with all general administrative duties as directed. 
  • Perform as backup to other positions to assist with duties as requested. 
  • Other duties as directed.