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 2024 the Embassy will be closed on the following days:

New Year’s Day

1 January 2024 (Monday)



Coptic Christmas

7 January (Sunday)


Eid El Fitr*


10 April (Wednesday)


Eid El Fitr*


11 April (Thursday)


Coptic Easter Sunday


5 May (Sunday)


Sham El Nessim**


6 May (Monday)


Eid Al Adha *


16 June (Sunday)


Eid Al Adha *


17 June (Monday)


Eid Al Adha *


18 June (Tuesday)


Eid Al Adha *


19 June (Wednesday)


Hijri New Year**


7 July (Sunday)


Armed Forces Day**



6 October (Sunday)

Christmas Day

 25 December (Wednesday)

Boxing Day


 26 December (Thursday)

** These days, could be changed based on the Prime Minister’s decree number 1249 for year 2020

N.B Islamic feasts and prayers for both Eid El Fitr and Eid El Adha are calculated astronomically based on sighting of the moon.


No vacancies are currently available.