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]
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.
Latitude Financial Services data breach
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is aware of a cyber incident impacting Latitude Financial Services.
Copies of approximately 103,000 identity documents have been stolen from Latitude Financial. This includes a small number of passports.
Latitude Financial Services is contacting impacted customers directly and continues to investigate the matter to determine the full extent of the cyber-attack.
Foreign passports were also compromised through this cyberattack. If Latitude Financial Services have advised you that your foreign passport information was compromised, you should contact the government that issued the passport for advice on what to do.
Impacted passports are still safe to use for international travel. Your passport number cannot be used to obtain a new passport. Robust controls are used to protect passports from identity takeover, including sophisticated facial recognition technology. Further information on how your passport may be impacted can be found on the APO website(link is external).
Advice on safeguarding your personal information can be found on the APO’s webpage on protecting against scams and identity theft(link is external).
Customers can also seek help from IDCare(link is external), a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in providing advice and support to the Australian community in responding to identity theft.
Advice on how to protect yourself and your family from cyber security incidents is available on the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) webpage at: www.cyber.gov.au(link is external)
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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.