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.
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 3305, SMS +61 421 269 080 or 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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You can now also subscribe to the new SMS service - by supplying your mobile number – to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis overseas.
In a crisis, Smartraveller will activate a crisis page on its website. It will make it easier for you or someone you know to contact the Australian Government if you need help. It will supplement the consular emergency hotline.
Visit www.smartraveller.gov.au to subscribe or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.
Top Travel Tips
- Check the latest travel advice and subscribe to receive free email notifications each time the advice for your destination is updated.
- Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance and ensure it covers you for the places you plan to visit and the things you plan to do.
- Make sure your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned date of return to Australia. Carry extra passport photos in case your passport is lost or stolen and you need to replace it while you’re away.
- Check with health professionals for information on recommended vaccinations and other health precautions. Remember that vaccinations can be an entry requirement for some countries. Also find out about taking medication overseas – certain medicines aren’t allowed in some countries.
- Make sure you have the right visas for the countries you are visiting or transiting and check any other entry or exit requirements.
- Check to see if you’re regarded as a national of the country you plan to visit, and whether dual nationality will have any implications for your travel plans.
- Make copies of your passport details, insurance policy, travellers cheques, visas and credit card numbers. Carry one copy in a separate place to the originals and leave a copy with someone at home.
- Obey the laws of the country you’re visiting even if these appear harsh or unfair by Australian standards. Don’t expect to be treated differently from the locals just because you’re Australian.
- Keep in contact with friends and family back home and give them a copy of your itinerary so they know where you are.
Direct Aid Program
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants program which focuses on relieving humanitarian hardship and advancing developmental objectives in Egypt, Sudan and Eritrea.
For more information please click here.
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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.