Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Lisbon.
Our contact details and other information about the Embassy are available under the About us in the menu.
Please be aware that if you plan to visit the Embassy, you must book an appointment and bring valid identification.
For security reasons, we ask that you keep travel bags, including hand bags, to a minimum when visiting the Embassy.
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Forest fires - Australian Prime Minister's condolences
The Australian Prime Minister wrote to Prime Minister Costa to convey Australia’s sincerest condolences in the wake of the tragic forest fires. Australians understand the grief of the Portuguese people, particularly the impact felt by families and communities, as a result of the devastation and loss caused by bush fires. The Australian people, including a large community with Portuguese ancestry, highly praise the strength, determination and bravery demonstrated by the surviving victims, as well as all emergency service providers, in working through this difficult period.
As a mark of respect, the Australian National flag on display at the Australian Embassy will fly at half-mast during the official mourning period.
New Australian Passport and Notarial Fees, 1 January 2017
The Australian Embassy Lisbon can provide a limited number of notarial and documentary services for Australians in Portugal.
Where local notaries can provide services, the Australian Embassy will not provide them.
In many cases, local notaries can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently.
Global Heads of Mission Meeting, 28-30 March 2017
Australian ambassadors travelled to Australia for a Global Heads of Mission Meeting from 28–30 March in Canberra, state and territory capitals, and rural and regional Australia. Ambassador Peter Rayner travelled to Western Australia and met with community and business leaders who are forging ahead to strengthen Australia-Portugal bilateral and economic relations.
The meeting brought together for the first time our Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Consuls-General to discuss foreign, trade and development policy objectives and the global environment in which we are seeking to achieve them. More information is available at http://dfat.gov.au/news/news/Pages/global-heads-of-mission-meeting.aspx
Beware of Employment Scams
The Embassy’s attention has been drawn to instances of fraudulent online advertisements for employment in Australia. If you are a Portuguese citizen, you can contact the office of the Secretary of State for Communities:
Please be aware that only the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is authorised to issue Australian visas. You are advised to verify the fraud alert on DIBP’s official website:
A scam recently reported to the Embassy involves fraudulent job offers in the name of Australian company Woodside Petroleum. Should you receive such an email, we advise you not to respond and to contact Woodside and the office of the Secretary of State for Communities. You should be aware that Woodside has an alert on its website (http://www.woodside.com.au/Careers/available-roles/Pages/Available-Roles.aspx#.WLfmActvg0M) regarding employment scams:
Phoney websites/employment scams
Woodside alerts website users to be aware of phoney websites and accompanying internet “scams” such as “phishing” and other techniques designed to trick people into giving out their personal information.
Fake websites often mimic a company’s genuine website, incorporating their name and logo. Their aim is to entice users to log onto the site and submit personal information or undertake some other activity (including providing money) in the expectation they will be offered employment or receive some other benefit.
Woodside is working with authorities to limit the impact of these scams on Woodside. In the meantime, the company urges people to ensure the websites they visit and the emails they receive are genuine.
Please keep in mind that Woodside’s official website and social media channels are:
The recruitment site is http://www.woodside.com.au/careers. Any website claiming to be Woodside’s which uses a different domain name is not genuine. If you receive any such request, please contact the Woodside recruitment team immediately: Recruitment@woodside.com.au
Further information on internet scams is available from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website www.scamwatch.gov.au.
Direct Aid Program - Cabo Verde, São Tomé and Princípe and Guinea Bissau
The Australian Embassy in Lisbon manages the Direct Aid Program (DAP) in Cabo Verde, Sao Tome and Principe and Guinea-Bissau.
DAP is a flexible small grants scheme available to individuals, community groups and local and international NGOs, government entities, academic institutions, museums or other non-profit organizations working in development activities at community level and that involve the beneficiaries in the identification and implementation of the project. The projects focus on areas of: poverty alleviation, income generation, education, sanitation, health, human rights, good governance, rural development, gender equality, environment and ad hoc humanitarian relief.
To view projects that have been funded, please click here.
Australian Ambassador to Portugal
On 3 June 2016, Australian Ambassador to Portugal, Mr Peter Rayner, presented credentials to HE the President of the Portuguese Republic, Prof. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Can you help alleviate the global water crisis? Take the challenge and register now!
Imagine creating water from thin air. Check out this open call for an innovative competition. Are you and your team up for the challenge? The Water Abundance XPRIZE is a $1.75 million competition supported by Tata and Australia Aid, challenging teams to alleviate the global water crisis with energy-efficient technologies that harvest fresh water from thin air. Teams will be tasked to revolutionize access to fresh water by creating a device that extracts a minimum of 2,000 liters of water per day from the atmosphere using 100% renewable energy, at a cost of no more than 2 cents per litre. For more info and registration, visit http://water.xprize.org/
Business Mission to Australia
The Australian Embassy in Portugal and Austrade are supporting a Business Mission to Australia organized by the International Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIEP) and the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP), in partnership with the government entity Portugal Global - Trade & Investment Agency (AICEP). The principal objective will be to provide businesses with a series of bilateral meetings and consultations with official entities, potential business partners and local customers.
For further information please click here.
Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462) – Australia and Portugal
On 23 November 2014, the Work and Holiday Maker visa (subclass 462) became available for holders of Portuguese passports, aged between 18 and 30. For further information on how to apply, please click here.
We are pleased to announce that the Work and Holiday program for 2016-17 has now been filled. No further visa applications will be accepted this program year. Applications for the next program year can be made from 1 July 2017.
We would like to thank everyone for their interest in the program this year.
Message from the Ambassador.
Additional information can also be obtained here.
The Australian Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal does not process visa or citizenship applications. For clients resident in Portugal visa processing is undertaken electronically through the online ‘eVisa’ service, or by processing centres in Australia, or by an immigration office at another Australian Embassy.
For further information, including telephone and email contact details, please click on Information regarding Visas and Migration.
Travelling in Portugal
Australians planning to travel to Portugal should read the following information
"through branches" exhbition by Carol Archer and Kit Kelen at Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes
A drawing, painting and photographic exhibition by Australian artists Carol Archer and Kit Kelen can be visited at Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (Rua Barata Salgueiro, 36, Lisbon) until 14 July 2017, from 12 noon - 7 pm, Monday - Friday, and from 2pm - 8 pm on Saturdays. Entrance is free.
- The Australian Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Trade & Investment highlight the Australian Government's foreign and trade priorities in this short video.
Other useful information
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- Notification of Australia's Yellow Fever Vaccination requirements
- Public Holidays 2017
- Frequently Asked Questions