The Australian Government is now operating in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions pending the outcome of the 2022 federal election.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Travelling to Australia
All fully vaccinated visa holders are able to travel to Australia quarantine free. Check the entry rules for each State and Territory to ensure you comply with the current entry requirements:
Unvaccinated visa holders will still need a valid travel exemption to enter Australia.
Information in English on current entry requirements for Portugal can be found at:
The Australian government continues to pursue all options to support vulnerable Australians overseas. Please contact the embassy should you require assistance.
Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Portugal
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.
The Australian Embassy does not handle visa or other immigration enquiries.
For security reasons, we ask that you keep travel bags, including hand bags, to a minimum when visiting the Embassy.
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Visiting our offices
- If you are an Australian citizen requiring emergency consular assistance out of hours, please call the Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 (within Australia) or +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas).
- You must have an appointment to visit the embassy. Please contact us if you experience any issues in securing an appointment by calling 21 310 1500 or email us ([email protected]).
- If you have a fever, cough or any COVID-19 symptoms, please reschedule your appointment. Please do not attend our offices if you are ill or if you have had recent exposure to someone who is ill.
- Please do not bring friends or family members to your appointment. If you are applying for a child passport, both parents are welcome to attend.
- You should arrive as close to your appointment time as possible.
- You must bring and wear a mask. We will ask you to remove your mask briefly to confirm your identity.
Australian Federal Election
The next federal election will be held on 21 May 2022. If you are still in Australia, you can pre-poll vote from 9 May 2022.
In-person voting will not be available at the Australian Embassy in Lisbon.
We continue to encourage Australians who have not already done so to register for a postal vote to participate in the upcoming election. For this election, the AEC is delivering postal ballot papers directly to overseas voters by international courier (DHL) and has already commenced progressively sending postal votes to overseas voters.
If you plan to be overseas at the time of the election, make sure you request a postal vote as soon as possible on the AEC website.
Completed postal votes should be sent as quickly as possible back to the AEC in Australia or mailed or dropped-off to the embassy no later than 20 May 2022 for onforwarding to the AEC by diplomatic mail. To mail your postal vote, please send to:
Embaixada da Austrália
Av. da Liberdade, 200-2
If you choose to drop off your postal vote at the Embassy, you need to book an appointment. You will need to present valid photo ID to enter the Embassy.
For general information on Australian elections and voting while overseas visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) at www.aec.gov.au. You can also email or call the AEC on +61 2 6160 2600 for information.
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Current job vacancy
Australian Embassy in Portugal - Policy and Research Officer
Working under the direction of the Ambassador, this position performs research and analysis, drafts reports and monitors local media.
The position also undertakes public diplomacy and Direct Aid Program activities and delivers corporate enabling services to support the operation of the Australian Embassy in Lisbon.
For further details and to apply, visit: https://www.amrislive.com/wizards_v2/ahc/vacancyView.php?requirementId=594&source=GN
Australian Ambassador to Portugal
On 19 July 2019, Australian Ambassador to Portugal, Ms Claire Rochecouste, presented credentials to HE the President of the Portuguese Republic, Prof. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Direct Aid Program 2021-2022 – Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe
Applications to the Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2021-2022 for Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe are now closed.
All applicants - whether successful or not - will be contacted by email during the month of November.
The Direct Aid Program is a small grants program managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that works directly with communities in developing countries. It focuses on supporting small-scale aid activities that deliver practical and tangible results.
DAP supports local community efforts towards poverty reduction and engages a wide range of partners including non-government organisations, community groups, educational institutions, health facilities and local governments.
DAP projects cover a range of sectors such as education, health, water and sanitation, environmental protection, women's empowerment and gender equality, supporting people with disabilities, economic livelihoods, food security and human rights.
Through helping people in need, Australia demonstrates that it is a supportive and trusted partner in addressing global aid challenges in partner countries, including Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe.
Queries about the Program should be addressed to:
Cabo Verde: [email protected]
Guinea-Bissau: [email protected]
São Tomé and Príncipe: [email protected]
Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462) – Australia and Portugal
Portuguese Work and Holiday program
The program is in force from July-June each year. If you are a national of Portugal you can lodge a Work and Holiday visa application. No further applications can be lodged once the cap for this program year has been reached.
Given border restrictions currently in force in Australia, we advise all people interested in the Work and Holiday program to consult the updates published on the official websites:
On 23 November 2014, the Work and Holiday Maker visa (subclass 462) became available for holders of Portuguese passports, aged between 18 and 30.
Applications must be lodged online via ImmiAccount. For further information on how to apply, please click here.
For any queries on the program or visa requirements, you must contact directly the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) by calling no. +61 2 6196 0196, Monday – Friday, from 9am – 5pm (mainland Portugal time).
Australian applicants can apply now through the Consulate General of Portugal in Sydney.
Message from the former Ambassador.
Australia's Foreign Policy White Paper
Australia is closely connected to the world. To ensure we benefit from our international links, the Government has developed a plan - the Foreign Policy White Paper.
Visiting the Australian Embassy
Australian Passport and Notarial Services
In many cases, local notaries can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently.
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.
EU nationals transiting through Australia on their way to another country for less than 8 hours may be able to transit without a visa.
For further information, including telephone and email contact details, please click on Information regarding Visas and Migration.
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 Home Affairs (DHA) is authorised to issue Australian visas. You are advised to verify the fraud alert on DHA’s official website.
Further information on internet scams is available from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website www.scamwatch.gov.au.
Travelling in Portugal
Petty Crime in Portugal continues to be a problem for tourists. Australians planning to travel to Portugal should read the following information
Other useful information
- Private companies promoting Australian visa services
- Notification of Australia's Yellow Fever Vaccination requirements
- Australian Embassy Public Holidays
- Frequently Asked Questions