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.
In many cases, local notaries can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently.
Direct Aid Program 2022-2023 – Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe
Applications to the Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2022-2023 for Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe are now OPEN.
The Embassy of Australia in Lisbon invites all eligible organizations to submit their applications.
Applications are made online using the SmartyGrants system (registration is required). Links to the programs are as follows:
Cabo Verde: https://dap.smartygrants.com.au/CV2022-2023
São Tomé e Príncipe: https://dap.smartygrants.com.au/STP22_23
Each project is funded up to a maximum of €15,000.00.
Deadline for submitting applications is due on 15 January 2023.
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.
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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.
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- Notification of Australia's Yellow Fever Vaccination requirements
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