Australian Embassy
Cabo Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, Guinea Bissau

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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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.

Visit to learn more.


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

The Work and Holiday program for 2018-19 opened on 2 July 2018 (it is in force from July-June every year).  Australian applicants can apply now through the Consulate General of Portugal in Sydney:

Additional information can also be obtained here. For any queries on the program or visa requirements, you must contact directly the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

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Australian Passport and Notarial Fees

The Australian Embassy Lisbon can provide a limited number of notarial and documentary services for Australians in Portugal. 

See the list of Australian passport and notarial fees.


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Visiting Australia

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.


Privacy Policy

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage the Consulate-General's appointments.  Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes.  By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT's behalf for these purposes.  If this information is not collected, DFAT's ability to arrange your appointment will be limited.  Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore's Privacy Policy, and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT's Privacy Pollicy.

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.


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


Direct Aid Program 2018-2019 – applications under assessment

Applications to the Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2018-2019 for Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe are currently being assessed by the Australian Embassy in Lisbon. All those who have submitted applications on Smartygrants will be advised if they have been successful or not during the month of October. 

Queries about the Program should be addressed to:

Cabo Verde
São Tomé and Príncipe

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.


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


Past Events

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 here.

Ambassador Peter Rayner's visit to Braga

Ambassador Peter Rayner undertook an official visit to Braga on 5-7 December 2016.  The Ambassador met with local entities and business, including Minho University, to further develop links between the region and Australia.

Australian Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Trade & Investment

The Australian Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Trade & Investmenthighlight the Australian Government's foreign and trade priorities in this short video.


Other useful information