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.  


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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 and bring valid identification. Please contact us if you experience any issues in securing an appointment by calling 21 310 1500 or email us ([email protected]).
  • 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.
  • For security reasons, we ask that you keep travel bags, including hand bags, to a minimum when visiting the Embassy.  

The Australian Embassy Lisbon can provide passport and a limited number of notarial services for Australians in Portugal. The Australian Embassy does not handle visa or other immigration enquiries.     

See the list of Australian passport and notarial fees.

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.

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Direct Aid Program 2022-2023 – Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe

Applications for the 2022-23 Direct Aid Program (DAP) for Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe have CLOSED.

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.

Places available for each country in the Work and Holiday program.

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:

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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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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.

Eligible travellers visiting Australia can consider visa options such as an ETA or an eVisitor visa.

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


Latitude Financial Services data breach

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is aware of a cyber incident impacting Latitude Financial Services.  

Copies of approximately 103,000 identity documents have been stolen from Latitude Financial. This includes a small number of passports.   

Latitude Financial Services is contacting impacted customers directly and continues to investigate the matter to determine the full extent of the cyber-attack.  

Foreign passports were also compromised through this cyberattack. If Latitude Financial Services have advised you that your foreign passport information was compromised, you should contact the government that issued the passport for advice on what to do.

Impacted passports are still safe to use for international travel. Your passport number cannot be used to obtain a new passport. Robust controls are used to protect passports from identity takeover, including sophisticated facial recognition technology. Further information on how your passport may be impacted can be found on the APO website(link is external).  

Advice on safeguarding your personal information can be found on the APO’s webpage on protecting against scams and identity theft(link is external).   

Customers can also seek help from IDCare(link is external), a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in providing advice and support to the Australian community in responding to identity theft.  

Advice on how to protect yourself and your family from cyber security incidents is available on the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) webpage at: is external) 


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.


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 Policy.


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