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

Services for Australians

Services for Australians overseas


Visiting our offices during COVID-19

  • 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.   



Book an appointment with Australian Embassy, Portugal using SetMore

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.


Australian Elections

For general information on Australian elections, enrolment and voting while overseas visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) at  You can also email or call the AEC on +61 2 6160 2600 for information. 

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Smartraveller - Australians overseas

Smartraveller has the latest, authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about overseas travel. Subscribe to receive travel advice updates - by simply supplying your name and email address – straight to your inbox.

You can now also subscribe to the new SMS service - by supplying your mobile number – to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis overseas.

In a crisis, Smartraveller will activate a crisis page on its website. It will make it easier for you or someone you know to contact the Australian Government if you need help. It will supplement the consular emergency hotline.

Visit to subscribe or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.

Have questions?  Let's chat.

As always, we encourage Australians overseas to stay in touch with friends and family and let them know you’re safe.

If you need immediate assistance, you can call the Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.


What we can and cannot do

Assisting Australians overseas within limits

Consular Privacy Collection Statement

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Privacy Policy


Travel information for Australians

Get the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.


Emergency situations

The Australian Government, through its consular officers, endeavours to provide assistance in situations where danger exists due to civil unrest, war, etc., when it is considered necessary and where it can be arranged. This does not diminish the obligation of citizens to keep themselves informed on the situation in the country likely to affect their safety or to meet costs incurred in rendering assistance.


Consular emergency service


  Consular assistance outside Embassy opening hours, only for Australian citizens:

  Tel:  21 310 1500

  Follow the prompts and you will be transferred to the out of hours Consular Emergency

  Centre based in Canberra.



Travelling and living in Portugal


Are you looking to exchange your Australian Driver Licence for a Portuguese Licence?


List of translators and interpreters 

(If a translation is required for submitting in Autralia, please verify beforehand with the Australian recipient which form of translation is acceptable to them - eg NAATI, Notary Public etc)


List of lawyers

List of Portuguese lawyers conversant in English - Lisbon
List of Portuguese lawyers conversant in English - Algarve
List of Portuguese lawyers conversant in English - Madeira Island
List of Portuguese lawyers conversant in English - Azores Islands
List of Portuguese lawyers conversant in English - Porto


Are you the victim of a crime in Portugal ?



Former residents

A gateway to information about Australian benefits, payments & services.

Social Security Agreement between Australia and Portugal.


Returning to Australia

Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.