Australian Consulate-General
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Address: 20th Floor, Vincom Center, 47 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Telephone: +84 8 35218 100, Facsimile: +84 8 35218 101

Australian expert delivers ‘Future of Health’ and
‘Nutrition and Preventative Health’ events for World Health Day

To celebrate World Health Day, on April 07, Professor Lynne Cobiac, the Director of the Preventative Health Flagship at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, delivered a seminar ‘Future of Health’ for students and academics at Ho Chi Minh City’s Medicine and Pharmacy University.

The ‘Future of Health’ seminar discussed how to reduce demand for health services through preventative health, as well as increasing efficiency of health systems through use of ICT (Information Communication Technology) platforms and use of data to create learning health systems.

There is a strong history of collaboration between Australian and Vietnamese individuals, organisations, and academic institutions in the health field. Professor Cobiac’s visit to Ho Chi Minh City has provided further opportunities to enhance ties between Australia and Vietnam, particularly through research opportunities on health issues of relevance for both countries.

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Australia at the forefront to empower women and girls 

Australia recognises that one of the best ways to promote economic development and growth and to achieve stronger communities and societies is to empower women and girls. As such, the Australian Government gives priority to gender equality and women’s empowerment in our foreign policy and in our overseas aid program, with over 50 per cent of the aid budget spent on initiatives to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

“Women and girls drive our economy, they build peace, political stability and progress. Investing in women and girls means prosperity for everyone,” said Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott Despoja in her 2014 International Women’s Day message.

To view Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls International Women’s Day 2014 message, please go to:

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News: Australian Foreign Minister to visit ASEAN Nations to Strengthen Regional Relations

 Trade, investment, regional security and education cooperation will be the key priorities during my visit to Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Cambodia from 16 to 21 February.

In this 40th anniversary year of Australia-ASEAN relations, I will meet with senior government and business leaders to discuss bilateral trade and investment opportunities.

In Malaysia I will meet with alumni of the former Menzies Government's Colombo Plan program and discuss opportunities for Australian students to study and gain work experience in businesses abroad under the Coalition Government's $100m New Colombo Plan.

I will meet members of the business community to promote trade and investment relations with Malaysia, our ninth largest trading partner.
In Vietnam, I will meet with senior government figures in Hanoi to advance Australia's economic diplomacy agenda and visit the Australia-Vietnam Joint Trans-National Crime Centre in Ho Chi Minh City.

While in Vietnam, I am looking forward to meeting with a number of women's networks supported by the Australian Government, to focus on women's empowerment and foster economic development through sustainable farming systems.

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 News: New Colombo Plan to transform relations with the region

10 December 2013 - Today marks the launch of the pilot program for Australia's New Colombo Plan, a signature Australian Government initiative to send undergraduate students to countries across the region to learn, build friendships and strengthen ties with our Indian Ocean Asia-Pacific neighbours.

The Government has committed $100 million in new funding over five years to implement the Plan. The New Colombo Plan Secretariat has been established in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to further develop and implement the new program, working with the Department of Education to deliver the awards.

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News: Manus transferees urge others not to travel by boat

22 August 2013 - In a new video Iranian transferees at Manus Island tell of their heartbreak at realising people smugglers had lied to them and they will never be settled in Australia. They talk about their experiences and tell others not to take the risk of travelling to Australia by boat.

A ninth group of asylum seekers subject to the new Regional Settlement Arrangement has been transferred to Papua New Guinea (PNG) on 22 August. They have been sent to PNG for assessment and, if found to be refugees, will be settled there. Transfers will continue on a regular basis and will include women, children and unaccompanied minors in due course as appropriate arrangements are made.

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Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust was established at the 2011 CHOGM in Perth to celebrate The Queen's sixty year contribution to the Commonwealth. Further information HERE.


Passport/notarial services

Client services provided on a fee-paying basis are available during the following hours:
           09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
           Monday to Friday (Closed Public holidays)

Passport applications may be lodged by appointment only.

Notarial and documents services are provided on a ‘first come first served basis’.

Please note queuing times may be lengthy.

For prompt service please ensure you have all necessary supporting documents with you before you attend the Consulate. 

Travel advice

A Message to Vietnamese Citizens Residing in Australia

If you are a Vietnamese citizen residing in Australia, and you do not have a valid Vietnamese passport, you should obtain a new passport from the Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate by 30 June 2014. If you do not, you may lose your Vietnamese citizenship from 1 July 2014.” Vietnam’s Embassy in Australia and Ministry of Justice provide information online at:

For further information, the Vietnamese community can contact the Embassy of Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Australia:
6 Timbarra Crescent O'Malley ACT 2606
Telephone: (61-2) 6286 6059 (EXT: 101/102); Direct line: (61-2) 6286 8465/ 62865660
Fax: 61-2-6286 4534
Email: or

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Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2013-14

Applications for the Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2013-14 are now closed.
Please note that for operational reasons the application process and relevant deadlines are different for the programs administered by the Australian Embassy and Australian Consulate-General. For information about the Direct Aid Program related to the Australian Embassy visit -

DAP Guidelines - English

DAP Guidelines - Vietnamese

DAP Application Form - English

DAP Application Form - Vietnamese 


Please note: Airport style security screening is in place at the Australian Consulate-General.
As a condition of entry to the Consulate, visitors will be asked to turn off their mobile phones, and leave all cameras, computers, recording devices, other electronic equipment, sharp or dangerous objects, cigarette lighters, oils and liquids with the guards for collection when departing the Consulate.






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