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

In Honour of those who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

The Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City has opened a condolence book to honour those who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. Members of the public are welcome to sign the book between the hours of 0900 – 1645 Monday to Friday.
Condolences may also be offered via the Prime Minister's website (https://www.pm.gov.au/mh17-condolences).


Australian Consul General Tours Aid Projects In Mekong Delta

From 18 to 20 June 2014 the Australian Consul General John McAnulty visited three communities in Ben Tre Province, Can Tho City and Kien Giang Province that received small grants through the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP). On the visits, Mr John McAnulty had a chance to meet with local people who benefit directly from these grants.

In Ben Tre Province DAP funded a bridge to provide local pupils and residents with safer transport. The Australian Government also funded household clean water supplying systems in Can Tho City which directly benefit about 180 poor households. In Kien Giang Province, DAP grants were used to replace a foot bridge by a new concrete bridge to provide a safe means of transport as well as creating economic development opportunities for roughly 2,935 households

DAP is a unique small-scale grants program which aims to assist individuals, community groups, NGOs, and other organisations which do not have access to large-scale aid or grants programs.

The 2014-15 round of DAP grants will open shortly, please check the Consulate’s website for updates.

Australian Consul General John McAnulty (second from right) with representatives of the Bao Thanh Commune, Ba Tri District, Ben Tre Province at the Opening of Rach Trai bridge funded with assistance from the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program

 

VETERANS DAY SERVICE 2014 – 18 AUGUST

Long Tan Cross

Services at and access to the Long Tan Cross are subject to Vietnamese Government approval.

The Australian Consulate-General has sought approval to conduct a Vietnam Veteran's Day service at 1530 hours on Monday 18 August 2014. All visitors should note that they will require permission to access the site. As there are no covered areas at the Long Tan Cross site it is suggested attendees wear sunscreen and a hat and bring an umbrella in the event of rain. In the event of rain it will be muddy underfoot. Information on arrangements for visiting the Long Tan Cross site and obtaining permission is available at the following website:
www.hcmc.vietnam.embassy.gov.au/hchi/Longtan2010.html

The Long Tan Cross is located within a privately operated working rubber plantation. Rubber trees have a limited production life and are required to be replaced periodically. Trees have been recently cleared from the area surrounding the Long Tan Cross and temporarily replaced with cassava plants to regenerate the soil prior to the planting of new rubber trees. As a result there is reduced standing space and it will be necessary to stand among the cassava plants. Care should be exercised to minimise damaging the plants.

In recognition of local sensitivities visitors should conduct themselves with appropriate decorum. Continued approval for ceremonies of this nature by local authorities is also on the condition that no medals or uniforms are worn.

For all visitors, please register with local authority of Dat Do district People’s Committee at:
Fax number: +84 64 3688 245 (from outside Vietnam)
064 3688 245 (from inside Vietnam)
 

DAP handover ceremony at Oncology Hospital

On 29th May Australian Consul General John McAnulty visited the HCMC Oncology Hospital to celebrate the purchase of medical equipment through Australian Government funding. The equipment, including radiation therapy equipment, is expected to benefit thousands of cancer patients and their families in the coming years.  Mr John McAnulty had a chance to see the medical equipment in operation. He expressed his appreciation to the hospital staff and an Australian volunteer for their passion for the wellbeing of the patients. This was the first visit to this year’s DAP (Direct Aid Program) projects for which the Australian Consulate General donated AUD130,000 of funding to 11 projects in southern and central provinces.

Australian Consul General John McAnulty (front line, 4th from left), Management Boards of Radiotherapy and Radio-physicist Departments and Radiation Oncology Staff members.


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.
 

Please click here to read the full version of this media release.

 

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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivgfW0W0hEk&index=2&list=PL10121AA92340E9BD.

Please click here to read the full version of this media release.
 

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.

Please click here to read the full version of this media release.

 

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.

Please click here to read the full version of the media release. 

 

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.

Please click here to watch the video.

 

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

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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 -http://www.vietnam.embassy.gov.au/hnoi/cooperation.html.

DAP Guidelines - English

DAP Guidelines - Vietnamese

DAP Application Form - English

DAP Application Form - Vietnamese 

 

ATTENTION ALL VISITORS TO THE AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE-GENERAL
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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