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

 
Applications now open for the Australian Government's Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2014-15

On Wednesday 13 Aug 2014, Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City formally launched the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) for projects in southern Vietnam. DAP provides grants for small-scale development projects aimed at addressing humanitarian hardship and advancing developmental outcomes for disadvantaged communities. The deadline for applications is Friday 10 October 2014.

DAP Guidelines - English

DAP Guidelines - Vietnamese

DAP Fact Sheet

DAP Application Form - English

DAP Application Form - Vietnamese 

 

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 

 

AUSTRALIAN CONSUL GENERAL VISITS AUSTRALIAN AID PROJECTS IN QUANG NAM & DA NANG


From 5 to 7 August 2014 the Australian Consul General John McAnulty visited three organisations in Quang Nam Province and Da Nang City who recently received development grants through the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP). In 2013-14 the Australian Consulate General awarded grants to 11 projects in a variety of sectors from healthcare to education and small-scale infrastructure projects in central and southern Vietnam.  

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

 

Consul General and a pupil reading a Braille book printed by the Braille machine funded by the 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

Positions vacant

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Public Tender

 

THE AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE GENERAL

 SALE OF AN OFFICIAL VEHICLE VIA PUBLIC TENDER

The Australian Consulate-General invites tenders for the sale of an official vehicle
registered under the Consulate. Details are as follows:

TOYOTA CAMRY 2.4 KX, 5 seaters, 2,362 cc
Year of manufacture: 2009, bought from TOYOTA An Thanh
Mileage used: 27,000 km
Condition: good with regular maintenance

Vehicle for sale and tender documents are available from the receptionist
at the Consulate-General

Inspection may be made at the: 

AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE GENERAL
20th Floor, Vincom Center, 47 Ly Tu Trong
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: 3521 8100
 

between 0900hrs to 1200hrs and 1330hrs to 1600hrs from 11 September –19 September 2014 

Please mark” TENDER FOR TOYOTA CAMRY
And submit tender documents by 1700hrs on 19 September 2014
 

 

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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