Ms Natasha Stott Despoja AM, as the Ambassador for Women and Girls, provides advocacy to promote gender equality and the social, political and economic empowerment of women and girls, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region.
Index page to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade annual report. Reports are available in PDF format.
Start your application online. All applications must be lodged in person at your nearest Post Office. If you’re overseas, check with your local Australian diplomatic mission or consulate. It takes about three weeks to get a new passport.
Established in 1989 to contribute to a more broadly based and enduring relationship between Australia and Indonesia and to project positive images of Australia and Indonesia in each other's country.
The Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (known as ANZCERTA or the CER Agreement) covers substantially all trans-Tasman trade in goods, including agricultural products and services.
Provides an authoritative overview of Australia's history, the land, its people and their way of life. It also looks at Australia's economic, scientific and cultural achievements and its foreign, trade and defence policies.
Promotes Australia’s national interests by contributing to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.
Established to generate opportunities for Australian business, education, science and innovation and the arts to work with partners in South-East Asia.
Established in 1978 to promote mutual understanding and foster people-to-people relations between Australia and China.
Established in 1992 to broaden the relationship between Australia and India by encouraging and supporting contacts and increasing levels of knowledge and understanding between the peoples and institutions of the two countries.
Established in 1976 to expand and develop contact and exchange between the peoples of Australia and Japan and to help project positive images of Australia and Japan in each other's country.
Established in 1992 to promote bilateral relations between Korea and Australia.
Find details of address, telephone and fax numbers for Australian embassies, high commissions, consulates and multilateral mission offices around the world.
Index page with a fully searchable, hypertext-linked resource that includes treaty texts (Australian Treaty Series), indexes, status lists, and explanatory material.
You may wish to change the name that appears in your passport, due to marriage, divorce etc. In most instances, you will need to provide evidence of your name change from an Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
A Child Alert is a warning to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that there may be circumstances to be considered before an Australian passport is issued to a child.
For the issue of a child passport you must lodge an application with written consent from all those with parental responsibility, or with an Australian court order that permits the child to have a travel document or to travel internationally.
Established in January 2003 as an initiative to strengthen ties between Australia and Arab countries.
Established to help increase relations between Australia and Latin America, with a particular emphasis on commercial issues.
Provides information on Australia's international obligations and what Australians and Australian businesses need to be aware of. Includes links to further resources.
Provides travel information and tips to dual nationals. Includes information about what dual nationality is, how people become dual nationals and the implications of dual nationality when travelling overseas.
Links to the Department's portfolio budget statements.
Outlines the help that Australian citizens overseas who find themselves in trouble can expect from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade when seeking consular assistance.
Provides a general guide to requirements which may need to be met in order for a marriage to be legal in a particular country.
Travel advice covering a range of issues including for when things go wrong and staying safe and healthy. Also offers specific advice for backpackers, business, female, LGBTI and senior travellers, student, travelling with children, and volunteers.
An International Driving Permit (IDP) is proof that you hold a valid driver licence in your home country. IDPs are issued through state and territory motoring clubs. This page on the Smartraveller site links to relevant IDP authorities in each state.
Provides information on Australia's international relations. Links to information on global security, global themes such as climate change and human rights, and international and regional organisations.
To comply with foreign requirements, Australian documents sometimes need additional government legalisation before they can be used overseas. Provides legalisation services to help Australian documents meet the requirements of foreign governments.
Lost or stolen passports must be reported to the Australian Passport Office as soon as practicable after you become aware of the loss or theft. Damage to your passport could prevent you from travelling overseas.
Supports Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the Indo Pacific region through a scholarship program for study of up to one year.
Monitors the performance of the Australian aid program and evaluates its impact.
For passport information call 131 232 from inside Australia seven days a week, for the cost of a local call. APIS is not a passport office.
To renew your Australian passport using the renewal form, you will need a passport that was issued in your current name, be valid for at least two years when issued, be an Australian citizen and aged 18 years or over.
Through the Columbo Plan, the Australia Awards, global education, and linkages through sport and Australian Volunteers for International Development, people in Australia and overseas are making connections and furthering international understanding.
All Australians travelling overseas should register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before travel. Your registration information will help find you in an emergency.
If you are an Australian adult citizen aged 18 years or over and can provide at interview an Australian adult passport which is current or has expired within the last 24 months and shows your current personal details, you can complete an Australian Passport Renewal Application.
Australian offices of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Provides information about Australia's trade and investment policies and activities, including Free Trade Agreements.
Provides links to a range of publications on Australia, Australian foreign, trade and development policies and the economic and political climate in other countries.
Subscribe to Smartraveller travel advisories for the destinations you intend to visit and receive alerts, via email, each time the travel advice for one of your destinations is updated.
Plan your trip using travel smart hints for Australian travellers. Issued free with your passport and available for download.
Whatever your age and destination, properly preparing before you leave and staying in good health while travelling can help you to have a happy and enjoyable trip. Includes travel tips and health information.
Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. Provides links to visa information for some countries Australians visit frequently and links to foreign embassies and consulates in Australia.