Australian Consulate-General
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Taste of Australia 2018

The Australian Embassy and Consulate-General in Vietnam will host its third Taste of Australia program in April 2018. Taste of Australia is the annual celebration of Australian food, beverages, cuisine, and culture throughout Vietnam, led by Taste of Australia Ambassador, Australian celebrity chef Luke Nguyen.

More details can be viewed in the media release and event calendar

Notice: Passport And Notarial Service Fees Will Increase On 1 January 2018

Passport fees will increase in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as of 1 January 2018.

Prices will be as follows (all prices in Australian dollars):

5 year validity child passport (under 16) $142
5 year validity seniors passport (over 75) $142
Full validity adult passport $282
Replacement passport (same expiry date as the passport being replaced) $178
Emergency passport $178
Child overseas surcharge $53
Adult overseas surcharge $105

Notarial service fees will also increase on 1 January 2018 in line with the CPI. Click here for the fee schedule.

For further information, please contact us on +84 28 3521 8100 from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday or at (passport services) or at (notarial services).

Frequent Traveller Passports

The Frequent Traveller Passport (FTP) will be discontinued from 1 December 2017.

The overall demand for FTPs has decreased as more countries are issuing electronic visas.

Please discuss options on replacement passports with your nearest diplomatic mission.

Notice: Local travel

Long Tan Cross site: In August 2016, the Vietnamese Government did not permit the planned Long Tan 50th anniversary commemoration service to take place at the Long Tan Cross site in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. The Vietnamese Government has advised that it will not permit official commemorations at the Long Tan site, including on Anzac Day 2017. At this time, the Vietnamese Government has indicated that access to the Long Tan Cross site will remain open to small groups of people for low-key private visits without media coverage, but this may change at short notice. Consistent with long standing practice, visitors to the Long Tan Cross site in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province may not wear medals or uniforms, or carry banners or flags. Visitors are asked to behave in a solemn manner, respectful to the wishes of local communities.

For more information, please visit our website.

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 Policy (

News: Australia in the Mekong Delta

31 August 2016

Last week the Australian Consul-General Ms. Karen Lanyon visited the Mekong Delta for the first time. She visited Đồng Tháp, An Giang, Kiên Giang, Bạc Liêu and Cần Thơ provinces, met with local authorities, Australian companies and Australian alumni in the region, and inspected Australian development assistance projects in the Delta.

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

News: Australia Showcases Health and Medical Science Expertise

18 July 2016

Australia’s cutting edge expertise in health and medical science will be showcased in Vietnam between 18 and 22 July.

Professor Ian Fraser, a world-renowned immunologist, will head an Australian health and medical delegation of leading scientists, academics and health technology companies to participate in the first ever Vietnam - Australia Medical Science and Health Services Conference 2016 in partnership with the Ministry of Health.

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

News: Australian Government Launches My Thuan Bridge Photo Competition

12 October 2015

2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the opening of the My Thuan Bridge, the architectural symbol of friendship and cooperation between the peoples and governments of Australia and Vietnam. Today the Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City officially launched a photo competition that will celebrate the benefits that the My Thuan Bridge has brought to Mekong communities over the past 15 years.

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

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact to drive jobs, growth and innovation for Australia 

6 October 2015 

Media release can be found here.

News: Businesses in Vietnam are invited to host Australian Interns

6 August 2015

Businesses in Vietnam, among other countries in the region, are invited to participate in the New Colombo Plan Internship and Mentorship Network recently launched by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP.

The New Colombo Plan Internship and Mentorship Network connects Australian universities and students with businesses and organisations across the Indo-Pacific region. By registering to be a Network member, companies and organisations operating in Vietnam can tap into a diverse talent pool of young Australian university students.

Please click here to read the full version of this media release. Application forms and related information can be found here.

News: New Project Supporting Transport Skills Training in Asia-Pacific Region

29 July 2015

 A new project mapping transport and logistic skills needs and competencies in the Asia Pacific region will boost global labour mobility, regional economic development and opportunities for Australian training providers to operate overseas.

Assistant Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham announced the project at the second Global Skills Training Forum, held today at Sydney TAFE, Ultimo campus.

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

Australian Government Provides Safe Drinking Water for 200 Kindergarteners

24 July 2015

On 24 July the Australian Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City, Mr John McAnulty, visited Tan An Kindergarten in Can Duoc district, Long An province. Tan An Kindergarten was provided a grant under the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) to install a water treatment system to provide clean drinking water to the more than 200 kindergarteners at school. Access to clean water will greatly improve the health and learning environment of the children.

Consul General Mr John McAnulty meets the children of Tan An Kindergarten

Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan launches in Ho Chi Minh City

17 July 2015

The Australian Consulate-General hosted a reception to launch the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan in South Vietnam on the evening of 17 July. The New Colombo Plan supports Australian university students to undertake studies or internships in Asia-Pacific countries, forging greater links between Australian and Asia-Pacific people, universities and businesses, and supporting even closer engagement between Australia and the region into the future.

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

Australian Consul-General Mr John McAnulty with New Colombo Plan students from the University of Adelaide, James Cook University and RMIT.


Australia shares documentary making expertise with Vietnam

10 July 2015 

Associate-Professor Dr Trish Fitzsimons, a prize-winning Australian documentary film-maker, delivered a workshop on ‘Documentary making – Australian experiences’ to Vietnam Television (VTV) and Ho Chi Minh Television (HTV) directors, film makers and reporters in Ho Chi Minh City on 10 July 2015.

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


Australian Consul General Mr John McAnulty, Associate Professor Trish FitzSimons and Deputy Director-General VTV Regional Centre Ho Chi Minh City Mr Doan Minh Tuan open the ‘Documentary making – Australian experiences’ workshop.


News: Australia Committed to Vietnam's Socio-Economic Growth Agenda

9 July 2015

Australia will continue to provide aid to Vietnam for the next five years to support the country’s long-term development needs.

The Australia-Vietnam High-Level Consultations on Development Cooperation were held in Hanoi today to discuss the priorities of Australia’s aid to Vietnam from 2015-2020. Australia confirmed it will provide Vietnam with an estimated total ODA of around AUD90 million of which around AUD 60 million will be direct bilateral aid during the financial year 2015-2016.

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

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


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.