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


The Australian Consulate-General will be closed on 02 September 2015 in observance of Vietnamese National Day. Normal office hours will resume on 03 September 2015.
For 24-hour Emergency Consular assistance, please call +84 8 3521 8100 and follow the prompts or +61 2 6261 1490 (international call to Australia).

Veterans Day Service 2015 – 18 August

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 Tuesday 18 August 2015. All visitors should note that they will require permission to access the site. 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 recently been cleared from the area surrounding the Long Tan Cross and replacement saplings have been planted along with a temporary crop of cassava. Care should be taken not to damage the saplings or cassava plants. It is suggested attendees bring an umbrella in the event of rain/sunshine. Information on arrangements for visiting the Long Tan Cross site and obtaining permission is available at the following website.

A cross was first erected on the site in 1969 when the 6th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, which fought in the Battle, was on its second tour of duty. The original cross was later removed by the Vietnamese and is now on display at the Dong Nai Museum, Bien Hoa. A replica now stands on the same site.

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)

News: Businesses in Vietnam 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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Australian Consul General Celebrates Vietnamese Journalists' Day  

19 June 2015

On 19 June 2015, Australian Consul General John McAnulty hosted a casual lunch with Ho Chi Minh City-based journalists from a range of media outlets to celebrate Vietnamese Journalists’ Day. The event was held in recognition of the important role that journalists play in Vietnamese society, and to show the Australian Consulate-General’s appreciation for the journalists’ cooperation and assistance throughout the year.

Australian Consul General Mr John McAnulty (middle), Consulate-General staff and Ho Chi Minh City-based journalists


News: Vietnamese Lychees Now Selling in Australia

15 June 2015

Vietnamese lychees are now being exported to Australia.

HE Mr Hugh Borrowman, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, welcomed this exciting development for Vietnamese lychee growers.

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


Australian Government Grants Assist Disadvantaged Infants and Children in Khanh Hoa Province

2 April 2015

On 2 April 2015 the Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City, working with the VinaCapital Foundation, provided vital medical equipment to the Khanh Hoa General Hospital’s new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This life-saving equipment was funded by an Australian Government Direct Aid Program (DAP) grant worth VND988 million (AUD58,427), the largest ever funded by the Consulate-General.

The equipment will allow Khanh Hoa General Hospital to provide critical care to infants and children in need of hospital-based life support systems. Khanh Hoa General Hospital is the regional referral centre for seven provinces, and this increase in its capacity will play a significant role in the continuing efforts to reduce mortality for children in Khanh Hoa and the surrounding provinces.

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Australian Consul General John McAnulty sees DAP-funded medical equipment in use at the Khanh Hoa General Hospital.


Australian Consulate-General Celebrates Awarding of Aid Grants

7 January 2015

HCMC, 7th January 2015. The Australian Consulate-General celebrated the awarding of funds through its Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2014-15 with an official signing ceremony in HCMC. DAP recipients, local authorities and media from 11 southern cities and provinces attended the event. The Australian Consulate-General awarded grants to 14 projects in 2014-15 in a wide range of sectors from community healthcare to small-scale infrastructure projects. Further funds have also been awarded under the DAP through the Australian Embassy in Hanoi.

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

The Australian Consul General with recipients of DAP 2014-15


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


Applications for the Australian Government's Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2014-15 have been closed 

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


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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