Australian Consulate-General
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Public Holiday Closure

The Australian Consulate-General will be closed on 02 & 03 May 2016 in observance of Vietnamese Unification Day and International Labor Day.
Normal office hours will be in effect from 04 May 2016.

For 24-hour Emergency Consular assistance, please call:
+84 8 3521 8100 and follow the prompts; or
+61 2 6261 3305 (international call to Australia)

ANZAC Day 2016

Please click here for further information regarding Anzac day services in Vietnam 

Queensland State Election

On Saturday 19 March 2016, Queenslanders will vote for their local government mayor and councillors. On the same day, Queenslanders will also be required to vote on a state referendum question regarding four-year fixed terms for the Legislative Assembly of Queensland.  In person polling will not be available at the Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City.

Queenslanders cannot cast a vote in person while overseas for the 2016 local government elections. Queenslanders will be required to lodge a postal vote application with the ECQ to receive ballot papers and return them directly to the ECQ. Queenslanders who will be in Vietnam on polling day for the State Referendum should also lodge a postal vote application with the ECQ.

Queenslanders may lodge an application for a postal vote via:

  • Online: www.ecq.qld.gov.au.
  • Phone: 1300 881 665.
  • Post: Send a completed postal vote application to Electoral Commission of Queensland, GPO Box 1393, BRISBANE QLD 4001.
  • Scan and email: cpv@ecq.qld.gov.au.
  • Fax: +61 7 3036 5770.

Queenslanders who will be or are overseas on polling day for the State Referendum can cast a pre-poll in person vote from Monday 7 March to Friday 18 March 2016 at the Australian High Commission in Papua New Guinea, Australian High Commission in Singapore; and Trade and Investment Queensland offices in London, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Addresses and opening hours are available on the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) website (http://www.ecq.qld.gov.au/elections/2016-state-referendum/information-for-electors). The ECQ has been in direct contact with Port Moresby and Singapore to arrange delivery of ballot papers. Alternatively, they can lodge a postal vote application with the ECQ. 

Electors with further questions regarding the 2016 Local Government elections and State Referendum should be directed to the Electoral Commission of Queensland website (http://www.ecq.qld.gov.au/).

Notice: Passports Changes

A number of changes to our passports services will take effect from 01 January 2016, including changes to fees. For more information Click here.

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: Australian Government's Direct Aid Program 2015-16 Applications Now Open

7 September 2015

Today the Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City will open applications for the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) funding round 2015-16, for projects in central and southern Vietnam. DAP provides grants to NGOs, community groups and other not-for-profit entities to undertake small-scale development projects aimed at addressing humanitarian hardship and advancing developmental outcomes in disadvantaged communities. The deadline for applications is Friday 9 October 2015.

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

Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2015-16

Applications for the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2015-16 are now open for provinces in southern Vietnam, from Danang to Ca Mau. Please see relevant information below.

Information for Applicants - English

Information for Applicants - Vietnamese

DAP Application Form - English

DAP Application Form - Vietnamese

DAP Fact Sheet 

Please note that for provinces north of Danang, the Direct Aid Program (DAP) is administered by Australian Embassy in Hanoi. For information concerning the application process and deadlines for northern Vietnam provinces, please visit http://www.vietnam.embassy.gov.au/hnoi/cooperation.html

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.