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

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)

Australian Government Provides Safe Drinking Water for 200 Kindergarteners

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

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

 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.

Australian Consul General Celebrates Vietnamese Journalists' Day 

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


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

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.

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

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

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

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:

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

Locally Engaged Employee (Expatriate) Designated Level 4 - Closing date: Monday, 17 August 2015


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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