Australian Consulate-General
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Notice: Fire Drill on Thursday 22nd November

The Australian Consulate-General Ho Chi Minh City has been advised by building management that there will be a fire drill (including building evacuation) commencing at 8.00 am on Thursday 22nd November.  This is likely to adversely affect access to the Consulate.

Centre Management have indicated that the Police Department of Fire Fighting and Prevention of District 1 will inspect the building after the drill at 9am. If you are attending an appointment at the Consulate during this time you should expect general disruption and possible delays in accessing the building. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

2018 Victorian State Election

The Victorian State Election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018. The Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will offer early voting services during business hours from Wednesday 14 November to Friday 23 November 2018. The Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will be closed on Election Day (24 November 2018).

All eligible Victorians on the electoral roll are required to vote. If you are overseas, there are a number of ways to cast your vote prior to election day.

By Post

From Wednesday 31 October 2018 you can apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you via Victorian Electoral Commission website

  1. Apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you
  2. Print and complete the ballot paper
  3. Post the ballot paper to Australia using the envelope provided

Deadline: Postal votes must be post marked on or before 6:00pm on Election Day, 24 November 18 (Victorian time) and received in Australia no later than 6:00pm 30 November 18 (Victorian time) to be included in the count.

In Person

In person early voting services will be offered at the Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City only.

Dates: Wednesday 14 November - Friday 23 November 2018 (weekdays only)

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm. Please be advised that polling on 23 November will be closed at 1:00pm.

Note: We strongly recommend those who wish to vote in person visit the Consulate after Wednesday 14 November. We expect VEC ballot papers will have arrived by this date.

Further information is available at the Victorian Electoral Commission website.

#WomenVN2018 Competition

Enter to win a short-term study scholarship to Australia

Are you looking for a chance to study abroad?

Are you interested in women in leadership, women’s health and well-being?

This competition is for you.

The Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City is pleased to announce the Women in Vietnam 2018: #WOMENVN2018 Competition is now open.  We are seeking outstanding and innovative approaches to addressing challenges facing women in Vietnam.

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Passport and Notarial Appointment Bookings

The Passport and Notarial counters are open from 09:00 to 13:00, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. Passport and Notarial services are by appointment only

Book an appointment with Australian Consulate-General Ho Chi Minh City using SetMore

Please ensure you have all necessary supporting documents with you before you attend your appointment at the Consulate.

Clients without an appointment will only be seen in exceptional circumstances. For further enquiries, please contact us at hchi.passports@dfat.gov.au (Passport services) or at consularhcmc@dfat.gov.au (Notarial services) and provide us with a contact number (if possible).

Australian Government's Direct Aid Program 2018-2019 Applications Now Open

Today the Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City opens applications for the 2018-19 Direct Aid Program (DAP) grants round. This fund is dedicated to projects located in provinces from Da Nang southwards.

We encourage community groups, non-government organisations (NGOs), government organisations and other not-for-profit organisations to apply for these grants of up to AUD$20,000 (USD$15,000) for small-scale development projects.

This year the DAP will be focussing on healthcare, women’s economic empowerment, gender equality, environment protection, education and training. However, other areas will also be considered. The deadline for applications is Friday 28 September 2018.

For further information, please click Australian Government's Direct Aid Program 2018-19 for your reference.

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.

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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.