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.
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|
|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 email@example.com (passport services) or at firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
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.
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.