Australian Embassy
Qatar


 

Important information

A by-election for the federal electoral Division of New England in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 2 December 2017.
You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of New England, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Friday 3 November 2017.

In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.

You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.

For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/new-england or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.

  • Since the beginning of 2017, we have been aware of holders of a valid Australian drivers licence being unable to convert their licence to a Qatari drivers licence without first undertaking a driving test in Qatar.  We encourage Australians to consult the Hukoomi Qatari Government Website.
     

  • 2017 Bennelong by-election

    A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Bennelong in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 16 December 2017.

    You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Bennelong, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Monday 20 November 2017.

    In-person voting will not be available outside of Australia for this by-election. If you will be overseas on by-election day, you can apply for a postal vote or you can vote in person in Australia before you go.

    You can apply for a postal vote by completing a ‘Postal Vote Application’ on the AEC website. You should ensure that you apply for a postal vote as soon as possible to allow enough time for the ballot papers to reach you overseas before by-election day.

    For more information, visit the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au/Bennelong or contact the AEC via email (info@aec.gov.au) or telephone +61 2 6113 4777 or +61 2 6160 2600.

 

About the Australian Embassy in Qatar

Head Of Mission:
The Australian Ambassador to Qatar is His Excellency Dr Axel Wabenhorst.

Contact Information and Opening Hours:
21st Floor, Tornado Tower
Majlis Al Taawon St
Doha
Qatar

Phone: +974 4007 8500
Fax:  +974 4007 8503

Opening hours: 8:30am to 4:00pm, Sunday to Thursday.
Emergency consular assistance is available by calling +61 2 6261 3305 or SMS +61 421  269 080.

Passport and Notarial Services:
See our Passport and Notarial Services page for more information and to book an appointment.

Travel information for Australians:
The Smartraveller website, provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade offers the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints, including for Qatar.

Please subscribe to relevant travel advisories and bulletins on Smartraveller to ensure you receive an email notification each time they are updated.

We encourage you to register your details with the Australian Government through Smartraveller.  This will help us to contact you or your family in the event of an emergency.

Visas:
Visa services are provided by Australian Visa Application Centres (AVACs) operated by VFS Global.  Please refer to the VFS Global website for information on how to apply for an Australian visa:

http://www.vfsglobal.com/Australia/GCC/

See our Visas and Citizenship page for more information.

The Embassy does not process visa applications.
 

Public Holidays:
The Embassy will observe the following public holidays:

2017

 Day      

        Date

 Holiday

 Monday

       18 December 2018

 Qatar National Day

 Sunday

 24 December 2018

 Christmas Eve

 Monday

 25 December 2018

 Christmas Day

 Tuesday

 26 December 2018

 Additional DFAT Holiday

*Subject to the sigting of the moon.

2018

 Day

 Date

 Holiday

 Monday

 1 January 2018

 New Year's Day

 Tuesday

 13 February 2018

 Qatar National Sports Day

 Sunday

 1 April 2018

 Easter Sunday

 Monday

 2 April 2018

 Easter Monday

 Wednesday

 25 April 2018

 ANZAC Day

 Thursday

 14 June 2018

 Eid Al-Fitr*

 Sunday

 17 June 2018

 Eid Al-Fitr*

 Tuesday

 21 August 2018

 Eid Al-Adha*

 Wednesday

 22 August 2018

 Eid Al-Adha*

 Thursday

 23 August 2018

 Eid Al-Adha*

 Tuesday

 18 December 2018

 Qatar National Day

 Tuesday

 25 December 2018

 Christmas Day

 Wednesday

 26 December 2018

 Boxing Day

 Thursday

 27 December 2018

 Additional DFAT Holiday

*Subject to the sighting of the moon.