Australian Embassy


Important information

  • Register your details with the Australian Government through Smartraveller to stay in touch with the latest travel advice.  You can also download the Smartraveller app.

  • 2018 Batman by-election:

    A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Batman in Victoria will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018.

    You can check if you are enrolled in the Division of Batman, enrol or update your enrolment details at The deadline to enrol is 8pm AEDT Wednesday 14 February 2018.

    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 or contact the AEC via email ( 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

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.

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:

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:






 1 January 2018

 New Year's Day


 13 February 2018

 Qatar National Sports Day


 1 April 2018

 Easter Sunday


 2 April 2018

 Easter Monday


 25 April 2018



 14 June 2018

 Eid Al-Fitr*


 17 June 2018

 Eid Al-Fitr*


 21 August 2018

 Eid Al-Adha*


 22 August 2018

 Eid Al-Adha*


 23 August 2018

 Eid Al-Adha*


 18 December 2018

 Qatar National Day


 25 December 2018

 Christmas Day


 26 December 2018

 Boxing Day


 27 December 2018

 Additional DFAT Holiday

*Subject to the sighting of the moon.