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.

  • The Australian Government will proceed with the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey of all Australians on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll. Instructions on survey participation will be published on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website.  The ABS has also released a factsheet on options for Australians overseas to participate in the survey. Voting in person at the Australian Embassy in Doha is not available for this survey.To check your details on the Australian Electoral Roll, please visit the Australian Electoral Commission website.

  • 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 or visit the Qatari Traffic Department in person to obtain further information.


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 outside business hours by calling +61 2 6261 3305 or SMS to +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 2017

 New Year's Day


 26 January 2017

 Australia Day


 16 April 2017

 Easter Sunday


 17 April 2017

 Easter Monday


 25 April 2017



 25 June 2017

 Eid Al-Fitr*


 26 June 2017

 Eid Al-Fitr*


 3 September 2017

 Eid Al-Adha*


 4 September 2017

 Eid Al-Adha*


 5 September 2017

 Eid Al-Adha*


 18 December 2017

 Qatar National Day


 24 December 2017

 Christmas Eve


 25 December 2017

 Christmas Day


 26 December 2017

 Additional DFAT Holiday

* subject to the sighting of the moon