Australian Embassy

About Us

About Us

Australian Embassy, Qatar

The Embassy is open from 8.30am to 4.00pm Sunday to Thursday except for public holidays.

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.

Passport & Notarial Services

See our page on Passport and Notarial Services.


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:

The Embassy does not process visa applications.

Public Holidays

The Embassy will observe the following public holidays:


Sunday 1 January 2017 -New Year's Day

Thursday 26 January 2017 - Australia Day

Sunday 16 April 2017 - Easter Sunday

Monday 17 April 2017 - Easter Monday

Tuesday 25 April 2017 - ANZAC Day

Sunday 25 June 2017 - Eid Al-Fitr*

Monday 26 June 2017 - Eid Al-Fitr*

Sunday 3 September 2017 - Eid Al-Adha*

Monday 4 September 2017 - Eid Al-Adha*

Tuesday 5 September 2017 - Eid Al-Adha*

Monday 18 December 2017 - Qatar National Day

Sunday 24 December 2017 - Christmas Eve

Monday 25 December 2017 - Christmas Day

Tuesday 26 December 2017 - Additional DFAT Holiday

* subject to the sighting of the moon