Important information - Australian Election
The 2019 Australian federal election will be held on Saturday 18 May 2019. If you are an eligible Australian citizen living overseas you can still participate but you need to be enrolled.
To enrol, check or update your enrolment details visit www.aec.gov.au. The deadline for enrolling or updating your details for the federal election is 8pm, Thursday 18 April (Australian time in the electorate you’re enrolled).
Early voting will begin on Tuesday 7 May 2019 and will conclude on Thursday 16 May 2019. You can vote at the Australian Embassy from 9am to 2pm on business days – no appointments necessary. The Embassy will not be open for voting over the weekends.
Please note that you will be subject to standard Embassy security screening procedures and you will need to bring Australian photographic identification (drivers licence, passport etc.).
Alternatively, you can apply for a postal vote online now at www.aec.gov.au.
If you are overseas and unable to vote, complete an overseas notification form and return it to the AEC. Being overseas is a valid reason for not voting.
Information in other languages can be found at www.aec.gov.au/translated.
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.