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Australian High Commission

Services for Australians

Services for Australians Overseas

Consular Services for Australians

The new DFAT Consular Services Charter and Consular Privacy Collection have been released.

Please note important information for Permanent Residents and Dual Nationals.

For more details please visit the Consular Services Charter and the Consular Privacy Collection statement.

Who we can assist:

  • All Australian citizens
  • We can also assist Canadian citizens in locations specified in the Australia-Canada Consular Sharing Agreement Schedule

Consular Services for permanent residents of Australia will be limited to crisis situations, including government-assisted evacuation when that is provided to Australian citizens.

If you are a dual national, we will only be able to assist you in your country of other nationality in exceptional circumstances.  

Assisting Australians overseas within limits - (Smartraveller).

Travel Information for Australians

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Online Registration for Australians Overseas

We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, including Australian-Cypriot dual nationals visiting or returning to Cyprus, as well as those citizens travelling to locations where there are security risks.  The information you provide is held in the strictest confidence, and is primarily used in the event of an emergency.

Living in Country

Purchasing Property in Northern Cyprus

Purchasers of property in northern Cyprus may face legal proceedings in the courts of the Republic of Cyprus due to claims by Greek Cypriots that much of the land and buildings belonged to them before the Turkish invasion of 1974.  Under laws which came into effect in 2006, the Republic of Cyprus made it a crime to buy, sell, or rent property in Cyprus without the consent of its owner.  An international court case determined in January 2010 made it possible for Greek Cypriot owners of property in northern Cyprus to enforce judgements against purchases within the European Union (EU).  Australians contemplating the purchase of property should therefore ensure that they obtain independent legal advice before signing any kind of contract.

Australians crossing from the north to the south may have their baggage searched at checkpoints by Republic of Cyprus authorities searching for, amongst other things, documents relating to property purchases in the north which it deems illegal.  If found, the originals of such documents may be seized and used as evidence in legal proceedings against the bearer or others involved in the transaction.  There are also strict limits on the value of goods purchased in the north which may be brought back to the south.

Former Residents

A gateway to information about Australian Government services, payments and benefits.

Centrelink International Services

Provides information about Centrelink International Services, the area of Centrelink responsible for delivery of social welfare payments to customers who are outside of Australia for 13 weeks or more.

Returning to Australia

Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.

Taking cats and dogs to Australia.