Australian Embassy
Ethiopia, Djibouti, South Sudan, Central African Republic, African Union, IGAD, UNECA

Welcome to the Australian Embassy, Ethiopia 


A message from the Australian Ambassador, HE Mr Peter Doyle

Welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.   

The Embassy has responsibility for Australia’s relations with Ethiopia, South Sudan, Djibouti, the Central African Republic, the African Union, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development.

As many of you would be aware, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government is urging all Australians who are overseas who wish to return to Australia, to do so as soon as possible by commercial means.  

If you choose not to return to Australia, or are unable to, we recommend you follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure, including by self-isolating. Communicate with your friends and family and explore avenues for continued support. 

To Australians in Ethiopia, Djibouti, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, we encourage you to get in touch with the Embassy – let us know who you are and where you. Please send us an email at [email protected] with your full name, passport number, contact details and location. 

Key contact details and important links are listed below. If you require consular assistance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Embassy or the 24/7 Consular Emergency Centre in Australia.  We also encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, as well as subscribe to updates from 

We will continue to do our best to assist Australians overseas in these uncertain times.

Peter Doyle


Key Contacts

Australian Embassy, Addis Ababa:

24/7 Consular Emergency Centre:

  • +61 2 62 613 305 (from overseas)
  • 1300 555 135 (from within Australia)

Important websites for COVID-19 information: 


Quick links




Small Grants Program 2020

Update: Applications closed

The Australian Embassy’s small grants program is now open for applications. The program focuses on supporting local and community-based aid activities that deliver practical and tangible results for communities. In previous years the program has supported projects that have, for example, provided small-scale hospital infrastructure, encouraged community income generation through training, and improved children’s access to education.

The small grants program 2020 is now inviting applications from organisations that support development outcomes in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Central African Republic and Djibouti, as well as organisations that work with the African Union and IGAD.

The program is administered by the Australian Embassy in Ethiopia. There is no minimum amount that a single DAP project can receive but the maximum the Australian Embassy Addis Ababa will be considering this round is AUD20,000 (approximately USD14,000 or ETB530,000) over the life of the project. Activities may run up to a maximum of one year, however, projects with shorter durations are preferred.

This year, the Australian Embassy will give priority to projects aimed at:

-          Women’s empowerment and gender equality

-          Responding to COVID-19

-          Healthcare, particularly maternal and child health

-          Disability inclusion

-          Promoting good governance, human rights and civil liberties

All applications should be submitted online through the Smartygrants portal:

Applications must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 18 October (GMT+3).

If you have enquiries, please address them to [email protected] and quote your submission number. 


Looking to renew or apply for your Australian passport overseas?

The Australian Embassy continues to offer passport services during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please follow the steps below to renew or apply for your Australian passport while overseas. All applications must be lodged in person. 

Step 1. Fill out your application form online at the global website: 

Step 2. Print your form and sign it. Make sure all sections are signed before your interview. 

Step 3. Obtain two passport photos. Carefully check the photo specifications as poor photos are the most common reason an application cannot be accepted. Write your full name on the back of one photo. Photo guidelines are available here:

Step 4. Using the online appointment system - - book an appointment. Due to reduced staffing during COVID-19, appointments will only be available on Monday morning or Tuesday morning. After you have booked an appointment, you will be provided with payment information. Payment should be made by local bank deposit in Ethiopian Birr. 

Step 5. At least 24 hours before your appointment, please provide your completed forms and all required documents to the Embassy Guardhouse between the hours of 8am-4pm Monday to Friday. 

Step 6. Attend your appointment. Bring your receipt showing you have lodged payment with the bank as instructed. Please read carefully the instructions below on visiting the Embassy during COVID-19. You must have an appointment to visit the Embassy and you will be required to wear a mask during your visit.

Step 7. Allow up to 3 weeks to receive your new passport. You will be called or emailed when it arrives and you are required to collect your passport from the Embassy.  If you are unable to collect your passport in person please contact us and we will provide information on how to nominate someone else.


Visiting the Embassy During COVID-19

  • You must have an appointment to visit our offices.
  • If you have a fever, cough or any COVID-19 symptoms, please reschedule your appointment.  Please do not attend our offices if you are ill or if you have had recent exposure to someone who is ill.
  • Please do not bring friends or family members to your appointment.  If you are applying for a child passport, both parents are welcome to attend. 
  • Please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible.  
  • You must bring and wear a mask.  We will ask you to remove your mask briefly to confirm your identity.
  • You may be asked to wash and/or sanitise your hands when entering the Embassy.


In need of consular assistance?

If you are an Australian who requires consular assistance, please contact the embassy:

  • [email protected] 
  • +251 967 941 377 (during business hours: 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday).

For afterhours emergency assistance please call the 24/7 Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.

The Consular Services Charter provides a high-level overview and information on consular services. The Australian Government will do what it can to help Australians in difficulty overseas, but there are legal and practical limits to what help we may be able to provide. Please see the relevant section of the Consular Services Charter for more information.


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