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

2023 Voice Referendum - Saturday 14 October 2023

On 14 October 2023, Australians will be asked to vote in a referendum to amend the Constitution.

The Australian Embassy in Addis Ababa will be an in-person voting centre and postal vote collection centre.

In-person voting will be held at the Australian Embassy in Addis Ababa from 9th to 13th October between 10.00am and 3.30pm.

Please bring ID and your vote. 

If you are overseas and are unable to vote in-person, you can apply for a postal vote. Postal vote packs will be sent to you from Australia by courier, so you are encouraged to apply as early as possible. The latest date to request a postal vote is 6pm, Wednesday 11 October 2023 local time.

You can return your postal vote directly to the AEC in Australia or you can drop it off at the Australian Embassy no later than 3.30pm on 13th October.

It is not compulsory to vote if you are not in Australia at the time of the referendum. If you will be overseas at the time and unable to vote, you can advise the AEC by completing and returning the Overseas Notification Form.

Additional information on the referendum and voting is available from the AEC website and Smartraveller.

Welcome to the Australian Embassy, Ethiopia 


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.

Key contact details and important links are listed below. If you require consular assistance, please 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.


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




Australian passport applications overseas

Attention:  Adults who are using the one page renewal form to renew a 10-year passport issued since 1 January 2006.
From 1 July 2022 applicants in the above category are not required to attend an in-person interview at the Embassy
If you are in this category, you may arrange to have the following items delivered to the Consular Section by either yourself or a third-party.

- PC7 one-page renewal form completed and printed from    Your contact details must be current and working, in case the Embassy needs to call or email you about your application.
- 2 passport photos that meet the requirements outlined on the above website
- The fee in Ethiopian Birr.  Please email [email protected] for advice on the current fee.

Please make an appointment for delivery of your application at

For all other applicants the Australian Embassy offers passport services by appointment. Please follow the steps below to renew or apply for your Australian passport while overseas.

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 completed before your interview. 

Step 3. Obtain two passport photos. Carefully check the photo specifications. Poor quality photos may result in your passport issue being delayed. Photo guidelines are available here:

Step 4. Book an appointment online at After you have booked an appointment, you will be provided with payment information. Payment must be made in ETB Ethiopian Birr cash at the time of the interview. 

Step 5. Before your interview, please read carefully the instructions below on visiting the Embassy.

Step 6. Allow up to 6 weeks to receive your new passport. You will be advised when it arrives. You or your nominated representative, are required to collect your passport from the Embassy.


Visiting the Embassy

  • You must have an appointment to visit our offices.
  • Please do not attend our offices if you are ill or if you have had recent exposure to someone who is ill.
  • Do not bring friends or family members to your appointment.  If you are applying for a child passport, only one parent needs to attend .  The child does not need to attend until they are 16 years or over.
  • Please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible.  
  • You must bring and wear a mask.  
  • Sanitiser is provided throughout the Embassy for your use.


In need of consular assistance?

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

  • [email protected] 
  • +251 11 6672651 / 6672652 / 6672693 / 6672694 (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 visit  for more information.


OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

The Australian Government encourages Australian enterprises operating overseas and multinational enterprises operating in Australia to observe the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The Guidelines provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct in a variety of areas, including:

  • human rights;

  • employment and industrial relations;

  • environment;

  • combating bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion;

  • consumer interests;

  • science and technology;

  • competition; and

  • taxation.

The Australian National Contact Point (AusNCP) promotes the use of the OECD Guidelines and contributes to the resolution of issues relating to their implementation, including facilitating access to conciliation service


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