Australian Embassy
Nepal

Message from HE Felicity Volk, Ambassador of Australia to Nepal

Namaste and welcome to the website of the Australian Embassy in Nepal.

This is your gateway into the vibrant and expanding bilateral relationship between Australia and Nepal.

Formal diplomatic relations were established in 1960 and in 1984 Australia established a resident mission in Kathmandu, led by Charge d’Affaires Mr Adrian Sever.  Australia’s first Ambassador to Nepal, Ms Di Johnstone, was appointed in 1986. 

Since that time, the friendship between our countries has flourished through formal links such as high-level visits, our Bilateral Consultation Mechanism, an active development assistance program and trade and investment ties. Equally important are our rapidly expanding people to people links. 

Full text of message from HE Felicity Volk, Ambassador of Australia to Nepal

Menopause – A Neglected Public Health Issue

June 2024

The Australian Embassy hosted a public seminar, Menopause to Meno-peak, in Kathmandu with high profile advocates including singer and philanthropist, Ani Choying Drolma, and Australian mountaineer, Allie Pepper, to raise awareness about menopause.

Australia Awards alum and Tribhuvan University’s Lecturer of Sociology, Dr Neeti Aryal Khanal, and President of the Himalayan Dialogues, Dr Sunoor Verma, joined the panel discussion which was attended by government, diplomatic, civil society, media and members of the public.

Australian Embassy Media Release

Ambassador Volk calls for greater cooperation and investment to secure heritage

May 2024

Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal HE Felicity Volk joined the National Conference on Restitution of Heritage from 26‐27 May, to urge deeper cooperation among countries, governments and communities for the restitution of stolen heritage to places of origin.

Australian Embassy Media Release

Australia and Nepal Sign Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement

February 2024

On 9 February 2024, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator The Honourable Penny Wong and Nepali counterpart Honourable Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, Mr Narayan Prakash Saud witnessed the signing of the Australia-Nepal Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement (TIFA). The signing event occurred in the margins of the Seventh Indian Ocean Conference, held in Perth, Australia, from 9-10 February.

The Honourable Mr Tim Watts MP, Australia’s Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador of Nepal to Australia, HE Kailash Raj Pokharel, signed the TIFA, which seeks to deepen economic relations and promote expanded trade between Australia and Nepal.

Australian Embassy Media Release

Passport and Notarial Services

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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 services.

First visit by an Australian Parliamentary Delegation to Nepal

October 2023

An Australian parliamentary delegation led by the Hon Milton Dick MP, Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives, will visit Nepal from 3-7 October 2023. This is the first ever Australian Parliamentary Delegation visit to Nepal in over six decades of diplomatic ties with Nepal, signalling the flourishing bilateral relationship. Other members of the delegation include Ms Libby Coker MP, Ms Joanne Ryan MP, Senator Dean Smith and Senator Ralph Babet.

Australian Embassy Media Release

अष्ट्रेलियाली संसदीय भ्रमण टोलीको पहिले नेपाल भ्रमण

अष्ट्रेलियाली संघिय संसदको तल्लो सदन प्रतिनीधी सभाका सभामुख मानिनीय श्री डीक मिल्टनको नेतृत्वमा एक संसदीय प्रतिनीधी मण्डलले यही १६ असोज देखि २० असोज सम्म नेपालको भ्रमण गर्दैछ । अष्ट्रेलिया र नेपालबिच रहिआएको दौत्य सम्बन्धको छ दशकमा अष्ट्रेलियाली संसदीय टोलीको यो पहिलो नेपाल भ्रमण हो र यस भ्रमणले हाम्रा दुई देशहरुबिचको सम्बन्ध सुदृढ हुँदै गएको देखाउँछ । यस भ्रमण टोलीमा प्रतिनीधी सभाका सांसदहरु लिब्वी कोकर र जोआन रियान र अष्ट्रेलियाली संसदको माथिल्लो सदन सिनेटका सदस्य सिनेटरहरु डीन स्मिथ र राल्फ वाबेट सहभागी छन् ।

प्रेस विज्ञप्ति

Australian Assistant Foreign Minister Watts in Kathmandu on a two-day visit

May 2023

Australian Embassy Media Release

Australia returns 13th century Ratneshwar temple strut to the community in Patan

May 2023

Today, Australia returned a 13th century tundaal (temple strut) to the head priest of the Ratneshwar temple, Mr Heramba Raj Rajopahdyay. The handover of this important artefact was made by the Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Dr Michael Brand, at a ceremony attended by Australia’s Assistant Foreign Minister, The Hon Tim Watts, MP, Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr Suresh Adhikari, and Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Mr Chiri Babu Maharjan.

Australian Embassy Media Release

Australian Minister hands over rescue equipment

May 2023

On Wednesday, Australia’s Assistant Foreign Minister, The Honourable Tim Watts, MP, handed over an Australian-made Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) to the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) for use at Pheriche Aid Post and the Everest ER Clinic at Everest Base Camp.

Australian Embassy Media Release

Latest Update on COVID-19 and the border

From 6 July, the Australian Government will no longer require travellers to:

  • Declare or prove their vaccination status when entering Australia.
  • Passengers will no longer be required to submit a Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration
  • Seek travel exemptions to enter Australia (for non-Australians).
  • Travellers departing Australia will not be asked to provide evidence of their vaccination status.

It is important to remember that airlines, vessel operators and other countries may have specific requirements that travellers need to comply with.

For more information of COVID-19 requirements please click here

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The Embassy is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
We are closed on some Australian and Nepali public holidays. 

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