Australian Embassy
Nepal

The Australian Federal Election will be held on 21 May 2022

The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) recommends overseas voters cast a postal vote in this election.  Please note postal voting papers will be sent directly to voters from Australia.  The Embassy will not have access to any voting ballots or papers.

If you will be in Nepal at the time of the election and would like to vote, make sure you check your enrolment and request a postal vote as soon as possible on the AEC website.

In-person voting at the Australian Embassy in Kathmandu will not be possible for this election.  Australians in Nepal who will vote via a postal vote may:

  • drop off completed ballot papers to the Embassy in person no later than 20 May 2022.
  • mail completed ballot papers to the Embassy no later than 20 May 2022.
  • mail completed ballot papers as soon as possible to the Australian Electoral Commission directly.

To drop off your postal vote at the Embassy, please visit the Embassy from 10:00 to 12:00, and 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm, on Monday to Friday between 9 and 20 May 2022.  Please bring your Australian passport as identification.

To mail your postal vote to the Embassy, please send to:  Australian Embassy, PO Box 879, Bansbari, Kathmandu

For further information please refer to Smartraveller or the Australian Electoral Commission website.’

Australian Ambassador joins mix-gender blind cricket event on International Women’s Day

Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal, HE Felicity Volk marked International Women’s Week in her cricketing gear by participating in a mix-gender blind cricket event at Mulpani Cricket Ground in Kathmandu. Cricket Association of the Blind organised the event with support of the Australian Embassy’s Direct Aid Program. The Embassy is also funding the development of a training manual for sporting events for people living with disability.

Addressing the event, Ambassador Volk expressed her sincere condolences on passing of one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history, Australian cricketer Shane Warne. Quoting the ‘Australian of the Year 2022’ and wheelchair tennis champion, Dylan Alcott, Ambassador Volk said, “We have to have greater representation of people with a disability absolutely everywhere. In our boardrooms, in our parliaments, in our mainstream schools, on our sporting fields, in our universities, absolutely everywhere.”

Australian Embassy Media Release

Australian Ambassador promotes gender equality projects in Solukhumbu on International Women’s Day

On 8 March 2022, Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal, HE Felicity Volk, and Member of the Province One Assembly, Mr Buddhi Kumar Rajbhandari, jointly inaugurated a newly constructed health post at Waku in Mapya Dudhkoshi Rural Municipality, Solukhumbu. The Waku Health Post was jointly supported by a partnership of Australian and Nepali NGOs, including the Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF), Action for Nepal and One Heart Worldwide, the Rural Municipality and the local community.

Australian Embassy Media Release

Ambassador Volk Awards Women Bird Guides

Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal, HE Felicity Volk, awarded certificates to female participants of Bird Tourism Skills training, supported by the Australian Embassy. The Embassy funded Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) to deliver the five-day training program. 

Addressing the newly-qualified bird guides at the closing ceremony, Ambassador Volk said, “Once international travel opportunities return, as we find our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, tourists will return to Nepal and the tourism sector will regenerate. Nepal will once again be high on traveller’s lists of places they want to visit. And each of you will be important in making Nepal’s indigenous and migratory birds another attraction for domestic and international tourists to discover.”

Alina Chaudhary of Nawalpur receiving certificate of completion of a five-day Bird Tourism Skills training to female participants. The training was supported by the Australian Embassy and delivered by Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) at Ranibari Community Forest, Kathmandu on 13 January 2022. Photo: Bird Conservation Nepal

Australian Embassy Media Release

Study Australia

International students are an important part of the Australian community, and we are glad to welcome them back to our classrooms, campuses and communities.

For details on studying in Australia, please follow the link here

For information on Australian entry requirements for vaccinated students, please follow the link here.

For further news and updates on entry requirements, please follow the link here.

Australian online visa applications

Lodging online is the fastest way to get your visa. Please note you may not have your visa decided in time if you lodge by paper.

Click here for information on how to lodge a complete Visitor visa online for Nepalese nationals.

For further news and updates on entry requirements, please follow the link here.

For information on Australian entry requirements for vaccinated travellers, please follow the link here.

For updated visa and immigration information, please visit the Home Affairs Visa and Citizenship page.

Smartraveller

Smartraveller has the latest, authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about overseas travel. Subscribe to receive travel advice updates - by simply supplying your name and email address – straight to your inbox.

You can now also subscribe to the new SMS service - by supplying your mobile number – to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis overseas.

In a crisis, Smartraveller will activate a crisis page on its website. It will make it easier for you or someone you know to contact the Australian Government if you need help. It will supplement the consular emergency hotline.

Visit www.smartraveller.gov.au to subscribe or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.

You should also review the Travel Advice for Nepal and subscribe to automatically receive email updates each time we update our travel advice.

Notice

Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) 

The Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) is replacing the Australia Travel Declaration (ATD) from 15 February 2022. All passengers entering Australia by air should complete a DPD prior to their departure, unless they are flight crew. Passengers can start a DPD seven days before their flight to Australia, but they can only finalise a DPD within 72 hours before their departure. This is because passengers must provide their health information (vaccine and COVID test) and declaration within 72 hours before their flight.

Fact Sheet and complete information on Digital Passanger Declaration (DPD)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Department of Home Affairs has a web based enquiry form for written communication at:

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/corporate/information/forms/online/australian-immigration-enquiry

Pre-lodgement enquiries are still routed to our Service Delivery Partner (VFS) but post-lodgement are being sent directly to the High Commission through the web form.

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Information for Australian Travellers

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Opening hours

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

Embassy Public Holidays

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