Australian Embassy
Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Tihar Greetings!

Australian Embassy wishes all a very happy Tihar. The Embassy remains closed from 8-9 November and services will resume from 12 November.

2018 Victorian State Election

The Victorian State Election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018. The Australian Embassy in Nepal will offer early voting services from Monday 12 November to Friday 23 November 2018. The Embassy will be closed on Election Day.

All eligible Victorians on the electoral roll are required to vote. If you are overseas, there are a number of ways to cast your vote prior to election day.

By Post

From Wednesday 31 October you can apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you via Victorian Electoral Commission website

1.       Apply for a ballot paper to be emailed to you

2.       Print and complete the ballot paper

3.       Post the ballot paper to Australia using the envelope provided

Deadline: Postal votes must be post marked on or before 6:00pm on Election Day, 24 November 18 (Victorian time) and received in Australia no later than 6:00pm 30 November 18 (Victorian time) to be included in the count

In Person

In person early voting services will be offered at the Australian Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal.

Dates: Monday 12 November - Friday 23 November 2018 (weekdays only)

Times:  9:00am to 12:00pm and 2:00 to 4:00pm daily

Note: We strongly recommend those who wish to vote in person visit the Embassy from Wednesday 14 November. We expect VEC ballot papers will have arrived by this date. 

Further information is available at the Victorian Electoral Commission website.

MEDEP closes

The DFAT-funded Micro Enterprise Development Program (MEDEP) officially closed on 31 July 2018, handing its mantle over to the Government of Nepal’s Micro Enterprise Development for Poverty Alleviation (MEDPA) program. MEDEP made a significant contribution to Nepal’s development, supporting Nepal’s objective of poverty alleviation. During its implementation over 20 years, MEDEP – together with MEDPA – assisted 131,680 poor and socially marginalised Nepalese with improved livelihoods and economic engagement through microenterprises.

Short video on micro-enterpreneurs (3min)

Documentary on micro-enterpreneurs (20min)

Anthology of 108 successful micro-enterpreneurs


Department of Home Affairs has introduced a new web based enquiry form for written communication. As of 1 May 2018 this has replaced the use of a mailbox for e-mail communication with visa applicants from the region. Please note, the mailbox,, is no longer being monitored as of 1 May 2018. People sending emails to this address now receive a message redirecting them to the web enquiry form. The web form is hosted on the Home Affairs website and located at: 

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. There is no change to the phone enquiry process which will continue to be managed by VFS. If you need to provide the phone numbers for VFS Nepal: 1800 0910117 (Toll-free for national callers)

Online Registration of Australians Overseas

We encourage use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.


Information for Australian Travellers


  Embassy Public Holidays