Australian Embassy
Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal


BPP Round 3 Applications open

Applications are now open for the Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) Round 3. The BPP contributes directly to accelerating Australia’s collaboration with businesses to address development challenges. Round 3 will fund initiatives which deliver shared value in Asia, Africa and the Pacific. It is necessary for all BPP applications to align with BPP’s five core elements including, partnership, gender equality, social impact, commercial viability and value for money. Eligible sectors for Nepal include: Clean Energy (Resources & Clean Energy); Tourism; Alternative Technology (ICT & Financial Inclusion) and Construction (Transport & Infrastructure). Applications will be accepted online until 10 August 2018.  

To apply or learn more, please visit:

Australian Aid: Friendship Grants

Australian Aid: Friendship Grants is a three-year small grants program which will engage a diverse group of Australian community organisations in the delivery of Australia's aid program. This will bring more local Australian community organisations into the Australian aid program by providing funding for them to expand or enhance their existing overseas aid activities, including through new projects. Eligible Australian community organisations are encouraged to apply for funding of between $30,000 and $60,000 in three annual grant rounds. Round 1 will commence in June 2018 with the first grants awarded from November 2018. Find more at:…/wh…/friendshipgrants/Pages/default.aspx

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.


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